Daily Devotion Options

Editor’s Note:  Rev. Dr. Douglas Schoelles joined the board of Lutheran CORE earlier this year.  Rev. Jeffray Greene has been writing devotions for us for a long time. We are grateful to them both for their valuable contributions to Lutheran CORE.

Lutheran CORE’s readers have been faithfully absorbing Rev. Greene’s daily devotions for many years. Some read them via the website and others view them on Twitter or on our Facebook page.

But it’s nice to have options. Pastor Schoelles enables you to watch a video or listen to audio in the car. He records The Daily Plunge in which he encourages “a quick swim in the day’s scripture reading.” Pr. Schoelles says he works his way through books of the Bible in bite-sized pieces. And by bite-sized he means videos in the 4–5-minute range. Definitely digestible!

Dr. Schoelles recently asked Lutheran CORE if we would like to link to his devotionals from our website. The answer was yes, thank you! And so now we can listen, watch or follow along by 1) listening to the audio, 2) watching via YouTube, or 3) following along on his Facebook page. Click here to open our new Daily Plunge Bible Study page where you can choose the option which best suits you. Also, click here to see Dr. Schoelles’ playlists arranged by books of the Bible.

Currently, Rev. Greene is about halfway through the book of Revelation while Dr. Schoelles is wading through 1 Corinthians. Please join us!

Both sets of devotions are available each day. Check here to see our new Devotions page. The Daily Devotions page and the new Daily Plunge Bible Study page are subpages under it but can also be accessed via the Devotions page.

Click here to see our revised web map reflecting these changes.

Weekly Bible Studies on the Lectionary Readings

One of the goals and purposes of Lutheran CORE is to provide resources for confessing Lutherans.  On our website we have daily devotionals as well as suggestions for hymns, Scriptures, and prayers related to the themes for each Sunday.  Here are links to these resources.

Daily devotionals

Scriptures and hymns suggestions  

Prayers of the church

A new resource that is now available is a Bible study that I am doing each week based upon the lectionary readings for the following Sunday.  The resource includes a twenty-five-to-thirty-minute video and a two-page study guide.  A new one is available each Tuesday and is dated on Wednesday, because that is when the church where they are recorded posts them.

Many thanks to Living Water, an ELCA congregation in Scottsdale, Arizona, where my wife and I are members and where the studies are recorded.  Many thanks also to Shepherd of the Hills, an LCMC congregation in Fountain Hills, Arizona, for permission to provide a link to their website where the videos and study guides are posted.

It is a great joy and privilege for me to be able to provide these studies, and I am very happy whenever anyone finds them helpful.