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The International Sunday school Lesson, NIV

Lesson for June 11, 2017: Gideon (Judges 6-8)r. 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 June 4, 2017, issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Mark Scott  Damon Runyan said, “The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.” That is, unless you are God. When God is in the equation, swiftness and strength are not necessary. He can make up what anyone lacks. Gideon’s self-confession was neither swift nor strong. In fact, we are introduced to this sixth judge of Israel in almost cowardly terms. Following Deborah and Barak’s great military campaign against the Canaanites over 40 years prior (last week’s lesson), Israel fell back into sin and “did evil in the sight of the Lord” (Judges 6:1). God gave them over to the Midianites. Israel…

Catholic Daily Readings

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | Ordinary Time Trinity Sunday Sunday after Pentecost Year A | Roman Missal | Lectionary


First Reading Exodus 34:4b–6, 8–9 Response Daniel 3:52b Psalm Daniel 3:52–55 Second Reading 2 Corinthians 13:11–13 Gospel Acclamation Revelation 1:8 Gospel John 3:16–18

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