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The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed.

June 16
Lesson 3
WORSHIP WITH MEANINGDEVOTIONAL READING: Luke 8:9–15
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 29

LESSON AIMS

After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Tell what Isaiah had to say about the shallow worship of God’s people and God’s response to that.
2. Explain how worship can deteriorate to the point where it becomes mere lip service to God.
3. Suggest ways to avoid the insincere worship described by Isaiah.

LESSON OUTLINE

Introduction
      A.      “If I Only Had a Heart”
      B.      Lesson Background
  I.      People’s Apathy (ISAIAH 29:9–12)
      A.      Staggered Walk (v. 9)
      B.      Spiritual Sleep (v. 10)
      C.      Sealed Vision (vv. 11, 12)
  Unopened Gifts
          II.      God’s Awareness (ISAIAH 29:13–16)
      A.      Disgusting Worship (v. 13)
Potemkin Villages
      B.      Divine Action (v. 14)
      C.      Defiant Thinking (vv. 15, 16)
Conclusion
      A.      [“Wondering"] About Worship
      B.      A Word About the Word
      C.…

The NIV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed.

June 16
Lesson 3
WORSHIP WITH MEANING
DEVOTIONAL READING: Luke 8:9–15
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 29

KEY VERSE
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.”Isaiah 29:13

LESSON OUTLINE

Introduction
      A.      “If I Only Had a Heart”
      B.      Lesson Background
          I.      People’s Apathy (ISAIAH 29:9–12)
A.      Staggered Walk (v. 9)
      B.      Spiritual Sleep (v. 10)
      C.      Sealed Vision (vv. 11, 12)
      Unopened Gifts
          II.      God’s Awareness (ISAIAH 29:13–16)
  A.      Disgusting Worship (v. 13)
      Potemkin Villages
B.      Divine Action (v. 14)
      C.      Defiant Thinking (vv. 15, 16)
Conclusion
A.      “Wondering” About Worship
      B.      A Word About the Word
      C.      Prayer
      D.      Thought to Remember

The NIV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed. Ronald L. Nickelson and Jonathan Unde…

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013 | PENTECOST
PROPER 6
YEAR C

 Old Testament 2 Samuel 11:26–12:10, 12:13–14
   Psalm Psalm 32:1–7
   Epistle Galatians 2:15–21, 3:10–14
   GospelLuke 7:36–8:3


Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 6
YEAR C

Old Testament 1 Kings 21:1–21a
 Psalm Psalm 5:1–8 (UMH 742)
New Testament Galatians 2:15–21
GospelLuke 7:36–8:3


Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013 | PENTECOST
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

   Old TestamentDeuteronomy 32:3–12
   PsalmPsalm 103
New Testament 1 Peter 5:6–11
   Gospel Luke 15:1–10


Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 6
YEAR C


  Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
 Old Testament 1 Kings 21:1–10 (11–14) 15–21a
     Psalm   Psalm 5:1–8
  or
Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old Testament2 Samuel 11:26–12:10, 12:13–15
 Psalm Psalm 32

 New Testament Galatians 2:15–21
Gospel  Luke 7:36–8:3


Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013 | ORDINARY TIME
ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR C

              First Reading       2 Samuel 12:7–10, 13
              Response       Psalm 32:5c
    Psalm   Psalm 32:1–2, 5, 7, 11
              Second Reading       Galatians 2:16, 19–21
Gospel Acclamation       1 John 4:10b
GospelLuke 7:36–8:3 or Luke 7:36–50


Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

June 16: Not Perfect?
1 John 3:5–10

Sometimes sin can discourage us to the point that we loathe ourselves. At first glance, John’s letter seems to encourage this. Addressing a struggling church community, John seems to call for perfection: “And you know that that one was revealed in order that he might take away sins, and in him there is no sin. Everyone who resides in him does not sin. Everyone who sins has neither seen him nor known him” (1 John 3:5–6). Does this mean that people who struggle with sin are unable to know God?
In his letter, John is actually addressing the false idea that was rampant in the community he addressed—that Christ’s sacrifice had covered sin, and therefore it was permissible to keep sinning. This is an issue that Paul addresses in his letter to the Roman Christians: “Should we go on sinning then, that grace may increase? May it never be!” (Rom 6:2). John answers the same way. He’s not saying that any sin indicates an inability to know God—he’s addressing the h…