May 26, 2018

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289.2: Women of Valor (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20, Sunday School)

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“All the City … Doth Know That Thou Art a Virtuous Woman”   The little book of Ruth, one of the masterpieces of Biblical literature, teaches profound and challenging principles. Themes include not overlooking those we consider outsiders and the power of steadfast love to restore that which is lost. This portion of the episode […]

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May 26, 2018

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289.1: Women of Valor (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20, Updated)

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“All the City … Doth Know That Thou Art a Virtuous Woman”   The brief book of Ruth presents us not only with powerful and assertive female characters, it teaches some of the same messages as Jesus did… that steadfast love and relationships prove more important than cultural categories. Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz all both […]

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May 20, 2018

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288.3: Judging Judges (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19, Study Notes)

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The Reign of the Judges   The book of Judges presents a hodgepodge of redemption and anarchy, all leading up to theme of the need for a king in Israel (kind of a teaser for the King David sequel). This portion of the episode covers: Judges in historical context The problem with God delivering Israel […]

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May 20, 2018

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288.2: Judging Judges (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19, Sunday School)

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The Reign of the Judges   The book of Judges presents a hodgepodge of redemption and anarchy, all leading up to theme of the need for a king in Israel (kind of a teaser for the King David sequel). This portion of the episode covers: Lessons we learn from Judges (cycles of apostasy and return […]

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May 20, 2018

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288.1: Judging Judges (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19, Updated)

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The Reign of the Judges Judges is one of the most memorable books of the Bible, but also one of the darkest. We must first grapple with the moral ambiguity of these stories before we can learn from the power and courage of Deborah, the vulnerability and trust of Gideon, and appreciate Samson for the […]

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May 12, 2018

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287.3: Courage (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18, Study Notes)

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“Be Strong and of a Good Courage”   Most of us know the story of Joshua from childhood. The walls came tumbling down, remember? Upon closer examination however, the book of Joshua is very much a mixed bag, offering both inspiration and difficulty. This portion covers: Joshua and history, focusing on the archaeological excavation of […]

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May 12, 2018

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287.2: Courage (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18, Sunday School)

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“Be Strong and of a Good Courage”   Most of us know the story of Joshua from childhood. The walls came tumbling down, remember? Upon closer examination however, the book of Joshua is very much a mixed bag, offering both inspiration and difficulty. This portion covers: What it means to “be strong and of good […]

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May 12, 2018

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287.1: Courage (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18, Updated)

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“Be Strong and of a Good Courage”   Joshua teaches us some important lessons about courageously choosing and cultivating our relationship with God. Unfortunately, these lessons are set within a story of how Joshua and the Israelites followed commands to commit genocide. This update briefly highlights a few of these issues as an introduction to […]

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May 6, 2018

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286.3: Farewell to Moses (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17, Study Notes)

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“Beware Lest Thou Forget”   This episode continues by discussing the historical background of Deuteronomy and then exploring the science of memory, importance of commemoration, and the way stories can change us. The class also addresses the distinctions between law, commandment, and morality.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time Donation: $25     […]

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May 6, 2018

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286.2: Farewell to Moses (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17, Sunday School)

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“Beware Lest Thou Forget”   In this lesson we bid farewell to one of the Bible greats–the prophet Moses. His speech covers themes of remembrance and obedience. The discussion covers ways we can remember our covenants and commitments to be our best selves and serve each other.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One […]

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