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  • Visual Edition: Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation

    Visual Edition: Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation

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  • Thanking God for Preschool Leaders!

    Thanking God for Preschool Leaders!

    Consider the scene: Goldfish crackers, a tub of largely mismatched (read: broken) crayons, a half-used container of partially dried hand wipes, and the unmistakable smell of something vaguely...

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  • What are Your Memories of Growing Up Lutheran?

    What are Your Memories of Growing Up Lutheran?

    What are your memories of growing up Lutheran? How has growing up Lutheran impacted your life? The church recently celebrated All Saints’ Day, an important time of reflection to honor the saints...

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  • How to Stick with Your Bible Study Routine during the Holidays

    How to Stick with Your Bible Study Routine during the Holidays

    I love the holidays. But they always throw off my groove. Life gets way more hectic around the holidays: You’re traveling. You’re eating more pie in one week than you do in the entire rest of the...

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  • What Makes Christianity Different (And Why it Matters)

    What Makes Christianity Different (And Why it Matters)

    Christianity, a religion that begins and ends with the person and work of Jesus Christ, is the only religion of the world to regard man’s eternal salvation as a pure gift of God, without any...

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  • Teaching Thanksgiving through Jesus’ Example

    Teaching Thanksgiving through Jesus’ Example

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s appropriate to reflect on the importance of giving thanks from a Christian perspective, examining especially Jesus’ example and the impact it has for us. In this...

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  • Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors

    Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors

    What happens after someone visits your congregation? At my church, the visitors sign a guest book and a day or two later, they receive a letter in the mail from the pastor—which is an...

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  • Product of the Month: Carol of the Lamb

    Product of the Month: Carol of the Lamb

    The Old Testament is full of promises of a Savior, so what better way to celebrate Christmas than by looking at how those promises are fulfilled in the New Testament? “Carol of the...

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  • Making the Reformation Meaningful for Sunday School Students

    Making the Reformation Meaningful for Sunday School Students

    Why the Protestant Reformation matters Look around you. We live in a society that is increasingly hostile to organized religion and even the basic concept of absolute truth. Even among confessing...

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  • Simple Activities to Teach Children about Luther’s Rose

    Simple Activities to Teach Children about Luther’s Rose

    “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14) God gives children such beautiful faith! Even the smallest members of His...

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  • Easy Ways to Celebrate the Reformation Today

    Easy Ways to Celebrate the Reformation Today

    Happy 501st anniversary of the Reformation! I know, I know, it’s not quite as exciting as 500 years. . . but you can still celebrate nonetheless! We’ve been recognizing Martin Luther’s nailing of...

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  • Communications for Last-Minute Church Events

    Communications for Last-Minute Church Events

    Whether they’re potlucks, special voters’ meetings, or trunk-or-treats, last-minute events are bound to happen (sometimes more often than we would like!). The idea of driving attendance...

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  • Reformation Hymns for Hope and Comfort on All Saints’ Day

    Reformation Hymns for Hope and Comfort on All Saints’ Day

    Sola Scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide, solus Christus. Scripture alone, grace alone, faith alone, Christ alone. This Reformation teaching is especially poignant on All Saints’ Day,...

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  • The Humanity of God

    The Humanity of God

    Jesus, the Second person of the Holy Trinity, has existed eternally without a beginning. He is true God—omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient. But Jesus is also human. A man, to be specific. He...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: Jeremiah

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: Jeremiah

    The Book of Jeremiah is one of those books we kinda sorta know—it’s one of those big long prophet books, somewhere near Isaiah, maybe? It probably talks about the Israelites. . .? Jeremiah is...

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  • Bring It Home: One District’s Commitment to Faith at Home

    Bring It Home: One District’s Commitment to Faith at Home

    Pastor Monte Meyer, the facilitator of parish life for the Minnesota North District, had an ambitious goal: To get families in the Minnesota North District to read the Bible together every week....

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  • Prayer Hymns: One Immense Voice Raising Supplication to God

    Prayer Hymns: One Immense Voice Raising Supplication to God

    Have you ever attempted an extempore prayer? I know I have been in many situations in which someone calls upon me to offer a prayer, and I confess I don’t have many memorized beyond the...

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  • November 2018 Everyday Faith Calendar

    November 2018 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Finding time for devotions can be hard, especially during the upcoming holiday season. But our Everyday Faith Calendar makes it easy. The calendar is designed to spark conversation and time in...

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  • Lost.

    Lost.

    Remember that feeling as a child when you went grocery shopping with your mom? One moment, you were right on her heels as she turned the corner to switch aisles and all of a sudden, you looked up...

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  • How Worship Rites Changed during the Reformation

    How Worship Rites Changed during the Reformation

    The Reformers sought not to overthrow existing church traditions but rather to bring them back to their pure states. As a result, the orders of worship Lutheran churches use today are...

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  • Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    One of my greatest struggles working in a communications role for a church is finding the balance between executing existing plans or ideas and finding space for creativity and...

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