Prayer: Help hearts to be open to hear your Word, God. May we be your voice in this world. Amen.
Reading: Acts 16: 9-15 (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: You never know what may happen because of what you do. Sure, you may think of negative instances when that has been the case. But your kind words can also be remembered for years to come, too.
In our story today, we read about Lydia. She hears the words that Paul preaches. Her heart was opened by God and she changed direction. She became a follower. And it was because of what Paul said.
Be open to sharing with others. Invite them to come to church. Tell them your faith stories. Relate where you see God. You never know what may happen!
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