The text for this lesson is 2 Chronicles 20:1–30.
- Just as God fought for Jehoshaphat and the Israelites against a fierce enemy, granting them victory and great blessing, so God, in His Son, fought for us on the cross, granting us victory over sin, death, and the devil and blessing us with forgiveness, life, and salvation.
- Law: In sin, I fear whatever threatens or opposes me, certain that I cannot overcome.
- Gospel: God, in His Son, has fought victoriously on the cross for me, giving me complete and certain victory over the greatest enemies—sin, death, and the devil.
- What did Jehoshaphat do?
- What did the people do while Jehoshaphat prayed?
- How was God going to help Jehoshaphat and the Israelites?
- How did the people respond to the Word of the Lord?
- Describe the battle of God’s miraculous deliverance.
- How did the people respond to God’s blessings of physical protection and increased wealth?
- Who (or what) is our greatest enemy today?
- As sinful people, how do we respond to sin, death, and the devil?
- What great blessing has God given that delivers us from our enemies?
- What is our response to God’s goodness and deliverance from our greatest enemies?
- What is the message about prayer and its importance in the life of God’s people?
- What parallels do you see between how the Lord’s blessings for the children of Israel flowed from the temple into the battlefield, and how the Lord’s blessings for us flow from the Divine Service into our daily lives?