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Chambers, Oswald. My Utmost for His Highest

February 8th
Instantaneous and insistent sanctification


And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly. 1 Thess. 5:23–24 .

When we pray to be sanctified, are we prepared to face the standard of these verses? We take the term sanctification much too lightly. Are we prepared for what sanctification will cost? It will cost an intense narrowing of all our interests on earth, and an immense broadening of all our interests in God. Sanctification means intense concentration on God’s point of view. It means every power of body, soul and spirit chained and kept for God’s purpose only. Are we prepared for God to do in us all that He separated us for? And then after His work is done in us, are we prepared to separate ourselves to God even as Jesus did? “For their sakes I sanctify Myself.” The reason some of us have not entered into the experience of sanctification is that we have not realized the meaning of sanctification from God’s standpoint. Sanctification means being made one with Jesus so t…

The International Sunday School Lesson, Outline

February 7 Lesson 10 PASSOVER
DEVOTIONAL READING: Matthew 26:20–30
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Exodus 12:1–14; Numbers 28:16–25; Mark 14:12–26


EXODUS 12:1–14
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And …

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for February 7, 2016 PassoverExodus 12:1-14 Dr. Mark Scott wrote this treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson. Scott teaches preaching and New Testament at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri, and has held preaching ministries in Missouri, Illinois, and Colorado. This lesson treatment is published in the January 31 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  The driving metaphor of religious practice in the Old Testament is a party. That is rather unique. Islam has its five pillars. Buddhism strives to achieve a state of Nirvana. Hinduism pilgrimages through several Vedas. But for the people of God in Scripture the word is “party.” February is filled with special days for us (Lincoln’s birthday, Washington’s birthday, Valentine’s Day). During this month we will be considering some of the very special holy days in the Jewish calendar. Each of these days is a festival or party. The first one is Passover. The…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015 | EPIPHANY
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANYYEAR B

Old Testament       Job 7:1–7
             Psalm       Psalm 103
   New Testament       1 Corinthians 9:16–23
New Testament       Romans 8:28–30 (Supplemental)
 Gospel       Mark 1:29–39


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015 | EPIPHANY
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANYYEAR B

     Old Testament       Isaiah 40:21–31
             Psalm       Psalm 147:1–11, 20c (UMH 859)
New Testament       1 Corinthians 9:16–23
 Gospel       Mark 1:29–39


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIMEYEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Job 7:1–4, 6–7
Response       Psalm 147:3a
              Psalm       Psalm 147:1–6
Second Reading       1 Corinthians 9:16–19, 22–23
      Gospel Acclamation       Matthew 8:17
    Gospel       Mark 1:29–39


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015 | EPIPHANY
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANYYEAR B

 Old Testament       Isaiah 40:21–31
             Psalm       Psalm 147:1–11
Epistle       1 Corinthians 9:16–27
 Gospel       Mark 1:29–39


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015 | EPIPHANY
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANYYEAR B

 Psalm       Psalm 142
 First Reading (2 Kings 4:8–17) 18–21 (22–31) 32–37
 Second Reading       1 Corinthians 9:16–23
 Gospel       Mark 1:29–39

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010. Print.