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The Sunday School Lesson Outline

March 22 Lesson 4
THE SPIRIT OF PEACE
DEVOTIONAL READING: Romans 14:13–19 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: John 20:19–23; Acts 1:4–8; 2:1–4
JOHN 20:19–23

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19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
KEY VERSE When he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost. —John 20:22
THE SPIRIT COMES
Unit 1: The Pledge of God’s Presence LESSONS…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for March 22, 2015The Spirit of PeaceJohn 20:19-23; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4This treatment of the InternationalSunday School Lessonis written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the March 15 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  This month’s study in the Gospel ofJohn comes full circle today. In the first text we considered, the apostle John introduced John the Baptist to his readers (John 1). Authorities from Jerusalem found him baptizing in the Jordan. He pointed them to the Messiah, Jesus, who would one day baptize people in the Holy Spirit. Today’s text focuses on the fulfillment of John’s prophecy of what Jesus would say and do: “Receive the Holy Spirit.” This is the first of three appearances of the resurrected Christ recorded in John’sGospel. Thomas was not with them on this occasion (John 20:24, 25). Jesus appeared to them a week later, and Thomas was present (vv. 26-29). The…

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR B

Old Testament Jeremiah 31:31–34
PsalmPsalm 51:1–12 or Psalm 119:9–16
 New TestamentHebrews 5:5–10
 Gospel  John 12:20–33


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

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

Old Testament Exodus 3:1–15
 Psalm  Psalm 45
New Testament Hebrews 9:11–15
 Gospel John 8:46–59


Christian Worship One Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR B

 Old Testament Jeremiah 31:31–34
 Psalm Psalm 51:1–12 (UMH 785)
 New TestamentHebrews 5:5–10
 Gospel John 12:20–33


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Jeremiah 31:31–34
              Response       Psalm 51:12a
PsalmPsalm 51:3–4, 12–15
              Second Reading       Hebrews 5:7–9
GospelAcclamation       John 12:26
GospelJohn 12:20–33


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

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

 Old TestamentGenesis 22:1–14
Psalm Psalm 43
EpistleHebrews 9:11–15
Gospel       (John 8:42–45) 46–59


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

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015 | LENT
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 118
 Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 145
Old TestamentJeremiah 23:16–32
 New Testament1 Corinthians 9:19–27
Gospel Mark 8:31–9:1


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