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The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson for June 4, 2017Deborah and BarakJudges 4, 5Dr. 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 28, 2017, issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  The book of Judges is one of the darker books of the Bible. It covers a time frame from 1370 to 1040 BC. God called several leaders to help Israel during those dark days, but none of them achieved the status that Joshua or Samuel enjoyed (the leaders who bookend this period). We associate judges with courtrooms. The judges in the book of Judges did fulfill that role by holding court and rendering decisions (Judges 4:5). But the judges also functioned as prophets (v. 4), military leaders (vv. 6, 7), and saviors (3:31). Our text highlights the call of a strong woman named Deborah and a weak-kneed man named Barak. Sin M…

Revised Common Lectionary

Sunday, June 4, 2017 | Easter Day of Pentecost Year A


First Reading Acts 2:1–21 or Numbers 11:24–30 Psalm Psalm 104:24–34, 35b New Testament 1 Corinthians 12:3b–13 or Acts 2:1–21 Gospel John 20:19–23 or John 7:37–39

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

Catholic Daily Readings

Sunday, June 4, 2017 | Easter Pentecost Year A | Roman Missal | Lectionary


First Reading Acts 2:1–11 Response Psalm 104:30 Psalm Psalm 104:1, 24, 29–31, 34 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:3b–7, 12–13 Gospel AcclamationText Gospel John 20:19–23

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

Episcopal Church (USA) Revised Common Lectionary

Sunday, June 4, 2017 | Easter Day of Pentecost Early Service Years ABC


On the same date: Day of Pentecost, Principal Service First ReadingGenesis 11:1–9 Psalm Psalm 33:12–22 Second ReadingExodus 19:1–9, 16–20a, 20:18–20 PsalmSong of Three Youths 29–34 (Canticle 2 or 13) Third ReadingEzekiel 37:1–14 Psalm Psalm 130 Fourth ReadingJoel 2:28–32 Psalm Isaiah 12:2–6 (Canticle 9) EpistleActs 2:1–11 or Romans 8:14–17, 22–27 Psalm Psalm 104:25–32 Gospel John 7:37–39a

Episcopal Church (USA) Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2016. Print.