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Lesson for January 1, 2017: Praise God for Creation (Psalm 33:1-9)
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 December 25, 2016, issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  Mother Nature is not God’s wife, but creation is God’s gift. It is therefore obvious that God’s people praise him for that gift. And it is right to start that praise on the first day of a new year. Creation arose from the character and power of God and finds its foundation in his identity. When we study creation we are studying the Creator. Our five lessons in January (all from the book of Psalms) call God’s people to praise him for his creation, sovereignty, steadfast love, and provision. It is important that we learn the “tunes” (i.e. content) of these psalms. Today’s Psalm 33 is one of the many…
Sunday, February 15, 2015 | Epiphany The Transfiguration of Our Lord Year B


Old Testament2 Kings 2:1–12 or Exodus 34:29–35 PsalmPsalm 50:1–6 Epistle2 Corinthians 3:12–13 (14–18) 4:1–6 GospelMark 9:2–9

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Concordia Publishing House, 2009. Print.
Sunday, January 1, 2017 | Christmas First Sunday after Christmas:  Holy Family Year A


On the same date: New Year Old TestamentIsaiah 63:7–9 PsalmPsalm 148 New TestamentHebrews 2:10–18 GospelMatthew 2:13–23

Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 | Ordinary Time Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B | Roman Missal | Lectionary


First ReadingLeviticus 13:1–2, 44–46 ResponsePsalm 32:7 PsalmPsalm 32:1–2, 5, 11 Second Reading1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1 Gospel AcclamationLuke 7:16 GospelMark 1:40–45

Catholic Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.
Christmas First Sunday after Christmas Day Year A


Old TestamentIsaiah 63:7–9 PsalmPsalm 148 (UMH 861) New TestamentHebrews 2:10–18 GospelMatthew 2:13–23

 Vanderbilt Divinity Library. United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.
Sunday, January 1, 2017 | Christmas First Sunday after Christmas


Old TestamentIsaiah 42:1–4 PsalmPsalm 103 New TestamentGalatians 4:1–7 GospelLuke 2:25–38

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.