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The Sunday School Outline

April 12 Lesson 7

LOVE ONE ANOTHER
DEVOTIONAL READING: John 13:31–35 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: 1 John 3:11–24

1 JOHN 3:11–24

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in to…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for April 12, 2015Love One Another1 John 3:11-24This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the April 5 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Love is the hallmark of God’s community. It is also the theme of the apostle John’s epistles. The first-century believers to whom John wrote received tremendous encouragement as well as great challenge from his inspired words. Love as Action |1 John 3:11-18 In the verses just before our printed text, John affirmed the greatness of the Father’s love for his children: “Now we are children of God and what we will be has not yet been made known” (v. 2). Christians have a unique relationship with the heavenly Father. Being like him is essential as we respond to his commands. From the beginning we are taught to love one another. After applying the test of righteousness (vv. 3-9), John …

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015 | EASTER
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 3:12–20
             First Reading       Acts 26:19–29 (Supplemental)
Psalm       Psalm 16
New Testament1 John 5:1–6
New Testament1 Corinthians 15:12–22 (Supplemental)
GospelJohn 20:19–31


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015 | EASTER
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 4:32–35
Psalm       Psalm 133
New Testament 1 John 1:1–2:2
Gospel       John 20:19–31


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015 | EASTER
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 4:32–35
PsalmPsalm 133 (UMH 850)
New Testament 1 John 1:1–2:2
Gospel       John 20:19–31


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015 | EASTER
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Acts 4:32–35
              Response       Psalm 118:1
Psalm       Psalm 118:2–4, 13–15, 22–24
              Second Reading       1 John 5:1–6
Gospel Acclamation       John 20:29
Gospel       John 20:19–31


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015 | EASTER
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 4:32–35
Psalm Psalm 148
Epistle 1 John 1:1–2:2
Gospel       John 20:19–31


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

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015 | EASTER
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 146, 147
Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 111, 112, 113
Old TestamentIsaiah 43:8–13
New Testament1 Peter 2:2–10
 Gospel John 14:1–7


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