February 7-13, 2021

Scripture only records one time when Jesus shone with divine glory. That was on a hilltop in northern Israel. On the Mount of Transfiguration Peter, James and John got a firsthand (and terrifying) look at Jesus’ perfect glory. Why did Jesus do this? He did it, among many reasons, to give his disciples a glimpseContinue reading “February 7-13, 2021”

January 31 – February 6, 2021

Have you ever felt compelled to do or say something because you’re a Christian? Sometimes that compulsion springs from feelings of guilt. Sadly, that can even be true of our gospel outreach efforts. Such guilt-ridden efforts burn us out and leave us feeling unfulfilled, guiltier. But Jesus doesn’t want us to feel guilty about hisContinue reading “January 31 – February 6, 2021”

January 17-23, 2021

How do unbelievers come to find out about Jesus? Does the Holy Spirit just strike them with lightning one day and bring them to faith? No. Paul tells us that “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ” (Ro 10:17). We can’t expect others to come toContinue reading “January 17-23, 2021”

January 10-16, 2021

“Why did Jesus need to be baptized? I thought baptism was for sinners.” That’s a common question among Christians. It does not make sense that our Savior, who was perfectly sinless, would need to be baptized. Why was he? Because a) the Father wanted him to, and b) Jesus came to be our perfect substitute.Continue reading “January 10-16, 2021”

January 3-9, 2021

The season of Epiphany (the Greek word for “appearance”) recalls how Jesus proved himself to be the Son of God and the Savior of all people. The Festival of the Epiphany of Our Lord is celebrated on January 6, the twelfth day of Christmas, and is often called the Gentile Christmas. In the lessons forContinue reading “January 3-9, 2021”

February 16-22, 2020

Jesus appears in glory as the Son of God. The Epiphany season is bookended by the voice of God the Father proclaiming Jesus his Son. Before he suffered as man’s substitute, Jesus gave his Church a glimpse of the glory that he set aside to be our Savior. See how much he loves us! TheContinue reading “February 16-22, 2020”

January 12-18, 2020

This Lamb would take away the sins of the world and bring both Israel and the Gentile nations into the kingdom of God. The hearts that see this Savior in faith cannot help but take news of this salvation to the ends of the earth. Here is this week’s “Together in the Word” for yourContinue reading “January 12-18, 2020”

December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020

The twelve days of Christmas (the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany) continue this week. The Festival of the Epiphany of our Lord, observed on January 6th, is the second oldest festival celebrated by the Church, dating to the second century. The Eastern Church commemorates the birth of Christ on this day, but the WesternContinue reading “December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020”

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