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2015 Advent and Christmas Reflections Now Available!

2015 Advent and Christmas Reflections Now Available!

Higher Things is pleased to announce the Advent and Christmas Reflections! Covering the season of Advent and the Twelve Days of Christmas, this batch of daily devotions runs from November 29, 2015 through January 5, 2016. You can download the Reflect…

LCMS Worship

has posted a couple links that may prove beneficial. They are very short table devotions, one for Thanksgiving Day and one for the season of Advent.  Here you go: Thanksgiving Day: Advent: . . Read All
How to Think about God's Grace

How to Think about God’s Grace

Baylor University corrects media hysterics over the death of religion, Donald Trump sees red over Starbucks, the Supreme Court prepares to hear case brought by nuns, and thinking about God’s grace is good exercise for your new mind. Visit Matthew Pancake’s Facebook Visit Pastor Gary Held’s Facebook Visit our Website
Steadfast in Worship:  Why Doesn’t Contemporary Worship Sing the Psalms?

Steadfast in Worship: Why Doesn’t Contemporary Worship Sing the Psalms?

Christian worship has always made significant use of the Psalms, which have always been meant to be sung.  No matter what your approach to Biblical instruction in the area of music in worship, from strict “regulative-ist” to libertine “normative-ist,” there is no getting away from the fact that of all the directives to the New Testament church regarding worship, this one specific instruction is repeated (Ephesians 5:18-19, Colossians 3:16):  Sing the Psalms!  (The meaning of “hymns” and “spiritual songs” aside, it is clear enough that the actual Psalms are to be part of our musical vocabulary.)  They are quoted constantly throughout the New Testament by authors who no doubt had a strong familiarity with them due . . . Read All

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Light for My Path Daily Devotion Bible Reading For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. (1 Timothy 2:5-6 ESV) Hymn ELH 429:1,4 Chief of Sinners Though I […]

Tuesday of the Second-Last Week

Today’s Reading: 2 Peter 3:3-14 Daily Lectionary: Jeremiah 33:1-22; Matthew 27:11-32 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to…
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