The goodness of our covenant Savior was on full display once again this past Lord’s Day, and there are a few resources we want to make sure you take with you for the week ahead.
As we have walked through Biblical teachings on wealth and money, we have covered a lot of ground, and sometimes it is nice to have all the material in one place. You can download “Proverbs on Wealth & Money,” a topical grouping of verses from Proverbs that deals with the topic of our study. Download and share!
The sermon from I Peter 1:23 challenges us to make the “living and abiding” Word of God our priority. As has been mentioned, 2020 Bible reading plans are available for almost every preference you can imagine. Take up and read!
Also, one of the points Peter makes is that only the Word of God can bring new birth and conversion. In some church traditions, baptism, confirmation, or some other church rite might be supposed to regenerate the individual. Fortunately, the Heidelberg Catechism makes clear that I Peter is teaching only the Word can generate the new birth. Question #65 asks:
Q. It is through faith alone that we share in Christ and all his benefits: where then does that faith come from?
A. The Holy Spirit produces it in our hearts by the preaching of the holy gospel, and confirms it by the use of the holy sacraments.
1 John 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:10-14; Eph. 2:8
2 Rom. 10:17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25
3 Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 10:16
The Spirit works through the Word of the Gospel to create faith, and He confirms it through the sacraments.
Sr High Youth Group
We used the following video to talk about Adam & Christ, the Gospel, and sharing our faith:
You can find more Gospel resources from their website Three-Two-One.