The KJV International Sunday School Lesson

June 3
Lesson 1 (KJV)
Justice and Sabbath Laws
Devotional Reading: Psalm 10
Background Scripture: Matthew 12:1–14
Matthew 12:1–14
1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?
5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:
10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.
14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
Key Verse
If ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
Matthew 12:7
Justice in the New Testament
Unit 1: God Is Just and Merciful
Lessons 1–4
Lesson Aims
After participating in this lesson, each learner will be able to:
1. Summarize the incidents in today’s text and Jesus’ response in each case.
2. Explain why mercy trumps sacrifice.
3. Plan a merciful act toward a specific person in the week ahead.
Lesson Outline
Introduction
A. The Best Rest
B. Lesson Background
I. Law and Temple (Matthew 12:1–5)
A. David in the Temple (vv. 1–4)
Have Hat, No Service
B. Priests in the Temple (v. 5)
II. Sabbath and Messiah (Matthew 12:6–8)
A. Greater Law (vv. 6, 7)
For Lack of Track Shoes
B. Greater Authority (v. 8)
III. Ritual and Humanity (Matthew 12:9–14)
A. Trick Question (vv. 9, 10)
B. Bold Response (vv. 11–14)
Conclusion
A. No Longer Sick and Tired
B. Prayer
C. Thought to Remember
HOW TO SAY IT
Babylonian

Bab-ih-low-nee-un.

Hosea

Ho-zay-uh.

Leviticus

Leh-vit-ih-kus.

Pharisees

Fair-ih-seez.


 Weatherly, Jon et al. “Justice and Sabbath Laws.” The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2017–2018. Ed. Jim Eichenberger et al. Vol. 65. Colorado Springs, CO: Standard Publishing, 2018. 345–349. Print.

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | Pentecost
Second Sunday after Pentecost



Old Testament Deuteronomy 6:4–18
Psalm Psalm 143
New Testament 1 John 4:16–21
Gospel Luke 16:19–31


 Christian Worship One Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | After Pentecost
Proper 4
Year B



Old Testament 1 Samuel 3:1–20
Psalm Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18 (UMH 854)
New Testament 2 Corinthians 4:5–12
Gospel Mark 2:23–3:6


 Vanderbilt Divinity Library. United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.

Revised Common Lectionary

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | After Pentecost
Proper 4
Year B



Old Testament & Psalm, Option I
Old Testament 1 Samuel 3:1–10 (11–20)
Psalm Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18
or
Old Testament & Psalm, Option II
Old Testament Deuteronomy 5:12–15
Psalm Psalm 81:1–10
New Testament 2 Corinthians 4:5–12
Gospel Mark 2:23–3:6


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

Catholic Daily Readings

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | Ordinary Time
Body and Blood of Christ
In dioceses where The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is observed on Sunday.
Year B | Roman Missal | Lectionary



On the same date: 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading Exodus 24:3–8
Response Psalm 116:13
Psalm Psalm 116:12–13, 15–16, 17–18
Second Reading Hebrews 9:11–15
Gospel Acclamation John 6:51
Gospel Mark 14:12–16, 22–26


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

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | Pentecost
Proper 4
Year B



Old Testament Deuteronomy 5:12–15
Psalm Psalm 81:1–10
Epistle 2 Corinthians 4:5–12
Gospel Mark 2:23–28 (3:1–6)


 Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Concordia Publishing House, 2009. Print.

Episcopal Church (USA) Revised Common Lectionary

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | After Pentecost
Proper 4
Year B



First Reading & Psalm, Option I
First Reading 1 Samuel 3:1–10 (11–20)
Psalm Psalm 139:1–5, 12–17
or
First Reading & Psalm, Option II
First Reading Deuteronomy 5:12–15
Psalm Psalm 81:1–10
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 4:5–12
Gospel Mark 2:23–3:6


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