On Fridays in April, we look at the scripture that our campers will be studying during Day 4 this summer of “Awesome God. Awesome Love.”
Prayer: Let us make time, God, to ask our questions of you and deepen our faith. Amen.
Reading: John 3:1-21 (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: There has been a time when his faith blazed like a bonfire. Now it smoldered. He yearned to believe as when he was a child. Full of questions and longing for hope, he came to Jesus by night. Jesus stirred the fire's fading embers, and said that faith is born and reborn again and again. As Jesus spoke, the wind struck the coals and they leapt into flame. And so it was with the man. Faith flickered to life. He began to believe again.
Recall a time when your faith was smoldering. What questions did you have for Jesus? --ELCA Curriculum
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