Prayer: We have faith and trust in you, Lord. We believe that you raised Jesus from the dead. Our faith in you is strong. Amen.
Reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 12-20 (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: How strong do you think your faith is? I’m sure you have times of doubt and are unsure of how strong at times. But, you still believe, right?
St. Paul tells us in this verse that, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” If we truly believe in the resurrection and that Jesus was raised from the dead, then our faith is good. It’s not futile. And, because of that, we are not still in our sins.
That is the good news! Let’s hold on to that and know our faith is not futile!
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