Lutheranism

  • Sharing God’s Great Work through Kaylin Speth’s Church Library Filled with God’s Word30:24

    Sharing God’s Great Work through Kaylin Speth’s Church Library Filled with God’s Word

    See how a fun covid-project for Kaylin Speth turned into a blessing for Christ Lutheran Church in Marshfield, WI. What once was a small church library is now flourishing with children’s and profession

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  • Sharing God’s Work at Hales Corners Lutheran Church with Rachel Stathakis, Children's Ministry45:04

    Sharing God’s Work at Hales Corners Lutheran Church with Rachel Stathakis, Children's Ministry

    Wondering how you can improve or start your children’s ministry? How can you build relationships with both the children and the parents? Are relationships with the parents as important as the children

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  • Understanding Worship: Service of the Word

    Understanding Worship: Service of the Word

    Have you ever wondered why there are so many aspects of Lutheran worship? What about the style of music, the order of service, or even the weekly lectionary readings? Lutheran worship...

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  • Applying the Ten Commandments: The First Table

    Applying the Ten Commandments: The First Table

    The Ten Commandments were given to us by God and recorded for us in Exodus 20. Martin Luther wrote explanations to those commandments that have been so helpful that many still work to...

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  • Why Lutherans Should Celebrate Black History Month

    Why Lutherans Should Celebrate Black History Month

    I had a great conversation with a brother in Christ about Black History Month. He asked me two sincerely heartfelt questions: Why and how should a Lutheran church celebrate Black...

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  • Exodus and God’s Law

    Exodus and God’s Law

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

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  • In Memoriam: Dr. Carl Flentge Schalk

    In Memoriam: Dr. Carl Flentge Schalk

    The life of Dr. Carl F. Schalk (1929–2021) is certainly one of the clearest and longest proclamations of the Gospel ever heard in the world of Lutheran church music. He was a beloved...

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  • Lesson 14 Opening | Enduring Faith | Unit 65:46

    Lesson 14 Opening | Enduring Faith | Unit 6

    In this lesson, Sunday school students will learn about God's Messenger. Enjoy prayers and a quick overview of the lesson with DCE Stacey Holt of The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens in St. Louis, M

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  • Walther’s Sermon for The Epiphany of Our Lord: Matthew 2:1–12

    Walther’s Sermon for The Epiphany of Our Lord: Matthew 2:1–12

    This post is adapted from Gospel Sermons: Volume 1 by C. F. W. Walther.

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  • To Us a Child Is Born: Luther’s Interpretations on Isaiah 9:6–7

    To Us a Child Is Born: Luther’s Interpretations on Isaiah 9:6–7

    Christmas is a time of celebration that the Savior of the Nations is born! His name is revered throughout the earth as we rejoice in God’s promises fulfilled. Isaiah 9:6–8...

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  • A Celebration of Hymn to Joy

    A Celebration of Hymn to Joy

    During the Christmas season, many songs resonate with people around the world. One of those immediately recognizable hymns is “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee,” found in Lutheran Service...

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  • Luther’s Introduction to Micah

    Luther’s Introduction to Micah

    This post is adapted from Luther's Works, vol. 18 (Lectures on the Minor Prophets I). When the destruction of the Jewish people was imminent, when the new age and kingdom—namely,...

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  • Composer of the Month: Johann Crüger

    Composer of the Month: Johann Crüger

    Johann Crüger (1598–1662) was a seventeenth-century German Lutheran composer whose influence dwells richly in Lutheran Church music even today. He studied music across Europe as a...

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  • The Scriptural Depth of the Great “O” Antiphons

    The Scriptural Depth of the Great “O” Antiphons

    The hymnody of Advent is exceedingly rich. Among this richness is the classic “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” As you open your Lutheran Service Book to this hymn (357), you will also find...

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: Marriage

    Luther’s Catechism Series: Marriage

    This post is adapted from Commentary on Luther's Catechism: Confession and Christian Life by Ablrecht Peters. 

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: List of Household Responsibilities

    Luther’s Catechism Series: List of Household Responsibilities

    This blog post is an excerpt from Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms: Confession and Christian Life by Albrecht Peters.

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  • The Reformation’s First Lutheran Hymns

    The Reformation’s First Lutheran Hymns

    This excerpt is from “The Reformation and Lutheran Confessionalism to 1620” by Christopher Boyd Brown. Read the entire essay and learn more about the Reformation and its impact on...

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  • Just for Decoration

    Just for Decoration

    Special thanks to the ministries of St. Lucas Lutheran Early Childhood Center and Word of Life Lutheran School in St. Louis, Missouri, for taking the time to educate my children and...

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  • Prayer | Lutheran Life Magazine

    Prayer | Lutheran Life Magazine

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  • Luther's Catechism Series: The Lord's Supper

    Luther's Catechism Series: The Lord's Supper

    Every Sunday, congregants listen to their pastor speak the Words of Institution at the celebration of the Lord's Supper. What is the connection between communion and the Word of God?...

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