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The International Sunday school Lesson

Lesson for April 30, 2017Protecting Love John 10:1-15Dr. 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 on April 23, 2017, issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at ______ By Mark Scott  John’s Gospel is rich in metaphor. A key verse in our text today is v. 6: Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them. One would think that Pharisees could understand the protecting love metaphors of gates and sheep, given their culture and biblical history. Sometimes the religious leaders fully understood the parables of Jesus (Matthew 21:45), but they were confused here—in fact, Jesus had told them that they were spiritually blind (John 9:41). Gate = Salvation | John 10:1-10 Jesus underlined the significance of his teaching with the phrase, Very truly (vv. 1, 7). H…

Catholic Daily Readings

Sunday, April 30, 2017, | Easter Third Sunday of Easter Year A | Roman Missal | Lectionary

First Reading Acts 2:14, 22–33 Response Psalm 16:11a Psalm Psalm 16:1–2, 5, 7–11 Second Reading 1 Peter 1:17–21 Gospel Acclamation Luke 24:32 Gospel Luke 24:13–35

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