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More LCMS Resources

Let’s see. I said I’d try to do a week long series on congregational resources. Of course, I didn’t actually plan it out! So let’s see what I’ve come up with for today as far as more LCMS resources out there.

(Don’t doubt me. I can TOTALLY get a week out of all this great stuff!)

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Free Courses

Hi. Now is probably not the time to sign up to take some free courses online. Or, is it? The way many of these work is you get a daily or weekly email with a video embedded or linked. You can actually DO them whenever you get around to it. So . . . it’s totally a gift to the world, humanity, and, in some of these awesome cases, the church!

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O Antiphons

Let’s lend a minute to the O Antiphons! The time has come as we approach Christmas Eve(ning). 🙂

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A Defense Against Evolution

Guess what: Another Lutheran book has been released! It’s A Defense Against Evolution by Rev. Lincoln Winter, whom you may know from his catechetical website, Teach These Things, or his blog, Musings of a Country Parson. The topic, of course, is a very relevant one.

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More Lent Resources for 2018

Lent is not a season of only Law. Lent is a time of both Law and Gospel. So, if you have already failed a Lenten discipline, I have good news for you. Jesus became Man, taking on our very flesh, to live the life we can’t and to die the death we have earned. To God, you are still wet with the waters of holy Baptism and you drip with the righteousness that only our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came give–or earn. In fact, the Holy Spirit grants you flowing rivers of living water. And, guess what? There are more Lent resources for 2018 to help immerse you in the gifts God has already given you.

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LWML Bible Studies

You know how I feel about free resources. Today I can offer you a good number of free downloads from LWML Bible studies. Just scroll about half way to the bottom of this link and you’ll see them clear as day:

Our Hope and Future, based on Jeremiah 29:11–12 —  #LWML68940
Love’s Priceless Gift, based on John 3:16 —  #LWML68941
Unveiled Faces, based on 2 Corinthians 3:17–18 —  #LWML68942
Faith or Famine, based on Hebrews 11:1,6 —  #LWML68943
Facedown Worship, based on Psalm 95:6–7 —  #LWML68944
I Surrender!, based on Psalm 139:23–24 —  #LWML68945
One Extraordinary Night, based on Luke 2:8–14 —  #LWML68946
No Stranger in the Manger, based on Matthew 2:2,10–11 —  #LWML68947

I haven’t looked them over, but I’m glad to know they are there! 🙂

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Commemoration of Hymnwriters

Happy Commemoration of Hymnwriters Philipp Nicolai, Johann Heermann and Paul Gerhardt! 🙂 I know. You all made cakes to honor it, didn’t you. Still it’s a good day to honor the writers who came before us and have blessed generations with their powerful texts and biblical messages! Raise a glass or a song!

In more Reformational news, I’ve got a selection of Reformation videos to share with you today.

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Help Church Worker Wellness

This post is particularly for LCMS church workers or their families about a project that may be able to help us all, rostered or otherwise. 🙂 Heidi Goehmann is helping to put together a collection of 30 free devotions to help church worker wellness within the LCMS. There will be a  synod church worker wellness site offering them as free PDFs and then everyone can benefit! The premise is worker-to-worker, hence the restriction on who writes for it.

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Knowledge of Him

I’m still finding resources for my free resource page, Crafts and Crafted for Free, so here’s another one: Knowledge of Him. Their goal is to provide free, easy to use resources that encourage you in your daily walk with Christ and pursuit of the knowledge of Him. Their focus is on encouraging reading Scripture and daily prayer, but I suspect they have plans to expand and they are very open to requests and suggestions. Woo hoo! 🙂

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Crafts and Crafted for Free Resource Page!

I’ve finally got it: a resource page people should add to their blog-rolls. “Crafts and Crafted-for-Free Resources” is a free resource page listing free Lutheran Bible studies, devotions, coloring pages, books, etc., and listing websites, Facebook pages, and Etsy shops with Lutheran owners. The theme is reflected in the title: Crafts and Crafted-for-Free Resources. 🙂

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