Bible Studies

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 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 28: Priesthood and the Pastor

By luther | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus, the God-man, is our high priest! He made the one and only propitiatory sacrifice to merit the forgiveness of sins before God.  The Levitical priesthood and sacrifices have ceased. “Accordingly the New Testament, since Levitical services have been abrogated, teaches that new and pure sacrifices will be made, namely, faith, prayer, thanksgiving, confession, and […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 27: Lord’s Supper Sacrament, then Sacrifice

By luther | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Lord’s Supper is a sign of God’s will toward man that He is gracious and desires to save us. In the Lord’s Supper, the Lord is giving out His gifts of Christ’s Body and Blood for the forgiveness of sins. “And just as the Word has been given in order to excite faith, so […]

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 […]