June 23, 2018

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293.1: Cycles of Sin or Salvation (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24, Updated)

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“Create in Me a Clean Heart”   The story of David and Bathsheba is not only one of the best known and best told stories in all of scripture, it also relates more than we would like to each of our lives. The story of David is the story of the human condition, in particular […]

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June 16, 2018

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292.3: Friendship (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23, Study Notes)

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“The Lord Be Between Thee and Me For Ever”   The story of the faithful friendship between Jonathan and David, destined political opponents who instead became dear friends, is a masterpiece of storytelling. Once again, these powerful examples rest on historical realities far more complex and even troubling. This portion of the episode discusses: II. […]

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June 16, 2018

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292.2: Friendship (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23, Sunday School)

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“The Lord Be Between Thee and Me For Ever”   The story of the faithful friendship between Jonathan and David, destined political opponents who instead became dear friends, is a masterpiece of storytelling. Once again, these powerful examples rest on historical realities far more complex and even troubling. This portion of the episode discusses: What […]

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June 15, 2018

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292.1: Friendship (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23, Updated)

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“The Lord Be Between Thee and Me For Ever”   In our romance obsessed culture, we don’t spend enough time talking about one of the most precious kinds of relationship in our lives… friendship. Ideally, friendship should be at the core of all of our relationships. The story of David and Saul’s children, one David’s […]

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June 5, 2018

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291.3: Human Heroes (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 22, Study Notes)

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“The Lord Looketh on the Heart” King David proves arguably the most complex and relatable character in the entire Bible. Stories of his life are tragically well told, and paint over a history even darker and more complex, if such a thing is possible. This episode covers David’s selection as future king, battle with Goliath, […]

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June 5, 2018

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291.2: Human Heroes (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 22, Sunday School)

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“The Lord Looketh on the Heart”   King David proves arguably the most complex and relatable character in the entire Bible. Stories of his life are tragically well told, and paint over a history even darker and more complex, if such a thing is possible. This episode covers David’s selection as future king, battle with […]

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June 5, 2018

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291.1: Human Heroes (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 22, Updated)

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“The Lord Looketh on the Heart”   This lesson presents a tale of two kings… the promising but doomed Saul and the promising and complex David… at this point still a bright and faithful young man. These texts invite us to look beyond our  assumptions and biases and update our view of ourselves and each […]

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May 28, 2018

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290.3: Hearing and Honoring God (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21, Study Notes)

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God Will Honor Those Who Honor Him   What does it mean that God will honor us? What does it mean to honor God? This section touches on Samuel in historical context, contributes a thoughtful correction to consider from last episode, and parses out the purpose according to the lesson manual.   Recurring Donation: $5  […]

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May 28, 2018

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290.2: Hearing and Honoring God (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21, Sunday School)

Samuel Dedicated by Hannah at the Temple by Frank W.W. Topham

God Will Honor Those Who Honor Him   What does it mean that God will honor us? What does it mean to honor God? This episode explores these questions in the context of the story of Samuel, as well as the important question of how we can balance our needs with those of others.   […]

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May 28, 2018

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290.1: Hearing and Honoring God (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21, Updated)

Samuel Dedicated by Hannah at the Temple by Frank W.W. Topham

God Will Honor Those Who Honor Him   The story of Samuel teaches important lessons about how we can trust revelation from God, as well as the key message: It is not enough to have titles or authority; we must be worthy of the gifts and responsibilities we possess.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25  […]

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