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The Chair of the Preacher

The Chair of the Preacher

Excerpt


This was the usual position adopted by a Jewish preacher. The chair of the preacher was placed near the spot where the lesson was read. These synagogues were built with the end pointed towards Jerusalem, in which direction the Jew ever loved to turn as he prayed (Dan. 6:10). The men eat on one side of the building, the women on the other. There was always at the end of the chamber an ark of wood, a memory of the sacred ark of the covenant, which once, with its golden mercy-seat, hallowed now and again with the presence of the visible glory, was the chief treasure of the temple on Mount Zion. In the “ark” were kept the Law (the five books of Moses) and the rolls of the prophets.


Spence-Jones, H. D. M., ed. St. Luke. Vol. 1. London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1909. Print. The Pulpit Commentary.

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for May 22, 2016
Childlike Faith Luke 18:15–17; Mark 10:16 ______ 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 15 issue of The Lookout magazine is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com ______ By Mark Scott  My close friend J. K. Jones said, “I spent the first 40 years of my life as a child trying to be an adult. I am thinking of spending the last 40 years of my life as an adult trying to be a child again.” There is a longing in that quote. It is a longing of childlike faith. There are numerous metaphors in the Bible for God’s people (body, bride, flock, building). A heartwarming metaphor is that of a child. Jesus taught that people who receive him can become children of God (John 1:12). Jesus thanked his Father that the revelation from Heaven…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 | PENTECOST
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
THE HOLY TRINITY
YEAR C

Old Testament       Numbers 6:22–27
             Psalm       Psalm 150
New Testament       Romans 5:1–5
New Testament       1 John 5:5–12 (Supplemental)
Gospel       John 16:12–15


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 | PENTECOST
TRINITY SUNDAY
YEAR C

 Proverb       Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31
             Psalm       Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
New Testament       Romans 5:1–5
Gospel       John 16:12–15


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 | ORDINARY TIME
TRINITY SUNDAY
Sunday after Pentecost
YEAR C | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Proverbs 8:22–31
Response       Psalm 8:2a
              Psalm       Psalm 8:4–9
Second Reading       Romans 5:1–5
Gospel Acclamation       Revelation 1:8
Gospel       John 16:12–15


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 | PENTECOST
THE HOLY TRINITY
YEAR C

Old Testament       Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31
             Psalm       Psalm 8
Epistle       Acts 2:14a, 22–36
Gospel       John 8:48–59


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 | AFTER PENTECOST
TRINITY SUNDAY
YEAR C

 Psalm       29 or Song of Three Youths 29–34
First Reading       Isaiah 6:1–8
Second Reading       Revelation 4:1–11
Gospel       (John 16:5–11) 12–15


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