5.2 God’s Covenants

In the beginning God makes Himself known

“This revelation was not broken off by our first parents’ sin. After the fall, God buoyed them up with the hope of salvation by promising redemption; and He has never ceased to show His solicitude for the human race; for God wishes to give eternal life to all those who seek salvation by patience in well-doing” (CCC 55).

“After the unity of the human race was shattered by sin, God at once sought to save humanity part by part. The covenant with Noah after the flood gives expression to the principle of the divine economy toward the ‘nations’, in other words, towards men grouped ‘in their lands, each with [its] own language, by their families, in their nations’ (CCC 56).

Attainment Target 1: Learning about the Catholic faith.
Attainment Target 2: Learning from the Catholic faith.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the meaning of covenant.
    • Reflect on God’s Covenant with Noah.
  • Know about the Covenant God made with Abraham.
    • Reflect on Abraham’s trust in God.
  • Understand that God guides and challenges His people.
    • Be aware of our need to grow in faith and trust in God.
  • Know that God made a Covenant with Moses and the Israelites.
    • Be aware that this Covenant is also made with us.
  • Know that God send prophets to remind His People of His Covenant.
    • Reflect on the message of the prophets for us.
  • Know that God makes a New Covenant with us.
    • Reflect on our part in the New Covenant.