Today we consider Paul’s Letter to Philemon about Philemon’s conflict with his slave Onesimus, who had run away. Paul encourages Philemon to reconcile with Onesimus because God has forgiven our sin and reconciled us to Himself.
Aquila and Priscilla were a husband and wife in the Early Church. When they heard Apollos speak about the baptism of John, they taught him the rest of the story: about Jesus’ incarnation, death, and resurrection.
As we remember Johann Gerhard today, we read a devotion he wrote as translated and printed in Meditations on Divine Mercy.
Today’s Old Testament Reading, the account of Daniel and the lions’ den, is our focus. We take our devotion from Portals of Prayer.
Our focus for today is on the Old Testament Reading, and our devotion comes from Concordia Commentary: Ezekiel 21–48.
For the commemoration of Zacharias and Elizabeth today, we read a devotion from Prepare the Way: Sermons and Sermonic Studies for Advent and Christmas.
As we remember today when John was martyred, we read a devotion from Concordia Commentary: Mark 1:1–8:26.
Today we remember the great theologian Johann Gerhard, and we read a devotion from Theological Commonplaces: On the Nature of Theology and Scripture, Second Edition.
Today’s commemoration is for the prophet Elisha, and we read a devotion from Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction and Old Testament.