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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 12: The Rich Young Ruler

The text for this lesson is Book of Matthew 19:16–26 Key Point God commands that we fear, love, and serve Him. In the gift of His Son, Jesus, who died on the cross for us, God gives more than enough reason for us to praise and adore Him. Law: Just as the rich man learned … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 11: Paul and Philemon

The text for this lesson is Book of Philemon Key Point God commands us to be content in all things. Through faith in Jesus, God gives me forgiveness and freedom from slavery to sin. Law: Onesimus was not content to be a slave, so he ran away, perhaps taking with him something that belonged to … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 10: Ahab Covets Naboth’s Vineyard

The text for this lesson is 1 Kings 21:1–16 Key Point God commands us to be content with what we have. He provides all we have and what we need most: forgiveness for our discontent through the suffering and death of His only Son, Jesus. Law: Just as Ahab coveted a garden that was not … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 9: David and Jonathan

The text for this lesson is 1 Samuel 18:1–5; 19:1–7 Key Point God commands that we speak well of others. As Jonathan defended David before his father, King Saul, so Jesus defends us before our heavenly Father, covering those who believe in Him with His robe of righteousness. Law: God wants me to speak well … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 8: Achan’s Sin

The text for this lesson is Joshua 7:10–26 Key Point God commands that we respect our neighbor’s things. Yet He forgives our sins for the sake of His Son, who paid their price on the cross. Law: Like Achan, who coveted and took items that belonged to another and had been dedicated to the Lord, … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 7: Isaac and Rebekah

The text for this lesson is Genesis 24 Key Point God commands that we honor marriage and family. He also offers the blessings of forgiveness and salvation to those who are married, and everyone, through the marriage of Christ and His Bride, the Church. Law: Manifestations of sin against the Sixth Commandment are shown in … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 6: Abraham Rescues Lot

The text for this lesson is Genesis 14:1–16 Key Point God commands that we respect life. He works to preserve me physically and, through His Word and Sacraments, to preserve my life—and the lives of others—spiritually. Law: In the Fifth Commandment, God calls me not only to do no harm to my neighbor but also … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 5: Joseph Cares for Jacob

The text for this lesson is Genesis 46:29–30; 47:7–12 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: Joseph’s brothers sinned when they sold Joseph into slavery and then lied to Jacob, their father, instead of … Continue Reading

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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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