Rev. Sam Powell of Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Jefferson City, MO joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Hebrews 11:13-28.
Rev. Kevin Martin, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study Exodus 33.
Rev. Jeremiah Johnson studies Genesis 35:16-37:2a regarding the messianic prophecy in Micah and its relation to this text, the lust for power, the death of Isaac and hardships of Jacob, why these Biblical genealogies are important to the bigger story, and the inheritance promised to Abraham.
Rev. Timothy Appel studies Genesis 31:25-55 regarding the beginning of the end of Jacob’s story, Laban’s genuine/hypocritical accusations against Jacob, mockery of idolatry, boiling over of tensions between Laban and Jacob, and how the LORD protects and even enriches His people in the midst of oppression.
Rev. Greg Truwe studies Genesis 27:22-40 regarding how blessings given and sworn cannot be revoked, whether Jacob and Esau know the promise, the different parts of the blessing, how curses are part of the blessing, and Esau’s hatred of Jacob.
Rev. Zelwyn Heide studies Genesis 26:34-27:25 regarding the two kinds of Hittites, mixed marriages, the different ways everyone sins in this section of Genesis, God’s providence, and how God’s Will cannot be thwarted.
Rev. Stephen Preus studies Genesis 26:16-33 regarding the relationship between the Philistines and Isaac, how Isaac honors his father and shows faith in the promise, the significance of the Lord speaking to Isaac, and the peace that comes through the Lord’s blessings and Isaac’s patience.
Rev. Dr. Lucas Woodford studies Genesis 26:1-16 regarding the contrast of Isaac to Abraham and Jacob, how famine and lack of water affects both physical and spiritual life, how Isaac repeats the same deception of his father, and how the lineage of Jesus is made of sinners in need of grace and mercy.
Rev. David Appold studies Genesis 25:25-34 regarding God’s gracious election as seen in Jacob’s story, the significance of the birth order and names of the brothers, the significance of Jacob getting Esau to give up his birthright, and what Jacob’s inheritance has to do with Christ and the Christian Church.
Rev. Ill studies Genesis 25:19-26 regarding the barrenness in the family line leading to prayer, how prayer reminds us of God’s promises and faithfulness, when we all question the “why” of what God does, the two nations coming from Rebekah, and how God raises up the lowly.