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

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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Hosanna!

The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” John 12:12–13 Hosanna! Save(…)

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Praise for new biography of Frederick the Wise

Frederick the Wise is back from the printer! Read below what others are saying about this fascinating biography of Martin Luther’s protector.   To his family, friends, peers, and subjects, Elector Frederick the Wise of Saxony was much more than simply Martin Luther’s noble protector. Dr. Wellman’s thoroughly researched and engaging biography paints a vivid image of(…)

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Q & A with Sam Wellman, author of “Frederick the Wise”

We asked  Sam Wellman, author of Frederick the Wise: Seen and Unseen Lives of Martin Luther’s Protector, to answer a few questions about the book and his work.   What made you decide to write a biography about Frederick the Wise? I was initially interested in Martin Luther and wrote a complete draft of a biography on(…)

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When Should Easter Be Celebrated? Part 2

Yesterday we posted an excerpt from Dr. Steven Ware’s book When Was Jesus Really Born? in which Dr. Ware discusses why Easter is celebrated on a Sunday. In today’s continuation of that post, Dr. Ware answers the questions that ended yesterday’s post: “Exactly what Sunday is it? And what authority was to determine the proper Sunday and publish it(…)

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When Should Easter Be Celebrated? Part 1

Unlike Christmas, Reformation, All Saints’ Day, and many other Church feasts and festivals, Easter is one of those celebrations that takes place on a different day every year. But who came up with the date for celebrating Easter? And how? And why does it always change? These are some of the questions that Dr. Steven Ware(…)

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Commemoration of Patrick, Missionary to Ireland

Who was St. Patrick? He is one of the best-known of the missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain around the year AD 389 he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and force to serve as a herdsman. After six years, he escaped and found his way to a(…)

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Frederick the Wise – Available Now

In Frederick the Wise: Seen and Unseen Lives of Martin Luther’s Protector, author Sam Wellman provides us with the first full-length English biography of elector Frederick III of Saxony. Wellman takes readers on a fascinating biographical journey, revealing why the noteworthy elector risked his realm of Saxony to protect the fiery monk Martin Luther and the(…)

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Mark 1:1–8:26 — What People Are Saying

“James Voelz’s concentration on the distinctiveness and precision of Mark’s language and style distinguishes this learned and readable commentary from others on the market. The clarity of his articulate expositions, the abundance of helpful examples given and the alertness to contrary views testify to the book’s origins in decades of inspiring teaching. Now a world-wide(…)

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