What's inside

This month’s cover wording highlights a fact that is true for all of us: We have been changed through the Word. That’s where God comes to us with his saving gospel message, which the Holy Spirit uses to change our hearts and lives.

February’s “Confessions of faith” displays the Word’s power, showcasing how its gospel truth set a Mormon free from the constraints of the law.

Daily digging into the Word brings blessings into every Christian’s life. In “Free in Christ,” two laypeople share how they conduct their personal Bible study and what that has meant for them. 

Want to make Bible reading a family affair? Anna Geiger provides Bible story book suggestions for children of all ages.

One message you will find throughout your study of the Bible is that God loves sinners . . . God loves you. Executive Editor James Pope reminds us of that love in his closing message, “He loves me, he loves me not.”

- Julie Wietzke, managing editor

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Virtual Bible study

Special needs school children

School offers love and support to students with special needs

When Dr. John Althoff and his wife, Jamie, discovered that their unborn baby, Elise, had Down syndrome, Althoff began researching special education options near their home. Heartbreakingly, the Althoffs lost Elise a week before she was due....

Moments with missionaries: Keegan Dowling

Parents and children in church sitting in pew

Involving youth in worship

The WELS Historical Institute

Community news: February 2024

Mark Gabb presenting

Changes in WELS administration


My Christian life: An unexpected call to ministry later in life

What if it’s true . . . that you are a sinner

Please explain: Why did God cruelly command Abraham to sacrifice his son?

Lent: Remembering his sacrifice