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My Prayer for Today

My Prayer for Today

Praise God for this The Lord's Day and those that worship God in all of  His majesty and glory! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy

The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed.

February 10
Lesson 11
RAISED WITH CHRIST

DEVOTIONAL READING: Romans 8:31–39
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Colossians 2

COLOSSIANS 2:6–15



KEY VERSE

Ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.—Colossians 2:10



The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed. Ronald L. Nickelson and Jonathan Underwood (Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 2012). 201.

The NIV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed.

 February 10
Lesson 11
RAISED WITH CHRIST

DEVOTIONAL READING: Romans 8:31–39
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Colossians 2

COLOSSIANS 2:6–15


KEY VERSE
In Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.—Colossians 2:10


The NIV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed. Ronald L. Nickelson and Jonathan Underwood (Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 2012). 201.




Preach for a Year

   Joy Over Just One Saved


Luke 15:10
          I.      Introduction
         A.      Looking in on Sacred Scenes
         1.      Christians go to heaven when they die
         2.      But what do they do?
         3.      How much do they know of earth’s happenings?
         4.      Here is one thing that brings heaven joy: the salvation of sinners
         B.      Joy in the Presence of the Angels of God
         1.      Not necessarily by the angels…but in their presence
         2.      Christians who have gone to heaven rejoice over every earthly conversion
         3.      Making heaven’s inhabitants happy
C.      Why?
II.      Body
 A.      Because of the Importance of the Soul
 1.      “What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)
         2.      The mad race in this world to possess things
         3.      But title deed to the entire earth would not be enough to compensate for the loss of the soul
 4.      How much attention we give to the…

Twelve Months of Sundays: Reflections on Bible Readings, Year B

Proper 1


Isaiah 40:21–31
1 Corinthians 9:16–23
Mark 1:29–39


Nobody in Corinth had seen it before. Nobody had thought of it. It wasn’t on their mental map, any more than it is in our world. So when Paul wanted to tell them that as Christians, working out how to live in a pagan environment, they might face times when they should voluntarily forgo something to which they had a complete right—an intricate but vital principle—the only example he could give of what this might look like was his own.
Hence this bit of autobiography, providing a fascinating glimpse of both Paul’s practice and his theory. The underlying point (chapters 8, 10) concerns food offered to idols. Christians, believing in the creator God, are free to eat whatever is sold in the market. But because they believe in this God through the crucified Jesus, their freedom is further defined by the gospel’s confrontation with evil, and by the conscience of fellow-believers. They must not give offence.
The equivalent point in Paul…

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013 | EPIPHANY
LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

 Old Testament Deuteronomy 18:15–18
Psalm       Psalm 2
New Testament       2 Peter 1:16–21
 Gospel Matthew 17:1–9


Index of Readings


OLD TESTAMENT
Deuteronomy 18:15–18


Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013 | EPIPHANY
TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY
Readings for Transfiguration are used on the Sunday prior to Ash Wednesday.
YEAR C

 Old TestamentExodus 34:29–35
   PsalmPsalm 99 (UMH 819)
New Testament 2 Corinthians 3:12–4:2
 Gospel Luke 9:28–36 (37–43)


Index of Readings


OLD TESTAMENT
Exodus 34:29–35


Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013 | EPIPHANY
LAST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
YEAR C

 PsalmPsalm 99
             First Reading       Exodus 34:29–35
             Second Reading       1 Corinthians 12:27–13:13
GospelLuke 9:28–36


The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010).

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013 | EPIPHANY
THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
YEAR C

Old Testament Deuteronomy 34:1–12
 PsalmPsalm 99
 EpistleHebrews 3:1–6
   GospelLuke 9:28–36


Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013 | ORDINARY TIME
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR C

              First Reading       Isaiah 6:1–2a, 3–8
              Response       Psalm 138:1c
Psalm Psalm 138:1–5, 7–8
              Second Reading       1 Corinthians 15:1–11 or 1 Corinthians 15:3–8, 11
Gospel Acclamation       Matthew 4:19
Gospel Luke 5:1–11


Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition

Morning, February 10      Go To Evening Reading

         “I know how to abound.”
         — Philippians 4:12

There are many who know “how to be abased” who have not learned “how to abound.” When they are set upon the top of a pinnacle their heads grow dizzy, and they are ready to fall. The Christian far oftener disgraces his profession in prosperity than in adversity. It is a dangerous thing to be prosperous. The crucible of adversity is a less severe trial to the Christian than the refining pot of prosperity. [23 highlights] Oh, what leanness of soul and neglect of spiritual things have been brought on through the very mercies and bounties of God! Yet this is not a matter of necessity, for the apostle tells us that he knew how to abound. When he had much he knew how to use it. Abundant grace enabled him to bear abundant prosperity. When he had a full sail he was loaded with much ballast, and so floated safely. It needs more than human skill to carry the brimming cup of mortal joy wi…

Longing for the Ideal

February 10: Longing for the Ideal
Song of Solomon 3:3–5

Pastors avoid or over-interpret it. We’re often confused by it. But the Song of Solomon is in our Bible. Although we might stumble over the imagery (comparing a woman to a mare would hardly go down well in the modern world), we can’t help but be entranced by the idealism and the tender, rather racy relationship of the joyful couple.
“ ‘Have you seen the one whom my heart loves?’ … I found him whom my heart loves. I held him and I would not let him go” (Song 3:3–4).
Their relationship appeals to what is pristine and ideal—a picture of what God created marriage to be. The lovers physically delight in each other and woo each other with affectionate words. We might brush off this poem like other romantic poetry and literature—ideal, but hardly plausible in our world, which would take pleasure over love. We further deconstruct the purity of the Song of Solomon based on the reality we experience (or at least know about): the lust, sexu…