Bible Studies

Baptismal Life Bible Class – General or Personal Faith, Part 10

By mdhauz | March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

A shorter and simpler study on the difference between general faith and personal faith. The Apology of the Augsburg Confession, XII. 60, “When our opponents talk about faith and say that it precedes penitence, they do not mean justifying but the general faith which believes that God exists, that punishments hang over the wicked, etc. […]

Baptismal Life Bible Class – The Rising of the New Man, Part 9

By mdhauz | March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are two parts to the baptized Life.  After eight lessons of “putting to death the old Adam,” it is time to discuss “the resurrection of the new man.”  Neither mortification, nor quickening can be found in the unbeliever.  This second part will teach us about God’s work in the Gospel to give faith which […]

Baptismal Life Bible Class – The Cross in our Vocation, Part 8

By mdhauz | March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The baptized believer trusts in the forgiveness of sins and knows that his salvation is assured.  Faith produces the fruits of faith: love toward the neighbor.  It is in one’s vocation (father, mother, son, daughter, worker, citizen, etc.) that we serve our neighbor in love.  In serving our neighbor we bear our cross as we […]

Baptismal Life Bible Class – The Task of Faith: Slay the old Adam, Part 7

By mdhauz | February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

God ways are not simply external changes which are brought about by sociological principles and behavior modification.  The Triune God works through the Word and Holy Spirit to give the gift of faith in the inner spirit.  The only way in which the believer can mortify the old Adam is through faith, which gives a […]

Baptismal Life Bible Class – Word, Faith and Holy Spirit put to death the old Adam, Part 6

By mdhauz | February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Triune God works through the Word to give the gift of faith and the Holy Spirit by means of which He daily puts to death the Old Adam in us.  There are two ways in which others try to achieve a Christian life.  Some groups become antinomian in their teaching, when they refuse to […]

Baptismal Life Bible Class – Putting to death the old Adam, Part 5

By mdhauz | February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The definition for the Old Adam includes both a lack of righteousness (fear, love and trust in God) and the addition of concupiscence(the evil desires and inclinations toward carnal things).  The Old Adam does not cease to exist when a person is baptized.  Although the punishment (guilt) is removed in baptism, the concupiscence remains and […]

Baptismal Life Bible Class – Daily Baptism, Part 4

By mdhauz | January 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The baptismal life of a Christian involves a daily dying to sin and rising to live a new life. In this lesson we examine the “killing of the old Adam.” This daily baptism includes denying and refusing to follow the sinful thoughts, desires, and deeds of the sinful nature. This baptismal life of the Christian […]

Baptismal Life Bible Class – Daily Baptism, Part 3

By mdhauz | January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

In order to take a closer look at the daily signification of Holy Baptism in the life of the Christian, this lesson diagrams St. Paul’s one sentence found in Ephesians 4:20-24. Handout:  Ephesians 4 Lesson Three Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Baptismal Life Bible Class – Daily Baptism, Part 2

By mdhauz | January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The singular act of God through Holy Baptism by which we become forgiven sons of God signifies the kind of new life Christians are to live.  We enter into a baptismal life of DAILY dying to sin and rising to live a new life.  This lesson expounds Ephesian chapter four to show us the DAILY […]

Baptismal Life Bible Class – Introduction, Part 1

By mdhauz | January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Holy Baptism is a singular action by which God forgives sin, gives the Holy Spirit and makes the baptized a son of God(Acts 2:37-42, Gal 3:26-27).  Through Holy Baptism, the newly made Christian enters into a baptismal life of daily dying to sin and rising to live a new life(Eph 4:22-24).  Holy Baptism indicates or […]