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Relevant Biblical Passages: 1 Pet. 1:18-19

Covenant Faith: The lesson in the official study guide focuses on a faith growing out of a knowledge of the Jesus sacrifice. Interestingly enough, the opening paragraphs in the lesson simply form a homily entitled “Reflections on Calvary.” The first text is 1 Peter. 1:18-19

1 Peter 1:18-19: “You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot”

Certain questions, explicit or implied, in last week’s lesson can be brought into the discussion again here:

    1. How did the believer in the Old Testament experience cleansing?
    2. How does one experience wholeness and renewal where there is no sanctuary?
    3. How is our understanding of sin and salvation affected when we shift from a courtroom model where the payment of a blood penalty is crucial, to a family model where there is no substitute and no blood shed?

In the light of Calvary, how does the believer experience the following?

  1. Sin
  2. Assurance
  3. Gratitude
  4. Hope
  5. Fear of the Lord
  6. Dependence

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