Serving with Joy, Lesson 5: Workers Build the Temple

The text for this lesson is 1 Kings 5:1–6:28. Key Point The temple was a magnificent structure that symbolized God’s even more magnificent dwelling with His people: Christ Jesus. Law: The temple was a constant reminder of God’s presence with Israel, but we often forget that God is with us. We take for granted that … Continue Reading

3-in-1: Discovering Our Triune God, Lesson 12: The Spirit Produces Good Works: A Widow’s Offering

The text for this lesson is Mark 12:41–44 Key Point The Holy Spirit helped a poor widow give a rich offering. The Holy Spirit helps me do good works too. Law: I do not rely on God or credit Him with the things I have; therefore, I give offerings or serve others sparingly, reluctantly, or … Continue Reading

New Testament 1, Lesson 7: The Presentation of Jesus

The text for this lesson is Luke 2:22–40 Key Point God’s Law requires payment for every sin. God’s Son fulfilled the Law and paid for our sin. Law: God’s Law demands perfection, but I am not perfect. Gospel: As God and man, Jesus lived a perfect life to satisfy the Law in my place. Discussion … Continue Reading

New Testament 1, Lesson 9: The Boy Jesus in the Temple

The text for this lesson is Luke 2:41–52 Key Point As a boy, Jesus was found in His Father’s house. In God’s house, I hear His Word, learn that Jesus is my Savior, and receive His gifts of forgiveness and salvation. Law: Because of sin, I cannot recognize who Jesus is. Gospel: Through Baptism and … Continue Reading

Pray, Praise, and Give Thanks, Lesson 3: Peter & John Heal a Lame Man

The text for this lesson is Acts 3:1–10 Key Point The lame man praised and thanked God. We pray, praise, and give thanks to God for who He is and what He has done for us through His Son, Jesus. Law: Sin renders me helpless so that I look to myself or to the sinful … Continue Reading