Bible Studies

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 36: Intertestamental to Christ; Kingdom of Power

By luther | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the first part of this study we conclude a historical walk-through of “king” and “kingdom” found in the Old Testament up to the coming of the true Davidic King, Jesus Christ. Each kingdom is distinguished based upon the subjects of the kingdom and the governance of the kingdom. In the second part of this […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 35: Babylonian Exile and Return

By luther | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

After Solomon’s death both the southern kingdom of Judah and the northern kingdom of Israel fell.  The Prophet Amos (apx. 760-750 B.C.) foretold that God would rebuild the fallen tabernacle of David and bring back the captives (Amos 9:11-15). The Assyrian Empire conquers Israel in 721 B.C. The great tree of God’s people was cut […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 34: Solomon and Divided Kingdom

By luther | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

God appeared to Solomon a second time saying, “Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statues and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 33: 2 Samuel 7:11-16 and Solomon

By luther | January 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

We return to 2 Samuel 7:11-16 in order to examine God’s promise to build a house for David, to set one of David’s descendants upon the throne and to establish his kingdom. Jesus is that promised son of David, who has established the kingdom of His church, which will stand forever.  The second part of […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 32: David, Israel’s Second King

By luther | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

King Saul did not keep the word of the Lord at Gilgal. Thus, “The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart” (1 Samuel 13:13-14).  When the LORD finally sends Samuel to anoint one of Jesse’s sons, it says, “For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 31: Saul, Israel’s First King

By luther | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

God’s people requested the Prophet Samuel to provide an earthly king to rule over their nation.  There is nothing inherently wrong with having a king, but their motive was sinful(1 Sam 8:6-9).  They didn’t want to trust in God to provide for them.  Nevertheless, God did provide a king for them.  Today’s study begins an […]

The Mass, Pt. 2: Rightly Understood

By luther | January 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

This class continues to examine the use of the term, “mass.”  We must distinguish between our preservation of the Mass (rightly understood) and our rejection of the Roman Mass. The Apology of the Augsburg Confession, XXIV, states, “At the outset we must again make the preliminary statement that we do not abolish the Mass, but […]

The Mass, Pt. 1: The Term Itself

By luther | January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

This class and the next one will take a break from our Theology Summary Bible Class, in order to look at the term, “Mass.”  This study begins by the reading of Luther’s writing, “Concerning the Order of Public Worship” (1523) from Luther’s Works, v.53, pages 11-14.  In the Apology{Defense} of the Augsburg Confession, XXIV, there […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 30: Israel’s Request for a King

By luther | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the Priest and Judge Samuel had grown old , the nation Israel requested a king to rule over them (1 Samuel 8:4-22). The Scriptures tell us that God Himself had been functioning as their king(Num 23:21, Dt 33:5) by His gracious ruling(Judges 8:23) and protection. After Israel entered into the Promised Land of Canaan, […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 29: Introduction to the King

By luther | December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

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