Together in the Word

Together in the Word - October 15, 2017

What is God like? He is gracious, like a landowner who did everything for his vineyard. He is patient, sending prophet after prophet, waiting year after year for people to return to him in repentance and faith. But he also is a God who wants fruits of faith. The time of grace for Israel and for every man is limited. Do not receive God’s grace in vain; rather, repent, trust, and produce the fruits of faith. We pray that God would make us ready, with cheerful hearts, to do whatever pleases...

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Together in the Word - October 8, 2017

Our God wants real repentance that leads to true obedience. One day, every one will bow before Jesus of Nazareth and confess him as Lord. Some will do so in grief and others in joy. God wants real repentance from every sinner so they might bend the knee to Christ in true obedience and confess with gladness that Jesus is Lord. The Church prays that God would rule our hearts through Word and Sacrament that our repentance might be real and our obedience truly pleasing.   Here is this...

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Together in the Word - October 1, 2017

The lyrics to a popular Christian song exclaim, “Everything I need, I already have!” Through faith in Christ Jesus, we know that we are members of his saved family and that heaven is ours. But not everyone in our insecure world today enjoys that confidence and conviction. May we use our time of grace here on earth wisely by exposing others to the love of Jesus, too. Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal and/or family devotional use. God bless...

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Together in the Word - September 24, 2017

Dear Christian Friend, Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal and/or family devotional use. One timeless truth that we review Sunday after Sunday is this: God, in his boundless grace and mercy, has forgiven me, a poor, miserable sinner. One of the special blessings of having Christian friends is that they, too, forgive. This week in his Word God, speaks to us about the correlation between being forgiven and being forgiving. God bless you, as you...

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Together in the Word - September 17, 2017

Dear Christian Friend, Last week, I introduced a new weekly resource for your personal and/or family devotional use called "Together in the Word."  Again I hope this is something we can all do together. Every week, I'll share with you a simple order of service to use for your personal or family devotions. It will include Scripture readings, prayer suggestions, a hymn of the week, portions of Scripture and the Catechism to commit to memory, and readings from the Lutheran...

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Together in the Word - September 10, 2017

Dear Christian Friend, As Christians, we regularly hear encouragement from God's Word to continue to hear and read and study God's Word. We are commanded to let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly (Colossians 3:16) and to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). But how? A good place to start is with your fellow Christians every Sunday morning. Come and be fed with God's Word not only in worship but in our weekly Bible study, in...

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