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The International Sunday School Lesson

May 15, 2016
Humble Faith Luke 18:9-14 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 May 8 issue of The Lookout magazine and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  Humility was not prized in the ancient world. It was viewed as weakness. Jesus Christ changed the way that the world looked at humility. Following the incarnation, humility became a virtue. That does not mean the modern world does not struggle with arrogance. An NBA player says, “I am the greatest player on the planet.” An NFL quarterback pulls at his jersey portraying an “S” for Superman. Pride is an equal opportunity destroyer. In our text today, the subject is humility, the context is prayer, the pedagogy is a parable, and the characters in the story are poles apart.…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016 | PENTECOST
THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
THE DAY OF PENTECOST
YEAR C

Old Testament       Genesis 11:1–9
             Psalm       Psalm 51
New Testament       Acts 2:1–21
Gospel       John 15:26, 27


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016 | EASTER
PENTECOST
YEAR C | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Acts 2:1–11
Response       Psalm 104:30
              Psalm       Psalm 104:1, 24, 29–31, 34
Second Reading       1 Corinthians 12:3b–7, 12–13 or                                                        Romans 8:8–17
Gospel Acclamation       Text
Gospel       John 20:19–23 or John 14:15–16, 23b–26


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

PENTECOST



SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016 | PENTECOST
DAY OF PENTECOST
YEAR C

             First Reading       Acts 2:1–21
             Psalm       Psalm 104:24–34, 35b (UMH 826)
New Testament       Romans 8:14–17
Gospel       John 14:8–17 (25–27)


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016 | PENTECOST
PENTECOST
THE DAY OF PENTECOST
YEAR C
On the same date: Pentecost, Pentecost Evening

Old Testament       Genesis 11:1–9
             Psalm       Psalm 143
Epistle       Acts 2:1–21
Gospel       John 14:23–31


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016 | EASTER
DAY OF PENTECOST
EARLY SERVICE
YEAR C
On the same date: Day of Pentecost, Principal Service

Psalm       Psalm 33:12–22, Song of Three Youths 29–34 First Reading       Genesis 11:1–9 or Exodus 19:1–9a, 16–                                             20a, 20:18–20 or Ezekiel 37:1–14 or Joel                                           2:28–32 Second Reading       Acts 2:1–11 or Romans 8:14–17, 22–                                                 27 Gospel       John 7:37–39a

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