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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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Old Testament 1, Lesson 11: Jacob’s Dream

The text for this lesson is Genesis 25:19–34; 27:1–40. Key Point God revealed the certainty of His presence now and forever to Jacob in a dream. God reveals Himself and His plan of salvation for us in His Word and Sacraments. We respond with praise and worship. Law: I sin when I think God does … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 1, Lesson 10: Jacob and Esau

The text for this lesson is Genesis 25:19–34; 27:1–40. Key Point God worked through Jacob and Esau, despite their sin, to advance His plan of salvation. In spite of our sinful actions, God accomplishes His will and plan for our lives. Law: God does not want me to lie and deceive others, but to trust … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 1, Lesson 9: Isaac and Rebekah

The text for this lesson is Genesis 24. Key Point God worked His plan of salvation through the lives of Isaac and Rebekah. God’s plan for our salvation is fulfilled through Jesus, their descendant. Law: God wants me to trust Him for all that I need. Gospel: God provides all that I need and gives … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 1, Lesson 8: Abraham and Isaac

The text for this lesson is Genesis 21:1–7; 22:1–19. Key Point God provided a ram as a sacrifice for Abraham and Isaac. He provides the perfect sacrifice for our sin: His Son, Jesus, the Lamb of God. Law: God requires a payment for my sin. Gospel: God sent His own Son, Jesus, to be sacrificed … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 1, Lesson 7: Abraham’s Visitors from Heaven

The text for this lesson is Genesis 18:1–15; 21:1–7. Key Point God came to Abraham with the promise of a son. Abraham’s descendant, our Lord Jesus, comes to us in Word and Sacraments, telling us that in Him all things are possible. Law: I sin by doubting God’s Word and promises, thinking He cannot do … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 1, Lesson 6: God’s Covenant with Abram

The text for this lesson is Genesis 12:1–9; 15:1–6; 17. Key Point God chose Abram (Abraham) and gave him faith to trust His promises to save His people. God gives us faith in Jesus, our Savior. Law: In my sin, I doubt that God can do what He promises and do not trust Him. Gospel: … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 1, Lesson 5: Noah and the Flood

The text for this lesson is Genesis 4:1–16. Key Point Even though Cain sinned, God still loved and preserved him. Even though we sin, God, in Christ, still loves and preserves us. Law: I sin when I trust myself or my own deeds to please God. Gospel: God loves me and sent His Son, Jesus, … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 1, Lesson 4: Cain and Abel

The text for this lesson is Genesis 4:1–16. Key Point Even though Cain sinned, God still loved and preserved him. Even though we sin, God, in Christ, still loves and preserves us. Law: I sin when I trust myself or my own deeds to please God. Gospel: God loves me and sent His Son, Jesus, … Continue Reading

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