Bible Studies

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 26: Lord’s Supper Sacrament or Sacrifice?

By luther | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a brief review, we show how God has been teaching the same thing in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Jesus Christ is the one propitiatory sacrifice which merits forgiveness. God is giving out that forgiveness through the promise of His Word to be received by faith. Second, we apply the terms sacrament or […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 25 Old Testament Sacrifices

By luther | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the Old Testament, the Triune God directed and provided for a Levitical priesthood and a sacrificial system for the Israelites. He included a faith-creating promise with these sacrifices. Thus, God’s Old Testament provisions are to be considered sacraments. The Apology to the Augsburg Confession, XXIV, 53, “…the Levitical priesthood was an image of the […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 24 Sacrament-Sacrifice

By luther | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the Old Testament, God demanded sacrifices to make atonement for sins(Lev 17:11). However, in the New Testament it says, “…For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins” (Hebrews 10:1-4). In order to figure out this conundrum, we first make a distinction between those ceremonies/sacred works which […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 23: Our Exalted High Priest

By luther | October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our High Priest Jesus Christ “continues forever” (Heb 7:24). Through both His human and divine natures conjointly, He continues as our High Priest in His state of exaltation(Rom 8:34). Though the atonement is completed “once for all” (Heb 9:12), His priestly work of intercession continues.  “He always lives to make intercession for them” (Heb 7:25). Through […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 22: 3rd Genus Jesus the Priest

By luther | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

This study begins to examine the execution of Christ’s work as High Priest.  Everything which the Savior did and still does to save sinful mankind (His official acts) may not be ascribed to either of His natures exclusively, but must be ascribed to both natures conjointly (The Apotelesmaticum Genus). Appointed by the heavenly Father(Heb 5:5-6), […]

Theology Summary Bible Class Pt 21: 3rd Genus: Prophet concluded

By luther | October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

This audio concludes the study of Christ’s work as the promised Prophet for us. As we have seen in the Holy Scriptures, we have no right to ascribe to the Son of God after His incarnation, any activity outside His flesh. Now that Jesus has risen from the dead and ascended to heaven, he continues […]

Theology Summary Bible Class Pt. 20: Third Genus: Jesus The Prophet

By luther | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Everything which the Savior did and still does to save sinful mankind (His official acts) may not be ascribed to either of His natures exclusively, but must be ascribed to both natures conjointly (The Apotelesmaticum Genus).  This study examines the execution of Christ’s work as the promised Prophet for us. When the Scriptures speak of […]

Theology Summary Bible Class Pt. 19: The Modes of Christ’s Presence

By luther | October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Scriptures speak of at least three modes of Christ’s presence: illocal, local, and supernatural.  This study continues to explain the second genus in which Christ’s divine attributes were communicated to His human nature so that it was enriched. Formula of Concord, Solid Declaration, VII:  4. The fourth, that God has and knows of many modes […]

Theology Summary Bible Class Pt. 18: The Human Nature is Enriched

By luther | September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In this lesson, we see that the divine attributes of Christ were communicated to His human nature so that it was enriched.  This happened at the incarnation.  Jesus is not simply a man who was endowed with super abilities from time to time.  According to Colosssians 2:9, “In Him dwells all the fullness of the […]

Theology Summary Bible Class Pt. 17: The Mystery of Godliness

By luther | September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

In this lesson, we begin to fill in page 3 of the Communication of Attributes sheet.  The left column lists a Scripture passage which presents an attribute of the divine nature of Christ, while the right column gives an attribute of the human nature of Christ.  How do we speak about these attributes which both […]