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“Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly” (Colossians 3). What could we possibly have to say to the people “adulting” in such a world and such a time like this? “What shall I cry? All flesh is like grass… the grass withers and the flower fades; but the Word of our God will stand forever” (Isaiah 40). Start with the Word of God; the same Word Who took up our weak flesh; the same Word Who bore our sins in His body on the cross; the Word of Christ, who lives, and which raises the dead. It endures when everything else, even when I myself, fail. And ask everything in Jesus’ Name, confident that in Him all the promises of God are “yes” and “Amen.”


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A Simple Way to Pray

LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison translated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther’s “A Simple Way to Pray,” a brief, practical guide on prayer written for his barber and friend, Peter Beskendorf, in 1535.

Bible Study: ‘Joy-fully Lutheran’

A special Bible study series was prepared for the 67th Regular Convention of The LCMS in July 2019. The five-part study is particularly appropriate for congregational or group use during the Lent or Easter seasons, and it provides a joyful balance between learning theology and applying the God’s truths in our lives.

Nurturing Lifelong Learners of God’s Word: 6 Discipleship Goals

Recorded as a session in the January 2022 Making Disciples for Life conference, this video presents a simple framework for understanding how teachers of the faith can nurture and cultivate lifelong learners of God’s Word.

A Life With God

This website is a deep dive into the Bible through the teachings of the late Rev. Henry F. Fingerlin. The study is made up of sixteen chapters and includes a downloadable workbook and audio recordings of Pastor Fingerlin’s extensive presentations of the material. The website is set up for individuals to work through the materials independently, though they could also be used in groups.

This resource is provided by a third party and has not been formally reviewed for doctrinal content. It is believed to be consistent with the teachings and practice of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod LCMS. However, it is not a resource developed by the LCMS and does not necessarily reflect the theology of the Lutheran Confessions or the doctrinal position of the LCMS. If you discover that this resource, in whole or in part, is inconsistent with the teachings and practice of the LCMS, please notify us by emailing

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