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In the World – June 5, 2011

In the World – June 5, 2011 Posted in: In the World by ron on June 1, 2011 | No Comments Download In the World for June 5, 2011 here. (PDF) TRAVEL TO MODERN GAZA On Saturday, Egypt lifted the four-year-old blockade of its border with Gaza. As part of the decision, the Egyptians are pushing Hamas, the Palestinian faction that rules Gaza, to become less militant. Hamas leaders recently promised to begin talks toward forming a united Palestinian government with Fatah, the moderate Palestinian faction in power in the West Bank. Opening the border was viewed as a reward for this agreement. The ultimate effect is yet to be seen, but Israel fears that the lifting of the blockade will allow Hamas to import more weapons into Gaza, thus increasing the threat to Israel’s peace and safety. ENTERING ANCIENT PALESTINE Ancient Israel’s entry into Palestine was also based on a promise—the one God had made to Moses that he (God) would give the land to Israel. God’s promises are more trustworthy than…

God Keeps His Promise

God Keeps His Promise (Joshua 1:1-6; 11:16-23) By Stephen Bond In Waiting: Finding Hope When God Seems Silent, author Ben Patterson tells a story from his personal life. In the summer of 1988, three friends and I climbed Mount Lyell, the highest peak in Yosemite National Park. Two of us were experienced mountaineers; two of us were not. I was not one of the experienced two. . . . The climb to the top and back was to take the better part of a day due, in large part, to the difficulty of the glacier that one must cross to get to the top. As the hours passed and we trudged up the glacier, the two mountaineers opened up a wide gap between me and my less-experienced companion. Being competitive by nature, I began to look for short cuts to beat them to the top. I thought I saw one to the right of an outcropping of rock, so I went up, deaf to the protests of my companion. Thirty minutes later I was trapped in a cul-de-sac of rock atop the glacier, looking down several hundred feet of she…

This Week with the Word

God keeps his promises Sam E. Stone The Uniform Lesson for June 5 Throughout the Old Testament, "God Instructs His People." The first five lessons this quarter are from the book of Joshua where we will observe how God’s people learned from prosperity. Joshua is the first of what are commonly called the books of history. Joshua begins where Deuteronomy ends—with the death of Moses and the selection of Joshua to be his successor and lead the children of Israel. W. W. Winter explains, "The book of Joshua is not intended merely as a continuation of the history of Israel . . . (although) it does fulfill this immediate purpose. Neither should it be called only a description of the acts of Joshua. The real purpose is to show how the faithful covenant-God fulfilled his promise to Abraham (Genesis 15:18; Joshua 1:2-6)." When Moses was 120 years old, the Hebrew people had wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. He told the people, "I am no longer able to lead you&qu…

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 | EASTER SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A First Reading Acts 1:6–14 Psalm Psalm 68:1–10, 32–35 (UMH 792) New Testament 1 Peter 4:12–14, 5:6–11 Gospel John 17:1–11 Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 | EASTER SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A Psalm Psalm 68:1–20 or Psalm 47 First Reading (Acts 1:1–7) 8–14 or Ezekiel 39:21–29 Second Reading 1 Peter 4:12–19 or (Acts 1:1–7) 8–14 Gospel John 17:1–11 The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2010).

Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 | EASTER SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A First Reading Acts 1:12–26 Psalm Psalm 68:1–10 Epistle 1 Peter 4:12–19, 5:6–11 Gospel John 17:1–11 Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011 | EASTER THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD Old Testament 2 Kings 2:5–15 Psalm Psalm 110 Epistle Acts 1:1–11 Gospel Mark 16:14–20 or Luke 24:44–53 Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 | EASTER SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Old Testament Ezekiel 36:22–28 Psalm Psalm 51:1–12 Epistle 1 Peter 4:7–11 (12–14) Gospel John 15:26–16:4 Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011 | EASTER THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD Old Testament 2 Kings 2:5–15 Psalm Psalm 110 Epistle Acts 1:1–11 Gospel Mark 16:14–20 or Luke 24:44–53 Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 | EASTER SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A First Reading Acts 1:1–14 Old Testament 1 Samuel 1:21–28 (Supplemental) Psalm Psalm 8 Psalm Psalm 124 (Supplemental) New Testament 1 Peter 4:12–17, 5:6–11 New Testament 2 Corinthians 4:13–18 (Supplemental) Gospel John 17:1–11a Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary) (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Christan One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 | EASTER SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Old Testament Ezekiel 36:24–28 Psalm Psalm 78 New Testament 1 Peter 4:7–11 Gospel John 15:26–16:4 Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 | EASTER ASCENSION OF THE LORD In dioceses where Ascension is observed on Sunday. YEAR A First Reading Acts 1:1–11 Second Reading Ephesians 1:17–23 Gospel Matthew 28:16–20 Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 | EASTER SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A Psalm Psalm 68:1–20 or Psalm 47 First Reading (Acts 1:1–7) 8–14 or Ezekiel 39:21–29 Second Reading 1 Peter 4:12–19 or (Acts 1:1–7) 8–14 Gospel John 17:1–11 The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2010).