Category Devotions

  • This is a warning to us that, wherever the Gospel is sown and true believers are, the devil will also sow his lies and false teaching to lead people into false security and hope based on their own works and righteousness or upon some other lie or deception of the evil one.

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  • Like John the Baptist, we who know Jesus can direct others to Him, telling them to look to Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

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  • Who is Jesus? What did John the Baptist testify concerning Him? John called Him “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

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  • How can the Gospel save sinful human beings like you and me? Luther struggled with this passage of God’s Word and with this question because he viewed the righteousness of God, which the Gospel reveals (v. 17), to be the just anger and punishment of God upon sin!

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  • Who was John the Baptist? He himself said, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.”

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