Prayer. God calls us to do this, but are our halting, stuttering prayers pleasing to Him? Yes, they are for the sake of Jesus. But wouldn't you like to have a "perfect prayer" to offer to God? There is one and we'll talk about it in this devotion. Reading is from Luther's Large Catechism, Part III, paras. 22-23.
Jesus asks two questions in Mark 8. The first is a "normal" question, seeking a straight answer. His second question is a special type of question. We'll talk about that and discuss its importance to His disciples of all times & ages. Scripture reading is Mark 8:27-38.
Please consider watching this devotion to learn about the little boy whose parents forced him to go to Vacation Bible School as PUNISHMENT for being bad! His story provides insight to us as to why we teach the Commandments first when instructing students using our Small Catechism!
In today's devotion we'll consider the topic of prayer. And, within that, we'll consider what are called "just prayers." WHAT are those prayers? Watch the devotion to find out! James 1:6-7 and portions of Luther's Large Catechism will guide us in this subject.
What is the One Thing that listeners should hear in EVERY sermon and Bible class? Seemingly, the possibilities are uncountable. Yet, there is One Thing that must necessarily be mentioned each time that God's people gather to worship and study. We'll discuss that in today's devotion based on John 5:39.
The Magi get to Jerusalem and ask: "Where is He who is born King of the Jews?" Indeed, that IS a good question even in our day and age! We address this in today's devotion on the actual day of Epiphany! Mt. 2:1-12 is the source of this devotion.
During this last midweek devotion of 2021, we'll consider why it is that our world has become so mean-spirited & snarky toward one another. We'll also hear a suggestion regarding how we, as individuals, can do our part to make this a better world. Based on Proverbs 29:18
A Christmas Poem for you the day before Christmas Eve! Yeah, as promised in yesterday's devotion, a poem will be part of today's devotion. Within this devotion, we'll consider what might be the answer to the question that many people have: "Why isn't Christmas what it used to be for me?"
Please consider watching today's devotion. Within it, we'll consider the question if we Christians "overemphasize" Christmas at the expense of Easter. Also, we'll take a new look (and I'll argue, a "more accurate look") at the old saw of "Jesus is the Reason for the Season!"