Learning from Jeremiah
R. Reed Lessing
Disasters can shake the foundation of everything. From hurricanes to worldwide pandemics, tsunamis to tornadoes, humanity has recovered from the worst of these disasters. But what happens when disaster strikes your life or the life of your loved one? The Book of Jeremiah’s major theme is all about surviving disaster, and you can study it to understand how to survive your personal or grand disasters. These disasters can be death, alcoholism, losing a job, or any life event that brings you undue stress. Both a biblical commentary and a devotional resource, Overcoming Life’s Sorrows can help you persevere
Our Lives as Sinners and Saints
Have you ever felt like you’ve messed up beyond forgiveness? As if you’ve done something so bad that nothing and no one could ever forgive you for it? Or maybe you feel like you’re not good enough and “too broken.” Despite those feelings, there’s still someone who loves you through it all: God. He has given examples of people in the Bible who have been forgiven and restored. Work through these examples to see how, through the Word and Sacraments, along with the support of friends, family, and your church, you can find a way back to God and His unconditional forgiveness.
With more than 200 prayers for Christian living, family life, vocation, sickness, and more, this updated edition of My Prayer Book is perfect for both the joys and sorrows you face in life. These personal prayers have been updated with modern language to make sure that each prayer is applicable to your life. Featuring new prayers, this edition will help you develop a good habit of praying daily and giving thanks to God for everything in your life.
A Path of Discovery
Trying to work through all 66 books of the Bible seems like a daunting task. Where do you even start? How can you understand each passage? Even life-long Christians who are in God’s Word regularly can find it difficult to understand how each book and verse fit together. In 30 days, work through all the books of the Bible to see their historical context and how they all point toward God’s plan of salvation through Christ.
Embracing Your Role in God’s Design
Discussions on sex and gender can be fascinating, but for some they can bring up painful memories or assumptions. A person’s sex is central to identity, therefore making it difficult to remove personal experience from these conversations. Jonathan and Christa Petzold focus on a framework of masculinity and femininity in the Bible, rather than “traditional” values and behaviors, to help you apply it to your life and relationships. Develop a better understanding of your personal response to gender, sexual orientation, and your God-given role as a man or woman in Male and Female.
Gospel-Filled Devotions for Every Occasion
Today’s world is fast-paced, filled with surface-level discovery and teachings. But what if you could discover so much more in a short amount of time? Five minutes? Ten minutes at most? Find deeper meaning with an unwavering focus on Law and Gospel through these devotions by Matthew Richard. Following the historic Church Year and working through the Six Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism, you will find a plethora of meaning packed into one-page devotions for each day.
Simple Steps for Discipleship
Discipleship can feel complicated with all the programs, practices, and more that you go through. What if discipleship was simple? Ted Doering challenges the definition of discipleship with a new explanation: a lifelong journey of trusting Jesus’ promises, seeking Him, and following Him.
Organized by these three foundations of discipleship—trusting, seeking, and following Jesus—you will be able to create and recognize the foundational rhythms of life as a disciple. Use the discussion questions and chapter guides to apply what you learn in your community.
From Brokenness to Restoration
Brokenness can press uncomfortably into your life and make everything feel much heavier. You see it everywhere: in your neighborhood, at work, in your relationships, and even just walking down the street. Brokenness is weighty, but Christ is greater. Call brokenness by name so you can move through it and discover that Jesus is your ultimate hope—even in the broken mess. Uniquely qualified to help you with your broken parts, author Heidi Goehmann offers a unique perspective to help you heal and grow with God.
A Guide for Reflection and Prayer
The Psalms are an important part of the Bible and aid in understanding Scripture. They have been used for centuries as a core teaching from the Bible and are a wonderful introduction to God’s Word and its devotional aspects. This devotional companion will guide you through all 150 psalms with one-page reflections that help you dig into the Word. Each reflection includes a basic introduction with useful information and a structured way to pray, meditate on, and apply the Psalms to your life.
The Way of the First Evangelicals: Third Edition
Gene Edward Veith Jr.
There’s been a major cultural shift in the past few years. A rise of people identifying as “spiritual but not religious” make up almost a quarter of Evangelicals. Today’s issue for these Nones and Christians alike is simple but seems complex: how to discover a life full of meaning in a seemingly meaningless world.
Lutheran Christianity offers this meaning, and the theology of the cross can provide understanding. Rewritten for today’s culture, the third edition has an additional chapter about Christology, an updated layout, and additional content from Authentic Christianity.
Eight Biblical Gifts for Living with Loss
Michael W. Newman
There are five stages of grief. God gives you eight gifts to get through them. In these eight sessions, see how God promises to heal your life with His promises to you.
Hymns, Quotes, and Prayers for Inspiration
With 157 pages featuring Scripture, prayers, hymns, and quotes, you can reflect on your faith life, express yourself, organize your day, and praise God.
You don’t have to wait until your child is old enough for confirmation classes to begin teaching him or her the faith. My First Catechism is the beginning stepping-stone to young children’s faith development. Organized in the same manner as Luther’s Small Catechism, this colorfully illustrated book is a wonderful tool to guide little ones in the faith. They too can begin to learn the most basic of doctrine and explanations that will help them as they advance in their understanding of their faith.
The next stepping-stone from My First Catechism is Luther’s Small Catechism for Kids. Following a similar layout to the 2017 edition of Luther’s Small Catechism, elementary students can use the colorful icons and illustrations to begin understanding each tenet of the faith. Older elementary-age students can read and study the concepts from the 2017 Catechism in a way that they understand, without compromising true doctrine.
God’s Gift of Life
Kim E. Bestian
God knew you, shaped you, and designed you before you were born into this world. He has known and loved you from the moment you were conceived and will continue to love you throughout your entire life. Teach children this same beautiful truth in this stunning, illustrated children’s book. Kim Bestian uses simple language to help teach a complex topic to young minds. A vast array of families are portrayed to showcase that God loves all families. Read this book nightly to show the important truth that God has loved his children since day one.
There are devotionals for women. for men. for children. But youth need a devotional that covers all the topics they face in their lives. Give young adults personal devotions that cover a wide range of topics written specifically for their age group. A wide range of authors contributed to these devotions, encompassing different ages, genders, ethnicities, professions, and points in their faith journeys. Gift beautiful devotions this fall to the youth in your life so they may use the Word of God to guide them through sticky situations.
Four Habits for Faithful Living
Today’s society, while filled to the brim with everything imaginable, still can leave you feeling empty. There’s something missing that’s keeping you from a deep, soul-filled life brimming with joy. In thirty days, reassess your life and come back to the four basic habits of living a God-filled life: the Word, Prayer, Praise, and Reflection. This wonderful study includes a guide on how to use it as an individual study, a small-group study, a large-group study, or even as a kickoff for large gatherings and events.
God’s Comfort for Anxious Thoughts
A large portion of Americans deal with some form of anxiety, both diagnosed and undiagnosed. Maybe you’ve been here. Heart pounding, the world slowing down or moving imperceptibly fast, feeling as if not enough oxygen is reaching your lungs. What if anxiety could be a way of God pulling you closer to Him? This small-group and individual study will enrich you with the truth that the Lord and His power are made perfect in weakness. Your struggle can be a training ground for spiritual growth and finding peace in God.
A Study of Rest and Refuge
Psalm 46:10 states, “Be still, and know that I am God.” But what does He mean? The promises of Psalm 46 are fulfilled in Christ; unpack them through this eight-session Bible study. You will look at the narratives from the Gospels, where Jesus meets various women who are experiencing storms in their lives, to find how to work through your personal life’s storms. In the midst of today’s storms, you will find that God reveals His refuge for you in Christ, the one who has overcome the world.
A Study of Esther
The Book of Esther is the only book of the Bible that never mentions God's name. Yet every single chapter is filled to the brim with His presence. Through all of Esther's struggles and battles, He used her for His plan and never abandoned her. In this eight-week study, follow the story of Esther to see how God is never absent and never abandons you. He is always with you, even in His silence.
A Study of Hosea
God never gives up on you. No matter your stumblings or misgivings, He is always there to love you. Through it all, God is pursuing a fruitful relationship with you. See how you can help this relationship thrive and be surrounded by His unconditional adoration by studying the Book of Hosea.
This edition takes a look at the end of the world, hell, and eternal death. Questions such as “Is there a hell?” are fully addressed.View Book Details
The Concordia Reader’s Edition
Keep a personal edition of the Formula of Concord on your shelf, complete with editor’s introductions, notes, and woodcut images. This article used Scripture to address many theological controversies from the Reformation era.
Witnessing in Everyday Life
Mark A. Wood
When you were baptized into God’s family, you were given a very important toolkit. It’s one that anyone can be given through belief in Christ, and one that allows you to witness and share God’s Word with others. Sometimes evangelism and witnessing come across as a put-together person talking to a broken person. But the truth is that it’s everyday people, broken by sin, talking about God’s love and His forgiveness of sins to other, everyday broken people. As you read planting metaphors such as plowing, planting, watering, and harvesting, you will be able to understand the joy and importance of witnessing to others.
Overcoming Isolation through Community
In a time of increased digital connectedness, why are people feeling more lonely? This increase in loneliness, stress, social division, and more grows with each passing day. But Christ offers identity, belonging, love, and community, erasing the loneliness from your life. Come to His Church, where you and other individuals play an essential role in the shared experience of being part of Christ’s people. See how your church can encourage this shared community with others and bring people out of their isolation and into Christ. God wants all His children together in the Church. That includes you.
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Starting the journey to becoming a Christian is a momentous occasion, but one that can come with many questions. There are numerous parts to the faith that are difficult to understand. What is the Bible? What other religions are there, and how is Christianity different? How are Christmas and Easter celebrated? Are angels real? Find easy answers to all of these questions with these booklets. Written in easy-to-understand language, each booklet points back to God’s Word and Christ’s sacrifice in its discussion. Pick up a pack of 20 to distribute in pews, to give to new members, or to use with outreach programs.
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Today’s societal climate comes with a lot of questions concerning hot topics. How can Christians share the biblical perspective on issues when they clash with the current climate? These booklets aim to offer answers to topics that seem tricky to navigate. Each summary is written in easy-to-read language and guides people through God’s Word to provide answers. Order a pack of 20 to give to those who have questions, to use in outreach programs, to send home with students, or to leave in your church’s resource center for guests to take.