April 18-24, 2021

Good Shepherd Sunday. The image of shepherd and sheep are certainly familiar to modern Christians, but do those concepts resonate as deeply for us as they did for the people of God 2000 years ago? “In such a landscape as Judea, where a day’s pasture is thinly scattered over an unfenced tract of country, coveredContinue reading “April 18-24, 2021”

April 11-17, 2021

Does witnessing to your faith intimidate you? Are you afraid of how people will react? Today we will see that Jesus’ death and resurrection give the believer confidence. Our sins have been washed clean in his blood. We have forgiveness for any and all sins. Such truths give us the courage to witness boldly toContinue reading “April 11-17, 2021”

April 4-10, 2021

Our faith is based on Jesus, our risen Lord. We cannot see him. We cannot touch him. We have not yet experienced the joy that will be ours in heaven. We come to know and trust in him as our Savior only through the precious Gospel that is revealed to us in the words ofContinue reading “April 4-10, 2021”

March 28 – April 3, 2021

What is Easter? For Americans who do not worship Christ, Easter may be a day for family gatherings, a day for candy, eggs and rabbits. What is Easter for a Christian? It is the resurrection of our Lord, a day to sing the praises of our Savior God. It is a day to rejoice inContinue reading “March 28 – April 3, 2021”

March 21-27, 2021

Our Lord Jesus is so different from earthly rulers. Jesus was coming to finish the most important battle of time and eternity, yet he did not enter Jerusalem as a mighty warrior in the world’s eyes. Instead of coming with a huge army on mighty horses, Jesus came on a lowly donkey, with twelve menContinue reading “March 21-27, 2021”

March 14-20, 2021

Before Jesus was born, believers had to regularly offer up sacrifices for sin. Only the High Priest could go before God with the blood and prayers of the people. These sacrifices would go on and on for the entire life of the Old Testament believer as a vivid reminder that someday God would send aContinue reading “March 14-20, 2021”

March 7-13, 2021

It has been said that a drowning man will not complain about the size of the boat that comes to rescue him. Yet we read this week about a people complaining not long after God had freed them from slavery in Egypt. Each lesson this week shows God’s heart of grace―undeserved love that rescues sinners.Continue reading “March 7-13, 2021”

February 28 – March 6, 2021

The season of Lent has historically been a time for Christians to meditate on Jesus’ passion. His suffering and death atoned for the sins we committed. Therefore, Lent is the “serious season” of the church year where we Christians put an extra emphasis on recognizing and confessing our own sins. Congregations that have special mid-weekContinue reading “February 28 – March 6, 2021”

February 21-27, 2021

To follow Jesus we must carry our cross. This means our faith will bring us severe burdens and shame. But through Jesus’ cross we have such good news: Heaven is open! We can rejoice in our sufferings! By losing our lives for Jesus, we will find them! Here is this week’s “Together in the Word” (clickContinue reading “February 21-27, 2021”

February 14-20, 2021

In Lent we see Jesus go to the cross to suffer and die for us. This week’s lessons show that when God tests us and the devil tempts us (every day!) Jesus is our holiness before God. He is also our strength and our example. We do not live on bread alone, Jesus says. WeContinue reading “February 14-20, 2021”

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