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Prayer

Prayer By: Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy May  the Lord YHWH bless you this Lord's Day as you worship at your church, temple or mosque.

Logos Verse of the Day

Sunday School Lesson, Outline

May 18 Lesson 12 JESUS’ TEACHING ON THE LAW
DEVOTIONAL READING: Matthew 5:14–20 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Exodus 20; Isaiah 29:13, 14; Matthew 5:17–48; 15:1–20; Romans 3:31

MATTHEW 15:1–11, 15–20
1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with t…

Lesson based on International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for May 18, 2014Jesus’ Teaching on the Law Exodus 20; Isaiah 29:13, 14; Matthew 5:17-48; 15:1-20; Romans 3:31
This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. ______ By Sam E. Stone While Jesus was teaching in Galilee some 50 miles away from them, the religious leaders in Jerusalem sent a delegation to question him. This demonstrates clearly that they regarded him as a threat to their position and influence with the people. The Pharisees and teachers of the law were very influential to the Jews in all religious matters. They held to a strict interpretation and application of God’s law. Most of the common people felt, “Whatever they say must be right!” Jesus had clashed with these members of the religious elite before (see Matthew 12:14).
AccusationMatthew 15:1, 2When the Pharisees (literally“the separated ones”) came to Jesus, they had their attack planned. They had observed that the disciples of Jesus did not …

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014 | EASTER
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR A

             First Reading       Acts 7:55–60
 Psalm       Psalm 31:1–5, 15–16 (UMH 764)
New Testament1 Peter 2:2–10
 Gospel John 14:1–14


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014 | EASTER
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR A

             First Reading       Acts 6:1–9, 7:2a, 51–60
 Psalm       Psalm 146
Epistle       1 Peter 2:2–10
GospelJohn 14:1–14


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

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

SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014 | EASTER
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR A

   Psalm       Psalm 66:1–12 or Psalm 66:1–9
             First Reading       Acts 17:1–15 or Deuteronomy 6:20–25
             Second Reading       1 Peter 2:1–10 or Acts 17:1–15
Gospel John 14:1–14


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014 | EASTER
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR A

             First Reading       Acts 7:55–60
 Psalm       Psalm 31:1–5, 15–16
   New Testament1 Peter 2:2–10
Gospel       John 14:1–14


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

May 18
A Higher Calling1 Chronicles 6:1–81; 1 Timothy 4:6–16; Psalm 78:13–29
It’s easy to get self-absorbed when we’re criticized—or when we think others are criticizing us. Because of our real or imagined defects, we start to believe other people don’t take us seriously. It’s easy to get off course in an attempt to defend ourselves.

As a young leader, Timothy may have dealt with criticism in the Ephesian community because of his age. Paul gives him advice: “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (1 Tim 4:12).

Paul doesn’t offer defensive solutions. Rather, he calls Timothy to be a living example of his teaching. He reinforces Timothy’s calling by encouraging him to stay focused on his call, speech, and conduct. By being the contrast to the rumors about him, Timothy thwarts criticism.

But Paul isn’t simply giving leadership advice. By reaffirming Timothy’s purpose and calling, he is helping Timothy fo…