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Delivered, Lesson 8: Jesus Appears to the Disciples

The text for this lesson is John 20:19–23. Key Point Jesus empowers His servants to forgive or withhold forgiveness. Law: I sin when I doubt the forgiveness given through the Church. Gospel: Christ Himself gives complete forgiveness in the words of Absolution spoken by my pastor. Context The disciples had good reason to remain behind … Continue Reading

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Delivered, Lesson 7: Jesus Forgives a Woman

The text for this lesson is John 8:1–11. Key Point God forgives our sins and leads us to live a new life in Him. Law: I sin when I ignore Christ’s forgiveness and continue in my sin. Gospel: Christ forgives me completely and strengthens me through the Holy Spirit to leave my life of sin. … Continue Reading

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Delivered, Lesson 5: Ananias Baptizes Saul

The text for this lesson is Acts 9:10–22. Key Point Through Baptism, God removes our sin. The Holy Spirit empowers us to live as God’s children. Law: I sinfully deny Baptism’s ability to change hearts and lives. Gospel: Through Baptism, I receive complete forgiveness and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Context Far from leaving … Continue Reading

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Delivered, Lesson 4: Paul Baptizes the Philippian Jailer

The text for this lesson is Acts 16:25–34. Key Point God’s gift of Baptism is for believers of all ages. Law: Because of sin, there is nothing I, or anyone, can do to earn salvation or come to God. Gospel: God gives me and all people, young and old, the gift of Baptism, through which … Continue Reading

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Delivered, Lesson 3: Peter Preaches on Pentecost

The text for this lesson is Acts 2:22–24, 36–41. Key Point Through Peter’s bold proclamation of the Gospel and God’s gift of Baptism, God brought many to faith, forgiving their sins for Jesus’ sake and giving them eternal life. Law: My sins crucified Jesus. Gospel: Through His Word and Baptism, God washes away my sins … Continue Reading

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Delivered, Lesson 2: Jesus Gives the Great Comission

The text for this lesson is Matthew 28:16–20. Key Point Jesus instructs His followers to baptize in the name of the triune God. Law: Baptism without the name of the triune God is not a true Baptism. Gospel: Through Baptism, God puts His name on me and makes me part of His family. Context The … Continue Reading

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Delivered, Lesson 6: John Tells People to Repent

The text for this lesson is Matthew 3:1–12. Key Point John calls all of us sinners to repent and points us to the true Savior. Law: I sinfully see no need for repentance. Gospel: When I confess my sins, I acknowledge that I have offended God by failing to fear, love, and trust in Him … Continue Reading

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Delivered, Lesson 1: Jesus Welcomes the Children

The text for this lesson is Matthew 19:13–15; Luke 18:15–17. Key Point We are all needy because of sin, but Jesus welcomes people of all ages and blesses us with His love and forgiveness. Law: Because of my sin, I am helpless and needy and can do nothing to save myself. Gospel: Jesus works through … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 1, Lesson 13: Esau Forgives Jacob

The podcast for this week comes from our archives. The text for this lesson is Genesis 31:3; 32–33. Key Point Though Jacob was sinful and deceived his brother, God preserved his life and reconciled him with his brother, Esau. Through His Son, God preserves our lives. Jesus overcame sin and death on the cross to … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 1, Lesson 12: Jacob’s Family

The text for this lesson is Genesis 29:1–30:24. Key Point Through Jacob’s family, God brought forth the Savior, Jesus Christ, who endured lies, deception, and the schemes of sinful mankind to work our salvation on the cross. Law: I sin when I lie or deceive others. Gospel: In spite of my sin, God blesses me … Continue Reading

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