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Sunday School Lesson Outline

July 26 Lesson 8 GOD’S MATCHLESS MERCY
DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 13 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Micah 7:11–20

MICAH 7:14–20
14 Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
15 According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.
16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.
18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for July 26, 2015 God’s Matchless MercyMicah 7:11-20 This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the July 19 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  This month our study has focused on the message of another of the minor prophets—Micah. As Allen A. MacRae pointed out, “Micah’s message alternates between oracles of doom and oracles of hope. The theme is judgment and deliverance by God. Micah also stresses that God hates idolatry, injustice, rebellion and empty ritualism, but he delights in pardoning the penitent. The prophet declares that Zion will have greater glory in the future than ever before.” In this final section, James E. Smith suggested that Micah may have been acting as a spokesman for the believing remnant, those who were truly concerned about the direction of their country. In any case, the lamentation (Mic…

Christian Worship

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015 | PENTECOST
NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
YEAR B

Old Testament       Jeremiah 23:1–6
             Old Testament       Numbers 27:12–23 (Supplemental)
             Psalm       Psalm 23
             New Testament       Ephesians 2:13–22
             New Testament       Hebrews 13:7, 8, 17–21 (Supplemental)
             Gospel       Mark 6:30–34


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

United Methodist

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 12
YEAR B

Old Testament       2 Samuel 11:1–15
             Psalm       Psalm 14 (UMH 746)
             New Testament       Ephesians 3:14–21
             Gospel       John 6:1–21


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       2 Kings 4:42–44
              Response       Psalm 145:16
              Psalm       Psalm 145:10–11, 15–18
              Second Reading       Ephesians 4:1–6
              Gospel Acclamation       Luke 7:16
              Gospel       John 6:1–15


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

Lutheran Service Book

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015 | PENTECOST
PROPER 12
YEAR B

             Old Testament       Genesis 9:8–17
             Psalm       Psalm 136:1–9
             Epistle       Ephesians 3:14–21
             Gospel       Mark 6:45–56


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

The Episcopal Church.

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 12, SUNDAY
YEAR 1

             Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 24, 29
             Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 8, 84
             Old Testament       2 Samuel 1:17–27
             New Testament       Romans 12:9–21
             Gospel       Matthew 25:31–46


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