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The International Sunday School Lesson, Outline

January 10 Lesson 6
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BRIDE
DEVOTIONAL READING: John 10:7–15 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: John 10:1–11; Song of Solomon

SONG OF SOLOMON 6:4–12
4 Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.
5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.
6 Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among them.
7 As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.
8 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.
9 My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
10 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
11 I went down into …

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for January 10, 2016
The Most Beautiful BrideSong of Songs 6:4–12 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 January 3 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  We should always interpret the Bible in light of the genre used because that sets expectations for interpretation. If I say, “Roses are red and violets are blue,” then I am using the genre of poetry. The reader interprets appropriately, expecting to see things like figures of speech, rhyme, and parallelisms. Song of Songs (also known as Song of Solomon) is the genre of love poetry. We expect to see many figures of speech, and Song of Songs does not disappoint us. Similes of Beauty |Song of Songs 6:4-7 In this section of our text th…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016 | EPIPHANY
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD
YEAR C

 Old Testament       1 Samuel 16:1–13
             Psalm       Psalm 2
New Testament       Titus 3:4–7
 Gospel       Luke 3:15–17, 21, 22


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016 | EPIPHANY
BAPTISM OF THE LORD
YEAR C

     Old Testament       Isaiah 43:1–7
             Psalm       Psalm 29 (UMH 761)
 New Testament       Acts 8:14–17
Gospel       Luke 3:15–17, 21–22


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016 | CHRISTMAS
BAPTISM OF THE LORD
FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday after Epiphany
YEAR C | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Isaiah 42:1–4, 6–7 or Isaiah 40:1–5, 9–                                                                                                          11
Response       Psalm 104:1
              Psalm       Psalm 104:1b–4, 24–25, 27–30
Second Reading       Acts 10:34–38 or Titus 2:11–14, 3:4–                                                                                                           7
Gospel Acclamation       Luke 3:16
Gospel       Luke 3:15–16, 21–22


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

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

     Old Testament       2 Kings 2:1–12 or Exodus 34:29–35
             Psalm       Psalm 50:1–6
Epistle       2 Corinthians 3:12–13 (14–18) 4:1–6
Gospel       Mark 9:2–9


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016 | EPIPHANY
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
YEAR C

 Psalm       Psalm 89:1–29 or Psalm 89:20–29
First Reading       Isaiah 42:1–9
 Second Reading       Acts 10:34–38
   Gospel       Luke 3:15–16, 21–22


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