Doctrine & Life at St. John's

Each week, we discuss a portion of Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. If you'd like your own copy of the Lutheran Confessions, click here!

As you study the Scriptures, Lutheran Confessions, or any other devotional material, consider the four points from Luther’s A Simple Way to Pray (Concordia Publishing House, 2012): (1) instruction, (2) thanksgiving, (3) confession, and (4) prayer.


You may also wish to ask yourself how a text might be teaching you, reproving false teaching in your life, correcting your behavior, training you to live as a Christian, or consoling you as you suffer now. These five different points are called the five uses of Scripture. They are drawn from 2 Timothy 3:16 and Romans 15:4.

On this page, you'll see what the saints at St. John's are studying each week as well various aids for the study of Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions at home.


May God the Father send you the Holy Spirit that you would gain a better understanding of His Word and live according to it. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

NOVEMBER 28, 2021–ADVENT WORKSHOP


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The Season of Advent


NOVEMBER 21, 2021–JOHN 5:1-17 & LARGE CATECHISM I: TEN COMMANDMENTS 183-198


The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 5:1-17


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The Fifth Commandment and the Murder of Abel

NOVEMBER 14, 2021–JOHN 4:46-54 & LARGE CATECHISM I: TEN COMMANDMENTS 166-182


The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 4:46-54


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The Fifth Commandment

NOVEMBER 7, 2021–SEE MATERIAL FOR OCTOBER 31, 2021


OCTOBER 31, 2021–JOHN 4:27-45 & THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

2021.10.31 Adult Bible Study
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The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 4:27-45

OCTOBER 24, 2021–JOHN 4:16-26 & THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

2021.10.24 Adult Bible Study
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The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 4:16-26


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The Baby Boomers and the Fourth Commandment

OCTOBER 17, 2021–JOHN 4:1-15 & THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

2021.10.17 Adult Bible Study
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The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 4:1-15


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The Fourth Commandment and The Boy Jesus in the Temple

OCTOBER 10, 2021–JOHN 3:31-36 & THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

2021.10.10 Adult Bible Study
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The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 3:31-36


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The Fourth Commandment

OCTOBER 3, 2021–JOHN 3:22-30 & THE THIRD COMMANDMENT

2021.10.03 Adult Bible Study
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The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 3:22-30


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The Third Commandment and Mary & Martha

SEPTEMBER 26, 2021–JOHN 3:16-21 & THE THIRD COMMANDMENT

2021.09.26 Adult Bible Study
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The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 3:16-21


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The Third Commandment

SEPTEMBER 19, 2021—JOHN 3:9-15 & THE SECOND COMMANDMENT

2021.09.19 Adult Bible Study
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The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 3:9-15


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The Second Commandment & Daniel and the Lions' Den

SEPTEMBER 12, 2021—JOHN 3:1-8 & THE SECOND COMMANDMENT

2021.09.12 Adult Bible Study
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The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 3:1-8


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The Second Commandment

SEPTEMBER 5, 2021—JOHN 2:12-25 & THE FIRST COMMANDMENT

2021.09.05 Adult Bible Study
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The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Podcast; John 2:12-25


Issues, Etc. Podcast; The First Commandmen