This Week with the Word

Commentary on passages from the International Sunday School Lesson (ISSL).

Deborah and Barak—The Uniform Lesson for June 4, 2017

Deborah and Barak—The Uniform Lesson for June 4, 2017
May 28, 2017 No Comments »

By Dr. 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 ... Read More »

Pervasive Love—The Uniform Lesson for May 28, 2017

Pervasive Love—The Uniform Lesson for May 28, 2017
May 21, 2017 No Comments »

By Dr. Mark Scott God’s love is pervasive (expanding, spreading, and permeating). Jonah’s love was narrow, miserly, and shrunken. The angry prophet desperately needed to get on the same page with the Lord when it came to his wide embrace ... Read More »

Forgiving Love—The Uniform Lesson for May 21, 2017

Forgiving Love—The Uniform Lesson for May 21, 2017
May 14, 2017 No Comments »

By Mark Scott God’s forgiving love was in place for Nineveh but also for Jonah himself. The God of the Bible is the God of the second chance, and Jonah got his. The word of the Lord came to Jonah ... Read More »

Preserving Love—The Uniform Lesson for May 14, 2017

Preserving Love—The Uniform Lesson for May 14, 2017
May 7, 2017 No Comments »

By Dr. 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 ... Read More »

Sustaining Love—The Uniform Lesson for May 7, 2017

Sustaining Love—The Uniform Lesson for May 7, 2017
April 30, 2017 No Comments »

By Dr. Mark Scott The book of Jonah is minor due to its size, not due to its content. The book touches upon some major biblical themes—God’s sovereignty in creation, God’s love for the nations, Jesus’ resurrection, and the high ... Read More »

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