Walking Together in the Word

Devotional guide for the week of Nov. 15-Nov. 20, 2021

Welcome to Walking Together in the Word!

These devotional materials guide you through the Bible readings for the November 21, 2021 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 John 18:33-37 from your Bible, or

Devotion on the Gospel

Devotion on John 18:33-37

Talk about it

  • What differences did Jesus point out between His kingdom and the kingdom represented by Pilate?


  • Christ is King! But is He ruling all of our heart and life? What sins might we need to confess?

Kid Talk

Read John 18:33-37.


Jesus is King! But kings rule over kingdoms. What kingdom does Jesus rule over? The Bible reading for today gives us some clues: Jesus' kingdom is not of this world. Everyone who listens to truth listens to Jesus.


Jesus' kingdom is a heavenly kingdom, a kingdom made up of people who believe in the truth that Jesus is the Savior. YOU are part of Jesus' kingdom! Let's sing to Jesus our King!

Listen and Sing: Jesus Is the King

Jesus is the King (by Cool Worship Kids)

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.
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“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 1:8

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 Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

  • What is important and significant about God being referred to as the “Ancient of Days”?


  • Who are the “thousand thousands” who serve the Ancient of Days and “ten thousand times ten thousand” who stand before Him?

Listen and Sing: Ancient of Days

CityAlight ~ Ancient of Days (Lyrics)

Kid Talk

Read Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14.


The Ancient of Days has pure white clothing and hair and sits on the throne to judge all evil. Who is He? It's God the Father!


The Son of Man is given glory and a kingdom that will not never pass away. All nations on earth will praise Him.Who is He? Jesus, the King!


When Jesus our King comes again, we will live forever with Him in His kingdom. What a wonderful day that will be!

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 Revelation 1:4b-8 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

  • What three titles does John give Jesus in verse 5? What did each of these titles say to Christians facing persecution? What do they say to us today?


  • What is the significance of the Lord calling Himself the Alpha and Omega?

Kid Talk

Read Revelation 1:4b-8.


In this Bible verse, Jesus says, "I am the Alpha and the Omega." Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet (the New Testament was originally written in the Greek language). That's like saying, "I am the A and Z" (the first and last letters of the English alphabet). Jesus is the first and the last. Jesus doesn't have a beginning or an end. He always was, He is now, and He always will be. He is our Almighty God and Savior!

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.

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 93 from your Bible, or

Talk about it

  • Why is this an appropriate psalm to speak on Christ the King Sunday?


  • How does this psalm describe the majesty and might of the Lord?

Listen: Psalm 93

Psalm 93 (gcopraise original )

Kid Talk

Read Psalm 93.


All of the Bible readings for this week have talked about God as our King. Our God is so mighty that even the seas praise Him!


  • How will you praise King Jesus this week?

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.

Catechism Connection

Apostles' Creed, Third Article (3)

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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Come, People of the Risen King -- LSB 714


Come, people of the risen King,

Who delight to bring Him praise.

Come, all and tune your hearts to sing

To the Morning Star of grace.

From the shifting shadows of the earth

We will lift our eyes to Him,

Where steady arms of mercy reach

To gather children in.


Rejoice! Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!

One heart, one voice, O Church of Christ, rejoice!


Come, those whose joy is morning sun

And those weeping through the night.

Come, those who tell of battles won,

And those struggling in the fight.

For His perfect love will never change,

And His mercies never cease,

But follow us through all our days

With the certain hope of peace.


Come, young and old from every land,

Men and women of the faith.

Come, those with full or empty hands,

Find the riches of His grace.

Over all the world, His people sing,

Shore to shore we hear them call

The Truth that cries through every age;

‘Our God is all in all’.

Talk about it

This song is a beautiful invitation to come and sing the praises of our saving God.


  • How does this song describe our God to whom we come? And how does the songwriter describe those who come to Him?

Listen and Sing

Come People of the Risen King (with lyrics) - Keith & Kristyn Getty

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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  • Empowered by the cross of Christ
  • People working together
  • Opening the Word to all people
  • Showing the love of Jesus
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