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New Testament 5, Lesson 3: God’s Servant Stephen

The text for this lesson is Acts 6–7 Key Point We are crushed and enraged at the accusations of God’s Law, but the Gospel brings peace and quietness. In church, the pastor speaks the same Word of God as Stephen speaks in Acts 7:60, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them,” and gives us … Continue Reading

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New Testament 5, Lesson 2: Peter and John Heal the Lame Man

The text for this lesson is Acts 3 Key Point We are all lame beggars before God. Through the Means of Grace—God’s Word and Sacraments—God gives us faith to believe in Jesus as our Savior and grants us forgiveness, the cure for all sin. Law: Disability and illness are physical symptoms of sin in the … Continue Reading

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New Testament 5, Lesson 1: God Sends the Holy Spirit

The text for this lesson is Acts 2:1–21 Key Point At Pentecost, God sent the Holy Spirit to His Church. Through Word and Sacrament, God gives us His Holy Spirit to create and sustain saving faith in Jesus. Law: I sin when I believe that I can understand and trust in God on my own. … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 13: Esther

This week’s podcast comes from our archives The text for this lesson is the Book of Esther Key Point In the actions of Esther, we see the pattern of deliverance that God sketches throughout the story of Israel, a pattern that finds its fulfillment in Jesus, our Savior. Law: In my sin, I am apathetic … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 12: God’s People Go Home

The text for this lesson is Ezra 1–3; 7:11–28; Nehemiah 2:1–8; 12:27–43 Key Point God used unbelieving kings to restore His exiled people to Jerusalem according to His will. God sent Jesus, the King of kings, to Jerusalem to restore His wayward people to Himself forever. Law: God’s just judgment on unbelief and sin is … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 11: Daniel in the Lion’s Den

The text for this lesson is Daniel 6 Key Point Jesus, who saved Daniel, would Himself be given over to the satanic lion to save the world. Law: In the world, evil is called good, and those who seek to do good suffer and are brought down by sinners who hate anything good. Gospel: In … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 10: The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace

The text for this lesson is Daniel 3 Key Point Just as Jesus was with the three men in the fiery furnace and saved them, so our Savior is with us in His Word and Sacraments, sustaining us when we suffer for His name. Law: In sin, I choose what makes the world, my flesh, … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 9: Jeremiah and God’s New Covenant

The text for this lesson is Jeremiah 1:4–10; 29:1–14; 31:31–34; 33:14–16 Key Point God promised to restore His wayward people, pointing them to a new covenant and a righteous Branch of David. Jesus, the promised Branch, fulfilled this covenant of righteousness for Jeremiah, Israel, and all believers. Law: Disobedience to God’s Law means temporal and … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 8: Hezekiah Prays

The text for this lesson is 2 Kings 18–19 Key Point Hezekiah prayed in faith to God and was delivered. Jesus, our mediator and advocate with the Father, intercedes for us, granting us deliverance from sin, death, and the devil. Law: Sin makes me proud. It causes me to avoid God because I think I am … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 7: Jonah

The text for this lesson is Book of Jonah Key Point Just as Jonah was swallowed up in the belly of the fish for three days, so Jesus, in His crucifixion, was baptized into the sea of death, drowned in our sin, devoured by the grave, and spewed forth alive again on the third day … Continue Reading

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