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November 23 Lesson 12 INHERITANCE MARKS A NEW BEGINNING
DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 51:1–13BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 47:13–23; Acts 2:37–47

EZEKIEL 47:13–2313 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.
14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.
15 And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad;
16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazarhatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran.
17 And the border from the sea shall be Hazarenan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side.
18 And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, …

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for November 23, 2014Inheritance Marks a New BeginningEzekiel 47:13-23; Acts 2:37-47This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the November 16 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Our final lesson from Ezekiel brings us to the largest section of the book—chapters 40–48. This apocalyptic message has been described as a “counter-vision” to the disaster of Ezekiel 8–11. At that time God’s glory departed from the temple, but now he had returned (43:1-5). The promised restoration was shown to be fulfilled as the land was divided among the tribes of Israel. Iain Duguid explained, “The final section of Ezekiel’s book records the delineation and distribution of the renewed land, continuing the trend of the vision to move outward from the temple . . . The final section of the book will return to themes that have been central…

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014 | END TIME
LAST SUNDAY OF END TIME
CHRIST THE KING

Old Testament Isaiah 51:4–8
             Psalm       Psalm 45
New TestamentRevelation 1:9–18
Gospel John 18:33–37


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
CHRIST THE KING OR REIGN OF CHRIST
PROPER 29
YEAR A


Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old TestamentEzekiel 34:11–16, 20–24
             Psalm       Psalm 100
  or

Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old Testament Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24
             Psalm       Psalm 95:1–7a

 New TestamentEphesians 1:15–23
Gospel       Matthew 25:31–46


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
CHRIST THE KING OR REIGN OF CHRIST
YEAR A

Old TestamentEzekiel 34:11–16, 20–24
             Psalm       Psalm 100 (UMH 821)
New TestamentEphesians 1:15–23
GospelMatthew 25:31–46


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014 | PENTECOST
LAST SUNDAY OF THE CHURCH YEAR
PROPER 29
YEAR A
On the same date: Clement of Rome, Pastor

Old Testament Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24
             Psalm       Psalm 95:1–7a
Epistle1 Corinthians 15:20–28
Gospel Matthew 25:31–46


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

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 29
YEAR A

Psalm       Psalm 95:1–7
             First Reading       Ezekiel 34:11–17
             Second Reading       1 Corinthians 15:20–28
Gospel Matthew 25:31–46


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