Statement of Confession: I believe in the Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit; The Three are One in the Father. I believe that Jesus is the Savior to those that accept Him in genuine repentance of their sins through faith as their Lord and Savior. I believe that baptism--immersion, burial--is an outward show to the world of their acceptance of salvation by Jesus for His dying, resurrection and His sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven. This ministry is FREE.
PrayerRev. Lynwood F. Mundy Heavenly Father, thank You for this: "The Lord's Day" in the Christian world and for You waking me up to see this marvelous day of Your Creation! Bless those Christian churches that truly worship You in holiness that is genuine without the glamour of dancing, rapping, celebrations for pastors with the giving of money and other money giving. Then there are contests of various names from selling of the children in "King and Queen" contest to Districts, "Mother Board[s], "Usher Board[s] and other secular infestations of what is to be a genuine and true godly worship to Yahweh. In Jesus' name. Amen.
February 2Lesson 10HEAR AND DO THE WORD DEVOTIONAL READING: 1 John 3:14–20BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: James 1:19–27 JAMES 1:19–27
Photo: D. Anschutz/Photodisc/Thinkstock KEY VERSE"Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."—James 1:22 JESUS AND THE JUST REIGN OF GOD Unit 3: Live Justly in the Reign of GodLESSONS 10–13 LESSON AIMS
After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Recall the behavioral responses to the gospel named in the text.
2. Explain why the gospel requires the responses listed in today’s text.
3. Identify the personal behavior most in need of change and make a plan to do so. LESSON OUTLINE Introduction
A. The Camera Does Not Lie
B. Lesson Background I. Self-control Needed (JAMES 1:19–21)
A. Restraining Angry Words (vv. 19, 20) Stuff, Vent, or …
B. Receiving God’s Word (v. 21)
How Many Rooms? II. Hearing and Doing Required (JAMES 1:22–25)
Lesson for February 2, 2014: Hear and Do the Word(James 1:19-27)
This treatment of the International Sunday
School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN
By Sam E. Stone Most Bible scholars
believe that the James who wrote this epistle is the one who was a brother of Jesus (Matthew
13:55). Though he was skeptical of Jesus during
his ministry (John 7:5),
James was convinced that Jesus was the Son of God after the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:7). James
was numbered among the company in Jerusalem waiting and praying after Jesus’ ascension (Acts 1:14). Later Peter and Paul met with him in
Jerusalem (Galatians 1:19) where he was the “presiding
elder” at a church conference (Acts 15). Andrew McNab pointed out that James’s letter to the
churches (Acts 15:6-29)
has some very striking parallels with the phraseology in this epistle.
Self-Control NeededJames 1:19-21
An old saying declares it is obvious that we should listen
more than we speak, since God …
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 | HOLY DAY THE PRESENTATION YEARS ABC Psalm Psalm 84 or Psalm 84:1–7 First Reading Malachi 3:1–4 Second Reading Hebrews 2:14–18 Gospel Luke 2:22–40 The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010. Print.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 | FEAST THE PURIFICATION OF MARY AND THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD YEARS ABC Old Testament 1 Samuel 1:21–28 Psalm Psalm 84 Epistle Hebrews 2:14–18 Gospel Luke 2:22–32 (33–40) Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 | EPIPHANY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY YEAR A On the same date: Presentation of the Lord Old Testament Micah 6:1–8 Psalm Psalm 15 New Testament 1 Corinthians 1:18–31 Gospel Matthew 5:1–12
Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.
The Problem with PowerExodus 4–6; John 1:19–34; Song of Solomon 1:5–7
Grasping for power is one of the easiest sins to fall into. At first it looks like ambition, then it looks like success, and then it quickly becomes about your success and your power. This can be costly—not just to you, but to all the people you hurt in the process. If anything is done for the purpose of power, it’s not worth achieving. And don’t let the snazzy word “influence” fool you; it’s just a synonym for the same empty desire.
John the Baptist is an example of ambition; he is fueled by passion but constantly checked by God’s calling. He is firm in his words, confident in what he must do, but humble in his understanding of his relationship to God. He is not in it for himself, but for Jesus. When asked, “Who are you?” (a leading question, since many believed him to be the Messiah the people expected), he replied, “I am not the Christ!”(John 1:19–20). When further questioned, “Then who are you? Are y…