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



Ezra: Priest for the People September 20 Lesson 3
 DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 32:1–5  BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Ezra 9  PRINTED TEXT: Ezra 9:5–11, 15 Ezra 9:5–11, 15 5 And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God, 6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens. 7 Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil and to confusion of face, as it is this day. 8 And now for a little space grace hath been showed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his h…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for September 20, 2015 Speaking Up for GodActs 5:27-29, 33-42
Dr. Mark Scott wrote this treatment of the InternationalSunday School Lesson. Scott teaches preaching and New Testament at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri, and has held preaching ministries in Missouri, Illinois, and Colorado. This lesson treatment is published in the September 13 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  The first internal challenge to the church had been put to rest (literally) through the deaths of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11). Interestingly enough though, the apostles were revered for their miracles, and the church grew (5:12-16). Luke continues the account of the early church by telling of the second external persecution. Once again the persecution came from the hands of the Jewish aristocracy. The Jewish Supreme Court imprisoned the apostles, intending to interrogate them a second time the next day. The first time that…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 | PENTECOST
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
YEAR B

   Old Testament       Isaiah 50:4–10
             Old Testament       Jeremiah 38:1–13 (Supplemental)
             Psalm       Psalm 116
             New Testament       James 2:1–5, 8–10, 14–18
             New Testament       1 Peter 4:12–19 (Supplemental)
             Gospel       Mark 8:27–35


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 20
YEAR B

 proverb       Proverbs 31:10–31
             Psalm       Psalm 1 (UMH 738)
             New Testament       James 3:13–4:3, 4:7–8a
             Gospel       Mark 9:30–37


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 | ORDINARY TIME
TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR B | ROMAN MISSAL

First Reading       Wisdom of Solomon 2:12, 17–20
              Response       Psalm 54:6b
              Psalm       Psalm 54:3–8
              Second Reading       James 3:16–4:3
              Gospel Acclamation       2 Thessalonians 2:14
              Gospel       Mark 9:30–37


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 | PENTECOST
PROPER 20
YEAR B

 Old Testament       Jeremiah 11:18–20
             Psalm       Psalm 54
             Epistle       James 3:13–4:10
             Gospel       Mark 9:30–37


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

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 20
YEAR B

 Psalm       Psalm 54
             First Reading       Wisdom of Solomon 1:16–2:1 (6–11) 12
             Second Reading       James 3:16–4:6
             Gospel       Mark 9:30–37


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