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Christian, what do you know?

Life Guide Life Guide: Leader’s Notes 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and […]

The Triune God Lives in You

Life Guide “If you love me, keep my commands.” (John 14:15). If you love me, you will keep my commands. “The one who has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.” (14:21).  Do those words of Jesus make you tremble in your boots? There’s no escaping them as they seem to […]

God Gets Fired Up

Life Guide 1 Kings 18:16-45 (NIV) 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah. 17 When he saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?” 18 “I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the Lord’s commands and have […]

The Shepherd of the Sheep Overcomes!

Life Guide The Shepherd of the Sheep Overcomes! I. Physical Challenges II. Spiritual Challenges III. Emotional Challenges 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued […]

The Story that Sets Your Heart on Fire

Life Guide 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 […]

Live in Hope

Life Guide Children’s Message Dear people scattered around the world, loved by God wherever you are, hear God’s words from a letter written by St. Peter: 1 Peter 1:3-9 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living […]

Jesus is Praying for You

Download Life Guide I’ve been thinking a lot about my nephew Caleb lately. Two weeks ago Caleb Raasch finished his first year at Martin Luther College, studying to be a pastor. He tells me he loves Latin. Loves Greek. Well, last Monday, Caleb left for boot camp, because in addition to studying for the ministry, […]

Why Do You Live That Way?

Download Life Guide He wakes up every morning at 5am and runs 12 miles. Then, after work, he goes home and runs 15 more miles. His couch potato coworker wonders incredulously, “Why do you live that way?” He responds, “I’ve always dreamed of finishing the Boston Marathon.” Pounding coffee until 3am every night this week […]

Who will be your God?

Download Life Guide Tell me, have you ever wondered whether what you believe is actually the truth? For example, out of all the different religions in the world, how do you know that yours is the right one? How do you know that your God, the God of the Bible, is the True God? How […]

The LORD is My Shepherd

Download Life Guide It was just another day in the hill country outside of Bethlehem. As David woke up he looked north and saw the hills rise into the Judean mountain range. He scanned the horizon and began his count… for a shepherd-boy, counting sheep was not a task to do as he drifted to […]