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The Sunday School Lesson Outline

May 17 Lesson 12 ONE BODY; MANY MEMBERS
DEVOTIONAL READING: Galatians 3:23–29 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:12–31

1 CORINTHIANS 12:12–31
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
20 But now are they many members, yet but one bo…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson forMay 17, 2015One Body; Many Members1 Corinthians 12:12-31This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the May 10 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Last week we considered the first half of 1 Corinthians 12, and this week we will study the last half of the chapter. J. W. McGarvey wrote, “In the early church the Spirit of God . . . endowed certain members with miraculous gifts . . . As gifts were bestowed on different individuals, some of them became a source of pride and envy . . . To correct all this, Paul wrote the three chapters that follow (1 Corinthians 12–14).” Every Christian has an important job to do in the church, just as every part of the physical body has an important role. Paul taught this lesson by what some call “a kind of parable.” The church is a living organism, and God expects every member to d…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015 | EASTER
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 1:15–26
             First Reading       Acts 7:54–60 (Supplemental)
PsalmPsalm 8
Psalm Psalm 124 (Supplemental)
New Testament 1 John 4:13–21
 New TestamentHebrews 7:11–27 (Supplemental)
GospelJohn 17:11b–19


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015 | EASTER
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 1:15–17, 21–26
PsalmPsalm 1 (UMH 738)
New Testament1 John 5:9–13
 Gospel John 17:6–19


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015 | EASTER
ASCENSION OF THE LORD
In dioceses where Ascension is observed on Sunday.
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL
On the same date: 7th Sunday of Easter

              First Reading       Acts 1:1–11
              Response       Psalm 47:6
Psalm Psalm 47:2–3, 6–9
              Second Reading       Ephesians 1:17–23 or Ephesians 4:1–13 or Ephesians 4:1–7, 11–13
Gospel Acclamation       Matthew 28:19a, 20b
Gospel Mark 16:15–20


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015 | EASTER
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR B

             First Reading       Acts 1:12–26
Psalm Psalm 1
Epistle  1 John 5:9–15
GospelJohn 17:11b–19


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

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015 | EASTER
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 66, 67
Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 19, 46
Old Testament Ezekiel 3:16–27
New TestamentEphesians 2:1–10
 Gospel  Matthew 10:24–33, 40–42


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