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The Sunday School Outline

June 28 Lesson 4 GOD WILL NEVER FORGET
DEVOTIONAL READING: Hosea 11:1–7 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Amos 8

AMOS 8:1–6, 9, 10
1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.
2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.
4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, …

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for June 28, 2015God Will Never ForgetAmos 8This treatment of the International Sunday SchoolLesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the June 21 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  This month we have focused attention on Amos, one of the most important of the minor prophets. As James E. Smith pointed out, “The oracle which follows the fourth vision may have been delivered in Judah during a second phase of Amos’s ministry. In any case, these verses contain one of the strongest indictments against covetousness found anywhere in the Bible.” Previously in his message, Amos had announced God’s coming judgment on Israel. This had been emphasized by the command “Hear this word” (Amos 3:1; 4:1; 5:1) and “Woe” (5:18; 6:1). All of the warnings had promised the coming destruction of Israel. Amos explained what would happen by revealing a series of visions—hordes of wild l…

Christian Worship

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015 | PENTECOST
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
YEAR B

Old TestamentJob 38:1–11
Old Testament   Proverbs 30:4, 5 (Supplemental)
PsalmPsalm 46
New Testament 2 Corinthians 5:14–21
New TestamentActs 27:13–26 (Supplemental)
Gospel Mark 4:35–41


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

United Methodist

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 8
YEAR B

Old Testament2 Samuel 1:1, 17–27
Psalm Psalm 130 (UMH 848)
 New Testament 2 Corinthians 8:7–15
GospelMark 5:21–43


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Leviticus 13:1–2, 44–46
              Response       Psalm 32:7
Psalm Psalm 32:1–2, 5, 11
              Second Reading       1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1
Gospel Acclamation       Luke 7:16
Gospel Mark 1:40–45


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

Lutheran Service

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 | EPIPHANY
THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
YEAR B

Old Testament2 Kings 2:1–12 or Exodus 34:29–35
Psalm Psalm 50:1–6
 Epistle  2 Corinthians 3:12–13 (14–18) 4:1–6
GospelMark 9:2–9


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 | EPIPHANY
LAST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
YEAR 1

Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 148, 149, 150
Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 114, 115
 Old Testament Deuteronomy 6:1–9
 New Testament Hebrews 12:18–29
Gospel John 12:24–32


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