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New Testament 4, Lesson 12: Jesus Ascends into Heaven

The text for this lesson is John 21:1–19 Key Point Jesus, our risen Savior, ascended to heaven to prepare a place for us there with Him. Law: I sin when I live as if the ascended Christ is no longer active in my life and the world. Gospel: Jesus ascended into heaven to prepare an … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 11: Jesus Appear in Galilee

The text for this lesson is John 21:1–19 Key Point We are all like Peter in our words and actions, denying our Lord and weeping bitterly over what we have done. We need the same comfort Peter received—the comfort of sins forgiven and the assurance that even when we are faithless, Jesus remains faithful. Law: … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 10: Jesus Appears to Thomas

The text for this lesson is John 20:19–31 Key Point We, like Thomas, doubt what we cannot see. Through His Spirit, God gives us eyes of faith that we might see Jesus in Word and Sacrament and believe in Him. Law: I sin when I rely on human reason instead of God’s Word and what … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 9: Jesus Appears on the Emmaus Road

The text for this lesson is Luke 24:13–35 Key Point The disciples recognized Jesus through the Scriptures and the breaking of the bread. Christ comes to us and abides with us through Word and Sacrament and continues to open our eyes and strengthen our faith. Law: Sin blinds me to the truth and keeps me … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 8: The Empty Tomb

The text for this lesson is John 20:1–18 Key Point On the first Easter, Jesus revealed to Mary Magdalene and to His disciples that He was alive. Through the Word, the Spirit gives us faith to believe in Christ’s resurrection and comforts us when we mourn the death of loved ones. Law: Death is a … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 7: The Resurrection of Jesus

The text for this lesson is Matthew 28:1–10 Key Point The resurrection reveals that the Father has accepted the Son’s sacrifice for our sins, and it fills us with confident hope that, as Christ has been raised from the dead, we, too, will rise to eternal life. Law: Because of sin, I deserve eternal death … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 6: The Passion of Christ

The text for this lesson is Matthew 27:11–66 Key Point The Father, the perfect, righteous judge of the universe, gave His Son, Jesus, as the perfect, righteous sacrifice on the cross and punished Him for the sin of the whole world. Law: The wages of sin is death. Gospel: Jesus Christ paid the price for … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 5: Peter Denies Jesus

The text for this lesson is Mark 14:26–72 Key Point Though we, like Peter, deny Jesus and His gifts, Jesus does not deny us because we belong to Him as baptized members of His Body, the Church. Instead, He forgives us and welcomes us back. Law: I deny Jesus when I fail to acknowledge Him … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 4: The Lord’s Supper

The text for this lesson is Luke 22:1–23 Key Point Jesus is our Passover Lamb, who with His very body and blood grants us forgiveness, life, and salvation. Law: I betray my Lord when I sin. Gospel: Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. With His very body … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 3: The Widow’s Offering

The text for this lesson is Mark 12:41–44 Key Point The widow gave all she had to God, trusting Him to provide and care for her. Her actions point us to Jesus, who gave His all for us, even though we fail to trust in God for all things. Law: I do not always obey … Continue Reading

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