Sermons on Covenant
In Deuteronomy 29:2-29 Moses exhorts the people to obedience by impressing upon them God’s grace in saving them (2-9), the solemnity of the covenant (10-15), and the consequences for disobedience (16-29). Every individual within the covenant community is responsible to the Lord to obey him. Thus, too, in our day, every Christian is obligated to obey the Lord and follow him in light of his grace that he has shown.
In Deuteronomy 27:1-10 Moses gives instructions concerning the covenant ceremony to take place after the people of God cross the Jordan. There are two things highlighted in this ceremony: the public inscription of the Word of God and the offering of sacrifice. These two, the Word of God and sacrifice, are highlighted by Moses to show the vital nature of each in order to have a covenant relationship with God.
Deuteronomy is a covenant document. It defines the covenant relationship between God and his people. In Deuteronomy 26:16-19 Moses, having finished his exposition of the law, shows that the purpose of these laws was to explain the obligations of the covenant for the people of God. In this sermon Pastor Grasso explains the relationship between the Old and New Covenants as well as the gracious nature of the Old Covenant.