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The Sunday School Lesson, Outline

January 4 Lesson 5 JESUS’ MODEL FOR PRAYER
DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 103:1–13 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Luke 11:1–13

LUKE 11:1–13
1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and …

Seeking and Receiving

Lesson for January 4, 2015Jesus’ Model for PrayerLuke 11:1-13This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the December 28, 2014, issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  This month’s lessons focus on “Learning to Pray.” What an appropriate topic! The apostle Paul wrote, “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us though wordless groans” (Romans 8:26). As H. Lynn Gardner pointed out, “This prayer may appropriately be called ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ because our Lord taught it. It may also be called ‘The Model Prayer’ because it is a pattern to guide our prayers. It has also been called ‘The Disciple’s Prayer’ because Jesus taught it to his disciples and only a disciple of Christ can truly pray this prayer.”
Request and ResponseLuke 11:1-4
Luke often referred to the prayers of Jesus (see 3:21; 5:…

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015 | EPIPHANY
EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
YEARS ABC

Old Testament Isaiah 60:1–6
             Psalm       Psalm 72:1–7, 10–14 (UMH 795)
New Testament Ephesians 3:1–12
Gospel       Matthew 2:1–12


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, JANUARY 4, 2015 | CHRISTMAS
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
YEARS ABC

 Psalm       Psalm 84 or Psalm 84:1–9
             First Reading       Jeremiah 31:7–14
             Second Reading       Ephesians 1:3–6, 15–19a
Gospel       Matthew 2:13–15, 19–23 or Luke 2:41–52 or                                           Matthew 2:1–12


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015 | CHRISTMAS
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
YEARS ABC

Old Testament1 Kings 3:4–15
             Psalm       Psalm 119:97–104
EpistleEphesians 1:3–14
Gospel       Luke 2:40–52


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015 | CHRISTMAS
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
YEARS ABC

Old Testament Jeremiah 31:7–14 or Sirach 24:1–12
Psalm       Psalm 147:12–20 or Wisdom of Solomon 10:15–21
New Testament Ephesians 1:3–14
Gospel       (John 1:1–9) 10–18


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