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  • Understanding Justification and Sanctification

    Understanding Justification and Sanctification

    You’ll find the words justification and sanctification used hand-in-hand in sermons and Christian books, describing what Jesus has done for us. We use these words often, but do we really...

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  • Prayers for Forgiveness to Help You Turn a New Leaf

    Prayers for Forgiveness to Help You Turn a New Leaf

      There’s never a perfect time to turn over a new leaf in life, but as a Christian, it is always necessary to offer forgiveness. We are meant to show God’s love and Christ’s light to all....

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  • God's Design for Your Emotions | Lutheran Life Issue 123

    God's Design for Your Emotions | Lutheran Life Issue 123

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  • Best Biblical Devotions for Your Shelf

    Best Biblical Devotions for Your Shelf

    Devotionals are a pivotal part of any daily faith enrichment. Just as you try to have conversations with your friends daily, it’s important to keep a conversation going with God the Father...

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  • Mental Health and Technology as Christians: An Interview with Heidi Goehmann

    Mental Health and Technology as Christians: An Interview with Heidi Goehmann

    Mystery, tension, data, connection, and creativity. These were recurring threads throughout my discussion with licensed clinical social worker, author, and hope-driven mental health...

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  • Jesus Said What!?! | Chris Kennedy breaks down the most challenging words of Jesus1:45

    Jesus Said What!?! | Chris Kennedy breaks down the most challenging words of Jesus

    Sometimes we read through the Gospels and encounter words of Jesus that seem blunt or even harsh. In our culture of sound bites, it’s easy for Jesus’ words to be taken out of context and misunderstood

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  • Continue: Poems and Prayers of Hope | Friday Favorites0:35

    Continue: Poems and Prayers of Hope | Friday Favorites

    Pick up this book at any point in your day and be blessed by Continue: Poems and Prayers of Hope by Tanner Olson. https://www.cph.org/p-35192-continue-poems-and-prayers-of-hope.aspx #shorts #christi

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  • Finding Peace, Hope, and Joy during a Bittersweet Christmas

    Finding Peace, Hope, and Joy during a Bittersweet Christmas

    For many people, Christmas is an exciting time of reuniting with family, spending quality time together, and eating too many cookies. But for others, it’s a painful reminder of broken...

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  • The Cycle of the Christian Life—Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio

    The Cycle of the Christian Life—Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio

    The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119. The Psalm is divided into twenty-two sections, one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each section speaks about God’s Word in a vast...

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  • God’s Mission for the World: An Advent Reflection

    God’s Mission for the World: An Advent Reflection

    Why is Advent a great season to consider God’s mission for the world?

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  • Heavenly Peace During Advent and Christmas

    Heavenly Peace During Advent and Christmas

    During Advent and Christmas, we hear about peace. We read Isaiah’s names for the Messiah, including “Prince of Peace.” In Jesus’ birth story, recorded in Luke, the heavenly hosts say,...

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  • How Learning the Apostles’ Creed in Mandarin Broadened My Understanding

    How Learning the Apostles’ Creed in Mandarin Broadened My Understanding

    I had only one semester of Mandarin under my belt (and most of that only half-remembered) when I moved to Taiwan after college to do mission work. My job was to teach English and Bible...

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  • How God Uses Questions in the Bible

    How God Uses Questions in the Bible

    Questions are at the heart of the Bible. Many of the major events—in the Old and New Testament alike—are marked with a question. God uses these questions to reveal important truths about...

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  • Emotions: And God Called Them Good

    Emotions: And God Called Them Good

    I notice that my dog has a higher tolerance for emotions than I do. He is a labradoodle, seventy pounds of love and complete unawareness of personal space. He makes himself strangely...

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  • Crossing Cultural Boundaries with the Apostles’ Creed

    Crossing Cultural Boundaries with the Apostles’ Creed

    Our missionaries are incredibly important in spreading the Gospel truth to the world, especially in places where Christianity is uncommon. These called workers of Christ are diligent in...

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  • How to Better Understand the Apostles’ Creed with Emily Beverly1:44

    How to Better Understand the Apostles’ Creed with Emily Beverly

    What does it mean to be a Christian? Emily Beverly has created a field-tested study of the Apostles’ Creed that delves into how the Creed helps us better understand our faith. Emily shares how she uti

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  • Holding On to God’s Word and God’s People

    Holding On to God’s Word and God’s People

    In Exodus 32:15, Moses descends from Mount Sinai after spending forty days in God’s presence. In his hands are two “tablets of the testimony” (Exodus 32:15) with the words of God written...

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  • What Do Lutherans Believe about Predestination?

    What Do Lutherans Believe about Predestination?

    What does God think about me? This is, at the most basic and personal level, what the doctrine of election is about. Election, or predestination, is how the Church has historically...

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  • Choosing the Life of Military Chaplaincy

    Choosing the Life of Military Chaplaincy

    Just as being humbled in life is unavoidable, so is living with change. If my new motto is “Be prepared; humbling will happen, and there’s nothing you can do about it,” then I might as...

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  • Your Emotions and God

    Your Emotions and God

    Lately, I’ve been a little grumpy. Call it stress, overcast fall days, or the impending Michigan winter, but either way, my mood has been off. I’ve been irritable, frustrated, and low...

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