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2023-03-01 TLH 369 Genesis 3:1-15 Certainly we see ourselves in Adam and Eve with all their pathetic excuses for breaking God’s command: Half-truths. Blame others. Even find fault with God. Yet, in the face of such dishonesty and wickedness, the Lord shows incredible mercy. Praise God for the serpent crushing power of the Woman’s Offspring!
2023-03-02 TLH 324 Psalm 51:1-19 It’s hard to admit even one sin, yet alone to honestly confess our total sinfulness from conception. Only God’s Law and Gospel can bring us to true and honest repentance, whereby we admit our sin and rely completely on God’s mercy. “According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.” [v.1]
2023-03-03 TLH 377 Romans 5:12-21 In Adam’s sin death spread to all, for all have sinned. All deserve hell. What a gloomy truth. Yet, wait for it . . . in Christ all are justified! It’s a free gift for all. Will all end up in Heaven? No. “Having been justified by faith, we have peace with God” [v.1]
2023-03-04 LSB 418 Matthew 4:1-11 Because Jesus never sinned once He is the perfect sacrifice to take away the world’s sin. His sinless life also has been credited to us, giving us the perfection we need to enter into Heaven. Finally, Jesus demonstrates that God’s Word is our powerful weapon against temptation!
2023-03-06 TLH 437 Genesis 8:1-22 Mercifully God gave the wicked pre-flood world 120 years to repent. But no one would listen to preacher Noah’s call to repentance. Thus humanity was destroyed by a global flood. Yet God could not renege on His promise to redeem the world through the Woman’s Offspring. His promise was kept alive through flood survivors.
2023-03-07 TLH 370 Psalm 25 In this Psalm David prays for forgiveness, guidance, and deliverance from His enemies. As we join David in this prayer, we are confident that the Lord will look on us with tender mercy and lovingkindness. As the God of our salvation, we can count on His help in all our troubles.
2023-03-08 TLH 528 1 Peter 3:8-22 So many diamonds in these verses!. A short list includes: 1) Suffering for good is a blessed thing. 2) Sharing our hope in Christ with others is done with gentleness and respect.. 3) Dying for the unrighteous, the righteous Christ has brought us to God. 4) Having been baptized, we are guaranteed a clear conscience toward God.
2023-03-09 TLH 279 Mark 1:1-15 Repent! Believe the Gospel! That was Jesus’ message to the 1st century world. It continues to be His message in the 21st century. And, just as Jesus called and equipped men like Peter and John to preach the message, so He continues to send His people out with the timeless message of repentance and God’s forgiveness.
2023-03-10 TLH 123 Deuteronomy 26:1-15 The Lord gives instructions on how the Israelites should express their thanks to Him for bringing them out of captivity, and for giving them the land of Cannon as an inheritance. You and I thank our Savior God for setting us free the captivity of sin, and for our inheritance in Heaven.
2023-03-11 TLH 425 Psalm 91 Under the Lord’s perfect care we can be confident that He will be with us in every trouble, that He will answer our every prayer, and that He will finally show us His salvation. “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” [v.1]
2023-03-13 LSB 571 Romans 10:1-13 Whoever seeks to establish his own righteousness (perfection) before God will fail in a big way. “Christ is the end of the law.” Christ’s righteousness is given to all sinners as a free gift. That means “whoever calls on the name of the Lord [whoever trusts in Him and not his own works] shall be saved.”
2023-03-14 TLH 388 Luke 5:17-26 Even if it meant tearing apart a roof, nothing would stop them from getting their paralyzed friend to Jesus. Jesus not only had the power to get him up and walking, He has the authority to make the man’s soul whole through the forgiveness of sins. Jesus has all we need for body and soul.
2023-03-15 TLH 91 Genesis 12:1-9 Seven amazing promises from the Lord are given to Abram. The crowning jewel is the last one: “And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” From the descendants of Abraham would come One who would bring the superb blessings of forgiveness and salvation for all. Yes, that One is Jesus Christ!
2023-03-16 TLH 36 Psalm 33 Praise the Lord as Creator: “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made.” [v.6] Praise Him as the Lord of history: “The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing.” [v.10] Praise Him as our Savior: “. . . to deliver their soul from death.” [v.19]
2023-03-17 WS 777 1 Timothy 1:1-15 In this world of wickedness, the Law serves to curb the course outbreak of sin. As a mirror it also shows our sin, along with the hell we deserve because of our sin. Our one hope? “. . . Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners . . .” [v.15]
2023-03-18 TLH 439 Luke 16:19-31 So the rich go to hell, and the poor to heaven? No. While it is true that living only for the pleasures of this world is foolish and eternally devastating, Jesus’ main point is that, whether rich or poor, the only way to prepare for eternity is by giving heed to the faith creating power of God’s Word.
2023-03-20 TLH 496 Exodus 17:1-16 Complain! Complain! Complain. Sound familiar? Just like Israel of old don’t we find ourselves whining about every little thing? May God lead us to repent of this terrible sin, and then to stand in amazement at how He so richly blesses us despite our grumbling ways.
2023-03-21 TLH 376 Psalm 95 “Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.” [vv.1-2] Yet even as we rejoice in His salvation, we need the stern warning: “Do not harden your hearts.” [v.8] Because we are sinners we need to be warned, so that we ever listen to the voice of the Lord our Savior. Praise the Lord for His greatness: “Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.” [vv.1-2] But even as we rejoice in His salvation, we need the stern warning: “Do not harden your hearts.” [v.8] Because we are sinners we need to be warned, so that we ever listen to the voice of Lord, our Rock.
2023-03-22 TLH 373 Romans 5:1-11 We stand in grace, meaning that even though we daily sin, as believers in Christ we are God’s forgiven children 24/7. The sufferings we go through serve to mold our character, so that we persevere in hope, a hope which, unlike all other hopes, will never disappoint.
2023-03-23 TLH 149 John 4:4-26 Jesus asked for a drink of water from the Samaritan woman, and, before you know it, the two were talking about eternal things. He has the living water of life eternal to give to all sinners. Let’s turn our simple conversations into opportunities to share Jesus.
2023-03-24 TLH 40 Exodus 3:1-15 True reverence for the Lord is greatly lacking today. Even Christians can get sloppy in their worship practices. God is not some giant teddy bear in the sky. He is a holy and omnipotent God, Who has a burning love for us sinners. “Take off your sandals” and, in humble awe, and stand before Him on holy ground.
2023-03-25 TLH 27 Psalm 103 How comforting to know that the Lord crowns us with love and compassion, that he removes our sins as far as east is from west, that His love for us sinners is as high as the heavens are above the earth. Read the entire Psalm, and bask in all its gracious promises.
2023-03-27 TLH 370 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Many severe consequences resulted from Israel’s rebelliousness in the wilderness. But, remember, these things were written for our learning. Yes, let’s learn from their poor example, always taking care that we are standing, by the grace of God, on the firm ground of His Word.
2023-03-28 TLH 323 Luke 15:11-32 In this parable God’s forgiving grace shines forth in all its incredible wonder. It teaches us that His grace is for outwardly immoral sinners. It’s for the self-righteous, who believe that God owes them something. His forgiveness has been won for every sinner by the third Son. You know who that is!
2023-03-29 WS 747 Psalm 150 Praise the Lord with all kinds of musical instruments: trumpet, lute, harp, timbrel, stringed instruments, etc.“Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.” – Martin Luther
2023-03-30 TLH 354 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 The world’s sin-tainted wisdom cannot bring it even a centimeter closer to knowing God or the way to salvation. By a miracle of grace the Holy Spirit has caused us to see that true wisdom is found in Christ. While the world sees the Cross as foolishness, “to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”{v.18]
2023-03-31 TLH 2 John 2:12-25 Jesus certainly was loving, gentle and kind. But whenever evil raised its ugly head, He didn’t play nice. Tables were turned, and all who desecrated the temple with their blatant greediness were driven out. Let us find strength in the Lord to bravely speak out against the evils of our day, of which there are many.

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