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February 1Lesson 9FEASTING AND FASTING DEVOTIONAL READING: 2 Chronicles 7:11–18BACKGROUND 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…
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…
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.
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.