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The Sunday School Lesson Outline

Covenant Communities
Unit 1: Leaders in the
Covenant Community
(Lessons 1–4)



Joshua: Leader for the People
September 6
Lesson 1

DEVOTIONAL READING: 1 Timothy 2:1–6  BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Joshua 1  PRINTED TEXT: Joshua 1:1–11, 16, 17
Joshua 1:1–11, 16, 17 1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will no…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for September 6, 2015
Praying for Boldness Acts 4:23-31 This treatment of the International Sunday SchoolLesson is written by Dr. Mark Scott, who teaches preaching and New Testament at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri. Scott has also held preaching ministries in Missouri, Illinois, and Colorado. This treatment is published in the August 30 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  Lots of things qualify as “acts” in the Book of Acts—miracles, speeches, encounters, persecutions, and even prayers. Prayer is an act. Persecution against the earliest church made prayer a red-hot act. This is the second prayer in Acts in which we are told the actual content of the prayer. In Acts 1:24 the early believers prayed for God to identify an apostle to replace Judas. In today’s text, the content of the prayer was for boldness. Acts 3–5 is a literary unit. It expands the summary of Acts 2:42-47. This unit emphasizes the name…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 | PENTECOST
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
YEAR B

Old Testament       Deuteronomy 4:1, 2, 6–8
             Old Testament       Deuteronomy 4:1, 2, 6–9 (Supplemental)
             Psalm       Psalm 119
             New Testament       Ephesians 6:10–20
             New Testament       James 1:17–27 (Supplemental)
             Gospel       Mark 7:1–8, 14, 15, 21–23


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 18
YEAR B

 proverb       Proverbs 22:1–2, 8–9, 22–23
             Psalm       Psalm 125 or Psalm 124 (UMH 846)
             New Testament       James 2:1–10 (11–13) 14–17
             Gospel       Mark 7:24–37


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Isaiah 35:4–7a
              Response       Psalm 146:1b
              Psalm       Psalm 146:7–10
              Second Reading       James 2:1–5
              Gospel Acclamation       Matthew 4:23
              Gospel       Mark 7:31–37


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 | PENTECOST
PROPER 18
YEAR B

 Old Testament       Isaiah 35:4–7a
             Psalm       Psalm 146
             Epistle       James 2:1–10, 14–18
             Gospel       (Mark 7:24–30) 31–37


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 18
YEAR B

 Psalm       Psalm 146 or Psalm 146:5–10
             First Reading       Isaiah 35:4–7a
             Second Reading       James 1:17–27
             Gospel       Mark 7:31–37


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