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The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for January 3, 2016
A Bride Worth Waiting ForGenesis 29:15–30Dr. 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 December 27 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life” (English Standard Version). Who has not known the agony of waiting? Waiting seems like forever. But a laser focus on a strong goal helps us endure any delay. That is what Jacob found out in our text. We start the new year in Genesis with the Jacob narrative. Jacob is the third patriarch (following Abraham and Isaac). Due to a chronic problem with deception, Jacob found himself estranged from his parents, Isaac and Rebekah, and alienat…

The International Sunday School Lesson, Outline

January 3 Lesson5
A BRIDE WORTH WAITING FOR
DEVOTIONAL READING: 1 Timothy 1:12–17 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Genesis 28–30

GENESIS 29:15–30
15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?
16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his …

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016 | CHRISTMAS
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
YEAR C

Old Testament       Genesis 17:1–7
   Old Testament       2 Samuel 7:8–16 (Supplemental)
             Psalm       Psalm 148
New Testament       Galatians 4:4–7
New Testament       Colossians 1:13–20 (Supplemental)
 Gospel       Luke 1:68–75


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016 | EPIPHANY
EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
YEARS ABC

     Old Testament       Isaiah 60:1–6
             Psalm       Psalm 72:1–7, 10–14 (UMH 795)
 New Testament       Ephesians 3:1–12
 Gospel       Matthew 2:1–12


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016 | CHRISTMAS
EPIPHANY
In dioceses where Epiphany is observed on Sunday.
YEARS ABC | ROMAN MISSAL
On the same date: 2nd Sunday after Christmas

First Reading       Isaiah 60:1–6
Response       Psalm 72:11
              Psalm       Psalm 72:1–2, 7–8, 10–11, 12–13
Second Reading       Ephesians 3:2–3a, 5–6
Gospel Acclamation       Matthew 2:2
    Gospel       Matthew 2:1–12


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

Lutheran Church

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016 | CHRISTMAS
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
YEARS ABC

 Old Testament       1 Kings 3:4–15
             Psalm       Psalm 119:97–104
Epistle       Ephesians 1:3–14
 Gospel       Luke 2:40–52


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016 | CHRISTMAS
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
YEARS ABC

Psalm       Psalm 84 or Psalm 84:1–9
 First Reading       Jeremiah 31:7–14
Second Reading       Ephesians 1:3–6, 15–19a
 Gospel       Matthew 2:13–15, 19–23 or Luke 2:41–52 or                                     Matthew 2:1–12


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