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Pergamum Theater from Below

Pergamum Theater from Below

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for September 18, 2016
Foundations of the Earth Isaiah 40:21-31 Dr. Mark Scott wrote this treatment of the InternationalSunday School Lesson. Scott teaches preaching and New Testament at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri. This lesson treatment is published in the September 11 issue of The Lookout magazine and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  There are such things as primal realities. Examples include the law of gravity, DNA, and math formulas such as 2 + 2 = 4. Primal realities are things that are original or primitive. They are of first importance, fundamental, and foundational. We have some of these in our text today. As we turn the corner in the study of Isaiah (chapter 40 is a significant shift in the book), we find a reminder of the primal realities of God in the earth. Isaiah prophesied that the future destructions of Assyria and Babylon would precede the coming of the Messiah. By Isaiah 40, the prophet began to sing the song of comf…

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 | PENTECOST
PROPER 20
YEAR C

Old Testament       Amos 8:4–7
             Psalm       Psalm 113
Epistle       1 Timothy 2:1–15
Gospel       Luke 16:1–15


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

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (with Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 | PENTECOST
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
YEAR C

Old Testament       Amos 8:4–7
Old Testament       Genesis 14:8–24 (Supplemental)
             Psalm       Psalm 38
 New Testament       1 Timothy 2:1–8
 New Testament       1 Timothy 6:6–16 (Supplemental)
Gospel       Luke 16:1–13


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

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 20
YEAR C

Old Testament       Jeremiah 8:18–9:1
             Psalm       Psalm 79:1–9 or Psalm 4 (UMH 741)
New Testament       1 Timothy 2:1–7
Gospel       Luke 16:1–13


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

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 | ORDINARY TIME
TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR C | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Amos 8:4–7
Response       Psalm 113:1a, 7b
              Psalm       Psalm 113:1–2, 4–8
Second Reading       1 Timothy 2:1–8
Gospel Acclamation       2 Corinthians 8:9
  Gospel       Luke 16:1–13 or Luke 16:10–13


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 | PENTECOST
PROPER 20
YEAR C

Old Testament       Amos 8:4–7
             Psalm       Psalm 113
Epistle       1 Timothy 2:1–15
Gospel       Luke 16:1–15


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

The Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 | AFTER PENTECOST
PROPER 20
YEAR C

 Psalm       Psalm 138
First Reading       Amos 8:4–7 (8–12)
Second Reading       1 Timothy 2:1–8
Gospel       Luke 16:1–13


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