Monthly Archives: May 2018

Sunday School June 3, 2018

Justice and Sabbath Laws

Matthew 12:1-14  At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.  (2)  But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.”  (3)  He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him:  (4)  how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?  (5)  Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless?  (6)  I tell you, something greater than the temple is here.  (7)  And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.  (8)  For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”  (9)  He went on from there and entered their synagogue.  (10)  And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him.  (11)  He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?  (12)  Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”  (13)  Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other.  (14)  But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.

 

Sunday School — May 27, 2018

Rejoicing in Restoration

Psalms 34:1-10  Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.  (2)  My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.  (3)  Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!  (4)  I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.  (5)  Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.  (6)  This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.  (7)  The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.  (8)  Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!  (9)  Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!  (10)  The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Hebrews 2:17-18  Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.  (18)  For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Sunday School — May 20, 2018

Remembering with Joy

Leviticus 25:1-12  The LORD spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying,  (2)  “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the LORD.  (3)  For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits,  (4)  but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the LORD. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.  (5)  You shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land.  (6)  The Sabbath of the land shall provide food for you, for yourself and for your male and female slaves and for your hired worker and the sojourner who lives with you,  (7)  and for your cattle and for the wild animals that are in your land: all its yield shall be for food.  (8)  “You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years.  (9)  Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land.  (10)  And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.  (11)  That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines.  (12)  For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field.

 

Sunday School — May 13, 2018

Bringing Firstfruits

Leviticus 2:14  “If you offer a grain offering of firstfruits to the LORD, you shall offer for the grain offering of your firstfruits fresh ears, roasted with fire, crushed new grain.

Leviticus 23:9-14  And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (10)  “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest,  (11)  and he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, so that you may be accepted. On the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.  (12)  And on the day when you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a male lamb a year old without blemish as a burnt offering to the LORD.  (13)  And the grain offering with it shall be two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, a food offering to the LORD with a pleasing aroma, and the drink offering with it shall be of wine, a fourth of a hin.  (14)  And you shall eat neither bread nor grain parched or fresh until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God: it is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Leviticus 23:22  “And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, nor shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the LORD your God.”