A Devotion for Monday of Easter 2

A Devotion for Monday of Easter 2

Psalmody: Psalm 146:1–10 Old Testament Reading: Exodus 22:20–23:13 New Testament Reading: Luke 4:16–30 Writing Why, then, did Moses, after the prohibition of any “likeness of anything” (Ex. 20:4) set forth a bronze serpent, placed on a “tree” in a hanging posture, for a spectacle of healing to Israel during the time when, after their idolatry,(…)

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What Others Are Saying about Concordia Commentary: Romans 9-16

What Others Are Saying about Concordia Commentary: Romans 9-16

In the Book of Romans, Paul conveys the essence of the Christian faith in a universal manner that has been cherished by believers—and challenged by unbelievers—perhaps more so than any other biblical book. In Romans 1–8, Paul discloses the righteousness of God and our life in and through our Lord Jesus Christ. But he is(…)

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Luther on the Raising of Jairus’ Daughter

Luther on the Raising of Jairus’ Daughter

The following excerpt provides Luther’s commentary on Matt. 9:24: “[Christ] said, ‘Go away. The girl is not dead but sleeping,” and is taken from Luther’s Annotations on Matthew 1–18, as found in Volume 67 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works 

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Valerius Herberger and the “Two Books”: Bible and Creation

Valerius Herberger and the “Two Books”: Bible and Creation

This excerpt introduces the meditations on Genesis prepared by Valerius Herberger (1562-1627), a Lutheran pastor in Fraustadt (now Wschowa), Poland. Here Herberger discusses God’s revelation in Scripture and in creation as “two books.” The “Book of Creation” especially should lead us to praise God for His wisdom, power, and beauty.

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St. Patrick, Missionary to Ireland

St. Patrick, Missionary to Ireland

The saints of the Church, our fellow heirs of eternal life, serve but a humble purpose—to point us to the Saint, the Holy One, our Lord Jesus Christ. In Celebrating the Saints, a new book coming soon from Concordia Publishing House, Rev. William Weedon provides historical sketches and devotional writings in step with the liturgical calendar, revealing the Church’s(…)

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Giving All Glory to God

Giving All Glory to God

The newest volume in the Walther’s Works Series, All Glory to God, contains the final, mature systematic theology of C. F. W. Walther, first president of the LCMS. In no other work did Walther set forth his own theology as comprehensively as he did here. The following excerpt of All Glory to God comes from(…)

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What Others Are Saying about “All Glory to God”

What Others Are Saying about “All Glory to God”

Read below what others are saying about the newest volume in the Walther’s Works Series: All Glory to God. C. F. W. Walther deserves more credit than any other man for the restoration of orthodox Lutheran dogmatics, which by the grace of God took place in America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Unlike his(…)

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Q&A with Dr. David Rueter, author of Teaching the Faith at Home

Q&A with Dr. David Rueter, author of Teaching the Faith at Home

CPH recently released Teaching the Faith at Home: What Does This Mean? How Is This Done? by Dr. David Rueter, director of the DCE program at Concordia University Irvine and the Youth and Family Ministry Facilitator for the Pacific Northwest District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. In his new book, Dr. Rueter passionately challenges the status quo of confirmation practices and(…)

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What Does Luther Say about Trust in Christ?

What Does Luther Say about Trust in Christ?

As we pause this Ash Wednesday to reflect on our sinfulness and our need for a Savior, let us also meditate with Luther on the importance of trusting that Christ is truly our Savior from sin, death, and the devil. The following excerpt from Luther’s Church Postil comes from a sermon on Mark 16:1–8. What a(…)

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A Devotion and Prayer for Monday

A Devotion and Prayer for Monday

Exhortation to Evening Prayer on Monday In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 Gratitude is a beautiful grace, delightful to both God and people. Accordingly, believing Christians should always consider when the evening arrives that it is God who permitted them(…)

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