Prayer: We give you thanks, Lord, for the faithful who helped us in our journey. Amen.
Reading: John 12: 1-11 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Imagine being Lazarus. Dead. Then raised again. And now, in our story today, they want to kill him again. What gives?
The reason they want him dead? He caused people to believe in Jesus. Can you imagine someone that helped you grow in your faith having a plot against them because you believe in Jesus more? If that were the cause, our camp counselors might be first on the list.
Let us celebrate this day those who have helped us walk in the faith. Let us lift them up to God for the good they did in our lives.
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