Bible Studies and Devotions

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Hymn of the Day Studies

The Word in Song is a series of Hymn of the Day Studies to use with the Three-Year Lectionary and One-Year Lectionary.

Using Lutheran Service Book, the series features seasons of the church year — Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost.

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‘A Simple Way to Pray’

Simple way to pray

LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison translated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther's "A Simple Way to Pray," a brief, practical guide on prayer written for his barber and friend, Peter Beskendorf, in 1535. Download an accompanying Bible study for this resource written by Rev. Dr. John W. Sias.

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Recent Bible Studies

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LCMS Life Ministry – Bible studies on 1 John 3
As a part of the Million Dollar Life Match initiative, LCMS Life Ministry is pleased to offer a series of Bible studies written ...

LCMS Life Ministry – Bible study: ‘Gospel Relief for the Despairing: Speaking Christian Comfort to the Depressed and the Suicidal’
“Gospel Relief for the Despairing: Speaking Christian Comfort to the Depressed and the Suicidal” — that may benefit pastors as t...

Hymn of the Day studies – ‘The Word in Song’
LCMS Worship provides Hymn of the Day studies for the Lutheran Service Book to use with the Three-Year Lectionary and One-Year L...

Life Sunday – ‘Worship Resources for Life Ministry’
Worship resources are available to help plan your congregation’s observance of the Sanctity of Human Life.

Bible study series for COVID-19
New Bible studies address the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding the church of God’s Word and promises for difficult ...

CTCR Bible study: ‘Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues’
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) has prepared a Bible study titled “Immig...

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Recent Devotions

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Three-year schedule of daily Bible readings for 2021 to 2023
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has joined with the Lutheran Church—Canada and the North American Lutheran Church to compile ...

Church Worker Wellness – Week 57 devotion: Relational wellness
What encouragement do you need today? Who can you encourage?

Church Worker Wellness – Week 56 devotion: Relational wellness
Naming our struggles can be powerful in recognizing the face of God in our lives.

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Sent around the 15th of each month, each email will deliver:

  • The following month’s Prayers of the Church for the Three-Year and One-Year Series;
  • Lectionary summaries, Bible studies, prayer calendars, bulletin inserts; and
  • Worship materials for special occasions.

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