Lord's Day, Read: Bible in a Year

Lord's Day, International KJV Sunday School Lesson

May 19
Lesson 12 (KJV)
Called to Mutual Acceptance
Devotional Reading: Romans 10:5–13
Background Scripture: Romans 11
Romans 11:11–24
11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
Key Verse
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.Romans 11:18
Discipleship and Mission
Unit 3: Call to Life in Christ
Lessons 10–13
Lesson Aims
After participating in this lesson, each learner will be able to:
1. Describe the components of Paul’s analogy of the olive trees.
2. Explain the inclusive nature of God’s grace.
3. Repent of self-congratulatory pride.
Lesson Outline
A. “It’s Complicated”
B. Lesson Context: Paul, Jews, and Gentiles
C. Lesson Context: Olive Trees
I. Result of Stumble (Romans 11:11–15)
A. Provoking to Jealousy (vv. 11, 12)
B. Pushing for Emulation (vv13–15)
II. Outcome of Brokenness (Romans 11:16–21)
A. Partaking of Fatness (vv. 16–18)
B. Grafting by Faith (vv. 19–21)
Grafting Today
III. Possibility of Restoration (Romans 11:22–24)
A. Continuing in Goodness (vv. 22, 23)
Rebellion and Restoration
B. Regrafting onto God’s Tree (v. 24)
A. Grace Is Always Prior to Salvation
B. Prayer
C. Thought to Remember







Ko-rin-thee-unz (th as in thin).






Guh-may-lih-ul or Guh-may-lee-al.










Muh-thigh-us (th as in thin).



Lord's Day, Byzantine Church Lectionary's

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Pentecostarion
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman or Fifth Sunday of Pascha
Bright Vestments

Matins Gospel John 20:1–10
Epistle Acts 11:19–26, 29–30
Gospel John 4:5–42

 Byzantine Lectionary (Gregorian). Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2015. Print.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Pentecostarion
Sunday of the Paralytic or Fourth Sunday of Pascha
Bright Vestments

Matins Gospel Luke 24:13–35
Epistle Acts 9:32–42
Gospel John 5:1–15

 Byzantine Lectionary (Revised Julian). Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2015. Print.

Sun, May 19, 2019 (May 6, 2019) | Pentecostarion
Sunday of the Paralytic or Fourth Sunday of Pascha
Bright Vestments

Matins Gospel Luke 24:13–35 (Greek) or Luke 24:1–12 (Slavic)
Epistle Acts 9:32–42
Gospel John 5:1–15

 Byzantine Lectionary (Julian). Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2016. Print.

Lord's Day, Christian Church Lectionary's

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Year C

First Reading Acts 13:44–52
Old Testament 1 Samuel 20:12–17 (Supplemental)
Psalm Psalm 145
New Testament Revelation 21:1–6
New Testament 1 Corinthians 13:1–13 (Supplemental)
Gospel John 13:31–35

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Year C | Roman Missal | Lectionary

First Reading Acts 14:21–27
Response Psalm 145:1
Psalm Psalm 145:8–13
Second Reading Revelation 21:1–5a
Gospel Acclamation John 13:34
Gospel John 13:31–33a, 34–35

 Catholic Daily Readings. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Year C

First Reading Acts 11:1–18
Psalm Psalm 148 (UMH 861)
New Testament Revelation 21:1–6
Gospel John 13:31–35

 Vanderbilt Divinity Library. United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Year C

First Reading Acts 11:1–18
Psalm Psalm 148
Epistle Revelation 21:1–7
Gospel John 16:12–22 or John 13:31–35

 Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Concordia Publishing House, 2009. Print.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Year C

First Reading Acts 11:1–18
Psalm Psalm 148
Second Reading Revelation 21:1–6
Gospel John 13:31–35

 Episcopal Church (USA) Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2016. Print.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Year C

First Reading Acts 11:1–18
Psalm Psalm 148
New Testament Revelation 21:1–6
Gospel John 13:31–35

 Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Year 1

Psalms (Morning) Psalm 24, 29
Psalms (Evening) Psalm 8, 84
Old Testament Wisdom of Solomon 7:22–8:1
New Testament 2 Thessalonians 2:13–17
Gospel Matthew 7:7–14

 The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2010. Print.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Year C

First Reading Acts 11:1–18
Psalm Psalm 148
New Testament Revelation 21:1–6
Gospel John 13:31–35

 Consultation on Common Texts. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2011. Print.

Lord's Day, Scripture - ODB

Today's Scripture:2 Corinthians 12:1–10 (NIV)

Lord's Day, Insight - ODB


Paul had a vision of heaven where he received “great revelations” (2 Corinthians 12:7). Because of this great privilege, Paul was given a “thorn in [his] flesh” (v. 7). This “thorn” is not specifically identified, which enables us to relate to Paul’s experience. Even though we haven’t had visions of heaven, we all know what it is to suffer from a metaphorical “thorn in the flesh.” Our problems compel us to rely on God.

Lord's Day, Excerpt's

We may not like our imperfections, but hiding them only denies Jesus’s power to work within those aspects of ourselves. When we invite Jesus into the crooked places in us, He gently mends and redeems in ways our effort could never accomplish.

Lord's Day, Devotion's

May 19: Outline for Honor
1 Chronicles 7:1–40; 1 Timothy 5:1–9; Psalm 78:30–52
In most Western cultures today, we’ve lost our connection with the elderly. With one grandparent living halfway across the country and the others having died before I was born, I wasn’t around older people until I met my wife and her family. Unlike me, my wife had the privilege of knowing her great-grandparents. She has a strong sense of tradition and respect for the elderly, as well as a deep desire to help them in all aspects of life, and she has been able to teach me to do the same. Paul is dealing with a similar experience in his first letter to Timothy.
Paul says to Timothy, “Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity. Honor widows who are truly widows” (1 Tim 5:1–3). By “honor,” Paul means showing a deep sense of concern and an earnest, regular desire to help them financially and with their daily needs. What Paul says is revolutionary for his time. It wasn’t that the elderly were disrespected culturally, but they weren’t sought out as teachers and people to help. Paul commanded not just equality in this scenario, but assistance and compassion. Widows, who were of the lowest rank of society, were to be loved as equals. And older men, at the higher rank, were to be respected for their understanding.
We don’t make these connections as readily in Western society. Instead, we see someone’s need as something to pray for, not to act on. And we see older men’s perspectives as simply “old guard” rather than a legitimate opinion we should take into consideration. Paul doesn’t say older people are always right, just as our fathers are not always right, but he does encourage Timothy to show them the respect they deserve “as a father.” Paul’s outline for honor was as powerful then as it is now.
How can you make the elderly and widowed a part of your life and church community?
John D. Barry

 Barry, John D., and Rebecca Kruyswijk. Connect the Testaments: A One-Year Daily Devotional with Bible Reading Plan. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012. Print.

Morning, May 19 Go To Evening Reading

“I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.”
Ecclesiastes 10:7

Upstarts frequently usurp the highest places, while the truly great pine in obscurity. This is a riddle in providence whose solution will one day gladden the hearts of the upright; but it is so common a fact, that none of us should murmur if it should fall to our own lot. When our Lord was upon earth, although he is the Prince of the kings of the earth, yet he walked the footpath of weariness and service as the Servant of servants: what wonder is it if his followers, who are princes of the blood, should also be looked down upon as inferior and contemptible persons? The world is upside down, and therefore, the first are last and the last first. See how the servile sons of Satan lord it in the earth! What a high horse they ride! How they lift up their horn on high! Haman is in the court, while Mordecai sits in the gate; David wanders on the mountains, while Saul reigns in state; Elijah is complaining in the cave while Jezebel is boasting in the palace; yet who would wish to take the places of the proud rebels? and who, on the other hand, might not envy the despised saints? When the wheel turns, those who are lowest rise, and the highest sink. Patience, then, believer, eternity will right the wrongs of time.

Let us not fall into the error of letting our passions and carnal appetites ride in triumph, while our nobler powers walk in the dust. Grace must reign as a prince, and make the members of the body instruments of righteousness. The Holy Spirit loves order, and he therefore sets our powers and faculties in due rank and place, giving the highest room to those spiritual faculties which link us with the great King; let us not disturb the divine arrangement, but ask for grace that we may keep under our body and bring it into subjection. We were not new created to allow our passions to rule over us, but that we, as kings, may reign in Christ Jesus over the triple kingdom of spirit, soul, and body, to the glory of God the Father.

Go To Morning Reading Evening, May 19

“And he requested for himself that he might die.”
1 Kings 19:4

It was a remarkable thing that the man who was never to die, for whom God had ordained an infinitely better lot, the man who should be carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and be translated, that he should not see death—should thus pray, “Let me die, I am no better than my fathers.” We have here a memorable proof that God does not always answer prayer in kind, though he always does in effect. He gave Elias something better than that which he asked for, and thus really heard and answered him. Strange was it that the lion-hearted Elijah should be so depressed by Jezebel’s threat as to ask to die, and blessedly kind was it on the part of our heavenly Father that he did not take his desponding servant at his word. There is a limit to the doctrine of the prayer of faith. We are not to expect that God will give us everything we choose to ask for. We know that we sometimes ask, and do not receive, because we ask amiss. If we ask for that which is not promised—if we run counter to the spirit which the Lord would have us cultivate—if we ask contrary to his will, or to the decrees of his providence—if we ask merely for the gratification of our own ease, and without an eye to his glory, we must not expect that we shall receive. Yet, when we ask in faith, nothing doubting, if we receive not the precise thing asked for, we shall receive an equivalent, and more than an equivalent, for it. As one remarks, “If the Lord does not pay in silver, he will in gold; and if he does not pay in gold, he will in diamonds. If he does not give you precisely what you ask for, he will give you that which is tantamount to it, and that which you will greatly rejoice to receive in lieu thereof. Be then, dear reader, much in prayer, and make this evening a season of earnest intercession, but take heed what you ask.

 Spurgeon, C. H. Morning and Evening: Daily Readings. London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1896. Print.

May 19th
“Out of the wreck I rise”
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Romans 8:35.
God does not keep a man immune from trouble; He says—I will be with him in trouble.” It does not matter what actual troubles in the most extreme form get hold of a man’s life, not one of them can separate him from his relationship to God. We are “more than conquerors in all these things.” Paul is not talking of imaginary things, but of things that are desperately actual; and he says we are super-victors in the midst of them, not by our ingenuity, or by our courage, or by anything other than the fact that not one of them affects our relationship to God in Jesus Christ. Rightly or wrongly, we are where we are, exactly in the condition we are in. I am sorry for the Christian who has not something in his circumstances he wishes was not there.
“Shall tribulation …?” Tribulation is never a noble thing; but let tribulation be what it may—exhausting, galling, fatiguing, it is not able to separate us from the love of God. Never let cares or tribulations separate you from the fact that God loves you.
“Shall anguish …?”—can God’s love hold when everything says that His love is a lie, and that there is no such thing as justice?
“Shall famine …?”—can we not only believe in the love of God but be more than conquerors, even while we are being starved?
Either Jesus Christ is a deceiver and Paul is deluded, or some extraordinary thing happens to a man who holds on to the love of God when the odds are all against God’s character. Logic is silenced in the face of every one of these things. Only one thing can account for it—the love of God in Christ Jesus. “Out of the wreck I rise” every time.

 Chambers, Oswald. My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for the Year. Grand Rapids, MI: Oswald Chambers Publications; Marshall Pickering, 1986. Print.

May 19
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too hard for me
Num. 11:14
It is most needful for all servants of Christ to remember that whenever the Lord places a man in a position of responsibility, He will both fit him for it and maintain him in it.
It is, of course, another thing altogether if a man will rush unsent into any field of work, or any post of difficulty or danger. In such a case we may assuredly look for a thorough breakdown, sooner or later. But when God calls a man to a certain position, He will endow him with the needed grace to occupy it.
This holds good in every case. We can never fail if we only cling to the living God. We can never run dry if we are drawing from the fountain. Our tiny springs will soon dry up; but our Lord Jesus Christ declares, “He that believeth in me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
C. H. M.

 Hardman, Samuel G., and Dwight Lyman Moody. Thoughts for the Quiet Hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing, 1997. Print.