Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from July 14, 2013

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

July 14
Lesson 7
DEDICATING THE TEMPLEDEVOTIONAL READING: Ezra 5:1–5
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Ezra 6


EZRA 6:13–22

KEY VERSE
Then the people of Israel—the priests, the Levites and the rest of the exiles—celebrated the dedication of the house of God with joy.—Ezra 6:16

LESSON AIMS

After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Describe the sequence of events in the completion and dedication of the second temple.
2. Compare and contrast the importance of the temple with the importance of church buildings today.
3. Dedicate himself or herself, as the temple of the Holy Spirit, to honoring God as sincerely as did the former exiles in Ezra 6 in dedicating the physical temple.

LESSON OUTLINE

Introduction
      A.      The Importance of Places
      B.      Lesson Background
      I.      Decree Obeyed (EZRA 6:13–15)
      A.      Diligence of the Officials (v. 13)
      B.      Determination in Building (v. 14)
      C.      Date of Completion (v. 15)
    II.      Temple Dedicated …

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

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 10
YEAR C

PsalmPsalm 25 or Psalm 25:4–10
             First Reading       Deuteronomy 30:9–14
             Second Reading       Colossians 1:1–14
Gospel Luke 10:25–37


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 | PENTECOST
PROPER 10
YEAR C

 Old Testament       (Leviticus 18:1–5) 19:9–18
 Psalm Psalm 41
 Epistle Colossians 1:1–14
 Gospel Luke 10:25–37


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 10
YEAR C

     Old Testament Amos 7:7–17
 Psalm Psalm 82 (UMH 804)
 New Testament Colossians 1:1–14
 Gospel Luke 10:25–37


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

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 | PENTECOST
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

   Old Testament Psalm 107:1–9
 Psalm Psalm 146
 New Testament Romans 6:19–23
 Gospel Mark 8:1–9


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 10
YEAR C


  Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
 Old Testament Amos 7:7–17
Psalm   Psalm 82
  or
  Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
 Old Testament   Deuteronomy 30:9–14
Psalm       Psalm 25:1–10

New Testament Colossians 1:1–14
GospelLuke 10:25–37


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 | ORDINARY TIME
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR C

              First Reading       Deuteronomy 30:10–14


  Response & Psalm, Option I
              Response       Psalm 69:33
    PsalmPsalm 69:14, 17, 30–31, 33–34, 36, 37
  or
  Response & Psalm, Option II
              Response       Psalm 19:9a
  Psalm Psalm 19:8–11

              Second Reading       Colossians 1:15–20
Gospel Acclamation       John 6:63c, 68c
Gospel       Luke 10:25–37


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

July 14
Surprise Redemption
1 Peter 1:20–25; Psalm 125:1–127:5

We often fail to be amazed at redemption. Perhaps we’re only dimly aware of our own failings—or (worse) we are blind to how amazing it is that God has shown us grace at all.
In Psalm 126 the psalmist describes the joy that should come as a response to God’s redemption. In the past God’s restorative work had cast Israel into a state of surprised shock—they “were like dreamers” (Psa 126:1). They were filled with laughter and praise. His glory was present, and His redemption was a mighty witness to both the Israelites and the surrounding nations (Psa 126:2).
But the psalmist quickly reveals that Israel is still in need of restoration. Likely taken into captivity, the people live in hope and anticipation that God will restore them once more: “Those who sow with tears shall reap with rejoicing. He who diligently goes out with weeping, carrying the seed bag, shall certainly come in with rejoicing, carrying his sheaves” (Psa 126:5–…