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August 17 Lesson 12
TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS
DEVOTIONAL READING: Jude 17–25 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 4:1–15
2 CORINTHIANS 4:1–15
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vesse…

Mundy's Quote for TODAY

Mundy's Quote for TODAY
Stop looking at what others are doing or not doing; Start doing what YHWH commands and Jesus teaches you to do. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

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2 Corinthians 10:17-18King James Version

But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

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New King James Version

But “he who glories, let him glory in the Lord.” For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

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English Standard Version

“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

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New American Standard Bible

But he who boasts is to boast in the Lord. For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

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Sunday School Lesson

LessonAugust 17, 2014Treasure in Clay Jars2 Corinthians 4:1-15This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the July 20 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Paul’s suffering is mentioned throughout this second letter to the Corinthians, especially in chapters 4, 6, and 11. When the Lord called him into his service, he revealed his plan to use Paul as a “chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles.” He added, “I will show him how much he must suffer for my name” (Acts 9:15, 16). The apostle’s sufferings began at that time and continued for more than 30 years. “While Christ’s service may lead to suffering and even death, viewed spiritually, it leads to ever-increasing life, culminating in celestial and eternal glory” (J. W. McGarvey).
Glory of the Gospel2 Corinthians 4:1-6
Contrary to what his accusers had said, Paul …

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 15
YEAR A

Old TestamentGenesis 45:1–15
             Psalm       Psalm 133 (UMH 850)
New TestamentRomans 11:1–2a, 29–32
Gospel       Matthew 15:21–28 (10–20)


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014 | PENTECOST
PROPER 15
YEAR A
On the same date: Johann Gerhard, Theologian

Old TestamentIsaiah 56:1, 6–8
             Psalm       Psalm 67
Epistle       Romans 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32
Gospel       Matthew 15:21–28


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

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 15
YEAR A

             Psalm       Psalm 67
First ReadingIsaiah 56:1 (2–5) 6–7
Second ReadingRomans 11:13–15, 29–32
Gospel       Matthew 15:21–28


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 15
YEAR A


Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old TestamentGenesis 45:1–15
             Psalm       Psalm 133
  or
Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old TestamentIsaiah 56:1, 6–8
             Psalm       Psalm 67

New TestamentRomans 11:1–2a, 29–32
Gospel       (Matthew 15:10–20) 21–28


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

August 17

Anxiety and the Wilderness
Isaiah 35:1–37:13; Luke 12:22–59; Job 8:11–22

Anxiety has a way of ruling over us. Although many of our concerns are legitimate—like having money to pay the rent and buy food—some of them are nonsensical. We envision future catastrophes and spend our days worrying about what might never happen, creating an emotional wilderness for ourselves.

Anxiety isn’t new. The prophet Isaiah addresses the problem: “Wilderness and dry land shall be glad, and desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus.… Say to those who are hasty of heart, ‘Be strong; you must not fear! Look! your God will come with vengeance, with divine retribution. He is the one who will come and save you’ ” (Isa 35:1, 4).

Isaiah realizes that there is a time and season for everything. He proclaims that God will bring the people out of the wilderness (their exile in Babylon) and back into their land. There is an answer to the anxiety, pain and worry that they feel about the future. His wor…