Prayer: As we press on, we know you are with us, Lord. Guide our journey. Amen.
Reading: Philippians 3:14 - 4:1 (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: Sometimes, when I am out walking, I am tempted to quit. I’m tired. I don’t want to go further, even though I know I should. I often have to tell myself to just press on, because the goal is in sight.
Paul also reminds us of that in this scripture reading. “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus,” he says. He gives us some other good points for living.
Press on! Keep at it! In the end it will be worth it.
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