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The Sunday Lesson, Outline

March 8 Lesson 2 ANOTHER COMFORTERDEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 23BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: John 14:15–26

JOHN 14:15–2615 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said unto hi…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Another Comforter/AdvocateJohn 14:15-26
This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the March 1 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  In his Gospel, the apostle John often focused on a central theme for an entire chapter (John 14, 15, 16, 17). The predominant note in John 14 is comfort. The setting is the night on which Jesus was betrayed. After instituting the Lord’s Supper in the upper room, Jesus and his disciples (except Judas) set out for the Garden of Gethsemane. Throughout his three years with the disciples, Jesus had continued to reveal more about himself. On this night he had just told them that no one could come to the Father but by him (John 14:6). Then he added, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (v. 9). In this setting, the Master offered comfort and hope by promising them that the Holy Spirit would b…

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 | LENT
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR B

Old Testament Exodus 20:1–17
Psalm Psalm 19
New Testament 1 Corinthians 1:18–25
Gospel John 2:13–22


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

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 | LENT
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR B

Old TestamentExodus 20:1–17
 Psalm Psalm 19
 Psalm Psalm 69 (Supplemental)
 New Testament1 Corinthians 1:22–25
New TestamentRomans 8:1–10 (Supplemental)
 Gospel John 2:13–22


Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 | LENT
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR B

Old TestamentExodus 20:1–17
PsalmPsalm 19 (UMH 750)
New Testament 1 Corinthians 1:18–25
GospelJohn 2:13–22


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 | LENT
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Exodus 20:1–17 or Exodus 20:1–3, 7–8, 12–17
              Response       John 6:68c
PsalmPsalm 19:8–11
              Second Reading       1 Corinthians 1:22–25
Gospel Acclamation       John 3:16
Gospel John 2:13–25


Catholic Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 | LENT
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR 1

 Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 93, 96
Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 34
 Old Testament Jeremiah 6:9–15
 New Testament1 Corinthians 6:12–20
GospelMark 5:1–20


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 | LENT
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR B

Old TestamentExodus 20:1–17
PsalmPsalm 19
 Epistle  1 Corinthians 1:18–31
 Gospel John 2:13–22 (23–25)


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