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Lesson based on the International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for May 14, 2017: Preserving Love (Jonah 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 May 7, 2017, issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at ______ By Mark Scott  God is so high that he can help us when we feel so low. In fact, only God can help us when we are in what John Bunyan called the “slough of despond” (Pilgrim’s Progress). The preserving love of God is what came to the rescue of Jonah at his literal and figurative lowest point in life. Jonah 2 gives voice to Jonah’s prayerful thoughts from inside the fish. Earnest prayer is often borne in desperation. When Peter was sinking he prayed, “Lord, save me” (Matthew 14:30). When Simon the sorcerer had backslidden he said, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me” (Acts 8:24). Even when Jesus was…

Catholic Daily Readings

Monday, May 15, 2017 | Easter Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter Years 1 & 2 | Roman Missal | Lectionary

On the same date: Saint Isidore  First Reading Acts 14:5–18 Response Psalm 115:1ab Psalm Psalm 115:1–4, 15–16 Gospel Acclamation John 14:26 Gospel John 14:21–26

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