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The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for April 9, 2017: Saving Love (John 3:1-21)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 April 2, 2017, issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  This famous text contains the teachings of Jesus, the questions of Nicodemus, and the saving love of God. This late-night conversation between Jesus and this Pharisee-led to a bright sunrise of instruction concerning saving love. Birth | John 3:1-5 In each section of our text, there is a rhetorical device (verses 3, 5, and 11). It is translated, Very truly. It is Jesus’ way of saying, “Take this to the bank,” or “This you can count on above all else.” It underlines the truthfulness of the teaching like an oath in court. A Pharisee who was part of the Sanhedrin came to Jesus at night (not to be seen?). As the Gospel o…

Revised Common Lectionary

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | Lent Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday Liturgy of the Palms Sixth Sunday in Lent Year A


On the same date: Palm Sunday, Liturgy of the Passion PsalmPsalm 118:1–2, 19–29 GospelMatthew 21:1–11

Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.