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

July 7
Lesson 6
RESTORING THE TEMPLE


DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 66:1–12
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Ezra 3:8–13

KEY VERSE
All the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.—Ezra 3:11b

GOD’S PEOPLE WORSHIP

Unit 2: Worshiping in Jerusalem Again (Ezra)
LESSONS 5–9

LESSON AIMS

After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Relate basic details regarding the laying of the foundation of the temple.
2. Summarize the role and importance of Zerubbabel.
3. Make a commitment to be influential in helping others worship the Lord sincerely and faithfully.

LESSON OUTLINE

Introduction
      A.      His First Bridge
      B.      Lesson Background
  I.      Laying the Foundation (EZRA 3:8, 9)
      A.      Appropriate Time (v. 8a)
      B.      Able Leaders (vv. 8b, 9)
      Getting the Foundation Right
II.      Celebrating the Completion (EZRA 3:10, 11)
      A.      Preparing (v. 10)
      B.      Praising and Giving T…

The NIV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, ed

July 7
Lesson 6
RESTORING THE TEMPLE





DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 66:1–12
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Ezra 3:8–13

KEY VERSE
All the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.—Ezra 3:11b

LESSON AIMS

After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Relate basic details regarding the laying of the foundation of the temple.
2. Summarize the role and importance of Zerubbabel.
3. Make a commitment to be influential in helping others worship the Lord sincerely and faithfully.


LESSON OUTLINE

Introduction
      A.      His First Bridge
      B.      Lesson Background
  I.      Laying the Foundation (EZRA 3:8, 9)
      A.      Appropriate Time (v. 8a)
      B.      Able Leaders (vv. 8b, 9)
      Getting the Foundation Right
II.      Celebrating the Completion (EZRA 3:10, 11)
      A.      Preparing (v. 10)
      B.      Praising and Giving Thanks (v. 11)
III.      Contrasting the Responses (EZRA 3:12, 13)
      A.      Mixed Emo…

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 9
YEAR C

 PsalmPsalm 66 or Psalm 66:1–9
             First Reading       Isaiah 66:10–16
             Second Reading       (Galatians 6:1–10) 14–18
Gospel Luke 10:1–12, 16–20


The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010).

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013 | PENTECOST
PROPER 9
YEAR C

 Old Testament   Isaiah 66:10–14
     Psalm  Psalm 66:1–7
 EpistleGalatians 6:1–10, 14–18
Gospel   Luke 10:1–20


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 9
YEAR C

Old Testament2 Kings 5:1–14
 Psalm Psalm 30 (UMH 762)
 New TestamentGalatians 6:7–16 (1–6)
 GospelLuke 10:1–11, 16–20


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

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013 | PENTECOST
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 Old Testament Genesis 13:5–11
   Psalm   Psalm 19
 New TestamentRomans 6:3–11
 Gospel Matthew 5:20–26


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 9
YEAR C


  Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old Testament 2 Kings 5:1–14
Psalm   Psalm 30
  or
  Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
 Old Testament Isaiah 66:10–14
           Psalm       Psalm 66:1–9

     New Testament       (Galatians 6:1–6) 7–16
       Gospel  Luke 10:1–11, 16–20


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013 | ORDINARY TIME
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR C

  First Reading       Isaiah 66:10–14c
              Response       Psalm 66:1
Psalm Psalm 66:1–7, 16, 20
              Second Reading       Galatians 6:14–18
Gospel Acclamation       Colossians 3:15a, 16a
GospelLuke 10:1–12, 17–20 or Luke 10:1–9


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

July 7: Recasting Faith1 Samuel 14:1–52
Faith is often cast as a type of intellectual pursuit: It’s something our minds rise up to, conform to, or simply agree with. But in the Bible, faith is often portrayed as rather mystical: Jonathan somehow knew that God would act on his behalf if his enemies behaved in a certain way (1 Sam 14:1–15). We don’t know how Jonathan had this foreknowledge—prayer seems to be the only explanation for it—but we recognize that Jonathan had tremendous faith. Who else would take on a garrison of 20 men, armed with only one armor bearer and a hunch? Clearly God was at work.
We see God’s work progress as the Philistines inadvertently turned on one another, and previous enemies of Israel joined in the charge against the Philistines (1 Sam 14:16–23). Jonathan’s simple act of faith served as the catalyst for victory. If he had analyzed his inclination and pursued faith without mystery, the Israelites likely would have failed in their campaign against the Philisti…