Prayer: As we speak to one another, may we tell of the good news of Jesus and bring praise to God. Amen
Reading: I Corinthians 9: 16-23 (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: We sing an anthem in choir that begins with the men's voices singing repeatedly, "Speak to one another. Speak to one another. Speak to one...." The women come in encouraging our speech to be of songs and of holy voices; of carols and anthems. Speak and praise the Lord! Then the women start the chant of "Speak to one another..."
Take time to talk. Really talk. Not just email, text or message. Talk. Share your good news. Listen to theirs. Speak to one another and bring praise to God! --Ruth Gates
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