I will extol you, O LORD, for you have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. (Psalm 30:1)
Lift us up, Father; win the victory in our lives and in the lives of our parishes.
O LORD my God, I cried out to you, and you healed me. (Psalm 30:2)
Jesus, please bless the healing ministry in this diocese. Bless and guide those who minister healing at the Oratory of Christ the Healer at the Spiritual Life Center. Bless with healing all those who cry out to you in the parishes of this diocese.
O LORD, you brought my soul up from the grave; you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. (Psalm 30:3)
Holy Spirit, you raised Jesus to new life and brought him forth from the grave. Raise us up to new life by your power as well. Thank you.
STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 13, December 12, 2010
Lectionary A, Third Sunday of Advent
Theme Verse: “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Readings: Matthew 11:2-11; James 5:7-11; Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146
Memory Verse: Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come … he will come to save you.” (Isaiah 35:4a)
Optional: Matthew 11:1, 12-19
Next Week: Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 1:1-7; Isaiah 7:10-17; Psalm 24
Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11
A word received: What is your expectation? What do you expect of me? I AM who I AM. The question is: “What do I expect of you?” I expect you to look at the evidence of what I AM doing. I expect you to heed my words to you. I expect you to change your behavior and your expectation based on who I AM.
Epistle: James 5:7-11
A word received: The one you are waiting for, the one you are longing for is me. Look to Me; keep turning to me for perseverance and strength to endure. I will see you through it all.
Old Testament: Isaiah 35:1-10
(verse 6b) A word received: I AM the stream in the desert. I AM the living water. Come to me, turn to me and I will refresh you.
Psalm: Psalm 146
(verse 5) A word received: Blessing, true blessing comes from having me be your helper and your guide. Look to me for help in the hard times.
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Isaiah 8:1-15; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-18; Luke 22:31-38
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98 * 103; Isaiah 13:6-13; Heb. 12:18-29; John 3:22-30
HC: Matthew 11:2-11; James 5:7-11; Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146