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THE LORD’S SUPPER

March 24
Lesson 4
THE LORD’S SUPPER

DEVOTIONAL READING: 1 Corinthians 10:14–22
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:1–38



KEY VERSE
He that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.—Luke 22:26b


The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed. Ronald L. Nickelson and Jonathan Underwood (Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 2012). 257.


Your Thoughts Betray What You Are

Your Thoughts Betray What You Are
Key Verse: Romans 8:3–7


          I.      According to Romans 8:4 There Are Two Kinds of People in the World.
      A.      Those who walk according to the flesh.
         1.      Flesh (sárx) here denotes sinful, human nature apart from God (Rom. 3:12, 23; 5:12).
         2.      Such do not have God’s rightful expectation (dikaíōsis, the act of making us what we should justly be and what God originally created us to be) as Romans 8:3 explains.
         3.      What it means “to walk according to the flesh” is elaborated upon by Paul in Romans 7:4–25; Galatians 5:16–21; 1 Corinthians 3:1–4 (sarkikós, carnal, fleshly, behaving in obedience to one’s bodily appetites without the control of one’s spirit).
         4.      “For those who are in the flesh.” In Greek the verb “are” is the present participle óntes, being, from eimí, to be. This indicates a continuous state of being. It is as if Paul is saying, “You walk in the flesh because you are in the fl…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013 | LENT
SIXTH SUNDAY IN LENT
PALM SUNDAY
YEAR C

   Old Testament   Zechariah 9:9, 10
   Old Testament    Isaiah 45:22–25 (Supplemental)
   Psalm Psalm 24
 New Testament Philippians 2:5–11
 New Testament   Hebrews 12:1–3 (Supplemental)
Gospel       Luke 19:28–40


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013 | LENT
PASSION SUNDAY OR PALM SUNDAY
YEAR C


LITURGY OF THE PALMS

   Gospel Luke 19:28–40
   Psalm   Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29 (UMH 839)


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

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013 | HOLY WEEK
PALM SUNDAY
YEAR C


LITURGY OF THE PALMS

PsalmPsalm 118:19–29
Gospel  Luke 19:29–40


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013 | HOLY WEEK
PASSION SUNDAY OR PALM SUNDAY
YEAR C


PROCESSION

Gospel       Luke 19:28–40


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

Morning and Evening : Daily Readings

Morning, March 24      Go To Evening Reading

   “He was heard in that he feared.” 
         — Hebrews 5:7

Did this fear arise from the infernal suggestion that he was utterly forsaken. There may be sterner trials than this, but surely it is one of the worst to be utterly forsaken? “See,” said Satan, “thou hast a friend nowhere! Thy Father hath shut up the bowels of his compassion against thee. Not an angel in his courts will stretch out his hand to help thee. All heaven is alienated from thee; thou art left alone. See the companions with whom thou hast taken sweet counsel, what are they worth? Son of Mary, see there thy brother James, see there thy loved disciple John, and thy bold apostle Peter, how the cowards sleep when thou art in thy sufferings! Lo! Thou hast no friend left in heaven or earth. All hell is against thee. I have stirred up mine infernal den. I have sent my missives throughout all regions summoning every prince of darkness to set upon thee this night, and we will spare…

Green Pastures: They Require Action

March 24: Green Pastures: They Require Action
1 Corinthians 13; Psalm 23

Love and complete reliance on God are interrelated concepts. When we discover what love really means, we want to praise God for it. When we learn to rely on God for all our needs, we see just how loving He is as He takes care of all aspects of our lives. And this love makes us want to show love to others.
It’s those who don’t have who are most apt to come to Jesus. They’re most in need of love. For this reason, it’s hard for us who do have—a home, a car, enough food for a week—to fully understand reliance on Christ. It takes a different type of discipline.
This is why it’s still shocking to me how many people absolutely love Psa. 23. It’s comforting, I suppose, and that’s why: “Yahweh is my shepherd; I will not lack for anything. In grassy pastures he makes me lie down; by quiet waters he leads me” (Psa. 23:1–2). I think so many of us love it, though, because we’re aware of how frail and vulnerable we really are. …