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

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014 | LENT
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR A

   Psalm  Psalm 33:12–22
             First Reading       Genesis 12:1–8
             Second Reading       Romans 4:1–5 (6–12) 13–17
 Gospel John 3:1–17


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014 | LENT
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR A

 Old Testament Genesis 12:1–4a
PsalmPsalm 121
New TestamentRomans 4:1–5, 13–17
 Gospel John 3:1–17 or Matthew 17:1–9


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

Sunday School Lesson Outline

February 16 Lesson 12 SHOW YOUR FAITH BY YOUR WORKS
DEVOTIONAL READING: Luke 7:1–10 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: James 2:14–26 JAMES 2:14–26

KEY VERSE
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.—James 2:26

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. Summarize James’s argument that faith and works are inseparable.
2. Compare and contrast James’s use of Abraham as an example of works with Paul’s use of that patriarch as an example of faith in Romans 4.
3. Identify one way to put faith into action and do so.

LESSON OUTLINE
Introduction
      A.      Genuine or Counterfeit?
      B.      Lesson Background
  I.      Evaluating Genuine Faith (JAMES 2:14–19)
      A.      Questions Posed (vv. 14–16)
      B.      Proposition Advanced (v. 17)
      C.      Objections Anticipated (vv. 18, 19)
Visible Intercession
      II.      Illustrating Genuine Faith (JAMES …

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson February 16, 2014 Show Your Faith by Your WorksJames 2:14-26 This treatment of the International Sunday School Lessonis written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIANSTANDARD. ______ By Sam E. Stone Some Bible teachers suggest that Paul and James disagree with each other about the place of faith and works in a person’s salvation. They don’t, however. In today’s text James did not attack Paul’s teaching that a Christian is saved by God’s grace. Instead he corrected what A. T. Robertson called “the ceremonial ritualism of the Pharisees.”
Evaluating Genuine FaithJames 2:14-19Real faith isn’t something you just talk about. Biblical faith includes trust and commitment. Faith is active, consistent in both word and deed. If a person claims to have faith but has no deeds, such “faith” is dead; it is useless. In Romans 4, when Paul said a person is saved by faith and not by the works of the law, he used Abraham to illustrate the point. Here James used the same person (Abraham) to prove …

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014 | EPIPHANY
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
YEAR A

             Old TestamentDeuteronomy 30:15–20
   Psalm   Psalm 119:1–8 (UMH 840)
   New Testament1 Corinthians 3:1–9
   Gospel Matthew 5:21–37


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 16, 2014 | EPIPHANY
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
YEAR A

         Psalm Psalm 119:1–16 or Psalm 119:9–16
             First Reading       Sirach 15:11–20
             Second Reading       1 Corinthians 3:1–9
 Gospel  Matthew 5:21–24, 27–30, 33–37


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

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014 | PRE-LENT
SEPTUAGESIMA

 Old Testament Exodus 17:1–7
   Psalm  Psalm 95:1–9
 Epistle   1 Corinthians 9:24–10:5
   Gospel Matthew 20:1–16


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014 | EPIPHANY
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
YEAR A

 Old Testament Deuteronomy 30:15–20 or Sirach 15:15–20
         Psalm   Psalm 119:1–8
       New Testament 1 Corinthians 3:1–9
 Gospel   Matthew 5:21–37


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

February 16
Wit, Wordplay, and Euphemism Exodus 37–38; John 6:25–51; Song of Solomon 5:1–4
The Bible is a passionate book. It’s about a God who is impassioned for His people and who ultimately sends His Son to die for them so that they can be saved from themselves. And it also portrays the passion seen in romantic love.

Song of Solomon 5:1–4 is full of wit, wordplay, and euphemism. It’s dramatic, like a play. The man is full of zeal for the woman he loves, and the woman is excited to see her man. And this isn’t a Michael Bolton ballad or Kenny G song. There is haste. There is anxiety—you can almost hear the heart palpitations. This isn’t the stuff for the unmarried, and it is definitely not the stuff for kids or teenagers. This is true romance as God designed it.

The woman says, “I slept, but my heart was awake” (Song 5:2). She may be asleep, but her love for the man is not. That is both the type of love we must have in marriage and the type of love we must have for our God—never sleep…