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GABRIEL INTERPRETS DANIEL’S VISION

March 17
Lesson 3
GABRIEL INTERPRETS DANIEL’S VISION

DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 91:1–12
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Daniel 8


KEY VERSE
The vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true.—Daniel 8:26a


The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed. Ronald L. Nickelson and Jonathan Underwood (Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 2012). 249.


The Incarnation of God

The Incarnation of God
Key Verses: Romans 1:1–17


          I.      The Birth of Jesus Was and Is Good News
      A.      This was not the birth of just another child.
         1.      He came to be Savior of the Jews (Matt. 1:21).
         2.      His mother recognized her own baby as God her Savior (Luke 1:47).
         3.      The angel from heaven proclaimed the baby of Bethlehem as Savior, the Christ, God’s anointed, the Lord. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord”(Luke 2:11).
         4.      He came to save the whole world (John 4:42).
         5.      Paul acknowledges his mission to be that of the proclamation of the Gospel. “Paul, a servant of Jesus, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God(Rom. 1:1). It is the incarnation of God which he calls the Gospel.
      B.      The news of Jesus’ birth was announced hundreds of years before it occurred. “Which (this good news) he had promised afore by His prophets i…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

 Old Testament  Isaiah 43:16–21
 Old Testament Isaiah 43:16–24 (Supplemental)
   Psalm Psalm 73
 New Testament Philippians 3:8–14
 New Testament Romans 11:11–21 (Supplemental)
 Gospel  Luke 20:9–19


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

 Old Testament  Isaiah 43:16–21
PsalmPsalm 126 (UMH 847)
   New Testament Philippians 3:4b–14
Gospel John 12:1–8


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

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

Psalm       Psalm 126
             First Reading       Isaiah 43:16–21
             Second Reading       Philippians 3:8–14
Gospel       Luke 20:9–19


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

   Old Testament  Isaiah 43:16–21
 Psalm   Psalm 126
     Epistle       (Philippians 3:4b–7) 8–14
   Gospel Luke 20:9–20


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
YEAR C

              First Reading       Isaiah 43:16–21
              Response       Psalm 126:3
Psalm  Psalm 126:1–6
              Second Reading       Philippians 3:8–14
Gospel Acclamation       Joel 2:12–13
Gospel John 8:1–11


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

Morning and Evening : Daily Readings

Morning, March 17      Go To Evening Reading

 “Remember the poor.” 
         — Galatians 2:10

Why does God allow so many of his children to be poor? He could make them all rich if he pleased; he could lay bags of gold at their doors; he could send them a large annual income; or he could scatter round their houses abundance of provisions, as once he made the quails lie in heaps round the camp of Israel, and rained bread out of heaven to feed them. There is no necessity that they should be poor, except that he sees it to be best. “The cattle upon a thousand hills are his”—he could supply them; he could make the richest, the greatest, and the mightiest bring all their power and riches to the feet of his children, for the hearts of all men are in his control. But he does not choose to do so; he allows them to suffer want, he allows them to pine in penury and obscurity. Why is this? There are many reasons: one is, to give us, who are favored with enough, an opportunity of showing our love to…

Letting Evil Burn

March 17: Letting Evil Burn
Numbers 19:1–20:13; 1 Corinthians 9:1–27

“And Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, … ‘let them take to you a red heifer without a physical defect …. And you will give it to Eleazar the priest, and it will … be slaughtered in his presence. Then Eleazar the priest will take some of its blood on his finger and spatter it toward the mouth of the tent of assembly seven times. The heifer will be burned in his sight; its skin, its meat, and its blood, in addition to its offal, will burn’ ” (Num. 19:1–4).
This passage is so strange and gruesome, it is clearly symbolic. The heifer represents the perfect, unblemished sacrifice—which takes care of some (not all) of the purification associated with things Yahweh deemed unclean for the purpose of teaching His people obedience, and some of the results of sin (Num. 19:9).
Also, the heifer is burned because it has to be made into ashes. This beautiful creature becomes ashes. That’s the cost of an impure life: good has t…