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  • Understanding Justification by Grace Alone through Faith Alone

    Understanding Justification by Grace Alone through Faith Alone

    Justification by grace alone through faith alone is a core Lutheran belief, but what does this really mean? Breaking this up into three parts makes it easier to understand: the great...

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  • The Story That Inspired “Thy Strong Word”

    The Story That Inspired “Thy Strong Word”

     “Thy Strong Word” is a Reformation Day favorite for many churches. Composed for a special purpose, the lyrics were based on the Concordia Seminary motto, “Light from above.” Read on for...

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  • Understanding the Book of Lamentations

    Understanding the Book of Lamentations

    The Book of Lamentations is often skipped over. But it reveals a lot about God’s love and faithfulness. The following was adapted from the Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction...

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  • Downloadable Sheet Music for Advent

    Downloadable Sheet Music for Advent

    Advent is a season of preparation and repentance as we anticipate the coming of our Lord and Savior. Help your congregation prepare with these five Advent settings for choral, organ, and...

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  • What Is Eternal Life?

    What Is Eternal Life?

    Theologians throughout the ages have had many theories and thoughts on eternal life. In this excerpt from On Eternal Life, read Johann Gerhard’s thoughts on the matter of heaven and...

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  • Grades 5-8 Sampler | Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum

    Grades 5-8 Sampler | Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum

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  • An Overview of Jeremiah

    An Overview of Jeremiah

    We have a lot to learn from Jeremiah and his mixture of Law, Gospel, and doctrine. The prophet, best known for his extreme demonstrations, gives abounding examples of God's correction,...

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  • Downloadable Sheet Music for Reformation

    Downloadable Sheet Music for Reformation

     Reformation Day brings about well-loved favorites in the Lutheran Church with multiple settings for musicians to choose from. Read on to see our top five downloadable Reformation Day...

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  • Why Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

    Why Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

    When studying Exodus, we may ask: “Why did God harden Pharaoh’s heart?” Read what Martin Luther said about this difficult question in the post below.

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  • Concordia Gospel Outreach 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering Mission Project Recap

    Concordia Gospel Outreach 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering Mission Project Recap

    There are many effective ways to share the Gospel message. One of the most practical and powerful ways to start is by directly providing Scripture resources to congregations and...

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  • 2022 Fall Catalog

    2022 Fall Catalog

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  • An Overview of Isaiah

    An Overview of Isaiah

    Isaiah wrote to warn the people of Judah to repent so that they might escape God’s judgment, poured out through the Assyrians. However, the range of his prophecies of judgment spread in...

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  • Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry | Lutheran Life Issue 222

    Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry | Lutheran Life Issue 222

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  • Song of Solomon: An Overview

    Song of Solomon: An Overview

    The Song of Solomon celebrates love, a common theme for all people of all times. What distinguishes the Song, however, is the way it connects human love to God’s greater love in poetry...

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  • Opposing Ideas in Ecclesiastes: Justice and Mercy

    Opposing Ideas in Ecclesiastes: Justice and Mercy

    When the book of Ecclesiastes highlights judgment, it can arouse questions about the apparent contradiction between the grief of Ecclesiastes and statements of abundant mercy elsewhere in...

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  • Proverbs: An Overview

    Proverbs: An Overview

    The Book of Proverbs could rightly be called a collection of collections. Within this book of the Bible, many different strands of Israel’s wisdom coalesce into a book that’s core...

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  • Navigating the Lutheran Religion Standards3:23

    Navigating the Lutheran Religion Standards

    In this video, we present a quick walkthrough of different ways you can access and analyze the Lutheran Religion Standards. To browse the standards for yourself, visit https://lutheranschools.org/. Se

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  • The Psalms: An Overview

    The Psalms: An Overview

    The Book of Psalms contains songs and prayers for every occasion. In fact, the Psalms collectively cover so much of the faith that they were rightly called a “little Bible” by the Church...

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  • The Seasons of the Church Year

    The Seasons of the Church Year

    The following is a brief guide to the traditional seasons of the Church and the liturgical calendar. This introduction is a perfect starting point for learning about the Divine Service...

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  • The Book of Job: An Overview

    The Book of Job: An Overview

    Job is renowned as the archetypical “suffering man” of the Old Testament, and rightly so. His losses were immense. But his comfort amidst his suffering is the knowledge that God Himself is...

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