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Jesus’ Humanity

Jesus’ Humanity Excerpt ‎Jesus’ two natures are like two sides of a coin. On one side, He is the Son of God and is coequal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. In every possible respect, He is fully and completely divine (Col 2:9). And then there’s the other side of the coin: Jesus as the Son of Man. When He was born in Bethlehem, He inherited a body of flesh and blood and assumed a nature that made Him as much a human as any man or woman who has ever lived. Jesus was a full-fledged member of the human race. ‎But have you ever wondered why? Why would Jesus, who enjoyed all power and every prerogative as the Son of God, become one of us? Why did He have to enter into our humanity? Four reasons stand out to us from Scripture. … More Barry, John D. et al. Faithlife Study Bible. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2012. Print.

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The Sunday School Lesson Outline

May 10 Lesson 11 GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
DEVOTIONAL READING: Romans 12:1–8 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:1–11

1 CORINTHIANS 12:1–11
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.



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4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another …

The International Sunday School Lesson

May 10 Lesson 11 Gifts of the Spirit Devotional Reading:Romans 12:1–8 Background Scripture:1 Corinthians 12:1–11 1 Corinthians 12:1–11[1] This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the May 3 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  The apostle Paul spent about 18 months in the prominent Greek city of Corinth during his second missionary journey. Although he faced strong opposition (Acts 18:1-11), still the church grew and prospered. Later Paul received a letter from Corinth raising several important issues. He addressed them in 1 Corinthians. His discussion of spiritual gifts extends from 12:1–14:40. Obviously this was a big issue! The apostle provided a number of fundamental principles as he explained the source, variety, and purpose of spiritual gifts. Today’s lesson considers their purpose—the common good of the church. One Spirit …

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 11:19–26
             First Reading       Acts 9:36–42 (Supplemental)
Psalm Psalm 98
New Testament1 John 4:1–11
GospelJohn 15:9–17


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 10:44–48
Psalm Psalm 98:1 (UMH 818)
New Testament1 John 5:1–6
Gospel John 15:9–17


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Acts 10:25–26, 34–35, 44–48
              Response       Psalm 98:2b
Psalm Psalm 98:1–4
              Second Reading       1 John 4:7–10
Gospel Acclamation       John 14:23
Gospel John 15:9–17


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 10:34–48
PsalmPsalm 98
 Epistle1 John 5:1–8
 Gospel John 15:9–17


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

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary.

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 93, 96
 Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 34
 Old TestamentSirach 43:1–12, 27–32
New Testament1 Timothy 3:14–4:5
GospelMatthew 13:24–34a


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