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Minute Messages: Gospel-Filled Devotions for Every Occasion

by Matthew Richard

Item #: 124595 / 2021 / Paperback / 160 Pages


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Got a minute?

I'm sure you can find at least one or two in your day. What about your lunch break? Waiting to pick up the kids from school? During pesky commercial breaks?

The truth is, we all have at least a minute or two during the day to spend with our Savior. But, as Christians in the modern age, it's also true that a minute or two might be all you have while trying to keep up with your vocational obligations. Keep the perfect devotional that keeps up with your busy life right at your side with Minute Messages.

Packed with meaningful, one-page devotions by Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard, you'll find something for any moment of your life. Devotions are organized by the Church Year, The Small Catechism, and Special Circumstances in the Christian Life. Minute Messages will become your most loved devotional for years to come, traveling with you through every moment of your busy life. 

About the Author

Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard is the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota. He is married to Serenity, and they have three children. He enjoys fishing, pheasant hunting, carpentry, watching movies, spending time with his family, and reading a good book with a rye whiskey.

What Others Are Saying

Two hundred words for a devotion doesn’t leave much wiggle room. There’s no space for any of the filler that populates so much of what’s marketed to Christians. There’s only Jesus. Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard gets right to the point, rightly dividing Law and Gospel, leaving us with the truth of God’s Word and the comfort of His promises. For all of the places we find ourselves overwhelmed by a lack of time and an abundance of sin, these brief but incredibly pastoral devotions are a gift to the Church. 

—Rev. Harrison Goodman, pastor and content executive, Higher Things

These Minute Messages take a nugget that is present in the text and make it a most valuable diamond for the day. They are like a sermon, although summed up in a few words: straightforward to the point we may be in our lives today with the Law and Gospel of God’s Word, along with a teaching to fill the day with the joy of eternity through Christ without a story or joke. 

—Rev. Arie D. Bertsch, president, North Dakota District, LCMS

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Blessings in a short read.

Pastor Richard is a phenomenal pastor and author….this book is written for the layman to understand the Law & Gospel in a short devotional. Very comforting messages of God’s enduring love for us in our daily lives. Tuck in your purse or car for when you have a few moments to read a devotional. Wonderful gift for friends and family. Blessings!

Faith filled and fantastic!

Pastor Richard expertly brings faith filled messages focused on Christ to the reader in short, powerful devotions. The devotions only take a few minutes to read, but the life impact is huge!. This little book is a big blessing!

Versatile, Christ-Centric Devotion

Pastor Richard has written a devotional work that will prove to be very helpful to laypeople and pastors alike. His easy, accessible style presents the Gospel in a clear and succinct way, perfect for busy families, the young, the old, students, office or meeting opening prayers, and visitation. In our age of constant distraction, the best devotional practice is the one that you will actually do on a regular basis. Pastor Richard provides a great resource for just that, useful on its own or as the meditation within a simplified order of prayer and scripture reading. I look forward to incorporating this book into my own devotional life.

Best Daily Devotional I've Ever Read!

Absolutely love Minute Messages! What a gem of a daily devotional! Pastor Richard's Minute Messages are on point. His style really helped me to understand Jesus which allowed me to grow closer to Jesus amid my busy life. Easy to read, short, to the point, and extremely powerful!

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