Prayer: Dear God, we live for the praise of your glory. Lift us to praise as we live according to your counsel and your will. Our hope is in you. Amen
Reading: Ephesians 1: 3-14 (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 live for the praise of God’s glory (v. 12). That is what it is all about. Living according to God’s counsel and will, our hope is set on Christ. If we wake each day and claim that truth, oh what a difference it would make!
Unfortunately, we walk around with burdens. There are times we don’t see how much we are loved and wanted. Let’s remember how important our lives are individually and all woven together in God’s great story. Never alone. We are not only saved; we are safe. --Ruth Gates, Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
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