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The Sunday School Lesson Outlinne

July 12 Lesson 6 NO TOLERANCE FOR CORRUPT OFFICIALS
DEVOTIONAL READING: Matthew 7:15–20 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Micah 3

MICAH 3:5–12
5 Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
6 Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.
7 Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.
8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.
10 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with …

International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for July 12, 2015
No Tolerance for Corrupt Officials Micah 3This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the July 5 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Micah began his prophecy with a scathing indictment of all who held administrative and judicial positions in the state (chapters 1, 2). These leaders had been placed in authority to serve the people, while in reality they were using their status to rob them (Micah 3:1, 2). The prophet described the leaders’ cruelty in mistreating the people with a dramatic figure of speech—eating their flesh, just as some would eat cattle. When judgment came upon the nation (as it certainly would), God would not hear cries for mercy even though they came from his people (Proverbs 1:28). In Psalm 18:41, David gave a similar warning. The Day of Grace would end when the Day of Judgment a…

Christian Worship

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015 | PENTECOST
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
YEAR B

 Old Testament       Ezekiel 2:1–5
             Old Testament       Ezekiel 2:1–3:4 (Supplemental)
             Psalm       Psalm 143
             New Testament       2 Corinthians 12:7–10
New Testament       2 Timothy 3:10–4:5 (Supplemental)
             Gospel       Mark 6:1–6


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

United Methodist

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 10
YEAR B

Old Testament       2 Samuel 6:1–5, 12b–19
             Psalm       Psalm 24 (UMH 755)
             New Testament       Ephesians 1:3–14
             Gospel       Mark 6:14–29


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Amos 7:12–15
              Response       Psalm 85:8
              Psalm       Psalm 85:9–14
              Second Reading       Ephesians 1:3–14 or Ephesians 1:3–10
              Gospel Acclamation       Ephesians 1:17–18
              Gospel       Mark 6:7–13


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

Lutheran

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015 | PENTECOST
PROPER 10
YEAR B

Old Testament       Amos 7:7–15
             Psalm       (Psalm 85:1–7) 8–13
             Epistle       Ephesians 1:3–14
             Gospel       Mark 6:14–29


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 10, SUNDAY
YEAR 1

 Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 148, 149, 150
             Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 114, 115
             Old Testament       1 Samuel 17:50–18:4
             New Testament       Romans 10:4–17
             Gospel       Matthew 23:29–39


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