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Sunday School Lesson, Outline

February 1 Lesson 9 FEASTING AND FASTING
DEVOTIONAL READING: 2 Chronicles 7:11–18 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Daniel 1; Matthew 6; 9:9–17

DANIEL 1:5, 8–17
5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.

8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
9 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.
10 And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.
11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mi…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for February 1, 2015Feasting and FastingDaniel 1; Matthew 6; 9:9-17This treatment of the InternationalSunday SchoolLesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the January 25 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  “The Book of Daniel has attracted more interest than any book of the Old Testament,” declared Dr. James. E. Smith. “Because he was willing at all times to stand up for what he believed, Daniel is a true hero of the Faith.” In today’s lesson the role of one’s dietary choices focuses on two perspectives—feasting and fasting. The first text describes what took place when many of the most promising young Jews were taken captive to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar. His plan was to immerse them in the history, knowledge, and lifestyle of his people. Far from home and surrounded by a pagan society, they were under unimaginable pressure to conform to this new way of l…

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015 | EPIPHANY
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
YEAR B

Old TestamentDeuteronomy 18:15–20
             Psalm       Psalm 111 (UMH 832)
New Testament1 Corinthians 8:1–13
 Gospel       Mark 1:21–28


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015 | EPIPHANY
FOURTH  SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
YEAR B

Old TestamentDeuteronomy 18:15–20
             Psalm       Psalm 111
New Testament1 Corinthians 8:1–13
Gospel Mark 1:21–28


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

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015 | PRE-LENT
SEPTUAGESIMA

Old TestamentExodus 17:1–7
             Psalm       Psalm 95:1–9
Epistle1 Corinthians 9:24–10:5
GospelMatthew 20:1–16


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

The Episcopal Church.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015 | EPIPHANY
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
YEAR 1
On the same date: Eve of the Presentation, Evening Prayer

Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 24, 29
Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 8, 84
Old TestamentIsaiah 51:9–16
New TestamentHebrews 11:8–16
Gospel John 7:14–31


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