Seeds of Faith

Prepare to teach each week with our Seeds of Faith podcasts! Each podcast:

  • provides background information on the week’s Bible story
  • discusses the Bible story’s Law and Gospel points
  • answers the question Where is Jesus in this story?
  • offers ideas for how to discuss the week’s lesson with students

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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New Testament 4, Lesson 2: The Triumphal Entry

The text for this lesson is Mark 11:1–10; Luke 19:28–40 Key Point The multitudes called out “Hosanna!”—Save us!—to their King. We, too, cry out “Hosanna!” to Jesus, our King, who entered Jerusalem to save us and all people by triumphing over sin. Law: Sin brought death into the world for me and all people. Gospel: … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 1: Jesus and Zacchaeus

The text for this lesson is Luke 19:1–10 Key Point Like Zacchaeus, we are among the lost whom the Son of Man came to seek and to save. Jesus asks us to forgive those who sin against us, as He forgives us, unconditionally. Law: I sin when I ignore my own sinfulness and focus on … Continue Reading

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New Testament 2, Lesson 13: Jesus Heals a Blind Man

The text for this lesson is John 9 Key Point When Jesus healed the man who had been born blind, He showed why He came into this world—to forgive us and grant us faith, spiritual sight. Law: Sin has blinded my eyes so that I cannot see or believe in Jesus. Gospel: In His Word … Continue Reading

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New Testament 2, Lesson 12: Jesus Walks on Water

The text for this lesson is Matthew 14:22–33 Key Point Jesus was gracious to Peter when he feared drowning. Jesus is gracious to us and ready to catch us when we sink in sin and unbelief. His hand is always strong to save. Law: The First Commandment tells me that I should fear, love, and … Continue Reading

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New Testament 2, Lesson 11: Jesus Heals Jairus’s Daughter

The text for this lesson is Mark 5:21–24, 35–43 Key Point Just as Jesus raised a dead girl to life by Word and touch, so by His divine Word and touch through the Means of Grace—Word, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper—He overcomes death and raises us to life eternal. Law: Because of my sin, I … Continue Reading

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New Testament 2, Lesson 10: Jesus Calms a Storm

The text for this lesson is Mark 4:35–41 Key Point Just as Jesus calmed the storm with His Word for the frightened disciples, so He calms and ends the storm of sin and its certain death by taking our sin on Himself and dying in our place so we may live eternally. Law: Sin causes … Continue Reading

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New Testament 2, Lesson 9: Jesus Calls Matthew

The text for this lesson is Mark 2:13–17 Key Point We sinners rejoice, for we, like Matthew, have been called from our own sin to dine at the table of the friend of sinners, Jesus. Law: If I say I have no sin, I deceive myself, and the truth is not in me. Gospel: Jesus … Continue Reading

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New Testament 2, Lesson 8: Jesus Heals a Man Who is Paralyzed

The text for this lesson is Mark 2:1–12 Key Point The miracle of healing the paralyzed man confirmed that Jesus, the Son of Man, has authority on earth to forgive sins and to deliver all believers from death and the power of the devil. Law: In my sin, I fail to recognize and ask for … Continue Reading

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