NextLevel Online: The Pentateuch

Session 12: God who Loves

The last session is setting the scene of Deuteronomy . We discover a formula for life. We talk about future generation and God's love.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Notes from Teaching Video

Setting the Scene of Deuteronomy

A Formula for Life

  • Hear.

  • Fear.

  • Do.

  • Live

For Future Generations

God's Love

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • How does our culture’s concept of love and loyalty differ from a Biblical concept of love and loyalty? Think of some ways to love as God loves in your neighborhood or workplace or family this week.

  • Walter Brueggemann says that Moses knows that the Israelites will prosper and that “prosperity breeds amnesia.” Do you think this a true statement? Why or why not? If it is true, how do you see it play out in our culture today?

  • Read Deuteronomy 6:4-9. The first word in this text is “hear,” or in Hebrew, “shema.” This Hebrew word means more than what we do with our ears. The word is often translated another way in the Old Testament; reading through the following passages, what other English word are the translators using to translate this Hebrew word? Genesis 26:5, 27:8; Exodus 5:2, 23:22; Numbers 27:20; Deuteronomy 34:9; Joshua 24:24; Judges 3:4; 1 Samuel 15:22. What seems to be the theme in these verses? How does this impact our understanding of Deuteronomy 6:4-9?

  • What does Hear - Fear - Do - Live look like in your context?

  • How have these studies changed your perspective about God?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.