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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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Old Testament 4, Lesson 6: Naaman and Elisha

The text for this lesson is 2 Kings 5:1–14 Key Point The Word of God spoken by the prophet was in and with the water of the Jordan to restore the flesh of Naaman. The Word of God spoken by the pastor is in and with the water of Baptism to cleanse us of our sin … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 5: Elijah Is Taken to Heaven

The text for this lesson is 2 Kings 2:1–15 Key Point Elijah, like Enoch before him, was taken into heaven alive. Jesus, who is our great Elijah, ascended alive into heaven for us and our salvation. Law: Death overtakes me because I am permeated by sin and am subject to its penalty. Gospel: The death and … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 4: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal

The text for this lesson is 1 Kings 18:20–46 Key Point Just as the true God revealed Himself on the altar of Mount Carmel, so on the cross-shaped altar of Mount Calvary Jesus revealed, once and for all, that He alone is the real God who loves us enough to die for us. Law: God demands … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 3: God Provides for Elijah

The text for this lesson is 1 Kings 17 Key Point Just as God provided food and life for Elijah, the widow, and her son, so He provides food, forgiveness, and life eternal for us in Christ. Law: In sin, I complain that God does not give me what I need or deserve. Gospel: God … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 2: Solomon Builds the Temple

The text for this lesson is 1 Kings 5–6 Key Point Though God resided within the Old Testament temple, He was hidden behind the veil in the Most Holy Place. Jesus is the unveiled Most Holy Place, accessible to all, enfolding believers in the arms of His Word and Sacraments. Law: In my sin, I want … Continue Reading

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Old Testament 4, Lesson 1: The Wisdom of Solomon

The text for this lesson is 1 Kings 3 Key Point Solomon, though wise, needed what we and all sinners need: Christ, Wisdom Himself, and the forgiveness He brings. Law: The fear of the Lord—reverence for God and trust in Him—is the beginning of wisdom, yet, in my sin, I am unwise, failing to trust … Continue Reading

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, Lesson 13: Peter’s Reinstatement

The text for this lesson is Book of John 21:4–19 Key Point Jesus has kept God’s commands in our place. Through God’s gift of faith in Him, Jesus’ righteousness is now counted as ours. Law: Like Peter, I may wonder if God loves and forgives me, a sinner, when His Law rightly condemns me for … Continue Reading

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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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