"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Friday, March 23, 2018
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Types of Christ

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Sunday School Class

Summer 2017

In the Fall of 2017, the area Bible Studies will begin going verse by verse through the Epistle to the Hebrews. This adult Sunday school class is intended to be a "prelude" to those Bible Studies. The basic premise of Hebrews is that Jesus Christ is superior to the religious institutions of the Old Testament, because He is the fulfillment of all the types and shadows in the old covenant. Now that the new covenant in Jesus Christ has been revealed, the old has been fulfilled and has faded away. Thus, Hebrews presupposes that its readers are familiar with the institutions and religious practices of the Old Testament. 

This Sunday school class will help new covenant Christians become more familiar with those religious institutions of the Old Testament. Special emphasis will be given on how Jesus Christ fulfills these Old Testament types.  Our text by Tremper Longman III is a good introduction to this topic. During the quarter we will look at four broad categories of Old Testament types and how they are fulfilled in Jesus Christ: sacred spaces; sacred acts; sacred people; and sacred times. Please join us this summer as we discover Jesus Christ in the Old Testament!
Text: Immanuel in Our Place: Seeing Christ in Israel's Worship by Tremper Longman III



Longman Chapters



Introduction to Typology


June 4, 2017


Sacred Spaces: Eden & Altars

Chapters 1&2

June 11, 2017


Sacred Spaces: Tabernacle & Temple

Chapters 3&4

June 18, 2017


Sacred Spaces: The Heavenly Pattern

Chapters 3&4

June 25, 2017


Sacred Spaces: Worship Furniture

Chapter 5

July 2, 2017


Sacred Spaces: Christ Our Holy Temple

Chapter 6

July 9, 2017


Sacred Acts: Burnt Offerings

Chapter 7

July 16, 2017


Sacred Acts: Other Sacrifices

Chapters 8&9

July 23, 2017


Sacred Acts: Christ Our Perfect Sacrifice

Chapter 10

July 30, 2017


Sacred People: Priests & Levites

Chapters 11&12

August 6, 2017


Sacred People: Christ Our Great High Priest

Chapter 13&14

August 13, 2017


Sacred Time: Sabbaths

Chapters 15&16

August 20, 2017


Sacred Time: Festivals

Chapters 17-19

August 27, 2017


Key Verses:

27And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself (Lk. 24:27).

14Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come (Rom. 5:14).

6Now these things took place as examples [types] for us, that we might not desire evil as they did (1 Cor. 10:6),

16Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.  17These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ (Col. 2:16-17).

4Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law.  5They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things.  For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, “See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain” (Heb. 8:4-6).

1For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near” (Heb. 10:1).