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The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for May 1, 2016 Increased Faith Luke 17:1-10
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 April 24 issue of The Lookout magazine and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  Jesus’ teachings often overwhelmed the disciples. When he taught that he was the bread of life, his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching” (John 6:60). When he taught about what truly defiles a person, his disciples asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?” (Matthew 15:12). When he taught about not causing others to stumble and the need for forgiveness, his disciples said, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). How much faith do we need to do God’s work? Buckets—more than we think. Faith begins with the acceptance of eyew…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C

             First Reading       Acts 14:8–18
Old Testament       2 Kings 6:15–17 (Supplemental)
             Psalm       Psalm 65
   New Testament       Revelation 21:10–14, 22, 23
 New Testament       Revelation 3:14–22 (Supplemental)


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C

             First Reading       Acts 16:9–15
             Psalm       Psalm 67 (UMH 791)
   New Testament       Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5
   Gospel       John 14:23–29


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C | ROMAN MISSAL

First Reading       Acts 15:1–2, 22–29
Response       Psalm 67:4
              Psalm       Psalm 67:2–3, 5–6, 8
  Second Reading       Revelation 21:10–14, 22–23
  Gospel Acclamation       John 14:23
Gospel       John 14:23–29


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C

First Reading       Acts 16:9–15
             Psalm       Psalm 67
 Epistle       Revelation 21:9–14, 21–27
Gospel       John 16:23–33 or John 5:1–9


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR C

     Psalm       Psalm 67
First Reading       Acts 14:8–18 or Joel 2:21–27
Second Reading       Revelation 21:22–22:5 or Acts 14:8–                                                 18
 Gospel       John 14:23–29


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