At Ebenezer Baptist Church we believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ changes everything. The gospel comes to us as a gift of grace which means there is nothing we can do to earn forgiveness and new life in Christ.
As forgiven people, what should our lives look like now? This fall we will be studying how the gospel changes us by studying the book of Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy literally means "second law". It is called this because a large part of this book is Moses repeating things that he has already taught the nation of Israel.
Deuteronomy is a collection of 3 sermons and a song from Moses. It is delivered just before Israel will take the promised land. 400 years of Egyptian enslavement followed by 40 years of wilderness wanderings are about to come to an end. God's long-awaited promise of a new life in a new land awaits. But before entering, Moses wanted to ensure that the Jewish nation would not forget all that Yahweh had done for them and taught them. The result are these 3 sermons and a song.
As we study this book, we will also begin to see how Deuteronomy is also pointing towards another law giver, prophet and leader who has the power to lead us to the true promised land. These are glimmers and pointers towards Jesus throughout the book.
Please use this study guide to follow along as we study this fascinating book together.