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Sunday School Lesson, Outline

October 5 Lesson 5 YET I WILL REJOICE
DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 56:8–13BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Job 1; Psalm 56; Habakkuk 1–3

HABAKKUK 2:1–5.
1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. 5 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people.

HABAKKUK 3:17–19
17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; t…

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson forOctober 5, 2014Yet Will I RejoiceJob 1; Psalm 56; Habakkuk 1–3This treatment of the International Sunday SchoolLesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the September 28 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  All that is known of the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk is found in his short book. Even this does not tell us his genealogy, nor when he prophesied. Most Bible students place him as a contemporary of Jeremiah (627-586 BC). The book begins with God raising up the Babylonians as an instrument to punish Palestine. Habakkuk delivered two complaints to the Lord (1:1-4 and 1:12–2:1). He wondered how God could use a heathen nation, one far more wicked than Judah, to punish Judah (1:13). A similar question was echoed by Job and is still pondered by people today: Why do the evil appear to flourish while the righteous suffer? (See alsoPsalm 73.) In Habakkuk 1:5-11, Go…

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 | PENTECOST
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 Old Testament 1 Kings 17:17–24
             Psalm       Psalm 126


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 22
YEAR A

 Old Testament  Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20
             Psalm       Psalm 19 (UMH 750)
New Testament  Philippians 3:4b–14
 Gospel  Matthew 21:33–46


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 | PENTECOST
PROPER 22
YEAR A

Old Testament   Isaiah 5:1–7
             Psalm       Psalm 80:7–19
   Epistle Philippians 3:4b–14
 Gospel Matthew 21:33–46


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 22
YEAR A


  Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
     Old TestamentExodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20
             Psalm       Psalm 19
  or

Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
 Old Testament Isaiah 5:1–7
             Psalm       Psalm 80:7–15

New Testament Philippians 3:4b–14
 Gospel Matthew 21:33–46


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

October 5: Words and Actions
Ezekiel 12:1–13:23; Revelation 3:14–4:11; Job 33:19–28

Leading by example is a simple principle to understand, but it’s a very difficult one to live. The prophets were often called to lead by example, though doing so usually meant enduring suffering for others.

“And the word of Yahweh came to me [Ezekiel], saying, ‘Son of man, you are dwelling in the midst of the house of rebellion who has eyes to see and they do not see; they have ears to hear, and they do not hear, for they are a house of rebellion. And you, son of man, prepare for yourself the baggage of an exile, and go into exile by day before their eyes. And you must go into exile from your place to another place before their eyes; perhaps they will see that they are a house of rebellion’ ” (Ezek 12:1–3).

By witnessing God’s servant suffering, the people would be reminded of their rebellion and understand the gravity of God’s displeasure. In this situation, God prescribes exile as their punishment for …