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Devotions from Steadfast Lutherans

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The Resurrection of our Lord - Easter Sunday

April 4th, 2021


Mark 16:1-8 “And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has  risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is …

Holy Saturday

April 3rd, 2021


On this day, Jesus kept the Sabbath rest and extended His time in the tomb to fulfill  His words that He would rise on the third day. It was …

Good Friday

April 2nd, 2021


So forget how powerful your sinful flesh can seem at times and take Jesus at His  Word. His Word says that baptism joined you to His death. Your …

Maundy Thursday

April 1st, 2021


This Thursday is called “Maundy Thursday.” The word “maundy” comes from the  Latin mandatum, which means “command.” Jesus gives us a new command on this night:  love one another.

Holy Wednesday

March 31st, 2021


The devil teaches heretics to scoff, “It’s  just a handful of water. What’s that going to do?” But the devil cowers before that  handful of water, …

Holy Tuesday

March 30th, 2021


And so, if we’re tempted and prevail, we give thanks to Jesus for baptizing us and giving us the Holy Spirit. If we’re tempted and fail, we give …

Holy Monday

March 29th, 2021


Dear Jesus, give us joy in the gift of baptism and bring to completion the good  work You have begun in us. Amen.

Palm Sunday

March 28th, 2021


“The garments of salvation” and “the robe of righteousness” are Jesus Himself. “As  many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Gal. 3:27). Jesus treads on  our garments because He brings a better one: …

Saturday, Lent 5

March 27th, 2021


The Pharisees washed couches. The Greek says, they baptized couches. They obviously didn’t dunk the couches in the Jordan River...

Friday, Lent 5

March 26th, 2021


Here the Lord shows us His two words He speaks to mankind: His Law and His  Gospel. The Law is God’s eternal will for mankind, and it shows us our sin. The Gospel  is God’s gracious promise to save us through His Son. …

Thursday, Lent 5

March 25th, 2021


Jesus is Immanuel, God with us!

Wednesday, Lent 5

March 24th, 2021


Lord Jesus Christ, bless the children of your Church.

Tuesday, Lent 5

March 23rd, 2021


The promises of Baptism are for children!

Monday, Lent 5

March 22nd, 2021


Read Colossians 2 to understand the link between circumcision and baptism.

Saturday, Lent 4

March 20th, 2021


John's baptism was a "prepare the way" baptism.

Friday, Lent 4

March 19th, 2021


Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Thursday, Lent 4

March 18th, 2021


Put on the new self, forgiving one another.

Wednesday, Lent 4

March 17th, 2021


What does it mean to take up your cross and follow Jesus?

Tuesday, Lent 4

March 16th, 2021


Daily we repent of our sins, daily we believe in Jesus Christ crucified for our forgiveness, and daily we walk in newness of life, presenting our members to God as instruments for righteousness, until that day when the …

Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 14th, 2021


The benefits of  Baptism abide forever.

Saturday, Lent 3

March 13th, 2021


You have entered the kingdom of God through baptism.

Friday, Lent 3

March 12th, 2021


I believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

Thursday, Lent 3

March 11th, 2021


"All nations" includes all ages.

Wednesday, Lent 3

March 10th, 2021


God the Holy Spirit delivers the gift of the Holy Spirit, faith, and the forgiveness of  sins in Holy Baptism. Being “born again” is being a baptized …

Tuesday, Lent 3

March 9th, 2021


Hold to Titus 3, a trustworthy text!

Monday, Lent 3

March 8th, 2021


For all nations. For you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to Himself!

Third Sunday in Lent

March 7th, 2021


Our Lord Jesus will never deceive you. Trust His promises!

Lent 2, Friday

March 5th, 2021


Sing loudly: I am baptized into Christ!

Thursday, Lent 2

March 4th, 2021


Baptism has washed you in this newness of life and set you apart, sanctified in Christ's holiness.

Wednesday, Lent 2

March 3rd, 2021


Your life depends on your baptism because your baptism depends on Jesus!

Lent 2, Tuesday

March 2nd, 2021


Jesus' resurrection is your resurrection.

Monday, Lent 2

March 1st, 2021


You are clothed in Christ!

Second Sunday in Lent

February 28th, 2021


Christ does not hold out on you. He did not hold out on this poor woman. Your Jesus has given you the very words to pray in these times: “but deliver …

Saturday, Lent 1

February 27th, 2021


God’s own child, I gladly say it. I am baptized into Christ. Amen.

Friday, Lent 1

February 26th, 2021


Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure …

Thursday, Lent 1

February 25th, 2021


Don’t only look at the water. Listen. Listen to God’s command. God’s command might seem silly, it might seem stupid, but remember this. If God commanded something great, you’d do it. And now, Christ commands something …

Wednesday, Lent 1

February 24th, 2021


Thanks be to God, for the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s Word!

Tuesday, Lent 1

February 23rd, 2021


When God's Word is combined with water, God gets to the heart of the matter: He gets to our hearts and makes them new.

Monday, Lent 1

February 22nd, 2021


The Holy Spirit gives life. In the beginning, He gave form to the water.
Now, the Holy Spirit uses water as His way of killing a sinner and creating …

First Sunday in Lent

February 21st, 2021


Baptism cannot just be plain water. God commanded it and attached His Word to it!

Saturday after Ash Wednesday

February 20th, 2021


Christians in the book of Acts were baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, just as we were!

Friday after Ash Wednesday

February 19th, 2021


God made us alive together with Christ!

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

February 18th, 2021


Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word. Amen.

Ash Wednesday

February 17th, 2021


You are baptized (if you aren’t go talk to a Lutheran pastor). That is more valuable than anything else in your life. There is no amount of wealth, pleasure, influence, bodily health, governmental favor, or any other …

2021 Introduction

February 15th, 2021


This year, gather the household around the Word and these short devotions. Learn to treasure the gift of God that we have in Baptism. 

June 13

June 13th, 2020


O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, You graciously have kept me Each night and day ‘gainst ev’ry host And heard this sinner’s earnest plea. Forgive my …

June 12

June 12th, 2020


Thy truth defend, O God, and stay This evil generation; And from the error of their way Keep Thine own congregation. The wicked everywhere abound And …

June 11

June 11th, 2020


O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, shield and protects us from harm in the midst of trials that purify us as silver from all adulteration. Grant us …

June 10

June 10th, 2020


LSB 876:1 O blessèd, holy Trinity,
Divine, eternal Unity,
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
This day Your name be uppermost.

June 9

June 9th, 2020


O Holy Spirit, continue to call, gather, enlighten, and sanctify the whole Christian Church on earth, keep us with Jesus Christ in the one true …

June 8

June 8th, 2020


LSB 954: 2 We all believe in Jesus Christ,
 His own Son, our Lord, possessing
An equal Godhead, throne, and might,
 Source of ev’ry grace and blessing;
Born of Mary, virgin mother,
 By the power of the Spirit,
Word …

June 7

June 7th, 2020


O Lord, [Heavenly Father,] look down from heaven, behold And let Thy pity waken: How few are we within Thy Fold, Thy saints by men forsaken! True …

June 6

June 6th, 2020


Immortal honor, endless fame attend the almighty Father’s name; the Savior-Son be glorified, who for all humankind has died; to You, O Paraclete, we raise unending songs of thanks and praise. Amen. (LSB 500:4)

June 5

June 5th, 2020


Teach us to know the Father, Son,

And You, from both, as Three in One

That we Your name may ever bless

And in our lives the truth confess. (LSB 498:6)

June 4

June 4th, 2020


“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach …

June 3

June 3rd, 2020


Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord, with all Your graces now outpoured on each believer’s mind and heart; Your fervent love to them impart. Lord, by the …

June 2

June 2nd, 2020


When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues …

June 1

June 1st, 2020


The Holy Spirit is not our first or only Counselor, Helper, and Comforter. Jesus promised to send them “another Paraclete.” By this He teaches us …

May 31

May 31st, 2020


Creator Spirit, by whose aid the world’s foundations first were laid, come, visit every humble mind; come, pour Your joys on humankind; from sin and sorrow set us free; may we Your living temples be. Amen. (LSB 500:1)

May 29

May 29th, 2020


Dear Jesus, come soon.  I am weak and often stumble and I tremble on the way, and like a sheep too easily go astray, but You are my shepherd.  You are my Lord.  You have made me Your new creation.  Do not forsake the …

May 28

May 28th, 2020


Dear Jesus, teach my heart to claim Your victory over my sin, my death, and my grave. Amen.

May 27

May 27th, 2020


We apologize for the delay today.

May 26

May 26th, 2020


Paschal Victim, paschal bread.  He is the Passover sacrifice or victim.  He is “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” Paschal is the Greek for Passover.  It is our feast.  We are Israel, and the Lamb …

May 25

May 25th, 2020


Luther sings elsewhere, “Do this, O ye of Israel’s seed, / Ye of the Spirit born indeed! / Wait for your Lord’s appearing.”  You wait with your baptism comforting you with the truth that you have been clothed with …

May 24

May 24th, 2020


Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, …

May 23

May 23rd, 2020


“Jesus said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the …

May 22

May 22nd, 2020


When Elijah ascended he left his cloak and Elisha took it up. When Christ ascended his cross, his garments were dispersed among his assailants. But when Christ ascended into heaven, he left not merely an article of …

May 21

May 21st, 2020


Father in Heaven, look upon us in mercy and guide us in the true faith, that we may evermore hold to the doctrines of Christ and His Gospel with one …

May 20

May 20th, 2020


“We have this a glorious comfort in this salutary teaching, that we know how we have been chosen for life in Christ out of sheer grace, without any merit of our own, and that no one can tear us out of his hand. For he …

May 19

May 19th, 2020


“Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry …

May 18

May 18th, 2020


The holy apostolic band Upon the Mount of Olives stand; Alleluia! Alleluia! And with His followers they see Jesus’ resplendent majesty. Alleluia! …

May 17

May 17th, 2020


Enter your home tonight and gather your family. Open to the Lord’s Prayer and pray at least one petition in greater detail. Enjoin your hearts in the one Spirit and petition as dear children ask their dear Father.

May 16

May 16th, 2020


We are saved by God’s mercy and truth in Christ Jesus. Therefore, let us speak these truths boldly and joyfully, knowing that we glorify our God when …

May 15

May 15th, 2020


Dear Jesus, You blessed those who have not seen and yet believed. Increase our faith through times of trouble and tribulation. Help us to cling, not …

May 14

May 14th, 2020


If Jesus was not my God and Lord, He would be scary and terrible. I would flee from Him; I would ask the mountains to cover and hide me to no avail. …

May 13

May 13th, 2020


Thomas did not lose his courage when he received faith. Rather, Christ then used Thomas’ courage in the expansion of His kingdom. This is true for us too. God uses our natural gifts and affections, which are put in …

May 12

May 12th, 2020


When we are afraid, let us hear once again those wonderful words of Jesus: “Peace be with you.” Through the death of Jesus, we need not fear …

May 11

May 11th, 2020


Heavenly Father, You have implanted in us a natural affection for our family and friends. Sanctify this love, so that we might not love anything more than You. Bring to remembrance the words of Jesus, so that by faith, …

April 10

May 10th, 2020


“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.” (John 16:7)

May 9

May 9th, 2020


Dear Jesus, You have defeated the grave for us, turning it from a treacherous enemy into the safe door through which we enter into eternal life. Keep us firm in the true faith, that enduring to the end, we may receive …

May 8

May 8th, 2020


When we die, when we must give up our soul and depart this life, we do not commend our soul to a stranger. We certainly do not commend our soul to an …

May 7

May 7th, 2020


For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall …

May 6

May 6th, 2020


What faith knows it knows only by the Word of God, which is more sure and more certain than anything we learn by sight or experience. The Christian learns that what God reveals to him must be known and discerned by …

May 5

May 5th, 2020


Dear Jesus, protect us from the evils that come against us. Do not abandon us but keep us safely in Your care. And on the Last Day, give us the victory over death by raising our bodies to life. Amen.

May 4

May 4th, 2020


2 Jesus, my Redeemer, lives;
 Likewise I to life shall waken.
He will bring me where He is;
 Shall my courage then be shaken?
Shall I fear, or …

May 3

May 3rd, 2020


We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. – Romans 6:9

May 2

May 2nd, 2020


Lord Jesus Christ, graciously our faith renew; help us bear our crosses, learning humbleness from You, peace mid pain and losses, may we give You love for love, hear us O our Savior, that we may in heaven above, sing …

May 1

May 1st, 2020


Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us …

April 30

April 30th, 2020


5 The world against me rages,
Its fury I disdain;
Though bitter war it wages,
Its work is all in vain.
My heart from care is free,
No trouble troubles me.
Misfortune now is play,
And night is bright as day.

LSB 467:5

April 29

April 29th, 2020


Dear Jesus, help us to always trust in You and Your work of atonement for our victory over sin, death, and the devil.  Help us look to you when …

April 28

April 28th, 2020


St. Paul rightly says since we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we saved by him from the wrath of God.  
The atonement of Christ …

April 27

April 27th, 2020


Easter Sunday is the public spectacle of Christ’s victory.  It is a testimony of His power to save – that in fact Christ has done everything needed to accomplish salvation.  The grave, that final opponent is defeated …

April 26

April 26th, 2020


Dear Jesus, thank You for earning our salvation and rising from the grave.  Help us to look to you for our eternal joy no matter our earthly situation.  Help us to fear the grave as little as our beds.  Amen.

April 25

April 25th, 2020


Dear Lord, Thine were the works, Thine was the love, Thine the sacrifice, the blood, that saved me and brought me into communion with Thee. Grant me …

April 24

April 24th, 2020


“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we …

April 23

April 23rd, 2020


Unto life Thou shalt arouse me
By Thy resurrection's pow'r;
Though the hideous grave shall house me,
And my flesh the worms devour;
Fire and water may destroy
My frail body, yet with joy
I shall rise as Thou hast risen

April 22

April 22nd, 2020


Thou hast died for my transgression,
All my sins on Thee were laid;
Thou hast won for me salvation,
On the cross my debt was paid.
From the grave I shall arise
And shall meet Thee in the skies.
Death itself is …

April 21

April 21st, 2020


Though I be by sin o'ertaken,
Though I lie in helplessness,
Though I be by friends forsaken
And must suffer sore distress,
Though I be despised, contemned,
And by all the world condemned,
Though the dark grave yawn …

April 20

April 20th, 2020


Thanks to Thee, O Christ victorious!
Thanks to Thee, O Lord of life!
Death hath now no power o'er us,
Thou hast conquered in the strife.
Thanks …

April 19

April 19th, 2020


“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,
‘I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.’” …

April 18

April 18th, 2020


Christ alone our souls will feed

April 17

April 17th, 2020


Now His grace to us imparts
Eternal sunshine to our hearts;
The night of sin is ended. / Alleluia!

April 16

April 16th, 2020


See, His blood now marks our door;
Faith points to it; death passes o’er,
And Satan cannot harm us. Alleluia!

April 15

April 15th, 2020


Dear Jesus, put laughter in our mouths when we think of death.
Grant us to mock and scorn it properly,
both now and when our last hour comes. Amen.

April 14

April 14th, 2020


Text by Martin Luther. Tune by Johan Walter. 1524!

April 13

April 13th, 2020


In the first stanza Luther showed Christ in death’s bands.
In this stanza he makes it clear that we were the true captives.

Easter Sunday

April 12th, 2020


We praise You, O Christ, for you have conquered death for us by Your glorious resurrection. Amen.

Stay tuned for a second devotion today, the first in a new series on hymns!

Holy Saturday

April 11th, 2020


We praise You, O Christ, for You have redeemed us by Your holy, precious blood and innocent suffering and death. Amen.

Good Friday

April 10th, 2020


Lord Jesus, may the Gospel of Your crucifixion be preached throughout the world for the forgiveness of sins. Amen.

Maundy Thursday

April 9th, 2020


Lord Jesus Christ, create in us a hunger and thirst for Your Supper, trusting in Your Word. Amen.

Holy Tuesday

April 7th, 2020


Fight the good fight of the faith.

Holy Monday

April 6th, 2020


Holy Lord, have mercy on us!

Friday of Lent 5

April 3rd, 2020


Pray for your local congregation, your pastor(s), and support them at this challenging time!

Thursday of Lent 5

April 2nd, 2020


Lord, may we never take for granted being gathered in person around Word and Sacrament!

Tuesday of Lent 5

March 31st, 2020


"The Holy Things for the Holy Ones."

Monday of Lent 5

March 30th, 2020


The Third Article is about the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday of Lent 5

March 29th, 2020


The Christian Life is cross-shaped.

Saturday of Lent 4

March 28th, 2020


Have a Bible and Hymnal open for this one.

Friday of Lent 4

March 27th, 2020


Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

The Athanasian Creed

March 27th, 2020


The Athanasian Creed defines small-c "catholic" for us.

The Nicene Creed

March 25th, 2020


Sing "We All Believe in One True God"

Sunday of Lent 4

March 22nd, 2020


Hear and love the Lord your God.

Saturday of Lent 3

March 21st, 2020


The Lord Almighty grant us peace.

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March 15th, 2020



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March 14th, 2020



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March 10th, 2020



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March 8th, 2020



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March 7th, 2020



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March 2nd, 2020


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March 1st, 2020


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February 28th, 2020


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February 27th, 2020


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Ash Wednesday

February 26th, 2020


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Holy Saturday

April 20th, 2019


Attend an Easter Vigil near you

Good Friday

April 19th, 2019


Good Friday is "good" because of Jesus' Resurrection

Maundy Thursday

April 18th, 2019


A New Commandment I give you: Love one another

Holy Wednesday

April 17th, 2019


 Did you know? There are appointed readings for every day of Holy Week. 

Holy Tuesday

April 16th, 2019


 Did you know? There are appointed readings for every day of Holy Week. 

Holy Monday

April 15th, 2019


Did you know? There are appointed readings for every day of Holy Week.

Palm Sunday

April 14th, 2019


Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!

Saturday of Lent 5

April 13th, 2019


A blessed St. Lazarus Day to you!

Friday of Lent 5

April 12th, 2019


Next Friday is GOOD Friday

Thursday of Lent 5

April 11th, 2019


Plan now to attend Holy Week Services

Wednesday of Lent 5

April 10th, 2019


The Lord bless your household!

Sunday of Lent 5

April 7th, 2019


Tell your friends about these audio devotions

Friday of Lent 4

April 5th, 2019


See you at Church on Sunday!

Thursday of Lent 4

April 4th, 2019


The Word of the Lord endures forever

Wednesday of Lent 4

April 3rd, 2019


Prioritize Church tonight

Monday of Lent 4

April 1st, 2019


How many days are left in Lent?

Sunday of Lent 4

March 31st, 2019


The Word of the Lord endures forever!

Saturday of Lent 3

March 30th, 2019


Worship the Lord and serve Him only

Friday of Lent 3

March 29th, 2019


Prioritize family devotions

Thursday of Lent 3

March 28th, 2019


Keep listening to the Word

Wednesday of Lent 3

March 27th, 2019


See you at church tonight!

Tuesday of Lent 3

March 26th, 2019


Sundays are not included when counting the forty days of Lent.

Monday of Lent 3

March 25th, 2019


The peace of the Lord be with you always

Sunday of Lent 3

March 24th, 2019


The Lord bless your listening this week

Saturday of Lent 2

March 23rd, 2019


Today, prepare to receive the Sacrament tomorrow

Friday of Lent 2

March 22nd, 2019


Don't forget your daily devotion tomorrow

Wednesday of Lent 2

March 20th, 2019


Hear the Word at Midweek service tonight

Tuesday of Lent 2

March 19th, 2019


Invite someone to midweek service tomorrow.

Monday of Lent 2

March 18th, 2019


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Saturday of Lent 1

March 16th, 2019


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Friday of Lent 1

March 15th, 2019


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March 14th, 2019


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March 11th, 2019


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March 9th, 2019


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