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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Malachi 4:1–6

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Malachi 4:1–6

    There is a danger to adopting an attitude toward the end of the world that falls at one extreme or the other. One person may be so unconcerned about the return of Jesus Christ, allowing...

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  • How I Learned to Study Scripture

    How I Learned to Study Scripture

    Before I officially joined a church, I tried to study Scripture on my own. I wanted to learn more about Jesus and how the Old and New Testaments both point to salvation through Jesus...

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  • Teaching Jesus in the Old Testament: Malachi 1:6-8

    Teaching Jesus in the Old Testament: Malachi 1:6-8

    At Halloween when I was a child, one of my brothers and I would trick-or-treat in the apartment complex where we lived. One year, we were both costumed as characters from the television...

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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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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 18:1–8

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 18:1–8

    Luke 18:1–8 is a parable that the Lord uses to encourage His disciples to pray persistently.

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  • Teaching Jesus in the Old Testament: Zechariah 9:9–10

    Teaching Jesus in the Old Testament: Zechariah 9:9–10

    In January 1977, newly-elected President Jimmy Carter traveled down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC on his way to the White House. Yet this time, things were different; President...

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  • How to Better Understand the Bible with Andy Jones1:07

    How to Better Understand the Bible with Andy Jones

    Have you ever been reading the Bible and just felt lost? One effective way to understand the Bible is to ask simple questions. Andy Jones has developed ten easy questions to ask when reading the Bible

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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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  • How to Read the Psalms with Rev. Dr. Pete Jurchen5:41

    How to Read the Psalms with Rev. Dr. Pete Jurchen

    Rev. Dr. Pete Jurchen shares a quick and simple method for reading the Psalms. This method combines reading the Word, reflection, and prayer, connecting Scripture to daily life.To get the most out of

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  • Three Keys to Building Biblical Fluency

    Three Keys to Building Biblical Fluency

    One concern I hear a lot of pastors and other church workers talk about is a lack of biblical literacy or biblical fluency in their congregations. People do not seem to be as familiar with...

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  • The Day of the Lord in Joel 2

    The Day of the Lord in Joel 2

    Last month, we considered Joel 2:17–19, 24–25, in which the Lord promised to restore what was consumed by the locusts. Recall that the swarm of locusts destroyed not only what was needed...

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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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  • Amazing Bible Story Woodcuts from the 1800s0:40

    Amazing Bible Story Woodcuts from the 1800s

    Ever wonder how books were made in the 19th century? These original woodcuts give you a glimpse into CPH's publishing past. #woodcut #christianbooks #publishing

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  • What I Learned Leading a Women's Bible Study

    What I Learned Leading a Women's Bible Study

    Every Monday at 9:00 p.m. (yes, you read that right), three of my friends and I meet to prepare for the women’s Bible study we lead at Concordia University. We can have anywhere from five...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 16:1–15

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 16:1–15

    When I teach on the Seventh Commandment, “You shall not steal” (Exodus 20:15), I challenge students to come up with examples of stealing beyond theft, armed robbery, burglary, and the...

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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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  • Teaching Jesus in the Old Testament: Joel 2

    Teaching Jesus in the Old Testament: Joel 2

    It is that time of year in Indiana when the air is not only warm but also annoyingly full of flies and mosquitos. There are measures one can take. Diligently close doors and windows, hang...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 12:22–34

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 12:22–34

    Anxiety can get the best of us, but even amidst our struggles, God promises to provide for all our needs. Read what Pastor Phil Rigdon has to say about the anxiety found in Luke 12:22–34.

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  • Keep Up Bible Study Attendance: It’s for Everyone

    Keep Up Bible Study Attendance: It’s for Everyone

    At this time of year, many churches start their regular Sunday morning Bible classes and weekly small group meetings. But if you look at the weekly attendance to Bible studies compared to...

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  • Simon Peter: Peter's Lasting Legacy13:06

    Simon Peter: Peter's Lasting Legacy

    Join Rev. Wayne Palmer in this nine part series on the origin story of the undisputed leader among the twelve disciples, Simon Peter. Impulsive and full of passion, he was a man of strange contradic

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