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INTRODUCTION TO
THE OLD TESTAMENT
PRE-SERVANTS MEETING
THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT
• The old and new testaments don’t mean “an era” it
is a covenant between God and Man
• The covenant has been sealed by blood
• The law of the old testament was established on the
sacrifices – animals’ blood
• The covenant of the new testament was
established by His blood – Christ’s blood
• There is no forgiveness of sin without bloodshed
THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT
• We cannot study the old testament with a critical eye. It
should be studied by faith.
• Without faith, we cannot understand its theme
• Isaiah 6: 9-10
And He said, “Go, and tell this people:
‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep
on seeing, but do not perceive.’
“Make the heart of this people dull, And their
ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see
with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And
understand with their heart, And return and be
healed.”
THE COVENANT BETWEEN
CHRIST & MAN
• Non-believers and those who refuse to understand will
never discover the beauty of the old testament
• Prayers before reading is a must or a condition in order
to understand it
• The old testament was a verbal relationship (ex. Joseph)
between God and man. The law was written inside the
conscience of man.
• From Adam to Moses
• From Moses to Christ the relationship was written on
tablets
• In the new testament, it is the covenant of the grace of
God which is written on the hearts of man.
UNITY BETWEEN THE OLD TESTAMENT
AND THE NEW TESTAMENT
• The old testament overshadows the new testament
• The new testament is hidden inside the old
testament
• The sacrifices of the old testament is a
demonstration of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross
MATTHEW 5: 17-20
• 17“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the
Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For
assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass
away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from
the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks
one of the least of these commandments, and
teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of
heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall
be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say
to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by
no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
UNITY BETWEEN THE OLD TESTAMENT
AND THE NEW TESTAMENT
• The Bible is the only book which reveals the secrets
of the relationship between God and man in
different ages through different characters
• Although there’s a large gap in time and there are
different people who never knew one another. We
can still see the unity in its doctrine between each
book and each testament. Regarding the dogma,
theme, prophecies, symbols, history, and God’s love
and care.
CLASSIFICATIONS OF THE OLD
TESTAMENT
QUESTIONS?

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