Daily Outreach Devotions


The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!  On this joyful Easter morning we conclude the sermon series for the Lenten Season entitled, “Guided to the Cross.” Beginning on Ash Wednesday and at each of the Lenten midweek services we have been guided to the cross of Christ. There at the cross we have been guided to forgiveness, hope, love, peace, trust, perseverance, to humility,  to service, and to sacrifice. Today we are Guided to New Life. The text is Romans 6:1-4.  “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

Below are the sermon messages for Holy Week and Easter Sunday.


R.A. Torrey, president of Moody Bible Institute, was very reluctant to allow a very rebellious young man enroll in the school. He finally agreed on the condition that the student would counsel with him daily and follow the rules. He poured his heart and wisdom into the young man, and though difficult, God worked a miracle in the boy’s life. William R. Newell became a beloved professor at Moody and found that the true miracle was At Calvary.


The Weekly Word

Sometimes we encounter such disturbing events that it seems our faith has deserted us. But even in those moments, God is present. His strength is greater than our pain. He knows how much we can carry, and He knows when to shift our burdens to His own shoulders. We can cast all our cares on Him, knowing He will care for us in His will and in His way.


From the President’s Desk

Easter Joy and Love is celebrated around the world, as He is Risen! The Christian media had to work hard to drown out the secular worldview this past weekend to proclaim the saving sacrifice of our Lord and Savior. ORLC did the same by sharing the Good News through preaching, teaching, praying, and outreach efforts— the response was most God-pleasing! Thank you all for welcoming our visitors with God’s love!

Friday Fast Food

 The 20th chapter of St. John’s Gospel tells the story of “doubting Thomas” as he’s often called. For most of us it’s a familiar story about Jesus’ appearance to Thomas 8 days after he appeared to the other disciples on the first Easter evening. He insisted that he wouldn’t believe that the Lord was risen until he touched the nail-scarred hands of Jesus and put his hand into Jesus’ side, where a spear had been thrust in to make sure Jesus was dead.  This Sunday’s Gospel, John 20:19-3, concludes with these words.” “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.”


A Saturday Psalm

Psalm 148 is a glorious psalm of praise, sending us a very simple message:

Everything and everyone in heaven and on earth should praise the Lord.

Praising the Lord means rejoicing in who God is and what He has done, especially in what He has done to redeem you by drawing you closer to Him through the cross of Jesus Christ. 

Enjoy these daily devotions above from the Lutheran Hour Ministries to enrich your relationship with God and being in His Word.  You can also view other devotionals below that may interest you.