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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From 1 John 2:15 KJV Translation: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. NKJV Translation: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Prayer

Prayer By: Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy Heavenly Father, I [we] come this Lord's Day in humility thanking and giving You praise and glory for life, health and strength through Your grace and mercy. 
To those that cannot go to their churches or synagogues because of sicknesses, incarceration or fighting frivolous wars on foreign lands: this Internet ministry today gives you the International Sunday School Lesson as well as the liturgy's for all major church denominations. 
I pray that you will, and can find time to edify your spiritual soul. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

The Standard Lesson Commentary Sunday School Lesson Outline

TRIUMPHANT AND VICTORIOUS
DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 47 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Zechariah 9:9, 10; Matthew 21:1–11

ZECHARIAH 9:9, 10 Graphic: Design Pics/Thinkstock
KEY VERSE
The multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.—Matthew 21:9

JESUS’ FULFILLMENT OF SCRIPTURE
Unit 2: What the Prophets Foretold LESSONS 5–9
LESSON AIMS
After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Tell the key details of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem in light of Zechariah’s prophecy.
2. Explain the combination of humility and royalty that characterizes Jesus.
3. Express how he or she will demonstrate appropriate humility while also recognizing his or her privileged position as a child ofKing Jesus.


LESSON OUTLINE Introduction
      A.      Spotting Royalty
      B.      Lesson Background
          I.      The King Is Coming (ZECHARIAH 9:9, 10)
      A.      Mighty and Humble (v.…

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for March 30, 2014Triumphant and VictoriousZechariah 9:9, 10;Matthew 21:1-11 This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. ______ By Sam E. Stone Continuing this quarter’s study, “Jesus’ Fulfillment of Scripture,” we come to the Triumphal Entry. It marks the beginning of the end of our Savior’s earthly life. The event had been foretold centuries before by the prophet Zechariah. He served as a priest along with Haggai, urging the Jews to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem (see Ezra 5:1, 2). James E. Smith pointed out four important facts found in Zechariah 9 concerning the coming Prince of Peace: 1. The promise of his coming (v. 9) 2. The character of the ruler (v. 9) 3. The nature of the kingdom (v. 10) 4. The redemption of the coming ruler (v. 11) These predictions all find their fulfillment in the coming of Jesus.
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King Is ComingZechariah 9:9, 10Upon returning to their native land, the Israelites worked to rebu…

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR A

     Old Testament1 Samuel 16:1–13
   Psalm Psalm 23
New TestamentEphesians 5:8–14
   Gospel John 9:1–41


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR A

     Old Testament  1 Samuel 16:1–13
     Psalm  Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137)
   New TestamentEphesians 5:8–14
   Gospel John 9:1–41


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, MARCH 30, 2014 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR A

Psalm Psalm 23
             First Reading       1 Samuel 16:1–13
             Second Reading       (Ephesians 5:1–7) 8–14
     Gospel    John 9:1–13 (14–27) 28–38


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR A

Old Testament Isaiah 42:14–21
 Psalm Psalm 142
EpistleEphesians 5:8–14
GospelJohn 9:1–41 or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39


Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

March 30
Taunting DeathNumbers 33:50–34:29; 1 Corinthians 15:35–58; Psalm 29:1–11
My best friend’s mother, a dear family friend, died of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). Over the span of three years, the disease attacked her nerve cells, starting with her hands and feet and moving inward to her vital organs. Every time I visited her, she would be changed—her cane became a wheelchair, and her warbled words were muffled into silence. Although she was fully alert, she slowly lost the ability to communicate her feelings and needs. In the end, only her eyes displayed the tumultuous feelings underneath.

Those who confront the reality of death or the death of a loved one don’t doubt their own fallibility. They are closely acquainted with the reality that so many strangely disregard. And they cling to the hope of the resurrection that Paul eloquently relays, and that the Corinthians were slow to understand and believe: “We will all be changed, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trum…