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Recent Posts by Concordia Publishing House

Devotion Remembering Johann Walter, the First Lutheran Kantor

Johann Walter helped Luther adapt and create music that worshipers could understand and participate in.

Easter Day Devotion on Luke 24

Christ is risen! God the Father raised His Son from the dead so we can have everlasting life, and He sends us to share this Good News with others. Today we read about the first people God sent to share the Good News of the resurrection: the women who visited the tomb that first Easter morning.

Time between Jesus’ Death and Resurrection: Holy Saturday Devotion

Today we focus on the Gospel of the day, which describes Jesus’ burial and the setting of a guard outside His tomb.

It Is Finished: Good Friday Devotion

“It is finished.” Yes, it is finished on the cross. But living in a world full of sin, sometimes we don’t feel like it is finished.

Maundy Thursday Devotion about Forgiveness in Holy Communion

Jesus knows our sin. But He loves us anyway—so much so that He died on the cross to earn our salvation.

Palm Sunday Devotion about the Last Supper

Jesus didn’t run away from the cross. He went to it willingly, knowing full well the pain it would cause Him. As we read today about the Last Supper, we recognize that He went to the cross for our forgiveness, for our salvation.

Prayers for Holy Week

Holy Week is traditionally a solemn time (until Easter, that is!) when Christians around the world meditate on the betrayal, death, and burial of our Lord Jesus.

The Ma’am with Sad Ham: A Devotion on the Small Catechism

Easter morning, a mother and her daughters dressed up and walked to church. It was snowing when they returned, but the girls didn’t mind the cold. The Easter lilies and story of Jesus’ resurrection were all they could think about. When they reached their house, they found a white package on their step.

The Futility of Our Efforts to Save Ourselves: Devotion for Lent 5

Today we focus on the Epistle, Philippians 3:4b–14, with a devotion from A Year in the Word.

Devotion about Reformation Artists Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer

During the Reformation, art was a means by which the Gospel was made known to many people who couldn’t read or didn’t have access to books.