Biblical Theology of Covenants

From the Covenant of Creation to the Covenant of Consummation, learn how God carried out his redemptive plan for His people through successive scriptural covenants.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

From the Covenant of Creation to the Covenant of Consummation, this course presents the successive scriptural covenants in a way that uncovers their role in developing the central thrust of God’s redemptive plan for His people. Throughout the narratives, poetry, and prophetic literature of Scripture, God is seen using covenants to unfurl His redemptive plan. From the first Adam to the second Adam, the Lord God worked through His chosen people to reconcile the created order unto Himself. Indeed, covenants play a major role in the development of the Bible’s central message—the satisfaction of the Lord Jesus Christ on behalf of His people.

An optional book Christ of the Covenants can be purchased from the Ligonier Store here to enhance the learning experience.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • GETTING STARTED

    • Welcome to Biblical Theology of Covenants

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • COVENANTS

    • Lesson 1: The Covenant of Redemption

      • watch The Covenant of Redemption
      • read Psalm 89:3-4; Isaiah 42:5-9; 53:10-12; Luke 22:28-30; John 10:18; 17:4-5
      • read Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 in “The Christ of the Covenants”
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
    • Lesson 2: The Meaning of Covenant

      • watch The Meaning of Covenant
      • read Genesis 21:27; 26:28; 31:44; Judges 2:1-2; Ezra 10:3; Proverbs 2:16-17; Ezekiel 16:8; Malachi 2:14
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • THE CREATION COVENANT

    • Lesson 3: The Creation Covenant (Part 1)

      • watch The Creation Covenant (Part 1)
      • read Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12-20; 10:5; Galatians 3:10-14
      • read Chapter 5 and 6 in “The Christ of the Covenants”
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
    • Lesson 4: The Creation Covenant (Part 2)

      • watch The Creation Covenant (Part 2)
      • read Genesis 2:15-17; Leviticus 18:5; Deuteronomy 27:26; Nehemiah 9:29; Matthew 19:16-17; James 2:10
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
    • Lesson 5: The Creation Covenant (Part 3)

      • watch The Creation Covenant (Part 3)
      • read Genesis 2:15-17; Hosea 6:1-10; Matthew 5:19; Galatians 3:10; James 2:10
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • THE NOAHIC COVENANT

    • Lesson 6: The Noahic Covenant

      • watch The Noahic Covenant
      • read Genesis 8:20-9:27
      • read Chapter 7 in “The Christ of the Covenants”
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT

    • Lesson 7: The Abrahamic Covenant (Part 1)

      • watch The Abrahamic Covenant (Part 1)
      • read Genesis 15
      • read Chapters 8 and 9 in “The Christ of the Covenants”
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
    • Lesson 8: The Abrahamic Covenant (Part 2)

      • watch The Abrahamic Covenant (Part 2)
      • read Genesis 17; 35:1-17
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • THE MOSAIC COVENANT

    • Lesson 9: The Mosaic Covenant (Part 1)

      • watch The Mosaic Covenant (Part 1)
      • read Deuteronomy 5-6
      • read Chapters 10 and 11 in “The Christ of the Covenants”
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
    • Lesson 10: The Mosaic Covenant (Part 2)

      • watch The Mosaic Covenant (Part 2)
      • read Exodus 19-20, 24:1-8; Deuteronomy 7-8
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • THE DAVIDIC COVENANT

    • Lesson 11: The Davidic Covenant

      • watch The Davidic Covenant
      • read 2 Samuel 7; 2 Chronicles 6:12-42
      • read Chapter 12 in “The Christ of the Covenants”
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • THE NEW COVENANT

    • Lesson 12: The New Covenant (Part 1)

      • watch The New Covenant (Part 1)
      • read Jeremiah 31:27-40; Hebrews 8
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
    • Lesson 13: The New Covenant (Part 2)

      • watch The New Covenant (Part 2)
      • read Hebrews 9-10
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • CHRIST OF THE COVENANT

    • Lesson 14: Christ of the Covenant

      • watch Christ of the Covenant
      • read Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 15; Hebrews 1
      • read Chapter 13 in “The Christ of the Covenants”
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
  • FINAL ASSESSMENT

    • Final Assessment

      • Take Final Assessment