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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Luke 12:48 KJV Translation: But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. NKJV Translation: But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For to whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further.

The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary

April 20 Lesson 8 THE THIRD DAY
DEVOTIONAL READING: 1 Corinthians 15:12–20 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Hosea 6:1–3; Luke 24:1–12

HOSEA 6:1–3
1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.


LUKE 24:1–12
1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed …

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for April 20, 2014The Third DayHosea 6:1-3; Luke 24:1-12This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. ______ By Sam E. Stone Hosea prophesied during the eighth century BC, speaking to the people in the Northern Kingdom—Israel. In today’s text he calls them again to repentance, including words that remind us of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. The passage from Luke provides many details about the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, showing the events alluded to in Hosea’s message. Revived on the Third DayHosea 6:1-3Hosea compared the sinful disobedience of Israel to the behavior of a prostitute (5:3, 4). He urged the people, “Let us return to the Lord.”If they truly repented, there was hope for them yet. If not, the coming destruction by the Assyrians would bring them low (9:3). Change could come, however. The first day showed the nation dead; the second pictured the beginning of revival; and …

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014 | EASTER
EASTER DAY
YEAR A

             First Reading       Acts 10:34–43
             Psalm       Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24 (UMH 839)
 New TestamentColossians 3:1–4
 GospelJohn 20:1–18 or Matthew 28:1–10


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

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

EASTER


EASTER
SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014 | EASTER
THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD
EASTERSUNRISE
On the same date: The Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Day; The Resurrection of Our Lord,Easter Evening

Old Testament Isaiah 25:6–9 or Exodus 14:10–15:1
   Psalm  Psalm 16
Epistle1 Corinthians 15:1–11 or 1 Corinthians 15:12–25
 Gospel John 20:1–18


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

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014 | EASTER
EASTER DAY
EARLY SERVICE
Use one of the Old TestamentLessons from the Vigil with the following lessons.
YEARS ABC
On the same date: Easter Day, Principal Service; Easter Day, Evening Service

 Psalm Psalm 114
 New TestamentRomans 6:3–11
 Gospel   Matthew 28:1–10


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

Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014 | EASTER
RESURRECTIONOF THE LORD
EASTER DAY
YEAR A
On the same date: Resurrection of the Lord, Easter Evening

 Old Testament Acts 10:34–43 or Jeremiah 31:1–6
 Psalm Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24
New Testament  Colossians 3:1–4 or Acts 10:34–43
 Gospel   John 20:1–18 or Matthew 28:1–10


Consultation on Common Texts. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2011. Print.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

April 20
Be Generous to Consume?Joshua 4:1–6:27; 2 Corinthians 9:6–15; Psalm 48

Our culture encourages us to absorb the latest and greatest, and then cast off our gently used devices. We are targeted to accumulate and consume. The new feature we learned about yesterday is now the one we can’t live without. At first, 2 Corinthians 9 seems to appeal to our consumer lifestyle: “The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Cor 9:6).

This verse has often been used to encourage giving, because then, God willprovide us with even more. But should we give more for the sake of consuming more? Should this be our motivation for generosity?

Paul debunks this idea in the next verse: “Each one should give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or from compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor 9:7). Certainly God will provide for those who give; He takes care of those who follow Him. But our willingness to give s…