The Bible

Dive deeper into God's Word with these free articles centered on Bible reading and study.

  • Israel’s Story in Nehemiah

    Israel’s Story in Nehemiah

    The following is an excerpt from volume 1 of The Lutheran Bible Companion on the happenings in Israel during the time of Nehemiah. Nehemiah Travels to Jerusalem and Serves ...

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  • God’s Gifts in James

    God’s Gifts in James

    The following is an excerpt from Dr. Curtis Giese’s Concordia Commentary on James. It considers God’s role as a gift giver and unchanging figure.

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  • The Christ in Joshua

    The Christ in Joshua

    The following is an excerpt from the upcoming Bible study The Messiah: Revealing Jesus in the Old Testament. This study works through each book of the Old Testament and highlights the...

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  • Find Peace by Fearing God in Isaiah 8

    Find Peace by Fearing God in Isaiah 8

    There is peace to be found in the fear of God. One of the practices our nation has had to adopt in the face of COVID-19 is contact tracing, identifying those with whom the infected...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Micah 5:2–5a

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Micah 5:2–5a

    As a prophet familiar with patience, Micah’s words are especially pertinent during our wait for Christmas during Advent. 

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  • Israel’s Story in Ezra

    Israel’s Story in Ezra

    The following is an excerpt from volume 1 of The Lutheran Bible Companion on the happenings in Israel during the time of Ezra.

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Mark 13:24–37

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Mark 13:24–37

    In this passage, Christ alludes to the end times and His second coming on Judgment Day. He also asserts that it is only the Father who knows when this day will come. He does all this in...

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  • The Holy Spirit in Chronicles

    The Holy Spirit in Chronicles

    The following is an excerpt from volume 1 of The Lutheran Bible Companion on the action of the Holy Spirit in 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles.

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  • Doers of the Word in James

    Doers of the Word in James

    In Dr. Curtis Giese’s Commentary on James, Giese gives particular attention to James’s meaning in his use of specific words, including “faith,” “justification,” “Law,” and “Gospel.” In...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Mark 10:46–52

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Mark 10:46–52

    This passage marks a turning point in Jesus’ ministry. He completes His work in Judea and Perea and moves toward Jerusalem, where our Lord will make His triumphant entry and begin...

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  • Elijah: God’s Prophet to the Kings of Israel

    Elijah: God’s Prophet to the Kings of Israel

    Throughout the Old Testament—and especially in the Books of 1 and 2 Kings—God works through prophets to call Israel and her kings back to Him and rebuke their unbelief. The following...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Mark 9

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Mark 9

    In Mark 9:30-37, Jesus’ disciples demonstrate concern over who is the greatest. The issue of rank among the twelve takes on new meaning as we consider the context of the passage.

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  • 5 Bible Verses to Say Aloud When You Have Doubt

    5 Bible Verses to Say Aloud When You Have Doubt

    Have you ever been through a season where life didn’t go as planned? Maybe a vacation you planned was canceled or a cruise was postponed. Or maybe you didn’t get into your top school...

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  • Samuel: Prophet, Priest, and Judge

    Samuel: Prophet, Priest, and Judge

    This blog post is an excerpt from the Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction and Old Testament. 

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Mark 7

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Mark 7

    Mark’s Gospel is one of immediacy. Without the account of John the Baptist’s birth or that of Jesus Christ, Mark moves immediately to Jesus calling the disciples, healing, casting out...

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  • Redemption and Symbolism in Ruth

    Redemption and Symbolism in Ruth

    This blog post is adapted from Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction and Old Testament.  One of the first matters to require attention is the real import of Ruth’s...

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  • The Psalms in Christian Worship

    The Psalms in Christian Worship

    This blog post is excerpted from Engaging the Psalms: A Guide for Reflection and Prayer.  The Psalter was ancient Israel’s hymnal, and it was the hymnal for Jesus and His...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Genesis 9

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Genesis 9

    Relief had finally come. God created Adam and Eve perfectly. But their wicked transgressions brought sin into the world, taking the Lord’s unblemished creation into destruction. Adam...

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  • Worshiping Idols in the Book of Judges

    Worshiping Idols in the Book of Judges

    This blog post is an excerpt from the Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction and Old Testament.  By breaking the seemingly innocuous command to “make no covenant with the...

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  • Praising God for His Law and Love in Psalms

    Praising God for His Law and Love in Psalms

    Our reasons for praising God are innumerable, yet I often fail to find words that accurately express my praise. Thankfully, the Lord Himself provides words of praise in the Book of...

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