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The Sunday School Lesson Outline

April 5 Lesson 6
BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION
DEVOTIONAL READING: John 11:20–27 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 15:1–22

1 CORINTHIANS 15:1–11, 20–22
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

Rejoice He is Risen!
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
9 For I am the least of the apostles, th…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for April 5, 2015Believe in the ResurrectionCorinthians 15:1-22
This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the March 29 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Often 1 Corinthians 15 is described as the “resurrection chapter” of the Bible. Tom Friskney wrote, “There is no other chapter like this in the whole Bible; the hope of Christianity resides within it. . . . We may wonder why Paul has waited until now to discuss it. . . . It is not last because it is least, but because it is greatest and that it might remain with them to produce the hope and assurance needed in Christian lives, then and now.” Vital Gospel | 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 To the Greeks, the human body was simply a prison for the soul. They saw death as the release of the soul from its captivity. They flatly denied the possibility of a bodily resurrection. Pau…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 | EPIPHANY
LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
YEAR B

 Old Testament 2 Kings 2:1–12a
PsalmPsalm 148
 New Testament 2 Corinthians 3:12–4:2
 New Testament 2 Corinthians 4:3–6 (Supplemental)
Gospel Mark 9:2–9


Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.




Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 | EPIPHANY
TRANSFIGURATIONSUNDAY
Last Sunday After the Epiphany
YEAR B

Old Testament 2 Kings 2:1–12
Psalm       Psalm 50:1–6
New Testament  2 Corinthians 4:3–6
Gospel       Mark 9:2–9


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 | EPIPHANY
TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY
Readings for Transfiguration are used on the Sunday prior to Ash Wednesday.
YEAR B

Old Testament 2 Kings 2:1–12
Psalm Psalm 50:1–6 (UMH 783)
New Testament2 Corinthians 4:3–6
Gospel       Mark 9:2–9


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Leviticus 13:1–2, 44–46
              Response       Psalm 32:7
PsalmPsalm 32:1–2, 5, 11
              Second Reading       1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1
Gospel Acclamation       Luke 7:16
Gospel Mark 1:40–45


Catholic Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 | EPIPHANY
THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
YEAR B

 Old Testament 2 Kings 2:1–12 or Exodus 34:29–35
Psalm Psalm 50:1–6
 Epistle 2 Corinthians 3:12–13 (14–18) 4:1–6
 Gospel Mark 9:2–9


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

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 | EPIPHANY
LAST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
YEAR 1

 Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 148, 149, 150
 Psalms(Evening)       Psalm 114, 115
Old Testament Deuteronomy 6:1–9
 New TestamentHebrews 12:18–29
Gospel       John 12:24–32


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