Prayer: Lord, help me to see Jesus in new ways through the heroes of my faith.
Reading: Mark 1: 21-28 (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: Our story today is about a teacher. The teacher goes to the synagogue and teaches. While there, he also heals someone, by demanding an unclean spirit come out of the man. Wow! A teacher and a healer! Amazing!
Our passage tells us that when Jesus did this, his fame spread throughout the land. Think back on teachers that you have had. After they taught, did their fame spread throughout the land?
As we continue o our Epiphany journey and Jesus is revealed more and more to us, I wonder how many people in our lives helped to reveal Jesus to us. Was it a teacher? Was it a healer? Who are the heroes of your faith who allowed you to see Jesus in new and exciting ways? --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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