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My Prayer for Today

My Prayer for Today YHWH, I pray for all that know You and for those that do not know You in the pardoning of their sins. I know that You love the sinner, but do not acknowledge their sins, and where they choose to live life eternally in Hades with Satan and his angels in an unquenchable fire that is reaping of brimstone, and they are burning with reaping and gnashing of teeth--what an agony. I pray they will attend a Bible believing church today that teaches and preaches Your Word in its truth, that the let the Word eat into their hearts, minds and souls that they will COME to Jesus; the price is FREE, because it was paid for at Calvary's cross by HimCOME while the blood is still running warm in your veins if you are not saved. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. -- Min. Lynwood F. Mundy

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

April 28
Lesson 9
THE LORD WILL TRIUMPH

DEVOTIONAL READING: Titus 3:1–7
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: 2 Thessalonians 2



KEY VERSES
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.—2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17


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

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

April 28

Lesson 9
THE LORD WILL TRIUMPH

DEVOTIONAL READING: Titus 3:1–7
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: 2 Thessalonians 2


KEY VERSES
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.—2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17


The NIV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed. Ronald L. Nickelson and Jonathan Underwood (Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 2012). 297.

Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013 | EASTER
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C

             First Reading       Acts 11:1–18
Psalm       Psalm 148
 New Testament Revelation 21:1–6
 Gospel   John 13:31–35


Consultation on Common Texts, Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2011).

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013 | EASTER
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C

             First Reading       Acts 13:44–52
Old Testament1 Samuel 20:12–17 (Supplemental)
Psalm       Psalm 145
New Testament Revelation 21:1–6
 New Testament 1 Corinthians 13:1–13 (Supplemental)
   Gospel John 13:31–35


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013 | EASTER
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C

             First Reading       Acts 11:1–18
 Psalm       Psalm 148 (UMH 861)
New Testament Revelation 21:1–6
 Gospel John 13:31–35


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, APRIL 28, 2013 | EASTER
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C

 Psalm       Psalm 145 or Psalm 145:1–9
             First Reading       Acts 13:44–52 or Leviticus 19:1–2, 9–18
             Second Reading       Revelation 19:1, 4–9 or Acts 13:44–52
Gospel       John 13:31–35


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013 | EASTER
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C

             First Reading       Acts 11:1–18
Psalm       Psalm 148
Epistle  Revelation 21:1–7
Gospel       John 16:12–22 or John 13:31–35


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013 | EASTER
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C

              First Reading       Acts 14:21–27
              Response       Psalm 145:1
Psalm Psalm 145:8–13
              Second Reading       Revelation 21:1–5a
Gospel Acclamation       John 13:34
Gospel  John 13:31–33a, 34–35


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

The Subtle Sinner

April 28: The Subtle Sinner
2 Corinthians 12:11–21

Some sins slip through the cracks—the ones that emerge in hushed tones between like-minded Christians. Sometimes these sins seem respectable because they occur out of supposed concerns for the Church or others. But they can leave deep gashes in the life of a community because they often go unchecked. And it’s these sins that Paul addresses shortly before closing his letter to the Corinthians:
“For I am afraid lest somehow when I arrive, I will not find you as I want, and I may be found by you as you do not want. I am afraid lest somehow there will be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, pride, disorder” (2 Cor 12:20).
While the Corinthians were guilty of flagrant sins like impurity, sexual immorality, and licentiousness, they were also sinning in ways that subtly undermined Paul’s authority. Slander and gossip created deep divisions in the Corinthian church, just as they do in our churches today.
We …