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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 4: Solomon Builds and Dedicates the Temple

The text for this lesson is 1 Kings 6–8 Key Point God commands that we learn His Word. God’s Word, the Bible, reveals the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, who brings us forgiveness, life, and salvation. Law: At the dedication of the temple, Solomon prayed that the people would be true to God and obey … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 3: David and Goliath

The text for this lesson is 1 Samuel 17:31–50 Key Point God commands that we respect His name. Through faith in Christ, I have forgiveness for my sins against this commandment, and I am moved to praise God’s name. Law: Just as Goliath relied on his own strength and scoffed at David and David’s God, … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 2: The Golden Calf

The text for this lesson is Exodus 32:1–20 Key Point God commands that we put Him first. Through Jesus, He also forgives us when we fail to do so and, in love, puts us first, providing for our physical and spiritual nurture. Law: Just as the Israelites sinned by failing to trust in God and … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 1: God Gives the Law

The text for this lesson is Exodus 19–20 Key Point God commands that we love Him and others. He gave us the Law, and He gave His only Son to keep the Law perfectly in our stead. Law: Like Adam and Eve and the Israelites, I reject God’s Law, written on my heart and in … Continue Reading

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New Testament 4, Lesson 13: John’s Vision of Heaven

The text for this lesson is Revelation 21–22 Key Point Those who believe that salvation has been accomplished by the all-availing sacrifice of Jesus on the cross will bear the sign of Christ, written on their forehead in Holy Baptism, and they will have access to the tree of life. Law: If I do not … Continue Reading

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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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