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Devotions from Steadfast Lutherans

By Rev. Paul J Cain
Into His Death and Resurrection
2021 Lenten Devotions on Holy Baptism
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The Resurrection of our Lord - Easter Sunday
Mark 16:1-8 “And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has  risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going  before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” (Mark 16:6–7)   Don’t be alarmed. Those words show up often in the Gospels. Here, at the sight  of the empty tomb, the words are repeated. The disciples of Jesus are not to be afraid.  Jesus was crucified for them. Jesus has risen for them as well. The angel says “just as He told you”. The Words and Promises of God happens  just as He says. This is outstanding news for us – think of all the Words you have read  this Lent during these devotions. They are happening for you just as He said. Fears?  You don’t need to fear. Christ has been crucified. Christ has risen. He is risen indeed.  Alleluia. You are baptized into all of this. You have no need to fear the world around you – the situations that are ongoing in this valley of sorrow. Our Lord has washed you clean  and made you His own. He has earned the forgiveness of sins. That means death, the  wages of sin – what sin earns – it is gone as far from you as your sins are. Sin, which  brings the devils evil mastery is gone, and with it the devils tyranny over you. And since  you have no sins left and death has no claim on you and the devil can’t rule you – you  have eternal salvation.  The risen Lord Jesus is proof of this. He who took on the sins of the world lives.  Death could not have Him. The devil could not rule Him. Eternal life is His as He  comes out Easter morn to show Himself to the disciples and prepare His Church for her  task of bringing this news to the world. Your baptism puts you right there. No more sin.  No more death. No more devil. No more damnation. Your sins are forgiven. Your  death is used to bring you eternal life. Your master loves you so much He did this all for  you. Your eternal salvation is safe and secure by the Word and promise of the risen Lord,  into whom you are baptized.  Lord Jesus Christ, You have baptized us to be your own. Help us out of all fears  and to trust what You have told us in Your Word. Amen.
03:58
April 4, 2021
Holy Saturday
On this day, Jesus kept the Sabbath rest and extended His time in the tomb to fulfill  His words that He would rise on the third day. It was necessary that Jesus remain in the  grave on Saturday. But if baptism has joined us to Jesus’ death and resurrection, what  does this day mean for us in terms of our baptism? 
03:14
April 3, 2021
Good Friday
So forget how powerful your sinful flesh can seem at times and take Jesus at His  Word. His Word says that baptism joined you to His death. Your sinful nature is dying.  Jesus cannot lie. And finally Jesus will bring the sinful flesh to its end, and you will live  before Him in righteousness and purity forever.
03:13
April 2, 2021
Maundy Thursday
This Thursday is called “Maundy Thursday.” The word “maundy” comes from the  Latin mandatum, which means “command.” Jesus gives us a new command on this night:  love one another.
03:11
April 1, 2021
Holy Wednesday
The devil teaches heretics to scoff, “It’s  just a handful of water. What’s that going to do?” But the devil cowers before that  handful of water, because he knows that handful of water is Jesus’ handful of water. The  devil can imitate and mock baptism all he wants, but he can’t come close to it and, in the  end, must flee before it.
03:10
March 31, 2021
Holy Tuesday
And so, if we’re tempted and prevail, we give thanks to Jesus for baptizing us and giving us the Holy Spirit. If we’re tempted and fail, we give thanks to Jesus for baptizing us and covering our sin with His righteousness. Therefore, at all times we thank Jesus for the glorious gift of baptism.
03:12
March 30, 2021
Holy Monday
Dear Jesus, give us joy in the gift of baptism and bring to completion the good  work You have begun in us. Amen.
02:42
March 29, 2021
Palm Sunday
“The garments of salvation” and “the robe of righteousness” are Jesus Himself. “As  many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Gal. 3:27). Jesus treads on  our garments because He brings a better one: Himself, with whom we were clothed when  we were baptized.
02:43
March 28, 2021
Saturday, Lent 5
The Pharisees washed couches. The Greek says, they baptized couches. They obviously didn’t dunk the couches in the Jordan River...
03:32
March 27, 2021
Friday, Lent 5
Here the Lord shows us His two words He speaks to mankind: His Law and His  Gospel. The Law is God’s eternal will for mankind, and it shows us our sin. The Gospel  is God’s gracious promise to save us through His Son. Here God reveals His will for  man, and He shows us through simple arithmetic what He desires for us. 
02:57
March 26, 2021
Thursday, Lent 5
Jesus is Immanuel, God with us!
03:10
March 25, 2021
Wednesday, Lent 5
Lord Jesus Christ, bless the children of your Church.
03:19
March 24, 2021
Tuesday, Lent 5
The promises of Baptism are for children!
03:07
March 23, 2021
Monday, Lent 5
Read Colossians 2 to understand the link between circumcision and baptism.
03:23
March 22, 2021
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Before Abraham was, I AM.
03:11
March 21, 2021
Saturday, Lent 4
John's baptism was a "prepare the way" baptism.
03:06
March 20, 2021
Friday, Lent 4
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
02:51
March 19, 2021
Thursday, Lent 4
Put on the new self, forgiving one another.
03:04
March 18, 2021
Wednesday, Lent 4
What does it mean to take up your cross and follow Jesus?
03:11
March 17, 2021
Tuesday, Lent 4
Daily we repent of our sins, daily we believe in Jesus Christ crucified for our forgiveness, and daily we walk in newness of life, presenting our members to God as instruments for righteousness, until that day when the Old Adam  finally perishes, and we are perfectly and eternally renewed.
03:05
March 16, 2021
Monday, Lent 4
Baptism kills sin.
03:11
March 15, 2021
Fourth Sunday in Lent
The benefits of  Baptism abide forever.
03:05
March 14, 2021
Saturday, Lent 3
You have entered the kingdom of God through baptism.
03:46
March 13, 2021
Friday, Lent 3
I believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
03:34
March 12, 2021
Thursday, Lent 3
"All nations" includes all ages.
03:52
March 11, 2021
Wednesday, Lent 3
God the Holy Spirit delivers the gift of the Holy Spirit, faith, and the forgiveness of  sins in Holy Baptism. Being “born again” is being a baptized child of God.
03:07
March 10, 2021
Tuesday, Lent 3
Hold to Titus 3, a trustworthy text!
03:26
March 9, 2021
Monday, Lent 3
For all nations. For you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to Himself!
03:10
March 8, 2021
Third Sunday in Lent
Our Lord Jesus will never deceive you. Trust His promises!
03:15
March 7, 2021
Saturday, Lent 2
One baptism...
03:41
March 6, 2021
Lent 2, Friday
Sing loudly: I am baptized into Christ!
03:20
March 5, 2021
Thursday, Lent 2
Baptism has washed you in this newness of life and set you apart, sanctified in Christ's holiness.
03:34
March 4, 2021
Wednesday, Lent 2
Your life depends on your baptism because your baptism depends on Jesus!
03:09
March 3, 2021
Lent 2, Tuesday
Jesus' resurrection is your resurrection.
03:26
March 2, 2021
Monday, Lent 2
You are clothed in Christ!
03:27
March 1, 2021
Second Sunday in Lent
Christ does not hold out on you. He did not hold out on this poor woman. Your Jesus has given you the very words to pray in these times: “but deliver us from evil.” And He does. Not because of any worthiness of you, but of His own divine love and mercy. As dogs we beg, but we are lifted from our groveling on the floor like children, lifted to see Jesus face to face. Christ does not give to the dogs His blessings, He gives them to you. Many are His gifts.
03:08
February 28, 2021
Saturday, Lent 1
God’s own child, I gladly say it. I am baptized into Christ. Amen.
03:42
February 27, 2021
Friday, Lent 1
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:22)
03:29
February 26, 2021
Thursday, Lent 1
Don’t only look at the water. Listen. Listen to God’s command. God’s command might seem silly, it might seem stupid, but remember this. If God commanded something great, you’d do it. And now, Christ commands something very simple for all the nations. Thanks be to God for this simple command, that we might be washed and be clean!
03:35
February 25, 2021
Wednesday, Lent 1
Thanks be to God, for the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s Word!
03:35
February 24, 2021
Tuesday, Lent 1
When God's Word is combined with water, God gets to the heart of the matter: He gets to our hearts and makes them new.
03:27
February 23, 2021
Monday, Lent 1
The Holy Spirit gives life. In the beginning, He gave form to the water. Now, the Holy Spirit uses water as His way of killing a sinner and creating a saint.
03:23
February 22, 2021
First Sunday in Lent
Baptism cannot just be plain water. God commanded it and attached His Word to it!
03:11
February 21, 2021
Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Christians in the book of Acts were baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, just as we were!
03:13
February 20, 2021
Friday after Ash Wednesday
God made us alive together with Christ!
03:50
February 19, 2021
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word. Amen.
03:57
February 18, 2021
Ash Wednesday
You are baptized (if you aren’t go talk to a Lutheran pastor). That is more valuable than anything else in your life. There is no amount of wealth, pleasure, influence, bodily health, governmental favor, or any other thing of this life that can compare to it. God grant that you treasure it, that your hearts may be found in such a treasure, trusting in God’s promises in baptism this Lent
03:35
February 17, 2021
2021 Introduction
This year, gather the household around the Word and these short devotions. Learn to treasure the gift of God that we have in Baptism. 
03:56
February 15, 2021
June 13
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, You graciously have kept me Each night and day ‘gainst ev’ry host And heard this sinner’s earnest plea. Forgive my sins where I’ve done wrong, Angelic guards send, hear my song! Let Satan have no power o’er me! (Original PJC 2020, modeled after Luther’s Evening Prayer and TLH 260). Amen.
05:09
June 13, 2020
June 12
Thy truth defend, O God, and stay This evil generation; And from the error of their way Keep Thine own congregation. The wicked everywhere abound And would Thy little flock con-found; But Thou art our Salvation (TLH260:6). Amen.
05:15
June 12, 2020
June 11
O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, shield and protects us from harm in the midst of trials that purify us as silver from all adulteration. Grant us endurance through Your Word for each temptation. Grant that we be salt and light that every nation may trust and praise the Crucified (Based on TLH260:5). Amen.
05:11
June 11, 2020
June 10
LSB 876:1 O blessèd, holy Trinity, Divine, eternal Unity, O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, This day Your name be uppermost.
04:29
June 10, 2020
June 9
O Holy Spirit, continue to call, gather, enlighten, and sanctify the whole Christian Church on earth, keep us with Jesus Christ in the one true faith, root out all heresy and rid us of all false teachers who own no lord or master (Based on LSC, Creed, Third Article and TLH260:3). Amen.
06:35
June 9, 2020
June 8
LSB 954: 2 We all believe in Jesus Christ,  His own Son, our Lord, possessing An equal Godhead, throne, and might,  Source of ev’ry grace and blessing; Born of Mary, virgin mother,  By the power of the Spirit, Word made flesh, our elder brother;  That the lost might life inherit, Was crucified for all our sin And raised by God to life again.
05:19
June 8, 2020
June 7
O Lord, [Heavenly Father,] look down from heaven, behold And let Thy pity waken: How few are we within Thy Fold, Thy saints by men forsaken! True faith seems quenched on ev’ry hand, Men suffer not Thy Word to stand; Dark times have us o'ertaken (TLH 260:1). Amen.
05:33
June 7, 2020
June 6
Immortal honor, endless fame attend the almighty Father’s name; the Savior-Son be glorified, who for all humankind has died; to You, O Paraclete, we raise unending songs of thanks and praise. Amen. (LSB 500:4)
04:09
June 6, 2020
June 5
Teach us to know the Father, Son, And You, from both, as Three in One That we Your name may ever bless And in our lives the truth confess. (LSB 498:6)
04:07
June 5, 2020
June 4
“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:25-27)
03:55
June 4, 2020
June 3
Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord, with all Your graces now outpoured on each believer’s mind and heart; Your fervent love to them impart. Lord, by the brightness of Your light in holy faith Your Church unite; from every land and every tongue this to Your praise, O Lord, our God, be sung: Alleluia, alleluia! Amen. (LSB 497:1)
03:43
June 3, 2020
June 2
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)
03:30
June 2, 2020
June 1
The Holy Spirit is not our first or only Counselor, Helper, and Comforter. Jesus promised to send them “another Paraclete.” By this He teaches us that He Himself is our Paraclete as well, to whom the Holy Spirit bears witness and from whom He speaks: “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (1 John 2:1)
04:08
June 1, 2020
May 31
Creator Spirit, by whose aid the world’s foundations first were laid, come, visit every humble mind; come, pour Your joys on humankind; from sin and sorrow set us free; may we Your living temples be. Amen. (LSB 500:1)
03:32
May 31, 2020
May 30
Alleluia!
05:56
May 30, 2020
May 29
Dear Jesus, come soon.  I am weak and often stumble and I tremble on the way, and like a sheep too easily go astray, but You are my shepherd.  You are my Lord.  You have made me Your new creation.  Do not forsake the work of Your hands.  So I will praise You with the joy that You pour into my heart.  Amen.
05:55
May 29, 2020
May 28
Dear Jesus, teach my heart to claim Your victory over my sin, my death, and my grave. Amen.
06:35
May 28, 2020
May 27
We apologize for the delay today.
05:60
May 27, 2020
May 26
Paschal Victim, paschal bread.  He is the Passover sacrifice or victim.  He is “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” Paschal is the Greek for Passover.  It is our feast.  We are Israel, and the Lamb that was sacrificed as the victim of all our sins is now given to us for food, for our souls to eat and our mouths to eat, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God that this Lamb has brought to us.
04:37
May 26, 2020
May 25
Luther sings elsewhere, “Do this, O ye of Israel’s seed, / Ye of the Spirit born indeed! / Wait for your Lord’s appearing.”  You wait with your baptism comforting you with the truth that you have been clothed with Christ (Galatians 3:27).  You have passed out of slavery to sin and into the glorious freedom of the sons of God, the freedom to pour out all your anxieties to Him whose comforts delight your soul more than any earthly joy.  You wait with the sacrament of Christ’s body and blood. You are safe in the Church, though death and Covid and cancer and all that kills and ruins life is stalking outside your door, yet you are safe, because you feast on the flesh that bore your sin, and you satisfy your thirst with the blood that tells you God is at peace with you and loves you and is pleased with you for Christ’s sake.
05:03
May 25, 2020
May 24
“Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:26–28, ESV)
05:41
May 24, 2020
May 23
“Jesus said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”—Acts 1:7-8
04:23
May 23, 2020
May 22
When Elijah ascended he left his cloak and Elisha took it up. When Christ ascended his cross, his garments were dispersed among his assailants. But when Christ ascended into heaven, he left not merely an article of clothing, but the mysteries of heaven, his Word and Sacraments, His Law and Gospel, and with the promise of his presence and sending of his helper.
03:38
May 22, 2020
May 21
Father in Heaven, look upon us in mercy and guide us in the true faith, that we may evermore hold to the doctrines of Christ and His Gospel with one accord, even while the ages run to their end. Amen.
04:17
May 21, 2020
May 20
“We have this a glorious comfort in this salutary teaching, that we know how we have been chosen for life in Christ out of sheer grace, without any merit of our own, and that no one can tear us out of his hand. For he has assured us that he has graciously chosen us not only with mere words. He has corroborated this with an oath and sealed it with the holy sacraments (Ep. XI:13).”
05:08
May 20, 2020
May 19
“Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.”—Ps. 107:8-9
05:07
May 19, 2020
May 18
The holy apostolic band Upon the Mount of Olives stand; Alleluia! Alleluia! And with His followers they see Jesus’ resplendent majesty. Alleluia! Alleluia! (TLH 212:2)
04:15
May 18, 2020
May 17
Enter your home tonight and gather your family. Open to the Lord’s Prayer and pray at least one petition in greater detail. Enjoin your hearts in the one Spirit and petition as dear children ask their dear Father.
04:51
May 17, 2020
May 16
We are saved by God’s mercy and truth in Christ Jesus. Therefore, let us speak these truths boldly and joyfully, knowing that we glorify our God when we speak them. If the world does not believe, so what? God is still glorified. Stephen’s bold confession did not save a single one of his hearers and he was stoned to death for it. Does that mean that his confession was worthless? Of course not! He praised and glorified God! He fulfilled the first table of the Law by faith in the One Who loved him and gave Himself up for him. Not unto us, not unto us, but to Your Name, O Jesus, give glory and honor!
03:58
May 16, 2020
May 15
Dear Jesus, You blessed those who have not seen and yet believed. Increase our faith through times of trouble and tribulation. Help us to cling, not to circumstances or to worldly props, but to your sure prophetic Word, our light in the deep darkness of this benighted vale of sorrow and death. Keep us in the true faith, until faith finally gives way to sight, when we shall see you face to face and be as You are. Amen.
03:45
May 15, 2020
May 14
If Jesus was not my God and Lord, He would be scary and terrible. I would flee from Him; I would ask the mountains to cover and hide me to no avail. But Jesus’ precious blood and innocent death redeemed me. These bought me back. I was bought with a price. I belong to Jesus. You belong to Jesus. And if you belong to Jesus, He will certainly save you. Psalm 119:94 sums up this thought: “I am Yours, save me.”
03:55
May 14, 2020
May 13
Thomas did not lose his courage when he received faith. Rather, Christ then used Thomas’ courage in the expansion of His kingdom. This is true for us too. God uses our natural gifts and affections, which are put in subjection to Christ, for His glory and our neighbor’s service.
04:28
May 13, 2020
May 12
When we are afraid, let us hear once again those wonderful words of Jesus: “Peace be with you.” Through the death of Jesus, we need not fear anything. Fear involves torment. But Jesus has taken all of our torment upon Himself. Every secret shame and every punishment which we deserved, He carried to the cross. We now have peace. We have peace with God; we have peace with Jesus. Even when we face death, we can and are at peace, for Christ has turned our death into the gateway to immortal life.
03:49
May 12, 2020
May 11
Heavenly Father, You have implanted in us a natural affection for our family and friends. Sanctify this love, so that we might not love anything more than You. Bring to remembrance the words of Jesus, so that by faith, we might truly and rightly love one another and our Lord. Amen.
03:52
May 11, 2020
April 10
“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.” (John 16:7)
04:07
May 10, 2020
May 9
Dear Jesus, You have defeated the grave for us, turning it from a treacherous enemy into the safe door through which we enter into eternal life. Keep us firm in the true faith, that enduring to the end, we may receive the blessings of Your salvation. Amen.
03:52
May 9, 2020
May 8
When we die, when we must give up our soul and depart this life, we do not commend our soul to a stranger. We certainly do not commend our soul to an enemy. Rather, we commend our soul to Jesus Christ, who called us to eternal life in His Word and will raise our mortal body to be reunited with our soul in immortality and eternal life. In that life to come, there is only peace and joy. There, it is eternally safe, eternally blessed.
04:03
May 8, 2020
May 7
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! – Job 19:25-27
04:01
May 7, 2020
May 6
What faith knows it knows only by the Word of God, which is more sure and more certain than anything we learn by sight or experience. The Christian learns that what God reveals to him must be known and discerned by faith and not by sight. So it is with the resurrection of the body – what we know by faith overrides what we know by sight and experience. Our bodies will return to the ground (unless the Lord returns first), but we know by faith that He will raise that body to eternal life.
03:56
May 6, 2020
May 5
Dear Jesus, protect us from the evils that come against us. Do not abandon us but keep us safely in Your care. And on the Last Day, give us the victory over death by raising our bodies to life. Amen.
03:47
May 5, 2020
May 4
2 Jesus, my Redeemer, lives;  Likewise I to life shall waken. He will bring me where He is;  Shall my courage then be shaken? Shall I fear, or could the Head Rise and leave His members dead?
03:51
May 4, 2020
May 3
We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. – Romans 6:9
03:53
May 3, 2020
May 2
Lord Jesus Christ, graciously our faith renew; help us bear our crosses, learning humbleness from You, peace mid pain and losses, may we give You love for love, hear us O our Savior, that we may in heaven above, sing your praise forever.  Amen  (adapted from the last stanza of “Jesus I will Ponder Now”)
05:04
May 2, 2020
May 1
“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:19–25, ESV)
04:50
May 1, 2020
April 30
5 The world against me rages, Its fury I disdain; Though bitter war it wages, Its work is all in vain. My heart from care is free, No trouble troubles me. Misfortune now is play, And night is bright as day. LSB 467:5
05:08
April 30, 2020
April 29
Dear Jesus, help us to always trust in You and Your work of atonement for our victory over sin, death, and the devil.  Help us look to you when tempted to be fearful like the unbelievers are, and to know that we are as secure and safe as we ever shall be because of Your finished work at Calvary.  Amen.
03:54
April 29, 2020
April 28
St. Paul rightly says since we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we saved by him from the wrath of God.   The atonement of Christ establishes our salvation from each and everything.
04:45
April 28, 2020
April 27
Easter Sunday is the public spectacle of Christ’s victory.  It is a testimony of His power to save – that in fact Christ has done everything needed to accomplish salvation.  The grave, that final opponent is defeated and cannot stand against Christ, and by implication the grave cannot stand against those who belong to Christ.  You have been baptized into Christ’s death and resurrection, you have new life by the forgiveness of sins.  Christ shares His victory with you – not only at the Last Day, but even now each day in your baptized life – daily dying to sin and rising again to newness of life.
04:33
April 27, 2020
April 26
Dear Jesus, thank You for earning our salvation and rising from the grave.  Help us to look to you for our eternal joy no matter our earthly situation.  Help us to fear the grave as little as our beds.  Amen.
06:12
April 26, 2020
April 25
Dear Lord, Thine were the works, Thine was the love, Thine the sacrifice, the blood, that saved me and brought me into communion with Thee. Grant me to always thank Thee and to behold Thee in heaven with eyes unclouded. Amen
03:48
April 25, 2020
April 24
“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4
03:57
April 24, 2020
April 23
Unto life Thou shalt arouse me By Thy resurrection's pow'r; Though the hideous grave shall house me, And my flesh the worms devour; Fire and water may destroy My frail body, yet with joy I shall rise as Thou hast risen From the deep sepulchral prison.
03:22
April 23, 2020
April 22
Thou hast died for my transgression, All my sins on Thee were laid; Thou hast won for me salvation, On the cross my debt was paid. From the grave I shall arise And shall meet Thee in the skies. Death itself is transitory; I shall lift my head in glory.
04:08
April 22, 2020
April 21
Though I be by sin o'ertaken, Though I lie in helplessness, Though I be by friends forsaken And must suffer sore distress, Though I be despised, contemned, And by all the world condemned, Though the dark grave yawn before me, Yet the light of hope shines o'er me.
03:53
April 21, 2020
April 20
Thanks to Thee, O Christ victorious! Thanks to Thee, O Lord of life! Death hath now no power o'er us, Thou hast conquered in the strife. Thanks because Thou didst arise And hast opened Paradise! None can fully sing the glory Of the resurrection story.
03:36
April 20, 2020
April 19
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 8:12
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April 19, 2020
April 18
Christ alone our souls will feed
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April 18, 2020
April 17
Now His grace to us imparts Eternal sunshine to our hearts; The night of sin is ended. / Alleluia!
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April 17, 2020
April 16
See, His blood now marks our door; Faith points to it; death passes o’er, And Satan cannot harm us. Alleluia!
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April 16, 2020
April 15
Dear Jesus, put laughter in our mouths when we think of death. Grant us to mock and scorn it properly, both now and when our last hour comes. Amen.
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April 15, 2020
April 14
Text by Martin Luther. Tune by Johan Walter. 1524!
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April 14, 2020
April 13
In the first stanza Luther showed Christ in death’s bands. In this stanza he makes it clear that we were the true captives.
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April 13, 2020
Easter Sunday
We praise You, O Christ, for you have conquered death for us by Your glorious resurrection. Amen. Stay tuned for a second devotion today, the first in a new series on hymns!
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April 12, 2020
Holy Saturday
We praise You, O Christ, for You have redeemed us by Your holy, precious blood and innocent suffering and death. Amen.
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April 11, 2020
Good Friday
Lord Jesus, may the Gospel of Your crucifixion be preached throughout the world for the forgiveness of sins. Amen.
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April 10, 2020
Maundy Thursday
Lord Jesus Christ, create in us a hunger and thirst for Your Supper, trusting in Your Word. Amen.
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April 9, 2020
Holy Wednesday
Trust the Word
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April 8, 2020
Holy Tuesday
Fight the good fight of the faith.
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April 7, 2020
Holy Monday
Holy Lord, have mercy on us!
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April 6, 2020
Palm Sunday
Hosanna!
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April 5, 2020
Saturday of Lent 5
Remain in the Word. 
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April 4, 2020
Friday of Lent 5
Pray for your local congregation, your pastor(s), and support them at this challenging time!
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April 3, 2020
Thursday of Lent 5
Lord, may we never take for granted being gathered in person around Word and Sacrament!
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April 2, 2020
Wednesday of Lent 5
Truth matters.
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April 1, 2020
Tuesday of Lent 5
"The Holy Things for the Holy Ones."
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March 31, 2020
Monday of Lent 5
The Third Article is about the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
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March 30, 2020
Sunday of Lent 5
The Christian Life is cross-shaped.
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March 29, 2020
Saturday of Lent 4
Have a Bible and Hymnal open for this one.
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March 28, 2020
Friday of Lent 4
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
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March 27, 2020
The Athanasian Creed
The Athanasian Creed defines small-c "catholic" for us.
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March 27, 2020
Thursday of Lent 4
Remember your baptism!
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March 26, 2020
Wednesday of Lent 4
Pray for the sick.
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March 25, 2020
The Nicene Creed
Sing "We All Believe in One True God"
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March 25, 2020
Tuesday of Lent 4
Pray for the sick.
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March 24, 2020
Monday of Lent 4
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March 23, 2020
Sunday of Lent 4
Hear and love the Lord your God.
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March 22, 2020
Saturday of Lent 3
The Lord Almighty grant us peace.
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March 21, 2020
Friday of Lent 3
Hear us, Holy Jesus!
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March 20, 2020
Thursday of Lent 3
Lord, have mercy!
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March 19, 2020
Wednesday of Lent 3
Trust Jesus.
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March 18, 2020
Tuesday of Lent 3
Pray without ceasing.
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March 17, 2020
Monday of Lent 3
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March 16, 2020
Sunday of Lent 3
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March 15, 2020
Saturday of Lent 2
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March 14, 2020
Friday of Lent 2
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March 13, 2020
Thursday of Lent 2
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March 12, 2020
Wednesday of Lent 2
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March 11, 2020
Tuesday of Lent 2
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March 10, 2020
Monday of Lent 2
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March 9, 2020
Sunday of Lent 2
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March 8, 2020
Saturday of Lent 1
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March 7, 2020
Friday of Lent 1
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March 6, 2020
Thursday of Lent 1
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March 5, 2020
Wednesday of Lent 1
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March 4, 2020
Tuesday of Lent 1
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March 3, 2020
Monday of Lent 1
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March 2, 2020
The Apostles' Creed
A Bonus Episode!
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March 2, 2020
Sunday of Lent 1
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March 1, 2020
Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Go to Church tomorrow!
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February 29, 2020
Friday after Ash Wednesday
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February 28, 2020
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
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February 27, 2020
Ash Wednesday
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February 26, 2020
Introduction
The Apostles' Creed
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February 24, 2020
The Resurrection of Our Lord
Christ Has Risen Indeed!
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April 21, 2019
Holy Saturday
Attend an Easter Vigil near you
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April 20, 2019
Good Friday
Good Friday is "good" because of Jesus' Resurrection
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April 19, 2019
Maundy Thursday
A New Commandment I give you: Love one another
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April 18, 2019
Holy Wednesday
 Did you know? There are appointed readings for every day of Holy Week. 
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April 17, 2019
Holy Tuesday
 Did you know? There are appointed readings for every day of Holy Week. 
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April 16, 2019
Holy Monday
Did you know? There are appointed readings for every day of Holy Week.
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April 15, 2019
Palm Sunday
Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!
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April 14, 2019
Saturday of Lent 5
A blessed St. Lazarus Day to you!
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April 13, 2019
Friday of Lent 5
Next Friday is GOOD Friday
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April 12, 2019
Thursday of Lent 5
Plan now to attend Holy Week Services
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April 11, 2019
Wednesday of Lent 5
The Lord bless your household!
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April 10, 2019
Tuesday of Lent 5
Judica = 
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April 9, 2019
Monday of Lent 5
The Week of Judica
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April 8, 2019
Sunday of Lent 5
Tell your friends about these audio devotions
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April 7, 2019
Saturday of Lent 4
See you at Church!
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April 6, 2019
Friday of Lent 4
See you at Church on Sunday!
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April 5, 2019
Thursday of Lent 4
The Word of the Lord endures forever
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April 4, 2019
Wednesday of Lent 4
Prioritize Church tonight
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April 3, 2019
Tuesday of Lent 4
Peace in Christ
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April 2, 2019
Monday of Lent 4
How many days are left in Lent?
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April 1, 2019
Sunday of Lent 4
The Word of the Lord endures forever!
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March 31, 2019
Saturday of Lent 3
Worship the Lord and serve Him only
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March 30, 2019
Friday of Lent 3
Prioritize family devotions
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March 29, 2019
Thursday of Lent 3
Keep listening to the Word
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March 28, 2019
Wednesday of Lent 3
See you at church tonight!
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March 27, 2019
Tuesday of Lent 3
Sundays are not included when counting the forty days of Lent.
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March 26, 2019
Monday of Lent 3
The peace of the Lord be with you always
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March 25, 2019
Sunday of Lent 3
The Lord bless your listening this week
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March 24, 2019
Saturday of Lent 2
Today, prepare to receive the Sacrament tomorrow
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March 23, 2019
Friday of Lent 2
Don't forget your daily devotion tomorrow
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March 22, 2019
Thursday of Lent 2
Thank you for listening!
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March 21, 2019
Wednesday of Lent 2
Hear the Word at Midweek service tonight
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March 20, 2019
Tuesday of Lent 2
Invite someone to midweek service tomorrow.
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March 19, 2019
Monday of Lent 2
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March 18, 2019
Sunday of Lent 2
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March 17, 2019
Saturday of Lent 1
See you at church tomorrow...
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March 16, 2019
Friday of Lent 1
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March 15, 2019
Thursday of Lent 1
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March 14, 2019
Wednesday of Lent 1
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March 13, 2019
Tuesday of Lent 1
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March 12, 2019
Monday of Lent 1
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March 11, 2019
Sunday of Lent 1
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March 10, 2019
Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Latest episode of Devotions from Steadfast Lutherans
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March 9, 2019
Friday after Ash Wednesday
Latest episode of Devotions from Steadfast Lutherans
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March 8, 2019
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Audio Devotion for March 7
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March 7, 2019
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday Devotion
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February 27, 2019