Resources

Devotion and Education

Jesus says, “If you continue in My Word, you are truly my disciples” (John 8:31). This continuing in Jesus’ Word is a daily thing. This page contains some resources to help you continue in the study of God’s Word throughout the week.

“No Trouble Troubles Me” is a devotional using our hymnody and Scripture to help encourage you to a lively faith as you live your life in hope of what is yet to come. Put away the fear of the world, rejoice in what Christ has done for you, and sing the songs of faith, confessing the victory of our God over even death. Your baptism means that you can have hope rather than fear about whatever comes your way in this life.

Description from Steadfast Lutherans

No Trouble Troubles Me

Pastor Preus and Pastor Richard, among other LCMS pastors, have contributed to this devotion put out by Steadfast Lutherans. You can listen to the devotions in the player here or on this podcast site. You can also read them in your inbox by subscribing at this link or by following Steadfast Lutherans (Brothers of John the Steadfast) on Facebook.

Read more about the devotion on the Steadfast Lutherans website.

Passion Book

For devotional use during Holy Week, here’s a Passion Book, which includes a Scripture reading for each day paired with beautiful artwork from the Church’s rich treasury. Each day is available as its own PDF, or you can download a combined file:

Concordia Publishing House has made available a series of Bible studies with questions and answers for various books of the Bible.
Christ for Us has some of the best Lutheran sermons available, either to read or to hear. They are especially helpful to prepare for Sunday morning or for those days when sickness keeps you home from church.
A weekly study guide for laymen to use to prepare for each Sunday in the historic one-year lectionary.
Articles about the historical relationships between Christianity and paganism and about attempts to undermine historic Christianity and historic Christian practices with assertions about pagan origins.

“What About?” is a series of 27 pamphlets written by former Synod President Rev. Dr. A.L. Barry. The series addresses doctrinal topics, moral issues and concerns in the church to help Christians grow in their understanding of these important questions. (description from the LCMS website)