Bible Studies

Gospel Reset Bible Class, Pt. 2: Inspiration and a Young Earth

By luther | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

First, we finished up the one-page handout (from last week) which gave an overview of the book “Gospel Reset: Salvation made Relevant,” (2018).  The book proposes the church engage in pre-evangelism, demolishing the wrong foundation of evolution, and teach apologetics.  We will examine these proposals as the study progresses.  We noted that the book’s terms […]

Gospel Reset Bible Class, Pt. 1: Introduction

By luther | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Secular humanism teaches a progressive philosophy of life using only human reason and free inquiry. By that definition, God, religious dogma, and the supernatural are rejected while naturalism and a commitment to science is embraced in determining ethics and self-fulfillment. The adherence to the theory of evolution is one example of how the secularization of […]

Theology Summary Bible Class Pt. 39: Kingdom of Glory

By luther | March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The subjects of the kingdom of glory are the same as that for the kingdom of grace–believers and holy angels.  The kingdom of grace is governed by means of the Word and sacraments administered by the pastoral office.  The subjects of the kingdom of grace are translated into the kingdom of glory either at death […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 38: Kingdom of the devil

By luther | March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The kingdom of the devil is a kingdom of unbelief governed by the devil himself, who is a liar and murderer. The devil has not created anything, but only seeks by deception to get people to deny and/or misuse God’s gracious gifts. Revelation 12:9 says that he is “called the Devil and Satan, who deceives […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 37: The Two Kingdoms (Grace and State)

By luther | February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the kingdom of power, the Triune God rules without means according to His omnipotence and omnipresence. God has always been and will always be the King of heaven and earth.  At the incarnation of the Son of God, the human nature of Christ was given authority in heaven and on earth.  Although all things […]

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 […]