The Bible

  • An Interview with Rev. Dr. David Coe on Provoking Proverbs

    An Interview with Rev. Dr. David Coe on Provoking Proverbs

    Have you ever looked at the Book of Proverbs through the lens of the Ten Commandments? A new Bible study, Provoking Proverbs, guides you through these  beautiful, insightful works of...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Romans 13:1–10

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Romans 13:1–10

    Have you ever been wronged by someone? Have you ever disagreed with the laws or decrees of your local community or the state in which you live? Almost everyone has likely experienced at...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Matthew 15:21–28

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Matthew 15:21–28

    The Gospel reading of Matthew 15:21–28 shares how God's salvation plan is unlimited. Although the Gospel is primarily for the Jews, it is also for the Gentiles. Through the confession...

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  • How to Memorize Scripture (and Why It’s Important)

    How to Memorize Scripture (and Why It’s Important)

    If you grew up going to Sunday School or confirmation classes, I can almost guarantee that you had to memorize Bible verses. It likely went something like this: You remember you have a...

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  • Planning Your Ideal Devotional Time

    Planning Your Ideal Devotional Time

    When planning time for daily devotions, ideally, what does that look like to you? If my ideal devotional time was fulfilled, I would find myself at my favorite lakeside coffee shop each...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Romans 5:6-15

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Romans 5:6-15

    The Lord Almighty is a gracious, loving Father. This is exemplified throughout the Bible, both in His compassion for the Israelites and in His Son, Jesus Christ. Just as God daily shows...

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  • Psalm 23: Christ Is Our Shepherd

    Psalm 23: Christ Is Our Shepherd

    “The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23 is one of the best-known Psalms, often a poem we turn to for refuge during times of distress or uncertainty. But why has this...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Acts 2

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Acts 2

    As Pentecost approaches, take a few minutes to read Acts 2:1–21, the story of the Holy Spirit descending on the disciples. This passage is the fulfillment of an Old Testament promise...

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  • Psalm 27 Commentary: True Salvation in God

    Psalm 27 Commentary: True Salvation in God

    One of the themes that weaves its way through Psalm 27 is the belief that true salvation is to be found only in the presence of Yhwh. The speaker desires to dwell in the house of Yhwh...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: 2 Samuel

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: 2 Samuel

    In the Book of 2 Samuel, we get to witness David’s rise to power and his rule as king of God’s people. In David’s kingship, we are reminded of our heavenly King Jesus, who is ruling and...

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  • Sharing the Gospel through a Storybook Bible

    Sharing the Gospel through a Storybook Bible

    I grew up with one Bible in my household. It was a children’s storybook Bible. Featuring over a hundred stories from the Old and New Testaments, it was my only look at the Word of God....

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  • 5 Bible Verses to Cling to for Comfort

    5 Bible Verses to Cling to for Comfort

    In the past few weeks, you’ve likely heard a lot of words—words such as pandemic, fear, quarantine, isolation, or even emergency. But the words you should heed the most are those of...

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  • Bible Reading | Lutheran Life Winter 2019

    Bible Reading | Lutheran Life Winter 2019

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: Deuteronomy

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: Deuteronomy

    After forty years of wandering in the desert, God speaks to His people through the prophet Moses. The Israelites had been waiting to enter the Promised Land since it was promised to...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: 2 Peter

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: 2 Peter

    Rumors swirled around the Ancient Church as some teachers professed that Jesus was never going to come back. The early Christians’ hope was being dampened—could this be true? Could the...

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  • You’ve Got a New Bible. Now What?

    You’ve Got a New Bible. Now What?

    The past few months, I’ve been talking about new Bibles. From trying out a devotional Bible to gifting a Bible to someone, we’ve considered why finding the right Bible can enhance your...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: Malachi

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: Malachi

    We continue our journey through the Bible with another minor prophet—Malachi. The Book of Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament, but it still occurs about 430 years before the...

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  • Old Testament Prophecy and the Birth of Christ

    Old Testament Prophecy and the Birth of Christ

    As we begin the season of Advent, we wait for the celebration of the birth of the Messiah. We wait and reflect on what it means that Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament,...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: Habakkuk

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: Habakkuk

    Habakkuk is one of the minor prophet books of the Bible we traditionally gloss over—it’s only three chapters long, and its prophecies are mostly God responding to Habakkuk’s questions...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: Amos

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: Amos

    Overview The Book of Amos is a series of prophecies by the prophet Amos, who predicted the fall of Judah by the invading Assyrians. He warned the Israelites that destruction was...

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