A Devotion for November 28

A Devotion for November 28

Psalmody: Psalm 102:13–17 Additional Psalm: Psalm 85 Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 2:1–22 Additional Reading: Isaiah 3:1–4:6 New Testament Reading: 1 Peter 1:13–25   Prayer of the Day Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure(…)

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Coming Soon: 1 Samuel, the Newest Volume in the Concordia Commentary Series

Coming Soon: <i>1 Samuel</i>, the Newest Volume in the Concordia Commentary Series

Coming soon from Concordia Publishing House, Concordia Commentary: 1 Samuel contains author Andrew Steinmann’s original translation of the Book of 1 Samuel, verse-by-verse analysis of the Hebrew text, and a theological exposition of its message, both in its original setting in ancient Israel and for the Church today. Throughout the commentary, Steinmann provides extensive background(…)

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Q&A with Dr. Andrew Steinmann, Author of Concordia Commentary: 1 Samuel

Q&A with Dr. Andrew Steinmann, Author of <i>Concordia Commentary: 1 Samuel</i>

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the thirty-first volume in the Concordia Commentary series, 1 Samuel, written by Dr. Andrew Steinmann. In addition to being a prolific author (this is his fourth commentary in the series and only one of many other books he has written), Dr. Steinmann is also the Distinguished Professor of Theology(…)

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Lutheran Church Father Conrad Dieterich on the Importance of Teaching the Faith

Lutheran Church Father Conrad Dieterich on the Importance of Teaching the Faith

Featuring detailed biographical sketches and first-time English translations of some of the most well-known and respected writings from the era of Lutheran Orthodoxy (1580–1700), Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church offers today’s readers a treasure chest of knowledge and insight into the great teachers and their writings from this oft-forgotten(…)

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An excerpt from Celebrating the Saints in commemoration of All Saints’ Day

An excerpt from <i>Celebrating the Saints</i> in commemoration of All Saints’ Day

With overflowing joy, the Church of Jesus Christ celebrates the Feast of All Saints’ Day. The Feast of All Saints’ is one of the principal feasts of Christ. Many congregations observe the custom of transferring it to the first Sunday in November each year so that a maximal number of people may join in its(…)

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Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America

Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America

October 31 means different things to different people—Protestant Christians celebrate Reformation and prepare for All Saints’ Day, while secular society celebrates Halloween. But Christians also get caught up in the secular celebrations of Halloween, usually “all in good fun,” yet sometimes that “fun” can be to our detriment. We must remember that “Satan disguises himself(…)

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Who Do You Truly Rely On for Your Well-Being?

Who Do You Truly Rely On for Your Well-Being?

Martin Luther explains the First Commandment by saying, “We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.” In the following excerpt from the new CPH title The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I, author Michael Lockwood dives into a discussion on how misplaced trust and misplaced love(…)

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Q&A with Michael Lockwood, author of The Unholy Trinity

Q&A with Michael Lockwood, author of <i>The Unholy Trinity</i>

In the newest release from Concordia Publishing House, The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I, Rev. Dr. Michael Lockwood draws upon Martin Luther’s key insights on the theology of idolatry in order to unmask contemporary idol worship and its futility. Read the following Q&A with Dr. Lockwood to find out(…)

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What People Are Saying about The Unholy Trinity

What People Are Saying about <i>The Unholy Trinity</i>

Michael Lockwood shows that God’s use of the Law—for Christians as well as for non-Christians—includes the sufferings of life that destroy our self-sufficiency, which is the root of all idolatry. His book is full of practical suggestions for pastoral care and evangelistic outreach and will be an enormously helpful resource for pastors. —Gene Edward Veith,(…)

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A Letter in Honor of Pastor Appreciation Day

A Letter in Honor of Pastor Appreciation Day

Love Your Pastor “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” (Hebrews 13:17) Obey your leaders and submit to them(…)

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