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The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for September 4, 2016
The Peaceful Kingdom Isaiah 11:1-9
Dr. Mark Scott wrote this treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson. Scott teaches preaching and New Testament at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri. This lesson treatment is published in the August 28 issue of The Lookout magazine and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  The Prince of Peace knew that wars and rumors of wars were standard fare in a fallen world (Matthew 24:6). But Isaiah, who predicted the coming of the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), knew about rumors of peace as well. Even though the northern kingdom would fall to Assyria and the southern kingdom would later fall to Babylon, Isaiah predicted that the Messiah would come and begin to spread his peaceful kingdom over the earth as the waters cover the sea. The Spirit of the Lord | Isaiah 11:1, 2 All humankind's  efforts have failed to establish peace. Someone (the Messiah) must come from the outside to bring it. …

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 | PENTECOST
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
YEAR C

Old Testament       Proverbs 9:8–12
Old Testament       Genesis 12:1–8 (Supplemental)
             Psalm       Psalm 19
New Testament       Philemon 1, 10–21
New Testament       Philippians 3:4b–11 (Supplemental)
Gospel       Luke 14:25–33


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 18
YEAR C

 Old Testament       Jeremiah 18:1–11
             Psalm       Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18 (UMH 854)
New Testament       Philemon 1–21
Gospel       Luke 14:25–33


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 | ORDINARY TIME
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR C | ROMAN MISSAL

              First ReadingWisdom of Solomon 9:13–18b
Response       Psalm 90:1
              Psalm       Psalm 90:3–6, 12–17
Second Reading       Philemon 9–10, 12–17
Gospel Acclamation       Psalm 119:135
Gospel       Luke 14:25–33


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 | PENTECOST
PROPER 18
YEAR C
On the same date: Moses

Old Testament       Deuteronomy 30:15–20
             Psalm       Psalm 1
Epistle       Philemon 1–21
Gospel       Luke 14:25–35


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 18
YEAR C

Psalm       Psalm 1
First Reading       Deuteronomy 30:15–20
Second Reading       Philemon 1–20
Gospel       Luke 14:25–33


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