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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Mark 8:35 KJV Translation: 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. NKJV Translation: 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

My Verse for Today

My Verse for Today Matthew 7:7
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 
The New King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982. Print.

My Prayer for Today

Prayer Rev. 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.

“Hear and Do the Word.” The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2013–2014. Ed.

February 2 Lesson 10 HEAR AND DO THE WORD
DEVOTIONAL READING: 1 John 3:14–20 BACKGROUND 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 God LESSONS 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)       A.  …

*Lesson based on International Sunday School Lesson, © 2009

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 STANDARD. ______ 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 …

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 | EPIPHANY
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
YEAR A

 Old Testament Micah 6:1–8
Psalm     Psalm 15 (UMH 747)
 New Testament 1 Corinthians 1:18–31
Gospel       Matthew 5:1–12


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

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

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.

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

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.

Revised Common Lectionary

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.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

February 2 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…