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The International Sunday School, Outline

March 6 Lesson 1 POWERFUL FAITH
DEVOTIONAL READING: Genesis 50:15–21 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Mark 9:14–29

MARK 9:14–29
14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.
15 And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.
16 And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?
17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And he asked his father, How long …

The International Sunday School

Lesson for March 6, 2016 Powerful FaithMark 9:14–29 Dr. 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 February 28 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  The apostles said, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). What could be more important than an increasing faith in a powerful God? As upside down as it sounds, one thing that causes our faith to increase is doubt. Healthy doubt that seeks understanding is a good thing. But when doubt goes to seed, it turns to unbelief. Faith isn’t static—it advances and retreats; it goes forward and then backs up. Frederick Buechner said, “Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.” The Disciples: Faith & Failure | Mark 9:14-18, 28, 29 T…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

Old Testament   Isaiah 12:1–6
 Old Testament Judges 10:6–16 (Supplemental)
 Psalm       Psalm 32
             Psalm       Psalm 115 (Supplemental)
 New Testament 1 Corinthians 1:18–25
 New TestamentJames 4:7–10 (Supplemental)
 Gospel  Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32
 GospelLuke 15:1–3, 11b–32 (Supplemental)


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

 Old Testament       Joshua 5:9–12
             Psalm       Psalm 32 (UMH 766)
New Testament       2 Corinthians 5:16–21
Gospel       Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
YEAR C | ROMAN MISSAL

First Reading       Joshua 5:9a, 10–12
Response       Psalm 34:9a
              Psalm       Psalm 34:2–7
    Second Reading       2 Corinthians 5:17–21
Gospel Acclamation       Luke 15:18
Gospel       Luke 15:1–3, 11–32


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

 Old Testament       Isaiah 12:1–6
             Psalm       Psalm 32
 Epistle       2 Corinthians 5:16–21
 Gospel       Luke 15:1–3, 11–32


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016 | LENT
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
YEAR C

   Psalm       Psalm 34 or Psalm 34:1–8
   First Reading (Joshua 4:19–24) 5:9–12
 Second Reading       2 Corinthians 5:17–21
   Gospel       Luke 15:11–32


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