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The Sunday School Lesson Outline

August 30 Lesson 13 A PLEA TO RETURN TO GOD
DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 24:4–10 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Malachi 3:1–12; Matthew 7:12

MALACHI 3:1–10
1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against tho…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for August 30, 2015 A Plea to Return to God Malachi 3:1-12; Matthew 7:12This treatment of the International Sunday SchoolLesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the August 23 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  During the past three months we have seen how various Old Testament prophets took God’s demand for justice to the people. We have considered Amos, Micah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah. Though their careers spanned several hundred years, they preached a single message: the nation’s relationship to God called for faith and obedience. When the prophet Malachi came on the scene, a remnant of the Jewish nation had returned from captivity and rebuilt the temple. His name means “messenger,” and his book concludes the Old Testament. After Malachi, 400 years passed with no prophet from God until the coming of John the Baptist. Malachi warned the people,

Christian Worship

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

 Old Testament 2 Kings 2:1–12a
Psalm Psalm 148
 New Testament 2 Corinthians 3:12–4:2
 New Testament 2 Corinthians 4:3–6 (Supplemental)
Gospel       Mark 9:2–9


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

United Methodist

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 17
YEAR B

Old Testament       Song of Solomon 2:8–13
             Psalm       Psalm 45:1–2, 6–9 or Psalm 72 (UMH 795)
             New Testament       James 1:17–27
             Gospel       Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

First Reading       Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–8
              Response       Psalm 15:1a
              Psalm       Psalm 15:2–5
              Second Reading       James 1:17–18, 21b–22, 27
              Gospel Acclamation       James 1:18
              Gospel       Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23


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

Lutheran Service

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015 | PENTECOST
PROPER 17
YEAR B

Old Testament       Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9
             Psalm       Psalm 119:129–136
             Epistle       Ephesians 6:10–20
             Gospel       Mark 7:14–23


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 17
YEAR B

Psalm       Psalm 15
             First Reading       Deuteronomy 4:1–9
             Second Reading       Ephesians 6:10–20
             Gospel       Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23


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