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Prayer, Teaching for Day

I pray that you will be richly blessed with this prayer and teaching of why you worship on the first day of the week. May this enrich and encourage you to look in religious books to increase your religious knowledge of biblical events, things, person's, places and events. You know your earthly job s.o.p. (standard operating procedure) books, now learn the Lord's Word for whom you serve and worship by picking up your Bible. Christian's celebrate the first day of the week--The Lord's Day, and you do not know why--that is a shame and a disgrace because you follow tradition. I pray that this will be the beginning of your Christian learning and spiritual growth. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy Here is a short definition and synopsis of the "Lord's Day": Lord’s day—The first day of the week (Sunday) on which most Christians have worshiped since Christ’s resurrection on the first day of the week Kenneth O. Gangel, John, Holman New Te…

Standard Sunday School Lesson Outline

LESSON AIMS After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to: 1. List the major points of the account of Jesus’ turning water into wine. 2. Explain the “sign” value of Jesus’ turning water into wine. 3. Tell what it means to believe on Jesus today. LESSON OUTLINEIntroduction A. A Wedding to Remember B. Lesson Background I. Hope for a Miracle (JOHN 2:1–6) A. Celebration Begins (vv. 1, 2) B. Disaster Looms (vv. 3–6) Not a Photo Op II. Hope from a Miracle (JOHN 2:7–12) A. Crisis Averted (vv. 7–10) Celebrating or Impressing? B. Disciples Believe (vv. 11, 12) Conclusion A. Signs of the Messiah B. Prayer C. Thought to Remember The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2011-2012, ed. Ronald L. Nickelson and Jonathan Underwood (Cincinnati, OH: Standard Publishing, 2011). 250.

Standard Lesson Sunday School Commentary

March 18 Lesson 3 WATER TURNED TO WINE DEVOTIONAL READING: John 17:1–5 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: John 2:1–12 JOHN 2:1–12 1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. 5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. 6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water kne…

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012 | LENT FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT Old Testament Exodus 16:11–17 Psalm Psalm 145 New Testament Ephesians 3:14–20 Gospel John 6:1–15 Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Fresh Start Devotionals

Grace My mother always had to remind me to wash my hands before dinner. It just seemed like such a waste of time to me, I mean, they weren’t that dirty, besides, I used silverware to eat with, well, most of the time I did. She also had to remind me to make my bed and clean up my room. Why make the bed? I thought, I’m just going to have to get back in it tonight.And why pick up the dirty clothes off the floor, they’re dirty anyway—the floor isn’t going to hurt them. Bless my mother’s heart, I’m sure she got tired of trying to make a gentleman out of me. As it turned out, she wasn’t very successful either, I’m still a bit of a slob. When we divided out the household chores, I chose shopping and cooking over cleaning. Maybe it’s just my tendency to accept life with the mess that accompanies it, but I get frustrated at how antiseptic we try to make God’s grace. For some reason, we want to clean it up and try to give it a poetic ring. We define it with words like “unmerited favor,” and …

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

March 18 I MUST TELL JESUS Words and Music by Elisha A. Hoffman 1839–1929 The Lord stood at my side and gave me strength … (2 Timothy 4:17) Oh, help me, Lord, to take the time To set all else aside, That in the secret place of prayer I may with you abide. —Unknown One of the loneliest feelings we can have comes when we face a time of need without having a loving friend to talk to about it. Everyone needs at least one trusted friend in whom to confide. Pastor Elisha A. Hoffman, author and composer of more than 2,000 gospel songs, gives the following account of the writing of this well-loved hymn: During a pastorate in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, there was a woman to whom God permitted many visitations of sorrow and affliction. Coming to her home one day, I found her much discouraged. She unburdened her heart, concluding with the question, “Brother Hoffman, what shall I do? What shall I do?” I quoted from the Word, then added, “You cannot do better than to take all of your sorr…