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The International Sunday school Lesson

Lesson for March 26, 2017: Restoring Love (Joel 2)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 March 19, 2017, issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at ______ By Mark Scott  God’s love is perfect, great, and matchless (the subjects of the previous three lessons). But because humans are involved, God’s love must also be restorative. David Brymer sings a worship song entitled “Restoration.” The people during the time of the prophet Joel would have liked that song. Regardless of when the book is dated, the contents make it clear that God’s people have sinned. To restore them God sent a plague of locusts to gain their attention. The locusts literally trashed the land (Joel 1:4; 2:25). (We have yet to realize—and maybe even admit—the connection between our sin and groaning creation—Genesis …

Catholic Daily Readings

Sunday, March 26, 2017 | Lent Fourth Sunday of Lent Year A | Roman Missal | Lectionary

First Reading 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6–7, 10–13a Response Psalm 23:1 Psalm Psalm 23:1–6 Second Reading Ephesians 5:8–14 Gospel Acclamation John 8:12 GospelJohn 9:1–41 or John 9:1, 6–9, 13–17, 34–38

Catholic Daily Readings. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.