Personal Study (Media and Web-Based)

My Time of Grace

A 2-3 minute video devotion that can be sent to your e-mail each morning, Monday - Friday, with a focus on everyday/personal application. 

WELS Daily Devotions

A short Bible reading, devotion, and prayer available by subscription from the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod (WELS) and sent out as emails Monday through Friday.

WhatAboutJesus.com

An internet-based ministry produced by the Commission on Evangelism of the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod (WELS).   Drawing upon Biblical resources, this website contains numerous articles and commentary that point to Jesus as the world’s Savior and answer everyday questions about the Christian faith.   

BibleGateway.com

BibleGateway.com is a website for reading and researching Scripture online, available in a choice of languages and translations.  The site includes a variety of tools for advanced study and for searching the Bible by keywords or verse.

Heartlight Ministries

Heartlight Ministries provides positive resources for daily Christian living.  Additional information may be found at the organization’s website.

Time of Grace

Time of Grace's centerpiece ministry is a weekly, 30-minute television program, broadcast in selected markets nationwide, including KMSP FOX, Channel 9, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m.  Pastor Mark Jeske, senior pastor at St. Marcus Church in Milwaukee, WI, delivers a Bible-based message that provides the real hope and the truth of God's Word in down-to-earth "straight talk."  The program is also available on radio and the internet via streaming video and podcasts.  Additional information may be found on the Time of Grace website.

A Reason for Hope

This ministry, featuring Pastor Don Patterson, originates out of Holy Word Lutheran Church, an outreach-oriented congregation in Austin, Texas.  This radio program and free audio downloads offer Bible-based messages especially for those who may be unable to regularly attend church.  It is available locally in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area as a half-hour radio broadcast airing Saturday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. on KKMS 980 AM (www.kkms.com).  For additional information, visit the website.

Committing Bible Passages to Memory (PDF Document)

Each day is a spiritual struggle for the Christian.  The devil, the world, and our own sinful flesh tempt us with lies, doubts, and spiritually-challenging situations.  Our only defense against these assults is God's truth!  But wonderful as it is to have Bibles in our homes and on our phones, it's even more important that we have God's Word right there with us in our hearts and in minds when temptations come along.  ...But where to begin?  Perhaps consider memorizing some of these passages that our Confirmands learn in their course of study.  Start simple.  Maybe focus on memorizing one passage a day or a week.  Ponder it; pray about it; and let it guide and protect you in the fight.