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The Sunday School Lesson Outline

April 26 Lesson 9 WATCH OUT FOR DECEIVERS

DEVOTIONAL READING: Galatians 6:6–10 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: 1 John 5:6–12, 18–20; 2 John

2 JOHN
1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
2 For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.
3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

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5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Chri…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for April 26, 2015
Watch Out for Deceivers
1 John 5:6-12, 18-20; 2 John
This treatment of the InternationalSundaySchoolLesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the April 19 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Deceivers are all around us. While the last two letters from the apostle John are characterized by his emphasis on the importance of love (as in 1 John), he was equally strong in his warnings about false teaching—2 and 3 John are the shortest documents in the New Testament, but they address serious and important issues. Although they deal with themes similar to those in his first epistle, these are more in the form of a personal letter than a treatise. Basis of Unity | 2 John 1-3 Second John is addressed tothelady chosen by God, most likely a figurative name for the local church there. Herchildrenwould then be the members of the congregation. In speaking of him…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 | EASTER
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 4:23–33
             First Reading       Acts 20:28–32 (Supplemental)
Psalm Psalm 23
 New Testament 1 John 3:1, 2
New Testament   1 Peter 5:1–4 (Supplemental)
Gospel  John 10:11–18


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

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 | EASTER
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 4:5–12
PsalmPsalm 23
New Testament  1 John 3:16–24
Gospel       John 10:11–18


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 | EASTER
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 4:5–12
Psalm       Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137)
New Testament1 John 3:16–24
GospelJohn 10:11–18


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 | EASTER
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Acts 4:8–12
              Response       Psalm 118:22
PsalmPsalm 118:8–9, 21–23, 26, 28–29
              Second Reading       1 John 3:1–2
Gospel Acclamation       John 10:14
Gospel John 10:11–18


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 | EASTER
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 4:1–12
 Psalm Psalm 23
Epistle1 John 3:16–24
GospelJohn 10:11–18


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

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 | EASTER
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 63:1–8 (9–11) 98
Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 103
Old Testament Wisdom of Solomon 1:1–15
New Testament  1 Peter 5:1–11
Gospel       Matthew 7:15–29


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