Salvation History is Our Story

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Contemporary artist Daniel Bonnell’s 1999 four-foot square oil on canvas painting titled “Jesus Calms the Storm” evokes images of creation and the turmoil we might feel in our own lives. We found the image online and have his permission to use it.

Theologians sometimes use the big, sophisticated-sounding German word Heilsgeschichte, a compound word made up of the individual German words Heil, meaning “salvation” and Geschichte, meaning “history” or “story”, which makes the compound mean “salvation history”. More-simply put, Heilsgeschichte is “the story of salvation”, including everything from Adam and Eve’s creation and their fall into sin, to the story of Noah and the flood, Abraham and Isaac, Moses and the Passover, King David and the establishment of the Kingdom, Elijah and Elisha, and the like, all the way down to the end of time as we know it. Their stories are “the story of salvation”, but “the story of salvation” is not just their story. “The story of salvation” is your story and my story, too. Of course, to refer to our “story” of salvation is not to suggest that it is something imaginary or otherwise untrue but to refer to the “account” of salvation as reported in the divinely inspired and therefore inerrant Word of Holy Scripture.

Beginning Wednesday, August 14, 2013, and on each Wednesday thereafter for the foreseeable future (with the usual hiatuses for such things as Advent and Lent), our Midweek Bible Study is studying, in chronological order, the events of Salvation History as recorded in that Holy Scripture. Starting in the Old Testament, we will concentrate on this historical books—books such as Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, and 1 & 2 Kings—but we also will take in the prophetic books and the other writings. When we get to the time between the Testaments, we will consider some of what are called the Old Testament Apocrypha, especially the more historical books. When we get to the New Testament, we will concentrate on the Gospel accounts and Acts but refer to the epistles, too. We will avoid the pitfalls that might in some cases accompany talking about Heilsgeschichte, and we will realize overall that the story of salvation is truly our story, as it applies to and is about us and our salvation.

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room/Library. You are always welcome and invited both to attend the class in person yourself and to invite and bring family and friends with you. You are also welcome at any time to make use of the audio recordings and handouts posted below (when available).

***Please note there will be no class 09/13 due to Pastor Galler’s being on vacation.

Week 126 September 06, 2017 – Pre-ministry details about Jesus (3): Luke 2:1-7 and Luke 2:8-20
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Week 125 August 30, 2017 – Pre-ministry details about Jesus (2): Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:57-79
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Week 124 August 23, 2017 – Pre-ministry details about Jesus (1): Matthew 1:1-2:23; Luke 1:5-2:52; 3:23-37
Audio        Michael Card’s “The Prophet”          Michael Card’s “Will You Not Listen”

Week 123 August 16, 2017 – The Intertestamental Period (2)
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Week 122 August 09, 2017 – The Intertestamental Period (1)
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Week 121 July 26, 2017 – Nehemiah 13:1-31
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Week 120 July 12, 2017 – Nehemiah 11:1-12:47
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Week 119 July 05, 2017 – Nehemiah 7:1-10:39
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Week 118 June 21, 2017 – Nehemiah 5:1-6:19
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Week 117 June 07, 2017 – Nehemiah 3:1-4:23
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Week 116 May 17, 2017 – Nehemiah 1:1-2:20
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Week 115 May 10, 2017 – Ezra 9:10-10:44
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Week 114 April 26, 2017 – Ezra 7:1-8:36
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Week 113 April 19, 2017 – Ezra 4:1-6:22
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Week 112 February 22, 2017 – Ezra 1:1-3:13
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Week 111 February 15, 2017 – 2 Kings 23:31-25:30
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Week 110 February 08, 2017 – 2 Kings 21:1-23:30
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Week 109 February 01, 2017 – 2 Kings 18:1-20:21
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Week 108 January 18, 2017 – 2 Kings 15:32-17:41
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Week 107 January 04, 2017 – 2 Kings 14:1-15:31
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Week 106 December 28, 2016 – 2 Kings 11:1-13:25
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Week 105 November 16, 2016 – 2 Kings 8:16-10:36
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Week 104 November 09, 2016 – 2 Kings 6:1-8:15
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Week 103 November 02, 2016 – 2 Kings 3:1-5:27
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Week 102 October 26, 2016 – 1 Kings 22:41-2 Kings 2:25
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Week 101 October 19, 2016 – 1 Kings 20:1-22:40
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Week 100 October 05, 2016 – 1 Kings 17:1-19:21
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Week 99 September 21, 2016 – 1 Kings 15:1-16:34
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Week 98 September 14, 2016 – 1 Kings 12:1-14:31
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Week 97 September 07, 2016 – 1 Kings 9:10-11:43
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Week 96 August 24, 2016 – 1 Kings 8:1-9:9
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Week 95 August 10, 2016 – 1 Kings 5:1-7:51
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Week 94 August 3, 2016 – 1 Kings 3:1-4:34
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For Wikipedia’s summary of the Seinfeld episode “Seven”, click here.
For a YouTube video of Newman’s “Solomonic” ruling, click here.

Week 93 July 27, 2016 – 1 Kings 1:1-2:46
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Week 92 July 20, 2016 – 2 Samuel 21:1-24:25 (3)
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Week 91 June 29, 2016 – 2 Samuel 21:1-24:25 (2)
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Week 90 June 08, 2016 – 2 Samuel 21:1-24:25 (1)
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Week 89 June 01, 2016 – 2 Samuel 16:15-20:26 (2)
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Week 88 May 25, 2016 – 2 Samuel 16:15-20:26 (1)
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Week 87 May 18, 2016 – 2 Samuel 13:1-16:14
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Week 86 May 11, 2016 – 2 Samuel 10:1-12:31
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Week 85 May 04, 2016 – 2 Samuel 5:6-9:12
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Week 84 April 27, 2016 – 2 Samuel 1:1-5:5
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Week 83 April 20, 2016 – 1 Samuel 27:1-31:13
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Week 82 April 13, 2016 – 1 Samuel 24:1-26:25
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Week 81 April 06, 2016 – 1 Samuel 21:1-23:29
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Week 80 March 30, 2016 – 1 Samuel 19:1-20:42
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Week 79- February 03, 2016 – 1 Samuel 16:1-18:30
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Week 78- January 27, 2016 – 1 Samuel 13:1-15:35
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Week 77- January 20, 2016 – 1 Samuel 8:1-12:25
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Week 76- December 30,2015, 2015 – 1 Samuel 4:1-7:17
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Week 75- November 18,2015, 2015 – 1 Samuel 1:1-3:21
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Week 74 – November 04,2015, 2015 – Ruth 1:1-4:22
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Week 73 – October 28, 2015 – Judges 20:1-21:21:25
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Week 72 – October 07, 2015 – Judges 17:1-19:30
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Week 71 – September 30, 2015 – Judges 13:1-16:31 (2)
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Week 70 – September 23, 2015 – Judges 13:1-16:31 (1)
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Week 69 – September 16, 2015 – Joshua 8:33-12:15
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Week 68 – September 09, 2015 – Joshua 6:1-8:32
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Week 67 – September 02, 2015 – Joshua 3:7-5:31
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Week 66 – August 26, 2015 – Judges 1:1-3:6
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Week 65 – August 19, 2015 – Joshua 22:1-24:33
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Week 64 – August 12, 2015 – Joshua 18:1-21:45
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Week 63 – July 29, 2015 – Joshua 13:1-17:18
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Week 62 – July 22, 2015 – Joshua 11:1-12:24
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Week 61 – July 15, 2015 – Joshua 9:1-10:43
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Week 60 – July 08, 2015 – Joshua 8:1-35
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Week 59 – July 01, 2015 – Joshua 5:13-7:26
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Week 58 – June 24, 2015 – Joshua 3:1-5:12
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Week 57 – June 10, 2015 – Joshua 1:1-2:24
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Week 56 – May 27, 2015 – Deuteronomy
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Week 55 – May 20, 2015 – Numbers 33:1-36:13
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Week 54 – May 13, 2015 – Numbers 28:1-30:16
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Week 53 – May 06, 2015 – Numbers 28:1-30:16
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Week 52 – April 29, 2015 – Numbers 26:1-27:23
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Week 51 – April 22, 2015 – Numbers 22:2-25:18
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Week 50 – April 15, 2015 – Numbers 20:14-22:1
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Week 49 – April 08, 2015 – Numbers 20:1-13
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Week 48 – February 11, 2015 – Numbers 13:1-14:45
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Week 47 – February 04, 2015 – Numbers 13:1-14:45
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Week 46 – January 28, 2015 – Numbers 10:11-12:16
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Week 45 – January 21, 2015 – Numbers 5:1-10:10
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Week 44 – January 14, 2015 – Numbers 1:1-4:49
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Week 43 – November 12, 2014 – Leviticus (2)
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Week 42 – November 05, 2014 – Leviticus (1)
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Week 41 – October 29, 2014 – Exodus 40:1-38
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Week 40 – October 15, 2014 – Exodus 35:1-39:43
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Week 39 – October 08, 2014 – Exodus 24:12-31:18
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Week 38 – October 01, 2014 – Exodus 24:12-31:18
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Week 37 – September 24, 2014 – Exodus 19:1-24:11 (2)
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Week 36 – September 17, 2014 – Exodus 19:1-24:11 (1)
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(Due to technical difficulties, no audio is available for this session.)

Week 35 – September 10, 2014 – Exodus 17:8-18:27
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Week 34 – September 03, 2014 – Exodus 15:22-17:7
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Week 33 – August 27, 2014 – Exodus 13:17-15:21
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Week 32 – August 20, 2014 – Exodus 12:1-13:16
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Week 31 – August 13, 2014 – Exodus 7:8-11:10
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Week 30 – August 06, 2014 – Exodus 5:1-7:7
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Week 29 – July 30, 2014 – Exodus 3:1-4:31
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Week 28 – July 16, 2014 – Exodus 1:1:2-25
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Week 27 – July 09, 2014 – Genesis 49:29-50:26
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Week 26 – July 02, 2014 – Genesis 47:28-49:28
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Week 25 – June 18, 2014 – Genesis 46:1-47:27
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Week 24 – June 04, 2014 – Genesis 42:1-45:28
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Week 23 – May 28, 2014 – Genesis 39:1-41:57
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Week 22 – May 21, 2014 – Genesis 37:2-38:30
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Week 21 – May 14, 2014 – Genesis 36:1-37:1
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Week 20 – April 30, 2014 – Genesis 31:1-35:29
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Week 19 – April 23, 2014 – Genesis 28:1-30:43
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Week 18 – February 26, 2014 – Genesis 25:19-27:46
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(Due to technical difficulties, the audio for this session is incomplete.)

Week 17 – February 19, 2014 – Genesis 25:1-18
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Week 16 – February 12, 2014 – Genesis 20:1-24:66 (2)
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Week 15 – January 29, 2014 – Genesis 20:1-24:66 (1)
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Week 14 – January 22, 2014 – Genesis 18:1-19:38
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(The audio was shortened due to technical difficulties)

Week 13 – January 15, 2014 – Genesis 15:1-17:27
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Week 12 – November 06, 2013 – Genesis 13:1-14:24
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Week 11 – October 23, 2013 – Genesis 11:27-12:20
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Week 10 – October 16, 2013 – Job
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For more comments on, Q&A about, and music based on Job, click here.

Week 9 – October 09, 2013 – Genesis 11:1-26
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Week 8 – October 02, 2013 – Genesis 10:1-32
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Week 7 – September 25, 2013 – Genesis 8:20-9:29
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(Due to technical difficulties, no audio is available for this session.)

Week 6 – September 18, 2013 – Genesis 7:11-8:19
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Week 5 – September 11, 2013  –  Genesis 6:9-7:10
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Week 4 – September 04, 2013  –  Genesis 4:1-6:8
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Week 3 – August 28, 2013     –   Genesis 2:4-3:24
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Week 2 – August 21, 2013     –   Genesis 1:1-2:3
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Week 1 – August 14, 2013     –   Introduction and Overview
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