Lent

“He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows”

“He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows”

O loving and blessed Jesus, I come before You to meditate with true devotion of heart on Your bitter suffering. Lord, let Your woes, Your patience, inspire my heart with strength to vanquish every temptation and spurn every unworthy desire. This is what my heart would cherish most of all. What pain my soul’s redemption(…)

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It’s the LORD’s Supper

It’s the LORD’s Supper

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper is not an option. It is the Savior’s will. He instituted it. He commanded it. He said, “Do this.” This night gets its name, “Maundy Thursday,” from the Latin word mandatum, “command.” In the Upper Room, Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another” (Jn(…)

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Jesus, I Will Ponder Now

Jesus, I Will Ponder Now

Jesus, I will ponder now On Your holy passion; With Your Spirit me endow For such meditation. Grant that I in love and faith May the image cherish Of Your suff’ring, pain, and death That I may not perish.

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Watchfulness

Watchfulness

Lord Jesus, when You began Your bitter suffering for our sins amid great agony of soul, when Your soul was exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death, and drops of blood oozed from Your sacred brow, the eyes of Your disciples were heavy with sleep, so that You had to call to them: “Could you not watch(…)

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A Devotion for Monday in Holy Week

A Devotion for Monday in Holy Week

Monday in Holy Week Psalmody: Psalm 35:1–6, 9–10 Additional Psalm: Psalm 71, Psalm 143 Old Testament Reading: Exodus 9:1–28 Additional Reading: Lamentations 1:1–22 New Testament Reading: Hebrews 2:1–18 Prayer of the Day Almighty God, grant that in the midst of our failures and weaknesses we may be restored through the passion and intercession of Your(…)

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The Season of Lent

The Season of Lent

To mark the first day of Lent, we’ve posted below an excerpt from Heaven on Earth in which Arthur Just describes the theological accents in the season of Lent. The Time of Easter—The Seasons of Lent and Easter A dramatic shift takes place as the Church Year moves toward the time of Lent and Easter.(…)

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Lent-Easter Preaching and Worship Resources

Lent-Easter Preaching and Worship Resources

Lent is a month away. If you’re looking for a devotional resource to use individually, with your family, or with your church, check out Concordia Publishing House’s 2015 Lenten and Easter resources. Singing with the Exiles gives your church a simple, unified way to connect worship, Bible study, and personal meditation during Lent and Easter.(…)

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