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The Sunday School Lesson, Outline

December 6 Lesson 1 THE SABBATH DAY
DEVOTIONAL READING: Hebrews 4:1–11 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Exodus 16:23; 20:8–11; 31:12–18; Deuteronomy 5:12–15; Leviticus 23:3–8; Matthew 12:1–14; Acts 13:42

EXODUS 20:8–11
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, andhallowed it.


EXODUS 31:12–16
12 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefo…

The Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for December 6, 2015 The Lord’s DayExodus 20:8–11; 31:12–16Dr. Mark Scott wrote this treatment of the International Sunday 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 November 29 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  A certain workaholic said, “Thank God it’s Monday.” But even the most aggressive workaholic needs rest. Out of eternity God carved time and made days, weeks, months, seasons, and years. Habit is a great liberator—learning the rhythms of God gives proper pacing to our lives. One sacred tradition that God gave his people was the Sabbath. In the Bible Sabbath is a word of many nuances. It can refer to the seventh day of the week, the Sabbath day (Exodus 20:8). It can refer to the idea of rest (v. 10). It can refer to the promised land o…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 | ADVENT
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT
YEAR C

Old Testament   Malachi 3:1–4
             Psalm    Psalm 24
 New TestamentPhilippians 1:3–11
New Testament 1 Corinthians 4:1–5 (Supplemental)
Gospel       Luke 3:1–6


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 | ADVENT
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
YEAR C

 Old Testament       Malachi 3:1–4
 Gospel       Luke 1:68–79 (UMH 208)
 New Testament       Philippians 1:3–11
     Gospel       Luke 3:1–6


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 | ADVENT
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
YEAR C | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading Baruch 5:1–9
Response       Psalm 126:3
              Psalm       Psalm 126:1–6
Second Reading       Philippians 1:4–6, 8–11
Gospel Acclamation       Luke 3:4, 6
Gospel       Luke 3:1–6


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 | ADVENT
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT
YEAR C

 Old Testament       Malachi 3:1–7b
             Psalm       Psalm 66:1–12
 Epistle       Philippians 1:2–11
Gospel       Luke 3:1–14 (15–20)


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 | ADVENT
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
YEAR C

 Psalm       Psalm 126
 First Reading Baruch 5:1–9
 Second Reading       Philippians 1:1–11
 Gospel       Luke 3:1–6


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