Valley Bible Academy – St. John's Lutheran Church

History Repeats Itself

3rd Sunday In Lent:
Date: March 8, 2015


1 Corinthians 10:1-13

For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact,
brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all
passed through the sea. 2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud
and in the sea. 3 They all ate the same spiritual food 4 and drank the same
spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied
them, and that Rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with
most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert. 6 Now these
things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil
things as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is
written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in
pagan revelry.” 8 We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of
them did–and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. 9 We should
not test the Lord, as some of them did–and were killed by snakes. 10 And
do not grumble, as some of them did–and were killed by the destroying
angel. 11 These things happened to them as examples and were written
down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. 12
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No
temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is
faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But
when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand
up under it.

Theme: History Repeats Itself

I: Our sins are nothing new
II: Our God is just as faithful