Prayer: Dear God, may we find joy by loving. Amen.
Reading: Philippians 4: 4-7 (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?
Joy is a small word with big impact. Let's look at JOY like this:
We find our joy by loving. In our text today we...
Love Jesus by rejoicing in the Lord always.
Love Others by being gentle with everyone.
Love Yourselves by not worrying, by praying and by being thankful.
Find joy by loving.
-- Alice Yeakel
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