Rev. Paul Pater studies Exodus 2:11-22 regarding Moses’ identity as both Hebrew and deliverer, his overstepping of his authority in killing the Egyptian, and the reminder of resurrection in the name of his son Gershom.
Sharper Iron & The Saga of Salvation: Salvation in the Baptismal Ark
Rev. Harrison Goodman studies Exodus 2:1-10 regarding the birth of Moses, the way God turns the means of death into the means of life, and the many Baptismal connections for the Christian life in the midst of persecution still today.
Sharper Iron & The Saga of Salvation: For All the Faithful Midwives
Rev. Zelwyn Heide gives an overview of the Book of Exodus, discusses Egyptian history and context, and looks at how the LORD made foolish the plans of Pharaoh through a miraculous increase and faithful midwives.
Sharper Iron & The Saga of Salvation: Forgiveness is Not a Feeling
Pastor Preus looks at Genesis 50:15-Exodus 1:7 regarding the reconciliation of the children of Israel that is founded not upon feelings, but upon the forgiveness earned by Christ.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Dying to Confess the Resurrection
Rev. Dustin Beck studies Genesis 49:28-50:14 regarding the death and burial of Jacob, how Christians can confess the truth of the resurrection even with death and burial, and the faithful witness Jacob’s burial gave even to the Egyptians.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: God’s Faithfulness in the Latter Days
Rev. Zelwyn Heide studies Genesis 49:1-27 regarding the blessings and prophecies Jacob gives to his twelve sons concerning their future tribes, the promise that the Messiah would come through the line of Judah, and God’s faithfulness even to unfaithful people.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Old Testament Confessions of the Triune God’s Gospel
Rev. James Preus studies Genesis 47:20-48:22 regarding Jacob’s faith and confession of the two natures in Christ, the blessing of Joseph’s sons in the way of the Gospel, and the Trinitarian blessing Ephraim and Manasseh received.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Joseph’s Heroic Wisdom
Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller studies Genesis 47:13-28 reagarding the economic realities of the famine in Egypt and Canaan, Joseph’s God-given wisdom in his vocation of administering Egypt, and the preaching of the Lord’s Word that happened in Egypt during this time.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Sojourning with the Promise of Christ
Rev. Sean Smith studies Genesis 46:28-47:12 regarding how Judah points to the fulfillment in Christ, the importance of Goshen as the place the LORD settled Israel, the Christian life of sojourning, and the blessing of Jacob fulfilled in Jesus Christ.