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January 25 Lesson 8 POWERFUL PRAYER
DEVOTIONAL READING: Lamentations 3:52–58 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: James 5
JAMES 5:13–18
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

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The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson forJanuary 25, 2015Powerful PrayerJames 5This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the January 18 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  This month’s theme, “Learning to Pray,” helps us consider the topic of prayer as found in the books of Luke, John, Hebrews, and James. We have already reviewed Jesus’ model for prayer, his prayer for his disciples, and his intercession for us.  The letter of James is one of the most practical books in all of Scripture. The writer emphasized not just what one should believe, but how one should behave. Most scholars believe that the James who wrote this letter is the half brother of Jesus (Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3). This James became a leader in the church in Jerusalem a few years after the resurrection of Jesus (Acts 12:17; 15:13; 21:18; Galatians 2:9). 
Call for Prayer | James 5:13-15

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 | EPIPHANY
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
YEAR B

Old Testament Jonah 3:1–5, 10
             Psalm       Psalm 62:5–12 (UMH 787)
New Testament 1 Corinthians 7:29–31
Gospel       Mark 1:14–20


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 | EPIPHANY
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 63:1–8 (9–11) 98
Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 103
Old Testament Isaiah 47:1–15
 New TestamentHebrews 10:19–31
Gospel John 5:2–18


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 | EPIPHANY
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
YEAR B
On the same date: The Conversion of St. Paul

             Old Testament       Jonah 3:1–5, 10
             Psalm       Psalm 62
Epistle 1 Corinthians 7:29–31 (32–35)
Gospel  Mark 1:14–20


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 | EPIPHANY
THIRD  SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
YEAR B

Old TestamentJonah 3:1–5, 10
             Psalm       Psalm 62:5–12
New Testament 1 Corinthians 7:29–31
GospelMark 1:14–20


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