Prayer: Dear God, thank you for adopting us into your family. Help us to find out and share this good news! Amen
Reading: Ephesians 2: 11-22 (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?
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. --Ephesians 2: 19.
It happens every week at Camp. Campers arrive at the beginning. Some are returning campers and some are new. Some might know each other already, some don't. By the end of the week everyone knows everybody. They have gone from strangers to members of a camp family. From being aliens in a land away from home to citizens of all campers who call Camp Mount Luther a home away from home. How does this happen? I could tell you or you could go and find out.
That is how we are in Christ. That feeling of being strange and out of place turns into sainthood with others in the household of God. How does this happen? Paul can tell us. If you feel discouraged or wonder if God really cares or whether the Christian life is worth the effort, read Ephesians. Go and find out! --Ruth Gates, Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
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