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Recent Posts by Concordia Publishing House

St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus

We read today a devotion from Meditations on the Gospels that focuses on the reading from Matthew.

The Death of Conviction

This post is an adapted excerpt from Without Flesh: Why the Church Is Dying Even Though Jesus Is Still Alive by Jonathan Fisk.

The Ancient Church saw martyrdom as an honor. Today, we cower in corners, bickering over the color of the carpet. The Ancient Church conquered the world by dying at its hands. Today, we are crushed in an overwhelming retreat of trying to fit in.

Devotion for the Feast of St. Andrew

Today, we celebrate the feast of St. Andrew, brother of Simon Peter, called by Jesus into discipleship. Since Andrew was a disciple of Jesus and also called by Him, our devotion is on Matthew 4:19: “I will make you fishers of men,” and is taken from Follow Me: Discipleship According to St. Matthew by Martin Franzmann.

Noah

Today, we commemorate Noah, faithful follower of God through the flood. We take our devotional reading from Courageous Fathers of the Bible: A Bible Study for Men.

Last Sunday of the Church Year Devotion on Creation

Today, on the Last Sunday of the Church Year, we take our Epistle from Colossians 1:13–20. Our devotional reading comes from The Mighty & The Mysterious by Heidi Goehmann.

Elizabeth of Hungary

Today we celebrate Elizabeth of Hungary, revered for her charity. We commemorate her by reading a brief biography, words from Martin Luther, and a prayer from Treasury of Daily Prayer.

Pentecost 23 Reflections on the Last Day

Today, on Pentecost 23, we take our Old Testament Reading from Malachi 4:1–6. Our devotional reading comes from Luther’s Works: volume 18, speaking on the Last Day and the kingdom of Christ. 

Commemoration of Emperor Justinian

Today, we commemorate Emperor Justinian, Christian ruler and confessor of Christ. We take our devotional reading from Church History: The Basics, speaking historically on Justinian and the debate on the person of Christ in his empire.

Martin of Tours, Pastor

In the biography below, we read about the decision by Martin of Tours to become a monk, becoming “Christ’s soldier.” Our devotional reading for today, from Commentary on Ephesians by George Stoeckhardt, revolves around Ephesians 6:10–17 which speaks of putting on the armor of Christ.

Pentecost 22 Devotion on the Burning Bush

Today, the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, our Old Testament Reading comes from Exodus 3:1–15. We take our devotional reading from LifeLight Leaders Guide: Exodus, Part 1.