Our Life with God, Lesson 17: Evangelism, Part 5 and Conclusion

We’ve looked at both the “yes” and the “no” of evangelism, removing misconceptions but also having Scripture point us anew when it comes to confessing Christ to others.  In this lesson, we will finish with the “yes” of evangelism, of bringing the evangel, the Word of Jesus to another.   You Can’t Fail Pr. Heath Curtis… [more]

Our Life with God, Lesson 17: Evangelism, Part 5 and Conclusion Our Life with God, Lesson 17: Evangelism, Part 5 and Conclusion

Genesis 18:1-14: Having the Last Laugh

Sarah is an old woman, almost 90 years old.  Her hair is a tired gray, lacking in luster.  Her skin is leathery from years of desert sun.  Many memories of joy fill her, but she still aches inside, empty and hollow, the promise of what could be, which never came. Her husband is a good man, providing more than she needs in home and hearth.  She… [more]

Genesis 18:1-14: Having the Last Laugh Genesis 18:1-14: Having the Last Laugh

Our Life with God, Lesson 16: Evangelism, Part 4

Evangelism is bringing Jesus and what He did and does to save us to another.  Someone never outgrows his need for the evangel, for salvation is more than a one-time event.  The Christian speaks Jesus to another because of who he is in Christ.  It is also what each Christian does to help gather God’s family together!     But… [more]

Our Life with God, Lesson 16: Evangelism, Part 4 Our Life with God, Lesson 16: Evangelism, Part 4

Esther, Lesson 3: Haman Plots the Destruction of the Jews

Esther enters the king’s court and after Ahasuerus spends the night with her, she becomes his favorite.  We now hear more specifics of what being in the harem of the king entailed.   Outline     Esther Meets the King Read Esther 2:12-14 “She was given whatever she desired”: Part of being a royal concubine… [more]

Esther, Lesson 3: Haman Plots the Destruction of the Jews Esther, Lesson 3: Haman Plots the Destruction of the Jews

How We Got the Old Testament

This lesson is part of adult catechesis after studying the Small Catechism.  It in, we look at how we received what we call the Old Testament.  Warning: This may be upsetting, for Church history does not affirm the content of the Old Testament that most read today. ---------------- As a frame of reference, we start by looking at the Bible of… [more]

How We Got the Old Testament How We Got the Old Testament