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The Sunday School Lesson Outline

June 21 Lesson 3 GOD ABHORS SELFISHNESS
DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 119:31–38 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Amos 6

AMOS 6:4–8, 11–14
4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall; 5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David; 6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. 7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
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8 The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein. 11 For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts. 12 Shall horses run upo…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for June 21, 2015God Abhors SelfishnessAmos 6This treatment of the InternationalSunday SchoolLesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the June 14 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Amos began his prophecy by pronouncing judgment on the major countries throughout the part of the world where he lived. Captivity was coming for the people of Israel as well. Within 50 years his predictions would be fulfilled. Henry Halley wrote, “Over and over Amos contrasts the voluptuous ease, palatial luxury, and feeling of security of the leaders and the rich with the intolerable sufferings about to befall them. They would be the first to feel the sting of Assyrian slavery.” Excesses Described | Amos 6:4-6The extravagant life of these wealthy people has been described like this: “They lie stretched, as it were poured out, upon beds inlaid with ivory, to feast and fill their bel…

Christian

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015 | PENTECOST
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
YEAR B

Old TestamentEzekiel 17:22–24
 Old TestamentJonah 3:1–10 (Supplemental)
PsalmPsalm 92
Psalm  Psalm 115 (Supplemental)
New Testament2 Corinthians 5:1–10
New TestamentColossians 1:3–8 (Supplemental)
 Gospel Mark 4:26–34


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

United Methodist

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 7
YEAR B

Old Testament 1 Samuel 17:32–49 (1a, 4–11, 19–23)
 PsalmPsalm 9:9–20 (UMH 744)
New Testament2 Corinthians 6:1–13
GospelMark 4:35–41


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Job 38:1, 8–11
              Response       Psalm 107:1b
PsalmPsalm 107:23–26, 28–31
              Second Reading       2 Corinthians 5:14–17
Gospel Acclamation       Luke 7:16
GospelMark 4:35–41


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

Lutheran

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015 | PENTECOST
PROPER 7
YEAR B

Old TestamentJob 38:1–11
PsalmPsalm 124
Epistle2 Corinthians 6:1–13
GospelMark 4:35–41


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 7, SUNDAY
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 66, 67
Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 19, 46
Old Testament 1 Samuel 4:12–22
New Testament James 1:1–18
Gospel Matthew 19:23–30


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