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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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  • Music of the Month: “God Is Our Refuge and Strength”

    Music of the Month: “God Is Our Refuge and Strength”

    Composed for Concordia University Chicago’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this setting for two-part voices and piano is characterized by soaring vocal lines 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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  • Sacred Piano Music Collections to Uplift Your Church

    Sacred Piano Music Collections to Uplift Your Church

    In the minutes before a worship service, you might find yourself shuffling in the pew, turning your phone on silent, and already wondering what you should have for lunch. Then, the...

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  • 3 Commonly Misunderstood Bible Verses

    3 Commonly Misunderstood Bible Verses

    When we quote Bible verses, our intentions are often good. We want to encourage ourselves and others, so we put Bible verses on home décor, shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, and social media....

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  • Advice and Encouragement: October 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Advice and Encouragement: October 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    As a new mother, I’ve been struggling to figure out a spiritual routine for my daughter and our family. We say prayers at bedtime and read some books that are Christ-focused, but sometimes...

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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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  • Using Hymns to Learn or Improve Improvisation

    Using Hymns to Learn or Improve Improvisation

    I had little to no training in improvisation in my music lessons growing up. This lack of training combined with a predisposition to enjoy sight reading led me to avoid improvising at all...

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  • The Lutheran View of Salvation and How It Brings Comfort

    The Lutheran View of Salvation and How It Brings Comfort

    Most of the other people in the churches I’ve attended grew up going to a Lutheran Church. It has seemed pretty rare to find people who do not have a background of belonging to the church....

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  • When We Forget How God Determines Our Worth

    When We Forget How God Determines Our Worth

    When I started working at CPH in 2015, one of the first things I got to do was a strengths-finder personality test. Everyone in the marketing department had their top five strengths listed...

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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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  • 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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  • Your Emotions Are God’s Gift

    Your Emotions Are God’s Gift

    Discover your wide breadth of emotions as a gift from the Creator in Heidi Goehmann’s latest book, Emotions and the Gospel. Read an excerpt about how God created your emotions to be...

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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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  • Music of the Month: “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word”

    Music of the Month: “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word”

    “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” (LSB 655) is one of Martin Luther’s most well-known hymns. It was also one of the last hymns Luther wrote. The text originates from Luther’s...

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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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  • 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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  • A Complete Guide to Using Enduring Faith Confirmation Curriculum

    A Complete Guide to Using Enduring Faith Confirmation Curriculum

    Confirmation is a big step in our church journey. It is meant to prepare believers for future living and learning. But confirmation isn’t just a one-time process; rather, it encourages...

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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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