Adults

Serve adults at your church with ideas and tips from these articles. Find insights into the unique qualities of adults and their faith.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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