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Sunday School Lesson, Outline

October 26 Lesson 8 THINGS TOO WONDERFUL FOR ME
DEVOTIONAL READING: Galatians 1:11–19BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Job 42; Psalm 86

JOB 42:1–10
1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

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4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee,and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant …

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for October 26, 2014 Things Too Wonderful for Me Job 42; Psalm 86This treatment of the International SundaySchool Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the October 19 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Today we consider the closing section of the book of Job. Last week we studied Job 24. In the chapters in between, Job’s friends continued to pass judgment on the suffering patriarch. Job continued to defend his actions. After the many words of Job’s friends and the lengthy responses by Job, the Lord spoke for the first time with two messages (38:1–40:2 and 40:6–41:34). God’s awesome power was evident as he spoke “out of the storm” (38:1). God turned the tables on Job. This time he would ask the questions. He did not answer all that Job had asked. Instead he showed Job just how little Job really knew. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?” (38:4).…

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 | PENTECOST
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Old Testament Exodus 15:22–26
             Psalm       Psalm 139
New TestamentEphesians 4:22–28
Gospel       Matthew 9:1–8


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 25
YEAR A


Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old TestamentDeuteronomy 34:1–12
             Psalm       Psalm 90:1–6, 13–17
  or

Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old Testament Leviticus 19:1–2, 15–18
             Psalm       Psalm 1

 New Testament 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8
 Gospel  Matthew 22:34–46


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 25
YEAR A

Old TestamentDeuteronomy 34:1–12
             Psalm       Psalm 90:1–6, 13–17 (UMH 789)
New Testament1 Thessalonians 2:1–8
GospelMatthew 22:34–46


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 | PENTECOST
PROPER 25
YEAR A
On the same date: Philipp Nicolai, Johann Heermann, and Paul Gerhardt, Hymn-writers

Old TestamentLeviticus 19:1–2, 15–18
             Psalm       Psalm 1
Epistle1 Thessalonians 2:1–13
GospelMatthew 22:34–46


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

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 25
YEAR A

Psalm       Psalm 1
             First Reading       Exodus 22:21–27
             Second Reading       1 Thessalonians 2:1–8
Gospel       Matthew 22:34–46


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

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

October 26: Red Ropes and Restricted Access
Daniel 2:17–3:30; 1 Thessalonians 3:6–4:12; Job 40:13–24

I often want to keep certain areas of my life roped off. God can reign over some of my relationships, but not to the extent that I need to make gut-wrenching decisions to fall in line with His will. God can move in my Bible study, but I keep the chaos of my work life outside the bounds of His sovereignty. I am in charge, I think, and I allow only restricted access.

We might not readily admit it, but subconsciously we often operate with this mindset. Paul speaks to the Thessalonians about the nature of faith. He spent time with the believers in Thessalonica, instructing them about God and life. He now sends word to encourage them to move along in faith. “We ask you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus that, just as you have received from us how it is necessary for you to live and to please God, just as indeed you are living, that you progress even more” (1 Thess 4:1). He continues to inst…