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Outline of the Sunday School Lesson

Note: The poster has outlined words of God in purple, to bring clarity to the reader for a simple understanding of the lesson. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Weight: The Biblical shekel (Hebrew) is a unit of mass. 1 shekel weights 11.4 grams or 0.4021 ounces.



September 21 Lesson 3
ANTICIPATION OF A NEW FUTURE
DEVOTIONAL READING: Isaiah 12 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 32

JEREMIAH 32:1–9, 14, 15
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.
2 For then the king of Babylon’s army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah’s house.
3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;
4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivere…

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson forSeptember 21, 2014Anticipation of a New Future Jeremiah 32This treatment of the International SundaySchool Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the September 14 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Despite all that was going on around them, the people of Israel still had reason for hope. This month’s studies in the book of Jeremiah explain why they could have such confidence that much better days were ahead. Many years before this time, God had given the land of Canaan—the promised land—to his people. The Law of Moses contained specific provisions designed to keep family property intact. These parcels of land were intended to stay with the original family who owned the property. When hard times forced a person to sell a parcel of land, it was to be offered first to his relatives so that it could be kept in the family. This is the context in which today’s le…

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 | PENTECOST
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Old TestamentDeuteronomy 8:10–18
             Psalm       Psalm 116
New TestamentGalatians 5:16–24
GospelLuke 17:11–19


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 20
YEAR A


Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old TestamentExodus 16:2–15
Psalm       Psalm 105:1–6, 37–45
  or

Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old TestamentJonah 3:10–4:11
             Psalm       Psalm 145:1–8

New Testament Philippians 1:21–30
GospelMatthew 20:1–16


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 | PENTECOST
PROPER 20
YEAR A
On the same date: St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Old Testament Isaiah 55:6–9
             Psalm       Psalm 27:1–9
EpistlePhilippians 1:12–14, 19–30
Gospel Matthew 20:1–16


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

The Episcopal Church, Sunday Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 20
YEAR A
On the same date: St. Matthew

Psalm       Psalm 145 or Psalm 145:1–8
             First Reading       Jonah 3:10–4:11
             Second Reading       Philippians 1:21–27
Gospel Matthew 20:1–16


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

September 21: Throwing Caution to the Flood
Zephaniah 1:1–3:20; Acts 19:1–41; Job 27:1–23

Words are powerful. They can restore and heal; they can also be used as deadly weapons. When we interact with one another, we know to choose our words carefully to avoid being misinterpreted or inadvertently causing harm. But Yahweh speaks words of daunting ambiguity—proclamations that can easily be misunderstood or that are frightening beyond measure.

Consider Zephaniah 1:2–3: “ ‘Iwill surely destroy everything from the face of the earth’—a declaration of Yahweh. ‘I will destroy humanity and beast; I will destroy the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked. And I will cut off humankind from the face of the earth’—a declaration of Yahweh.” Does Yahweh actually intend to destroy everything on the earth? Why is He speaking so boldly?

The phrase “face of the earth” appears twice in this passage; it encloses a miniature narrative that references the story o…