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Today in the Church Year

Samuel

Our devotion for the commemoration of Samuel today comes from The Word Becoming Flesh.

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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Today we focus on the Old Testament Reading, which includes Joshua’s famous statement, “But I and my house—we shall serve the LORD!” Our devotional reading is from Concordia Commentary: Joshua.

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Johann Gerhard, Theologian

As we remember Johann Gerhard today, we read a devotion he wrote as translated and printed in Meditations on Divine Mercy.

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Isaac

Today we commemorate Isaac by reading about when his father, Abraham, trusted and followed God’s command to sacrifice him. God substituting a ram for Isaac foreshadowed Him sacrificing His own Son on the cross to bear our sins in our place. Our devotional reading is from Fusion: Resurrections.

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St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord

As we remember St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord, we read a devotion from The Heart of Jesus: Women in the Gospel of Luke.

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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

We focus on the Old Testament Reading today with a devotion from Portals of Prayer.

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Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Today we remember Lawrence, a third-century Roman deacon who stood his ground against the Roman authorities and was martyred for his faith. We read an excerpt from Standing Firm that discusses one of several ways Christians can respond to persecution: by staying and enduring.

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

The Gospel for the day is our focus and our devotion comes from Luther’s Works, Volume 23 (Sermons on the Gospel of St. John Chapters 6–8).

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Joanna, Mary, and Salome, Myrrhbearers

Today we remember Joanna, Mary, and Salome, the women who went to Jesus’ grave to anoint His body with spices. Our devotion is from Concordia Bible Story Book.

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Joseph of Arimathea

Today we remember Joseph of Arimathea, the man who took Jesus’ body down from the cross and buried Jesus in his own grave. Our devotion is from The Lutheran Study Bible.

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We hope that these posts will serve as a resource to your personal and family devotions as you grow in Christ and His Word.

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