August 30: Job 29-30, Psalm 56, Luke 20 →
August 31: Job 31-32, Psalm 57, Luke 21 →
What is the difference between Law and Gospel?
Q: What is the difference between the Law and the Gospel? A: a.) The Law teaches what we are to do and not to do; the Gospel teaches what God has done, and still does, for our salvation. b.)The Law shows us our sin and the wrath of God; the Gospel shows us our Savior and the grace of God. c.) The Law must be proclaimed to all people but especially to impenitent sinners; the Gospel must be...
Bible in a Year 42 PS Psalm 55 to 62 →
Bible in a Year 42 OT Job 27 to 42 →
Bible in a Year 42 NT Luke 19 to John 2 →
August 29: Job 27-28, Psalm 55, Luke 19 →
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Where does God offer forgiveness?
Q: Where alone does God offer the forgiveness of sins? A: God offers the forgiveness of sins only in the Gospel, the good news that we are freed from the guilt, the punishment, and the power of sin, and we are saved eternally because of Christ’s keeping the Law and His suffering and death for us. Luther’s Small Catechism, Explanation #84
What has original sin done to human nature?
Q: What has original sin done to human nature? A: Original sin a.) has brought guilt and condemnation to all people, b.) has left everyone without true fear and love of God, that is, spiritually blind, dead, and enemies of God, c.) causes everyone to commit all kinds of actual sins. Luther’s Small Catechism, Explanation #82
August 28: Job 24-26, Psalm 54, Luke 18 →
What is actual sin?
Q: What is actual sin? A: Actual sin is every act against a commandment of God in thoughts, desires, words, or deeds. Luther’s Small Catechism, Explanation #83
August 27: Job 22-23, Psalm 53, Luke 17 →
August 26: Job 20-21, Psalm 52, Luke 16 →
How carefully do we follow the commandments?
Q: How carefully does God want us to keep His commandments? A: God wants us to keep His commandments perfectly in thoughts, desires, words and deeds. Luther’s Small Catechism, Explanation #74
What is original sin?
Q: What is original sin? A: Original sin is the total corruption of our whole human nature which we have inherited from Adam through our parents. Luther’s Small Catechism, Explanation #81
Survive 1 Social Wholeness →
August 25: Job 17-19, Psalm 51, Luke 15 →
How does God bless those who love Him?
Q: How does God bless those who love Him and keep His commandments? A: He showers those who believe in Him and their God-fearing descendants with His constant love and good gifts. Luther’s Small Catechism, #73
How many kinds of sin are there?
Q: How many kinds of sin are there? A: There are two kinds of sin: original sin and actual sin. Luther’s Small Catechism, Explanation #80
August 24: Job 15-16, Psalm 50, Luke 14 →
Who brought sin into the world?
Q: Who brought sin into the world? A: The devil brought sin into the world by tempting Adam and Eve, who of their own free will yielded to the temptation. Luther’s Small Catechism, Explanation #79
August 23: Job 13-14, Psalm 49, Luke 13 →
What is sin?
Q: What is sin? A: Sin is every thought, desire, word, and deed which is contrary to God’s Law. Luther’s Small Catechism, Explanation #78
August 22: Job 11-12, Psalm 48, Luke 12 →
Bible in a Year 41 NT Luke 12 to 19 →
Bible in a Year 41 PS Psalms 48 to 55 →
Bible in a Year 41 OT Job 11 to 28 →
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What purpose does the Law serve?
Q: What purpose does the Law then serve? A: a.) First, the Law helps to control violent outbursts of sin and keeps order in the world (a curb), b.) Second, the Law accuses us and shows us our sin (a mirror), c.) Third, the Law teaches us Christians what we should and should not do to lead a God-pleasing life (a guide). The power to live according to the Law comes from the Gospel. Luther’s...
August 21: Job 9-10, Psalm 47, Luke 11 →
Can anyone, then, be saved by the Law?
Q: Can anyone, then, be saved by the Law? A: No; the Law condemns everyone. Luther’s Small Catechism, #76
August 20: Job 7-8, Psalm 46, Luke 10 →
What prevents us from keeping the commandments?
Q: What prevents us from keeping God’s commandments perfectly? A: Our sinful nature makes it impossible. Luther’s Small Catechism, Explanation #75
August 19: Job 5-6, Psalm 45, Luke 9 →
August 18: Job 2-4, Psalm 44, Luke 8 →