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My Prayer for Today

My Prayer for Today O Holy Divine Father, we Your children come in this day The Lords Day thanking You for Your Son, our Savior of whom we were born into sin, but, through Your Son dying and resurrection from the dead, and sitting at Your right hand in heaven, I and others believed, genuinely repented of our sins, accept Him as our Lord and Savior, I come with thanksgiving and praises. In Jesus' precious name is my prayer. Amen. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy

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

February 24 Lesson 13 DISCIPLINED FOR LIFE
DEVOTIONAL READING: 1 Corinthians 9:19–27
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Colossians 4


KEY VERSE
Say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.Colossians 4:17


The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed. Ronald L. Nickelson and Jonathan Underwood (Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 2012). 217.


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

February 24 Lesson 13 DISCIPLINED FOR LIFE
DEVOTIONAL READING: 1 Corinthians 9:19–27
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Colossians 4


COLOSSIANS 4:2–17




KEY VERSE
Tell Archippus: “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.”Colossians 4:17


The NIV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed. Ronald L. Nickelson and Jonathan Underwood (Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 2012). 217.


Preach for a Year

They Watched Him There


Series on the Cross      Matthew 27:36
    I.      Introduction
A.      Studies in the Passion and Power of Our Lord
         1.      The cross through Easter
         2.      This intense hour: Christ’s last words, last looks
 B.      Moving Ever Toward the Cross
         1.      The Passover, the Lord’s Table, betrayal
         2.      The mock trial
         3.      Pilate: “Behold the man”
         4.      Account of the crucifixion (Matt. 27:27–36)
 C.      The Soldiers at the Cross
  II.      Body
A.      They Watched Complacently in the Hour of the Crucifixion
         1.      These soldiers had witnessed many crucifixions
           a.      Darius crucified two hundred when conquering Babylon
           b.      Alexander crucified two thousand when conquering Tyre
           c.      A common means of capital punishment for the Romans
         2.      To them, just another execution
         3.      This may be the reason the cross means so little to man…

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

Lent




  The First Sunday of Lent


Genesis 9:8–17
1 Peter 3:18–22
Mark 1:9–15


Noah is conspicuously absent from much of the New Testament. When he does appear, as in 1 Peter 3, it isn’t immediately obvious why. Who were those ‘spirits in prison’ from Noah’s day? In what sense did Jesus preach to them? How can Noah’s ark help us understand baptism (apart from the obvious sense of coming through water to salvation)? And how does all this relate to what Peter is saying?
He is explaining why it is better to suffer for doing right than for doing wrong. Jesus’ innocent suffering, as elsewhere in the letter, is the model for that of Christians. And those who, through Jesus’ death and resurrection, belong to the one true God are assured that, since Jesus is already sovereign over all spiritual and temporal powers, they must not be afraid of what those powers can do to them. Standing before God with a clear conscience (vv. 16, 21), they know that whatever ‘flesh’ can do to them God’s Spirit is strong…

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013 | LENT
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

Old TestamentIsaiah 49:5–9a
PsalmPsalm 25
New Testament 1 Thessalonians 4:1–7
Gospel       Matthew 15:21–28


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013 | LENT
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

             Old Testament   Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18
 Psalm Psalm 27 (UMH 758)
New Testament   Philippians 3:17–4:1
Gospel Luke 13:31–35


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013 | LENT
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

Old Testament Deuteronomy 26:1–11
 Psalm Psalm 91:1–13
Epistle Romans 10:8b–13
Gospel    Luke 4:1–13


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

Catholic Lectionary

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
YEAR C

              First Reading       Genesis 15:5–12, 17–18
              Response       Psalm 27:1a
Psalm  Psalm 27:1, 7–9, 13–14
              Second Reading       Philippians 3:17–4:1 or Philippians 3:20–4:1
Gospel Acclamation       Matthew 17:5
Gospel       Luke 9:28b–36


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

Morning and Evening: Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition

Morning, February 24      Go To Evening Reading

 “I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.”
         — Ezekiel 34:26

Here is sovereign mercy—“I will give them the shower in its season.” Is it not sovereign, divine mercy?—for who can say, “I will give them showers,” except God? There is only one voice which can speak to the clouds, and bid them beget the rain. Who sendeth down the rain upon the earth? Who scattereth the showers upon the green herb? Do not I, the Lord? So grace is the gift of God, and is not to be created by man. It is also needed grace. What would the ground do without showers? You may break the clods, you may sow your seeds, but what can you do without the rain? As absolutely needful is the divine blessing. In vain you labour, until God the plenteous shower bestows, and sends salvation down. Then, it is plenteous grace. “I will send them showers.” It does not say, “I will send them drops,” but “showers.” So it is with grac…

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

February 24: The Day of Atonement
Leviticus 16

When it comes to the cost of sin, the average person probably thinks in terms of “What can I get away with?” rather than “What does this cost me and other people emotionally?” These calculations aren't made in terms of life and death, but that is literally the case when it comes to sin.
The Day of Atonement is a beautiful, though horrific, illustration of this. It takes three innocent animals to deal with the people’s sin: one to purify the high priest and his family, one to be a sin offering to Yahweh that purifies the place where He symbolically dwelt (the Holy of Holies), and one to be sent into the wilderness to remove the people’s transgressions (Lev 16:11, 15–16, 21–22).
After the blood of the first two animals is spilled on the Day of Atonement—demonstrating the purification of God’s people—the final goat demonstrates God’s desire to completely rid the people of their sin. “Aaron shall place his two hands on the living goat’s he…