Lesson Plans That Work: Third Sunday in Lent

Lesson Plans That Work: Third Sunday in Lent

March 17, 2014
Shannon Kelly

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

Gospel Lesson: She Said, “Come and See’
Scripture: John 4:5-42

Politically incorrect: she was of a gender without voice and a race without acceptance. Yet she may well have been the first evangelist. “Come and see!” she said. They did, and they believed.

Old Testament Lesson: Trust in God
Scripture: Exodus 17:1-7

The Israelites do not yet trust that the Lord will provide for them, and they question Moses’ leadership, as well as vent their fears and frustrations on him. Today’s lectionary story relates to the waters of baptism. “Now sanctify this water, we pray you, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that those who here are cleansed from sin and born again may continue forever in the risen life of Jesus Christ our savior.” [Book of Common Prayer, p. 307.]

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