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Why Do the Righteous Serve God?

Why Do the Righteous Serve God?

Written by Reed Lessing and Andrew Steinmann, Prepare the Way of the Lord examines and explores each book of the Old Testament, preparing students of the Bible to read Israel’s texts with understanding and insight. The following excerpt discusses theological issues in the Book of Job.

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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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Book Giveaway: Win a free copy of Isaiah 56–66!

Book Giveaway: Win a free copy of Isaiah 56–66!

Sorry, this contest has ended. Try again next time!   To celebrate the release of our latest Concordia Commentary, we are pleased to offer one lucky winner a free copy of Isaiah 56–66. Isaiah 56–66 is the culmination of the prophet’s message condemning humanity’s sin and promising the Suffering Servant, who atones for that sin,(…)

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What others are saying about the newest Concordia Commentary, Isaiah 56-66

What others are saying about the newest Concordia Commentary, Isaiah 56-66

Dr. Reed Lessing’s commentary on Isaiah 56-66 has received outstanding advance endorsements from the academic community. Read below what scholars are saying about the book! As with his earlier work on Isaiah 40–55, Professor Lessing has given us a highly useful commentary on chapters 56–66. More than many others, it nicely balances linguistic and grammatical precision, exegetical(…)

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An Interview with Dr. R. Reed Lessing, author of Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

An Interview with Dr. R. Reed Lessing, author of Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

Dr. Reed Lessing is a veteran author for Concordia Publishing House. His latest book is Isaiah 56–66, the twenty-seventh volume in the Concordia Commentary series. We interviewed Dr. Lessing to find out more about him, his commentary, and its contribution to the church.  Tell me about yourself. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and have enjoyed(…)

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Coming Soon! Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

Coming Soon! Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

Pastors, scholars, and teachers know the Concordia Commentary volumes offer trustworthy theological exposition of the original inspired texts of the sacred Scriptures. In the newest volume of the series, Isaiah 56–66, Dr. Reed Lessing combines a meticulous analysis of the Hebrew with an engaging, memorable, and homiletical proclamation of the prophet’s meaning. He shows that(…)

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An excerpt from the newest Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

An excerpt from the newest Concordia Commentary: Isaiah 56–66

Quoted by our Lord Jesus Christ in his inaugural sermon in his hometown of Nazareth (Lk 4:18–19), Is 61:1–3 is commonly called the Fifth Suffering Servant Song in Isaiah, and for good reason. This programmatic text reverberates throughout the Gospel narratives in Christ’s ministry of preaching and healing, and particularly at His Baptism, when the(…)

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New from CPH: An Introduction to the Old Testament

New from CPH: An Introduction to the Old Testament

“A readable, but scholarly, up-to-date introductory textbook for Old Testament study.” —Joel D. Heck, ThD, Professor of Theology, Concordia University Texas Dr. R. Reed Lessing and Dr. Andrew E. Steinmann have completed a comprehensive isagogics textbook that examines and explores each book of the Old Testament. Dr. Lessing talked to us about how the Old(…)

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