Walking Together in the Word

Devotional guide for the week of Nov. 23-28, 2020

Welcome to Walking Together in the Word!

These devotional materials guide you through the Bible readings for the November 29, 2020 Sunday worship service. We pray they are a blessing to you and your family!


Why study God's Word and pray together?


  • Bible study and prayer strengthens faith and brings you closer to God and to one another.
  • Study of readings and hymns for the weekend prepares you for worship.
  • The way parents express and model their faith helps shape young people’s faith lives.
  • God's Word gives life!---new life now and eternal life with Jesus in heaven. (John 20:31)

About this Devotional Study Guide

  • Five Days of devotional material. Catch up or review on the 6th day, worship on Sunday!
  • Bible Readings are the LCMS 3-year lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday.
  • Talk about It and Dig Deeper guide discussion and meditation on the Bible passages.
  • Kid Talk has questions and activities especially for kids and families.
  • Prayer starters are given--add your own as well! Scroll to the bottom for the Lord's Prayer and Luther's Morning and Evening Prayers.
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Opening and Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, bless our time together as we study Your Word. Amen.

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Read Mark 13:24-37 from your Bible, or

Devotion on the Gospel

Mark 13:24-37

Talk about it

Jesus warns: “Be on guard! Be alert!”


  • What does Jesus mean by those words?


  • What attitude does Jesus encourage His followers to have regarding the end of the world?


  • While we long for Jesus to come, why are we also thankful that He delays His return? (See 2 Peter 3:3-9)

Kid Talk

Read Mark 13:24-37.


Have you ever sat at the window, waiting for a special visitor to come? You know they’re coming soon, but you don’t know the exact time, so you wait and watch, eyes glued on the road.


Jesus tell us to watch for His second coming. No one knows the day or hour He’ll come, so we keep watch! How? We pray and read His Word and worship with other Christians. How awesome it will be when He arrives!


  • Do you have a favorite Bible verse or Bible story? Share and read these together!

Download a coloring page on the Epistle.

Digging Deeper

Meditate on this section of Scripture, using these prompts:


  • What thoughts come to mind as you read this passage?
  • What is confusing or surprising about this passage?
  • What does this passage teach you about God, His love for you, and His will for your life?

Then pray over the passage, talk about it with a friend or spiritual mentor, and explore further by reading the notes in a study Bible.

Meditation on the Hymn of the Day: Savior of the Nations Come

Savior of the Nations Come

Savior of the nations, come,
Virgin's Son, make here Your home!
Marvel now, O heav'n and earth,
That the Lord chose such a birth.


Not by human flesh and blood,
By the Spirit of our God,
Was the Word of God made flesh --
Woman's offspring pure and fresh.

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Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8

Thoughts on the Bible Verse to Remember

We Are The Clay [Isaiah 64:8]

Closing and Prayer

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Throughout the week, write prayers of praise, thanksgiving, and requests in a prayer journal or on a sheet of paper. Take turns praying when you gather for devotions.
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Opening and Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, bless our time together as we study Your Word. Amen.

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Read Isaiah 64:1-9 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

  • What words does Isaiah use to describe the Israelites’ relationship to God, and God’s relationship to the Israelites?


  • What hope does Isaiah still hold in spite of Israel’s rebellion against God? (See verse 8.)

Kid Talk

Read Isaiah 64:1-9.


Take out some clay or playdough and make something. What did you make?


Isaiah calls God the potter (one who makes clay pots) and us the clay.


  • Talk about how God made you. You are His special creation!

Listen and Sing! "Love the Way God Made Me"

KIDS - Love The Way God Made me!

Digging Deeper

Meditate on this section of Scripture, using these prompts:


  • What thoughts come to mind as you read this passage?
  • What is confusing or surprising about this passage?
  • What does this passage teach you about God, His love for you, and His will for your life?

Then pray over the passage, talk about it with a friend or spiritual mentor, and explore further by reading the notes in a study Bible.

Closing and Prayers

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Pray the Lord's Prayer, Luther's Morning or Evening Prayers, and/or add your own prayers.

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Opening and Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, bless our time together as we study Your Word. Amen.

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Read 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 from your Bible, or

Devotion on the Epistle

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Talk about it

St. Paul thanks God for the church in Corinth.


  • What specific things does he thank God for? (see vv. 4-7)


Paul writes: “He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus.”


  • How can Paul speak with such confidence? What confidence and comfort do these words give you?

Read 1 Corinthians 1:3-9.


Did you know that your parents and caregivers thank God for you? They do! They thank God that He made you and gave you faith in Jesus.


  • Who can you thank God for today? Say a prayer of thanks to God for those people right now.

Listen and Sing! "Thank You Lord"

Thank You Lord (ft. Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line)

Digging Deeper

Meditate on this section of Scripture, using these prompts:


  • What thoughts come to mind as you read this passage?
  • What is confusing or surprising about this passage?
  • What does this passage teach you about God, His love for you, and His will for your life?

Then pray over the passage, talk about it with a friend or spiritual mentor, and explore further by reading the notes in a study Bible.

Closing and Prayer

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Pray the Lord's Prayer, Luther's Morning or Evening Prayers, and/or add your own prayers.

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Opening and Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, bless our time together as we study Your Word. Amen.

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Read Psalm 80:1-7 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

Psalm 80 begins with a familiar picture of God and His people: the Shepherd and His flock.


  • What is it about the image of the Shepherd that gives encouragement, comfort, and peace to you? (see Psalm 23, John 10)


Verse 3 includes a blessing that should be familiar to us: “Make your face shine upon us.”


  • Where do we often hear those beautiful words? (see Numbers 6:24-26)

Listen and Sing: "Psalm 80 Song"

🎤 Psalm 80 Song - Revive Us

Kid Talk

Read Psalm 80:1-7.


  • Reread verse 7 of the psalm. Then look up Numbers 6:24-26.


Think about this blessing and God’s face shining on you and giving you peace!

Digging Deeper

Meditate on this section of Scripture, using these prompts:


  • What thoughts come to mind as you read this passage?
  • What is confusing or surprising about this passage?
  • What does this passage teach you about God, His love for you, and His will for your life?

Then pray over the passage, talk about it with a friend or spiritual mentor, and explore further by reading the notes in a study Bible.

Closing and Prayer

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Pray the Lord's Prayer, Luther's Morning or Evening Prayers, and/or add your own prayers.

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Opening and Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Heavenly Father, bless our time together as we study Your Word. Amen.

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O Lord, How Shall I Meet You -- LSB 334

O Lord, how shall I meet You,

How welcome You aright?

Your people long to greet You,

O kindle, Lord most holy, My hope, my heart’s delight!

Your lamp within my breast

To do in spirit lowly

All that may please You best.


Your Zion strews before You

Green boughs and fairest palms;

And I too will adore You

With joyous songs and psalms.

My heart shall bloom forever

For You with praises new

And from Your name shall never

Withhold the honor due.


I lay in fetters, groaning;

You came to set me free.

I stood, my shame bemoaning;

You came to honor me.

A glorious crown You give me,

A treasure safe on high

That will not fail or leave me

As earthly riches fly.


Love caused Your incarnation;

Love brought You down to me.

Your thirst for my salvation

Procured my liberty.

Oh, love beyond all telling,

That led You to embrace

In love, all love excelling,

Our lost and fallen race.


Sin’s debt, that fearful burden,

Cannot His love erase;

Your guilt the Lord will pardon

And cover by His grace.

He comes, for you procuring

The peace of sin forgiv’n,

His children thus securing

Eternal life in heav’n.


He comes to judge the nations,

A terror to His foes,

A light of consolations

And blessèd hope to those

Who love the Lord’s appearing.

O glorious Sun, now come,

Send forth Your beams so cheering,

And guide us safely home.


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Talk about it

Verse 2 speaks of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. The Palm Sunday story is even the alternate Gospel reading for this 1st Sunday in Advent.


  • Why is the Palm Sunday story an appropriate text to hear and sing about as we enter into the season of Advent?

Listen and Sing!

"O Lord, How Shall I Meet You" Lutheran Service Book LSB #334

Closing and Prayer

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Pray the Lord's Prayer, Luther's Morning or Evening Prayers, and/or add your own prayers.

PRAYERS

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Luther's Morning Prayer

I thank you my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Luther's Evening Prayer

I thank you my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ Your dear Son, that you have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

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