You can easily find a minute or two to settle into a devotion. What about your lunch break? Waiting in the school pick-up line? The waiting room? During pesky commercial breaks? No matter where you find a spare minute, you can use it to spend time with your Savior through these short, powerful devotions. Look inside
Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard is the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota. He is married to Serenity, and they have three children. He enjoys fishing, pheasant hunting, carpentry, watching movies, spending time with his family, and reading a good book with a rye whiskey.
“For us.” These two words summarize Matthew Richard’s Christ-centered devotional book. When hardship knocks us flat on our back . . . where can we go? Jesus. Jesus who is always “for us.” That’s what Pastor Richard’s devotions announce time and time again. I wholeheartedly encourage you to add this wonderful book to your devotional library—and give one to a friend! Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing, author, Professor of Theology and Ministry, Director of the Pre-Seminary Program, Director of the Center for Biblical Studies, Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Dr. Richard gets right to the point, rightly dividing Law and Gospel, leaving us with the truth of God’s Word and the comfort of His promises. When we find ourselves overwhelmed by a lack of time and an abundance of sin, these brief but incredibly pastoral devotions are a gift to the Church.Rev. Harrison Goodman, Pastor and Content Executive, Higher Things
Again and again, Pastor Matthew Richard’s profound and engaging devotions leave me, as a preacher and teacher, thinking, “I wish I had said it that way!” But best of all, in just a minute at a time, they leave me knowing I’m dearly loved by God. Rev. Scott Sailer, President, South Dakota District, LCMS
These Minute Messages take a nugget that is present in the text and make it a most valuable diamond for the day. They are like a sermon, although summed up in a few words: straightforward to the point we may be in our lives today with the Law and Gospel of God’s Word, along with a teaching to fill the day with the joy of eternity through Christ without a story or joke. Rev. Arie D. Bertsch, president, North Dakota District, LCMS