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The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2012–2013, vol. 60

 August 4 Lesson 10 FEAST OF TABERNACLES
DEVOTIONAL READING: Exodus 23:12–17 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Nehemiah 7:73b–8:18; Leviticus 23:33–43 NEHEMIAH 8:2, 3, 13–18 LESSON AIMS After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to: 1. List three important features of the Feast of Tabernacles. 2. Compare and contrast the Feast of Tabernacles with special celebrations in the life of his or her church. 3. Commit to some practice that involves a visual aid or unique action that will help him or her develop greater spiritual awareness.


LESSON OUTLINE
Introduction       A.      Camping Experiences       B.      Lesson Background: Feast of Tabernacles       C.      Lesson Background: Ezra and Nehemiah      I.      Reading the Law (NEHEMIAH 8:2, 3)       A.      Assembling to Hear (v. 2)       B.      Hearing to Obey (v. 3)    II.      Heeding the Law (NEHEMIAH 8:13–18)       A.      Leaders Assembled (v. 13)       B.      Law Examined (v. 14)       A Lost Treasure       C.      Proclamation Ma…

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 13
YEAR C

 Psalm  Psalm 49 or Psalm 49:1–12
             First Reading       Ecclesiastes 1:12–14 (2:1–7, 11) 18–23
             Second Reading       (Colossians 3:5–11) 12–17
 Gospel Luke 12:13–21


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary, vols.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 | PENTECOST
PROPER 13
YEAR C

   Old Testament Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12–14, 2:18–26
 Psalm Psalm 100
   EpistleColossians 3:1–11
Gospel   Luke 12:13–21


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary, vols.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 13
YEAR C

Old TestamentHosea 11:1–11
Psalm Psalm 107:1–9, 43 (UMH 830)
 New Testament Colossians 3:1–11
GospelLuke 12:13–21


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

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary, vols.

PENTECOST
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

   Old Testament   Daniel 9:15–18
 Psalm Psalm 51
   New Testament 1 Corinthians 12:1–11
   Gospel   Luke 19:41–48


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

Revised Common Lectionary, vols.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 13
YEAR C


  Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old Testament Hosea 11:1–11
 PsalmPsalm 107:1–9, 43
  or
  Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
           Old Testament Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12–14, 2:18–23
 Psalm Psalm 49:1–12

 New TestamentColossians 3:1–11
 Gospel Luke 12:13–21


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

Catholic Lectionary, vols.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 | ORDINARY TIME
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR C| ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21–23
              Response       Psalm 95:8
  Psalm   Psalm 90:3–6, 12–13
              Second Reading       Colossians 3:1–5, 9–11
Gospel Acclamation       Matthew 5:3
Gospel  Luke 12:13–21


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional, vols.

August 4: In Grief
Job 2:11–13

It’s difficult to know how to respond to people suffering grief. Those brave enough to speak often attempt to rationalize another’s grief with ill-timed theological truths. Those who feel inadequate or awkward about reaching out to grieving people sometimes avoid them altogether.
Job’s friends are well known for misinterpreting Job’s suffering. But they aren’t often recognized for the moments when they responded to Job’s anguish with wisdom. When Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar first heard of the tragedy, they immediately came to comfort Job:
“Thus they lifted up their eyes from afar, but they did not recognize him, so they raised their voice, and they wept, and each man tore his outer garment and threw dust on their heads toward the sky. Then they sat with him on the ground for seven days and seven nights, but no one spoke a word to him because they saw that his suffering was very great” (Job 2:12–13).
Often we try to diminish grief with clichés that seem hel…