Lesson Plans That Work: Fourth Sunday in Lent

Lesson Plans That Work: Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 24, 2014
Shannon Kelly

lptwWe are currently in Lent, Year A  we have Lesson Plans for both the Gospel readings and the Old Testament (Track One) readings.

Gospel Lesson: Searching for Sight
Scripture: John 9:1-41

A man born blind, and a healing that placed the authorities at risk: How does the way we look at things affect our capacity to see?

Old Testament Lesson: God Looks at our Heart
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Once David is anointed with oil by Samuel, the Spirit of the Lord comes upon him and he is empowered to speak for God as Israel’s king. The Hebrew word for one who is anointed as king or spokes person for God is “messiah.” The Greek word for the same title is “Christos.”  This story connects to the baptismal themes of Lent by reflecting the baptismal rite of anointing the newly baptized person with oil. “You are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ’s own forever.” [Book of Common Prayer, p. 308.]

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