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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Galatians 3:28 KJV Translation: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. NKJV Translation: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2013–2014. Ed.

 January 5 Lesson 6 HONORING THE SABBATH
DEVOTIONAL READING: John 5:2–17 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Luke 6:1–11

LUKE 6:1–11


KEY VERSE
Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; "Is it lawful on the Sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?"—Luke 6:9

LESSON AIMS
After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Retell the story of Jesus and His disciples’ being criticized for breaking the Sabbath.
2. Explain why breaking the Sabbath was so serious in Jesus’ day and, in light of that, the significance of Jesus’ being “Lord of the Sabbath.”
3. Express his or her commitment to Jesus, who is Lord of the Sabbath and Lord of life.

LESSON OUTLINE
Introduction
      A.      Question Loading
      B.      Lesson Background
  I.      Harvesting on the Sabbath (LUKE 6:1–5)
      A.      Loaded Question (vv. 1, 2)
      B.      Powerful Precedent (vv. 3, 4)
      C.      Authoritative Assertion (v. 5)
“I Make the Rules”
      II.      Healing…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for January 5, 2014: Honoring the Sabbath (Luke 6:1-11).This treatment of is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. ______ By Sam E. Stone Questions about fasting arose early in Christ’s ministry (seeLuke 5:33-35). It seems as though the disciples of John the Baptist joined the Pharisees in asking Jesus questions about fasting. Mark suggests that the questions were asked on one of the fasting days observed by both the disciples of John and the Pharisees (see Mark 2:18). Luke records five criticisms in a row from the Pharisees with two of them claiming a violation of the Sabbath.
HarvestingLuke 6:1-5The Sabbath existed even before the law was given at Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19). When the Lord provided manna for the Israelites to eat in the wilderness, he instructed them to collect a double portion of manna on the sixth day, so that no one would have to work for food on the seventh (Exodus 16:1-26). The Jews were taught to “remember the Sabbath” and thus keep it ho…

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 | CHRISTMAS
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

     Old Testament Genesis 46:1–7
Psalm       Psalm 77:11–20
Epistle       1 Peter 4:12–19
Gospel       Matthew 2:13–23


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 | CHRISTMAS
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
YEARS ABC

   Old Testament Jeremiah 31:7–14 or Sirach 24:1–12
   PsalmPsalm 147:12–20 or Wisdom of Solomon 10:15–21
   New Testament   Ephesians 1:3–14
   Gospel       (John 1:1–9) 10–18


Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 | CHRISTMAS
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
YEARS ABC

   Psalm   Psalm 84 or Psalm 84:1–9
             First Reading       Jeremiah 31:7–14
             Second Reading       Ephesians 1:3–6, 15–19a
 Gospel Matthew 2:13–15, 19–23 or Luke 2:41–52 or Matthew 2:1–12


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

January 5
Decisions Are Vexing, but There’s an AnswerMatthew 7:12–8:34
Finding the right path to take in life is an ongoing challenge. It’s easy to flail in the realm of possibility rather than face the realities in front of us. Waiting upon the LORD is no easy virtue.

Jesus tells us, “Enter through the narrow gate, because broad is the gate and spacious is the road that leads to destruction … narrow is the gate and constricted is the road that leads to life” (Matt 7:13–14).

Although these lines are a proclamation of how we enter God’s kingdom—how we choose salvation back—they’re also a proclamation of how we continue to live for God’s kingdom. Whatever decision we face, and whatever odds that are against us, there is only one solution: following God’s narrow path. He has a providential way, a primary way for us, and we are asked to follow it. When we do, we’re gifted with the understanding that God is using us in the way He saw most fitting to make the most difference for others.

In Ge…