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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Philippians 4:8 KJV Translation: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. NKJV Translation: Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Prayer for the Day

Prayer Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy
Father, thank You for this days early awakening to a new day. I know that You did not have to do it, but by Your grace and mercy You had the death angel to pass by my door. I personally want to say, "hallelujah!" I pray for those churches that will teach and preach Your Word in true holiness, and those congregants that will worship You in true holiness and praise. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Sunday School Lesson, Outline

January 19
Lesson 8
ENLARGING YOUR CIRCLEDEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 147:1–11 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Luke 14:7–24
LUKE 14:7–18A, 21–24
KEY VERSE
"Whosoever [exalt] himself shall be abased; and he that [humble] himself shall be exalted."—Luke 14:11

LESSON AIMS
After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Identify ways a disciple of Jesus demonstrates humility in the extending and receiving of hospitality.
2. Compare and contrast the giving of a banquet in Jesus’ day with a contemporary manner of social interaction.
3. Perform one act of Christian charity in the week ahead that involves no expectation of repayment.

LESSON OUTLINE
Introduction       A.      Proud to be Humble
      B.      Lesson Background
          I.      Choosing a Place (LUKE 14:7–11)
      A.      Bad Action and Consequences (vv. 7–9)
      B.      Good Action and Consequences (vv. 10, 11)
    II.      Enlarging Your Circle (LUKE 14:12–14)
      A.      Inviting for Advantage (v. 12)
      B. …

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for January 19, 2014 Enlarging Your CircleLuke 14:7-24This treatment of theInternational Sunday School Lessonis written bySam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. ______
By Sam E. StoneThe scene described in today’s text takes place in the third year of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Luke 14 begins with him having dinner in the home of a prominent Pharisee. Luke explains that “he was being carefully watched” by his critics. The critics didn’t care about the health of a very sick man who was brought to Jesus there; they were interested only in seeing whether or not Jesus would cure him, since it was a Sabbath day. Then Luke turned his attention to other lessons taught at the dinner itself.
Choosing a PlaceLuke 14:7-11Jesus had noticed that the invited guests were each trying to get the best seat in the house. It wasn’t that they might not get enough to eat if seated elsewhere—this was a matter of pride. They wanted the places of honor, those nearest the host. Picking out such p…

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 | EPIPHANY
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

 Old Testament Exodus 33:12–23 or Amos 9:11–15
     Psalm   Psalm 67 or Psalm 111
     Epistle   Ephesians 5:22–33 or Romans 12:6–16
   Gospel   John 2:1–11


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

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 | EPIPHANY
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
YEAR A

Psalm       Psalm 40:1–9
             First Reading       Isaiah 49:1–7
             Second Reading       1 Corinthians 1:1–9
Gospel       John 1:29–41


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 | EPIPHANY
SECOND  SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
YEAR A

       Old Testament Isaiah 49:1–7
 Psalm Psalm 40:1–11
New Testament 1 Corinthians 1:1–9
 Gospel   John 1:29–42


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

January 19
The Million Dollar QuestionEcclesiastes 7:13–21
“Why do bad things happen to good people?” This is an ancient question, though often asked as if it’s new. The Preacher in Ecclesiastes says, “There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing” (Eccl 7:15).

Answers to this age-old question do exist, the simplest is that since people gave into temptation near the beginning, havoc—caused by humans and by evil spirits—has taken hold. The time between now and when God takes full control of the world again is just grace; the moment He does is the end for all evil, including those who have not chosen Christ as their Savior.

The only way to fix the world is to rid it of all evil, but the Preacher doesn’t offer this deductive explanation. Instead, he notes that life is a series of balancing acts, and he uses hyperbole to make his point (Eccl 7:16–17).

The Preacher goes on to say, “For the one who fears God shall …