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The Sunday School Lesson

August 2
Lesson 9

A REDEEMER IN ZIONDEVOTIONAL READING: Exodus 6:2–8
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 59; Psalm 89:11–18

ISAIAH 59:15–21
15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.

16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.

17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

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18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. 19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard again…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for August 2, 2015 A Redeemer in ZionIsaiah 59; Psalm 89:11-18This treatment of the InternationalSunday SchoolLesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the July 26 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  This lesson begins the final month in this quarter’s study about God’s desire for justice, as outlined by various Old Testament prophets. God expects his people to know right from wrong and then to do what is right. Justice is as serious a requirement for Christians today as it was for the people of Israel in Bible times. Isaiah 59 climaxes with what W. Fitch called “the manifestation of the divine deliverance and succour in response to the cry of the people.” He noted, “When things are at their worst and there is none to help, the Lord God himself comes in might to deliver and save the inheritance of his people. Only by such intervention of God can the situation be s…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 | PENTECOST
TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
YEAR B

Old Testament       Exodus 24:3–11
             Old Testament       2 Kings 4:42–44 (Supplemental)
             Psalm       Psalm 84
             New Testament       Ephesians 4:1–7, 11–16
             New Testament       2 Corinthians 9:8–11 (Supplemental)
             Gospel       John 6:1–15


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 13
YEAR B

Old Testament       2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a
             Psalm       Psalm 51:1–12 (UMH 785)
             New Testament       Ephesians 4:1–16
             Gospel       John 6:24–35


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

First Reading       Exodus 16:2–4, 12–15
              Response       Psalm 78:24b
              Psalm       Psalm 78:3–4, 23–25, 54
              Second Reading       Ephesians 4:17, 20–24
              Gospel Acclamation       Matthew 4:4b
              Gospel       John 6:24–35


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

The Episcopal Church Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 13
YEAR B

Psalm       Psalm 78:1–25 or Psalm 78:14–20, 23–25
             First Reading       Exodus 16:2–4, 9–15
             Second Reading       Ephesians 4:17–25
             Gospel       John 6:24–35


The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010. Print.

Lutheran Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 | PENTECOST
PROPER 13
YEAR B

Old Testament       Exodus 16:2–15
             Psalm       Psalm 145:10–21
             Epistle       Ephesians 4:1–16
             Gospel       John 6:22–35


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