Pentecost

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a...

The Book of Job

“They [Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar] sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great” (Job 2:13). During these last few days, I have been reading through the Book of Job. Job, along...

Our Refuge and Strength

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1) A Memorial Day Prayer from Evangelical Lutheran Worship: Prayer Book for the Armed Services Eternal God, we give thanks for all those who have shown the greatest love by laying down their...

The Legacy of a Leader

“Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign; he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the abominable practices of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel” (2 Chronicles...

Chronicles

“Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and rescue us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise” (1 Chronicles 16:35) As we read through the Old Testament books of 1 and 2 Chronicles, you might find yourself...

The Race Before Us

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1) On Sunday morning, at 7:00 a.m. I was lined up...