276.1: Heritage, Legacy, Covenant (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7, Updated)

 The Abrahamic Covenant


Applying the story of the Abrahamic Covenant to ourselves leads us to reflect on heritage, legacy, and covenant.

Everything we have and are is an inheritance from those who have gone before.

Our legacy stems from what we do with that heritage, how we use and transform the blessings and curses that we have inherited.

We transmit and transform those blessings  and curses through  covenantal  love and dedicating our lives to God so that we and our legacies may be a blessing to the world.


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Class Member Reading:Abraham 1:1–4; 2:1–11; Genesis 12:1–8; 17:1–9; 18:19

Additional Reading: Doctrine and Covenants 132:19–24, 29–32; Genesis 15; “Abraham, Covenant of,” Bible Dictionary

Other Reading: Genesis 12-25


You can access my Lesson Notes here (or PDF).


Thanks to Trent Oliphant for updating the episodes and to Steven Nelson for the bumper music.

Latest Comments

  1. Sam says:

    Wow, really loved this episode! I especially resonated with this sentiment: “How are we transmitting the privileges, and resources, and blessings that we have received? How are we cleansing, and challenging, and changing, and healing, the negatives, the curses, the hurt, the harm, and purifying that heritage, that tree, that river, so that what flows from us will be healthier and better than what came before.” So many powerful thoughts! Thanks for all your hard work Jared! – From a new and grateful listener…


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