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The Sunday School Lesson Outline

August 16 Lesson 11 A CALL FOR REPENTANCE
DEVOTIONAL READING: Hosea 14 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 18; Proverbs 21:2–15

EZEKIEL 18:1–13, 30–32
1 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?
3 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
5 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
6 And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour’s wife, neither hath come near to a menstruous woman,
7 And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the na…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for August 16, 2015
A Call for RepentanceEzekiel 18; Proverbs 21:2-15This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the August 9 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  Even before Jerusalem fell in 586 BC, many of her finest people were taken captive to Babylon. The prophet Ezekiel was among some 10,000 people who had been carried away (1:1). He had been selected by God to be “a watchman for the house of Israel” (3:17). The great eighteenth chapter of the book that bears his name underlines the theme of today’s lesson—repentance. Every individual has personal responsibility before God. Self-Delusion Exposed | Ezekiel 18:1-4 The Hebrew people used a proverb which they felt explained their plight: “The fathers sin, the children suffer.” They felt, as children, that they had been forced unjustly to bear the punishment for th…

United Methodist

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 15
YEAR B

Old Testament       1 Kings 2:10–12, 3:3–14
             Psalm       Psalm 111 (UMH 832)
             New Testament       Ephesians 5:15–20
             Gospel       John 6:51–58


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

First Reading       Proverbs 9:1–6
              Response       Psalm 34:9a
              Psalm       Psalm 34:2–7
              Second Reading       Ephesians 5:15–20
              Gospel Acclamation       John 6:56
              Gospel       John 6:51–58


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

Lutheran Service

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015 | PENTECOST
PROPER 15
YEAR B
On the same date: Isaac

Old Testament       Proverbs 9:1–10 or Joshua 24:1–2a, 14–18
             Psalm       Psalm 34:12–22
             Epistle       Ephesians 5:6–21
             Gospel       John 6:51–69


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 15
YEAR B

             Psalm       Psalm 147 or Psalm 39:8–12
             First Reading       Proverbs 9:1–6
             Second Reading       Ephesians 5:15–20
             Gospel       John 6:53–59


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