Prayer: Heavenly Father, we are your hands and feet in this world. May we use them to love and do good deeds. Amen
Reading: Hebrews 10: 21-25 (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?
Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds. Hebrews 10: 24
God's Work. Our Hands. has been a phrase to provoke (encourage) us to love and do good deeds. For years we have set aside a Sunday in September when whole congregations participate in service projects while wearing bright yellow t-shirts with God's Work. Our Hands. in big black letters.
God's Work. Our Hands. reminds us we are the hands God has here on earth. But what if the phrase becomes a bit too common? What if it becomes so familiar we stop thinking what it means and stop doing good deeds?
How about a new phrase? Put Feet to Your Faith is the same idea with different words. I must admit, when I first heard it, I was provoked to love and do a good deed. What color should we make the t-shirts?
-- Ruth Gates
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