Prayer: Open our minds to comprehend and believer, dear God. Amen.
Reading: John 15: 26-27; 16: 4b-15 (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: Jesus so often predicted what would happen before it did. In our story today, he does it again. “I’m going to send the Spirit to you,” he says. “It will be after I am gone.”
I bet the disciples really didn’t believe him or maybe they just didn’t comprehend. But his word was true. Which reminds me: when do we maybe not believe or comprehend and yet the Word is true?
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