For the next few Fridays, we look at Day 1 texts from this year’s summer curriculum, “Transformed Community: God’s Agent of C.H.A.N.G.E.”
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for keeping me in your love. I pray that you help me to keep your embrace mindful today, that I may know your care all around everything that I experience this day. May I in turn look, act, and talk like I am your friend to those who might become my friend. I pray that they would know you through me, my friendliness, and my friendship in your new covenant of love. Amen.
Reading: John 15:10-15 (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?
The Word speaks
Did you know syllables go through bars?
Captives let go
It doesn’t matter if they go out the front door
Fill out your time card and get paid
Walkers with Jesus—get over here and walk right through
Long lines have ended
Walk right up
Join hands and enter the circle
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