Prepared by William Earnhardt for Sabbath, December 18, 2021.
Main Theme: Deuteronomy was relevant in the New Testament. It is also relevant to us today.
Read together Matthew 4:1-11. Where does this passage refer to Deuteronomy? Hint: Vs. 4. and Deuteronomy 8:3.
Study: In verse 3 how did Satan try to make Jesus doubt God’s Word? Hint: Matthew 3:17. How did Jesus overcome these temptations? By His own power of by Scripture? Are the same resources available to Jesus available to us? See article, Every Word of God Proves True.
Apply: What passages from Deuteronomy or any of the Scriptures for that matter have you used to defeat Satan?
Share: A passenger in your car says she does not need to wear a seatbelt because she trusts in God. Which incident in this passage will help you answer your passenger?
Read Together Deuteronomy 10:17-19 and Acts 10:34. What is the common theme in these passages?
Study: What is the essential message here, and why is it relevant to God’s church today?
Apply: How do we make sure we are not partial or biased in our dealings with others, especially our own church family?
Share: A family member claims he would come back to church if the church was more involved in social issues and social rights. How do you respond to your friend?
Read Together Galatians 3:1-14. What reference is made to Deuteronomy? Hint: Deuteronomy 21:22-23.
Study: How does Deuteronomy help us understand what type of death Jesus died for us on the cross? For further study see the article The God-forsaken God.
Apply: Is our obedience motivated by a legalistic hope of reward, or is motivated by love?
Share: Your friend says since the law does not save us we should not keep it. How do you respond to your friend?
Read Together Deuteronomy 18:15-19 along with Acts 3:22 and Acts 7:37. What is the main idea of these passage?
Study: How do Peter and Stephen apply Deuteronomy 18:18?
Apply: In what ways might we be rejecting the words and testimony of Jesus today? How can we repent of that?
Share: Can you think of someone who might need to hear something that was said in class today? Can you find a way to share it with them this week?
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only...James 1:22.