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Grow in your faith with these free articles and videos selected just for church members. Find easy and practical ways to stay connected with Jesus every day.

  • 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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  • 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 True Story of a Prison Guard Turned Pastor | Friday Favorites0:27

    The True Story of a Prison Guard Turned Pastor | Friday Favorites

    In The Executioner's Redemption, you'll read the amazing story of Timothy Carter and his journey to the Christian Faith. https://www.cph.org/p-30073-the-executioners-redemption-my-story-of-violence-d

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  • Devotions in 5 minutes or less0:21

    Devotions in 5 minutes or less

    Discover 4 daily devos to help you spend time in God's Word. Portals of Prayer: https://www1.cph.org/portals/default.aspx Minute Messages: https://www.cph.org/p-33868-minute-messages-gospel-filled-de

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  • 2022 Fall Catalog

    2022 Fall Catalog

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  • What are the Means of Grace?

    What are the Means of Grace?

    You probably haven’t heard the term Means of Grace mentioned today in the morning news, on social media, or during small talk at the grocery store. It’s not part of most regular...

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  • A Student’s Sneak Peek into Deliver Us

    A Student’s Sneak Peek into Deliver Us

    My book list for last semester was more hefty than usual, and I dreaded putting in my $100 order at the bookstore. But there was one relief. A required book written by my professor wasn’t...

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  • Emotions & the Gospel Part 1 | CPH Podcast with Heidi Goehmann23:42

    Emotions & the Gospel Part 1 | CPH Podcast with Heidi Goehmann

    In this episode of The Concordia Publishing House Podcast, author Heidi Goehmann discusses the complexities of our emotions and how they connect us to our Creator. Pre-order her upcoming book Emotion

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  • Christian Encouragement for Spouses during Deployment

    Christian Encouragement for Spouses during Deployment

    Military life is nothing new under the sun. While it is, right now, new to our family, many other families have lived this life long before me. And there is comfort in that—knowing I am...

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  • From Clueless to Fearless: Learning from Peter

    From Clueless to Fearless: Learning from Peter

    After reading Mark’s account of the transfiguration, I asked the teenagers in Sunday School if they had any comments or questions. A fifteen-year-old girl hesitantly raised her hand. “Um,...

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  • Six Christian Books for Busy College Students

    Six Christian Books for Busy College Students

    Classes keep you busy, and you look forward to those five minutes you can spend doomscrolling on your phone at the end of the day. I get it. Sometimes you need to turn your brain off and...

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  • What does it mean to be Lutheran? | Preview the book Confessing Jesus with author Molly Lackey0:55

    What does it mean to be Lutheran? | Preview the book Confessing Jesus with author Molly Lackey

    Being Lutheran is all about Confessing Jesus. In this video, author Molly Lackey previews her new book: Confessing Jesus: The Heart of Being a Lutheran. In the book, we'll explore the answers to thes

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  • How the Church Can Support Caregivers

    How the Church Can Support Caregivers

    I remember the day when my father-in-law told us his memory was failing him. I remember the flurry of medical tests, the devastating diagnosis, and the quiet times spent trying to absorb...

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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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  • Waffles, Mugs, and Bible Study: Four Tips for Building Christian Community That Lasts

    Waffles, Mugs, and Bible Study: Four Tips for Building Christian Community That Lasts

    You’ve got everything laid out: snacks, Bibles, pens, and a welcome sign. You even turn on an inspirational playlist for mood music. Despite these eager preparations, only a few people...

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  • Trust Christ’s Victory Instead of Striving for Success

    Trust Christ’s Victory Instead of Striving for Success

    For the past 12 years, I’ve called myself a “stay-at-home mom.” Last fall, my youngest started kindergarten and, as he headed off to school, I did also. I started substitute teaching. A...

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  • LAMP Update: A Year of Rebuilding for Ministry

    LAMP Update: A Year of Rebuilding for Ministry

    There can be no doubt that 2022 will still be a year of rebuilding for many witness ministries such as LAMP (Lutheran Association of Mission and Pilots). With the pandemic still lingering...

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  • Three Bible Verses for When Showing Grace Feels Impossible

    Three Bible Verses for When Showing Grace Feels Impossible

    As a sinful human being, I rely on the Holy Spirit to help me respond with grace when I am under pressure. I have often fallen short on this. I’ve responded without grace or a caring heart...

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  • Worth the Cost: Follow Jesus through Suffering

    Worth the Cost: Follow Jesus through Suffering

    We hear some Scripture passages more than others over the course of our Christian lives, especially the Gospel stories surrounding Jesus’s birth, death, and resurrection. One of these is...

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  • Simon Peter: Pride Goes Before the Fall20:02

    Simon Peter: Pride Goes Before the Fall

    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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