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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014 | LENT FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT Old Testament Genesis 3:1–15 Psalm Psalm 91 New Testament 2 Corinthians 6:1–10 Gospel Matthew Christian Worship One Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.
March 9Lesson 2SON OF DAVID DEVOTIONAL READING: Mark 10:46–52BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Psalm 89; Isaiah 9:1–7; Matthew 1:18–2:6; Luke 1:26–33 JESUS’ FULFILLMENT OF SCRIPTURE Unit 1: Jesus and the Davidic Covenant LESSONS 1–4
PSALM 89:35–37 35 Once have I swornbymy holinessthat I will not lieunto David. 36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. 37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. ISAIAH 9:6, 7 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, Upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, To order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice From henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. PSALM 89:35–37 35 Once have I sworn by my h…
LessonMarch 9, 2014Son of DavidPsalm 89; Isaiah 9:1-7; Matthew 1:18–2:6; Luke 1:26-33This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIANSTANDARD.
______ By Sam E. Stone Today’s lesson is based on three passages of Scripture. Psalm 89 affirms God’s faithfulness in keeping his amazing promise to David (2 Samuel 7) that we studied last week. There he assured David that he would have a place of greatness, that his offspring would succeed him, and that his kingdom would be established forever. Next, one of the key messianic prophecies is cited. Isaiah assures the people that Immanuel will remain beside them—literally “God with us.” Four descriptive titles are used to introduce him in this text. Matthew is the only Gospel writer to provide many details about Joseph’s role in the birth of Christ. His book begins by recording the genealogy of Jesus (1:1-17). Throughout his Gospel he seeks to show that Jesus is the Messiah, the promised s…
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014 | LENT FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT YEAR A Old TestamentGenesis 2:15–17, 3:1–7 Psalm Psalm 32 New Testament Romans 5:12–19 Gospel Matthew 4:1–11 Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014 | LENT FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT YEAR A Psalm Psalm 51 or Psalm 51:1–12 First Reading Genesis 2:4b–9, 15–17, 25–3:7 Second Reading Romans 5:12–19 (20–21) GospelMatthew 4:1–11 The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010. Print.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014 | LENT FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT YEAR A Old Testament Genesis 3:1–21 Psalm Psalm 32:1–7 EpistleRomans 5:12–19 Gospel Matthew 4:1–11 Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.
March 9 Profound and ConfoundingNumbers 8–9; John 16:5–33; Psalm 9:8–20
God’s provision in our lives is often hard to see. There are times when we follow His commandments and we’re able to visibly see His work. Such times are profound to the believer but can be confounding to the unbeliever.
The ancients practiced remembering these events. They built memorials (usually a stack of stones) in places where God had shown Himself to them, such as when He offered them a covenant or gave them a revelation of some kind. They also had recurring holidays for remembering God’s providence in their lives. These types of traditions are nearly lost on us. Easter and Christmas are intended for this purpose, but they have become about something entirely different instead: bunnies and eggs, or a man with a red suit. Syncretism quietly sneaks into our lives, even though we would love to believe we would never let it happen.
In Numbers 9:1–14, we see God’s command that His people celebrate the day He save…