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DANIEL’S PRAYER

March 10
Lesson 2
DANIEL’S PRAYER

DEVOTIONAL READING: James 5:13–18
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Daniel 9



KEY VERSE
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against him.—Daniel 9:9


The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed. Ronald L. Nickelson and Jonathan Underwood (Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 2012). 241.




The Relationship of John the Baptist To Christ

The Relationship of John the Baptist To Christ
Key Verse: Acts 18:25



          I.      God Has a Plan and a Timetable
      A.      The character of God never changes (Ps. 102:27; Mal. 3:6; Heb. 13:8).
      B.      However, He acts variably at different times toward different people to accomplish His plan and purpose.
      C.      We do the same as parents in relationship to our children. We do not treat a sixteen-year-old as we do a two-year-old, but in spite of the discriminating treatment we give, it does not mean we have changed in our character.
      D.      There is a fallacy in the oft-repeated statement, “God did it in the past; He will do it today.” Of the fact that He can do today what He did in the past there is no doubt, but He may not choose to do the same for us as He did for the wandering Israelite's in the desert. How many of us would be satisfied with shoes that would last us for forty years and a steady diet of manna instead of the variety of foods we now enjo…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

 Old Testament Isaiah 12:1–6
 Old TestamentJudges 10:6–16 (Supplemental)
Psalm Psalm 32
Psalm       Psalm 115 (Supplemental)
New Testament 1 Corinthians 1:18–25
New Testament  James 4:7–10 (Supplemental)
 Gospel Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32
 Gospel Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32 (Supplemental)


Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary) (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

Old Testament Joshua 5:9–12
Psalm       Psalm 32 (UMH 766)
New Testament 2 Corinthians 5:16–21
GospelLuke 15:1–3, 11b–32


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

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

 PsalmPsalm 34 or Psalm 34:1–8
             First Reading       (Joshua 4:19–24) 5:9–12
             Second Reading       2 Corinthians 5:17–21
 Gospel Luke 15:11–32


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

   Old Testament Isaiah 12:1–6
Psalm       Psalm 32
Epistle       2 Corinthians 5:16–21
Gospel       Luke 15:1–3, 11–32


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
YEAR C

              First Reading       Joshua 5:9a, 10–12
              Response       Psalm 34:9a
Psalm Psalm 34:2–7
              Second Reading       2 Corinthians 5:17–21
Gospel Acclamation       Luke 15:18
Gospel       Luke 15:1–3, 11–32


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

Morning and Evening : Daily Readings,

Morning, March 10      Go To Evening Reading

   “In my prosperity I said I shall never be moved.”
         — Psalm 30:6

“Moab settled on his lees, he hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel.” Give a man wealth; let his ships bring home continually rich freights; let the winds and waves appear to be his servants to bear his vessels across the bosom of the mighty deep; let his lands yield abundantly: let the weather be propitious to his crops; let uninterrupted success attend him; let him stand among men as a successful merchant; let him enjoy continued health; allow him with braced nerve and brilliant eye to march through the world, and live happily; give him the buoyant spirit; let him have the song perpetually on his lips; let his eye be ever sparkling with joy—and the natural consequence of such an easy state to any man, let him be the best Christian who ever breathed, will be presumption; even David said, “I shall never be moved;” and we are not better than David, nor half so go…

Jesus Christ (Meant to Be) the Superstar

March 10: Jesus Christ (Meant to Be) the Superstar
1 Corinthians 3:1–23

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, is certainly incorrect (and rather heretical) in its portrayal of history, but it got one thing right: Jesus is meant to be the celebrity. He—no one else—is the Savior, the Christ, the Lord.
And that’s why the celebrity pastor movement is quite frightening. I don’t say this as a cynic, and it’s not that I’m primarily concerned with how these teachers are marketed (although that, too, can be scary at times); I’m worried about the way they’re received.
Certainly there are people who can be trusted more than others, and popularity is by no means a measurement of trustworthiness. But automatically agreeing with everything a teacher says puts the disciple in a bad position with the God they worship. It also puts the teacher in a position similar to an idol. Teachers who truly follow Christ would never desire such glory for themselves. True teachers of the gospel wan…