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Lesson 1

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The title of this week’s study, “The Voice from Heaven,” might at first lead one to think about the heavenly voice that was heard at the baptism of Jesus (Mt 3:17; Mk 1:11; Lk 3:22). But as important as that event was in Christ’s ministry, the lesson has a much different reference in mind – and one far more important to us as sinners. What voice is it? It is the voice of God, the voice that calls us to return to him. The voice that was first heard some 6,000 years ago in the Garden of Eden, shortly after Adam and Eve’s fatal decision to distrust God and to believe the voice of a serpent. Ever since that tragic day, God’s voice has gone forth announcing his great love for us, and urging us to no longer listen to the voice of the evil one. As we, like Adam and Eve, try to flee and hide from God’s presence, he pursues after us like a parent looking and calling after a missing child.