DISCOVER MORE : TOGETHER

Our weekly devotional content ties back to the worship themes and scriptures from the previous Sunday. Dig deeper into what the Word and the message mean to you, and explore how you can deepen your walk with Christ through these resources.

In addition to the devotional resources, the "5 Minutes with God" sections are like spiritual snacks; small, quick, easy connections you can make as you go about your busy life. 

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    Discover Scripture and Life


    Introduction: 

    Loving God with our Spirit through Worship. In Mark, Jesus announces God’s grace happening in their presence. Worship is coming into the presence of God. The first reading from Colossians offers a portrait of the early worshipping church.

    Bible

    Colossians 3:14-17-- 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


    Luke 4:16-21-- 16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

    18"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

    because he has anointed me

    to bring good news to the poor.

    He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives

    and recovery of sight to the blind,

    to let the oppressed go free,

    19to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

    20And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21Then he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."



    Questions for Reflection


    1. What are your earliest memories of worship? What was worship like? Where did you sit? What feelings do you have about those worship experiences growing up?


    2. Luke describes a synagogue worship experience. What actions are similar to what you experience today? How is it different?


    3. It is said that Christian worship brings two things together into one service: 1) The synagogue experience of reading and comment on the word, and 2) the meal of Jesus. Something old/Something new. This bringing together of old and new is carried out in other ways: Old Testament reading/New Testament Reading. The Bible text that is old, and our context that is new. Why do you think we bring old and new together? What do we gain?


    4. Jesus said: Today these words are fulfilled. What did he mean by that?


    5. How are Jesus words fulfilled today?


    6. Circle the actions in Colossians that are a part of Christian worship today. What does that say to you? Is there anything missing?


    7. What makes for a great worship service for you?


    8. How has worship shaped your spiritual life? How has it been important for you?


    9. The spiritual practice for Loving God with our Soul is here linked to worship. Why do you think this kind of link was made. Worship and Loving God with our Soul.


    Together with God in Prayer


    OPTION 1: ONE WORD. Take time to reflect about your day, your concerns, and how God may be speaking to you. As you reflect about your day, what is one word that summarizes how you are feeling? What might God be saying to you in this word?


    OPTION 2: Reflect on the past 24 hours

    • Step 1: Ask God to calm your self and help you see your life from God’s perspective.
    • Step 2: Review the last 24 hours. What happened? What stands out? What captures your attention? What is a High and Low of this time? When did you experience God’s presence? When did you feel apart or distant from God?
    • Step 3: Give your day to God your day. Ask for forgiveness where needed. Give thanks.
    • Step 4: Look forward. How might you be more loving this day? What is God calling you to do?

    Prayer

    Who or What can you pray for today?


    Close in the Lord’s Prayer

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.


    Five Minutes with God


    INTRODUCTION:  "Above all,” says Paul, “clothe yourselves with love.” “Above all” means that we need to really pay attention, that his words are something essential to know and to do. What a surprise to realize that Paul is giving us wardrobe advice! “Clothe yourselves with love!” This might seem rather trite or unnecessary until we take a good look at the ways we often clothe ourselves. We have whole wardrobes of being right, being in control, being perfect, being important, being the best, and on and on.


    SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: Pay attention to your wardrobe this week. Each morning when you get dressed, be as intentional about what your spirit is wearing as you are about how you are clothing your body. You might choose a small, inconspicuous article of clothing to wear each day that is your way of clothing yourself with love. Let it be a reminder to you to act in love towards those around you when you would rather be wearing your “mean jeans” or your “bossy blouse.”

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    Together in Community

    Check in with one another. 

    If there are 6 or more in the group, then share high’s and low’s in small groups of 2 or 3.

    • If there is a new person, welcome them and introduce group members.
    • (High) Share something good or eventful that you give thanks and praise for?
    Open in Prayer
    We thank you God for bringing us together. We give thanks and praise for the good gifts you have given us. For the concerns and challenges we experience, help us to give them to you in the confidence of your loving care for us. In our sharing and listening, open us to your presence. Amen. 

    5 Minutes with God—Spiritual Practice

    (Optional)


    INTRODUCTION:  “Above all,” says Paul, “clothe yourselves with love.” “Above all” means that we need to really pay attention, that his words are something essential to know and to do. What a surprise to realize that Paul is giving us wardrobe advice! “Clothe yourselves with love!” This might seem rather trite or unnecessary until we take a good look at the ways we often clothe ourselves. We have whole wardrobes of being right, being in control, being perfect, being important, being the best, and on and on.


    SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: Pay attention to your wardrobe this week. Each morning when you get dressed, be as intentional about what your spirit is wearing as you are about how you are clothing your body. You might choose a small, inconspicuous article of clothing to wear each day that is your way of clothing yourself with love. Let it be a reminder to you to act in love towards those around you when you would rather be wearing your “mean jeans” or your “bossy blouse.”


    Discover Scripture and Life



    Introduction: 


    Loving God with our Spirit through Worship. In Mark, Jesus announces God’s grace happening in their presence. Worship is coming into the presence of God. The first reading from Colossians offers a portrait of the early worshipping church.


    Bible

    Colossians 3:14-17-- 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


    Luke 4:16-21-- 16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

    18"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

    because he has anointed me

    to bring good news to the poor.

    He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives

    and recovery of sight to the blind,

    to let the oppressed go free,

    19to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

    20And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21Then he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."



    Opening Discovery


    1.      What are your earliest memories of worship? What was worship like? Where did you sit? What feelings do you have about those worship experiences growing up?


    More About the Scripture

    2. Luke describes a synagogue worship experience. What actions are similar to what you experience today? How is it different?


    3. It is said that Christian worship brings two things together into one service: 1) The synagogue experience of reading and comment on the word, and 2) the meal of Jesus. Something old/Something new. This bringing together of old and new is carried out in other ways: Old Testament reading/New Testament Reading. The Bible text that is old, and our context that is new. Why do you think we bring old and new together? What do we gain?


    4. Jesus said: Today these words are fulfilled. What did he mean by that?


    5. How are Jesus words fulfilled today?


    6. Circle the actions in Colossians that are a part of Christian worship today. What does that say to you? Is there anything missing?



    More about Life


    7. What makes for a great worship service for you?


    8. How has worship shaped your spiritual life? How has it been important for you?


    9. The spiritual practice for Loving God with our Soul is here linked to worship. Why do you think this kind of link was made. Worship and Loving God with our Soul.



    Together in Prayer


    1. The master entrusted to the servants. What does God entrust you and the church with? What are the riches of the Gospel, the fruit of the Spirit, the resources of faith that God entrusts to your care? How do you invest or multiply them in some way?


    2. Do you imagine God as the joyful master who encourages you to risk and act? Or a judging master who scares you not to act?


    Closing Prayer

    Pray for the concerns shared in the group. Close in the Lord’s Prayer.


    You may also use this prayer.

    O God, we thank you for this time we have shared. We bring before you the joys and concerns of our heart. We pray especially for….. Grant us your healing and peace, in Jesus name. Amen.


    Lord’s Prayer

    Lord remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.


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    Together in Community

    • If there is a new person, welcome them and introduce group members.

    Discover Scripture and Life


    Introduction: 

    Loving God with our Spirit through Worship. In Mark, Jesus announces God’s grace happening in their presence. Worship is coming into the presence of God. The first reading from Colossians offers a portrait of the early worshipping church.


    Bible

    Colossians 3:14-17-- 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


    Luke 4:16-21-- 16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

    18"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

    because he has anointed me

    to bring good news to the poor.

    He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives

    and recovery of sight to the blind,

    to let the oppressed go free,

    19to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

    20And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21Then he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."



               

    Question—Choose 1 (If there are 6 or more in the group, breakout in groups of 2 or 3.)


    1. What are your earliest memories of worship? What was worship like? Where did you sit? What feelings do you have about those worship experiences growing up?


    2. Luke describes a synagogue worship experience. What actions are similar to what you experience today? How is it different?


    3. It is said that Christian worship brings two things together into one service: 1) The synagogue experience of reading and comment on the word, and 2) the meal of Jesus. Something old/Something new. This bringing together of old and new is carried out in other ways: Old Testament reading/New Testament Reading. The Bible text that is old, and our context that is new. Why do you think we bring old and new together? What do we gain?


    4. Jesus said: Today these words are fulfilled. What did he mean by that?


    5. How are Jesus words fulfilled today?


    6. Circle the actions in Colossians that are a part of Christian worship today. What does that say to you? Is there anything missing?


    7. What makes for a great worship service for you?


    8. How has worship shaped your spiritual life? How has it been important for you?


    9. The spiritual practice for Loving God with our Soul is here linked to worship. Why do you think this kind of link was made. Worship and Loving God with our Soul.


     

    Option 1: One word—As you reflect about your day, what is one word that summarizes how you are feeling.


    Option 2—Share High’s and Low’s

    (If there are 6 or more in the group, then share high’s and low’s in small groups of 2 or 3.)


    Prayer—We thank you God for bringing us together. We give thanks and praise for the good gifts you have given us. For the concerns and challenges we experience, help us to give them to you in the confidence of your loving care for us. In our sharing and listening, open us to your presence. Amen.


    Lord’s Prayer—Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.


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    FIVE MINUTES WITH GOD

    INTRODUCTION:

    “Above all,” says Paul, “clothe yourselves with love.” “Above all” means that we need to really pay attention, that his words are something essential to know and to do. What a surprise to realize that Paul is giving us wardrobe advice! “Clothe yourselves with love!” This might seem rather trite or unnecessary until we take a good look at the ways we often clothe ourselves. We have whole wardrobes of being right, being in control, being perfect, being important, being the best, and on and on.


     

    SPIRITUAL PRACTICE:

    Pay attention to your wardrobe this week. Each morning when you get dressed, be as intentional about what your spirit is wearing as you are about how you are clothing your body. You might choose a small, inconspicuous article of clothing to wear each day that is your way of clothing yourself with love. Let it be a reminder to you to act in love towards those around you when you would rather be wearing your “mean jeans” or your “bossy blouse.”

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    Discover Scripture and Life


    Introduction: After the busy opening days of ministry, Jesus goes out to pray and from that time of prayer discerns a new direction for ministry. Loving God with the mind is a life-long conversation with God, a give and take through Bible Study, prayer, reflection. Loving God is being open to be changed by God. 

    Bible

    Deuteronomy 6:4-7—4Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. 5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.


    Romans 12:1-2--1I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect.


    Mark 1:33-39--33And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

    35In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37When they found him, they said to him, "Everyone is searching for you." 38He answered, "Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do." 39And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.


     

    Questions for Reflection


    1. As a young child, what was one lesson you were taught by an adult for which you are grateful today?


    2. What was the content of the faith that you learned growing up?

    a. Bible Stories

    b. 10 Commandments

    c. Creed

    d. Lord’s Prayer

    e. Luther’s Small Catechism

    f. Reading the Bible


    3. Looking back, which was most significant?


    4. Growing up who taught you to pray? What were the prayer practices growing up?


    5. What prayer practices did you do with your children?


    6. Paul talks about being transformed in our thinking by God. How has God and the message of the Gospel influenced your thinking? Are there ways the Gospel leads you to think differently or look at life differently than the world around or differently than people you know?


    7. What devotional practices using your mind are helpful for you?

    a. Bible Study

    b. Prayer

    c. Journaling

    d. Theological Reading

    e. Other


    8. Martin Luther taught a simple way to pray, using our mind to understand and see differently. Use a verse of scripture or catechism and then ask 4 Questions:

    T=Thanksgiving. How does God provide

          that I can give thanks for?

    R=Reflection/Repentance. How do I

        misuse God’s gift? Or live counter to it?

    I=Intercession. What can I pray for?

    P=Plan/Purpose. What will I do now?

    Use these questions on Deut. 6:4-7


               

    Discover More about the Message

    Reflect on the message you heard in person or on-line. You can listen to the message online here.

    https://firstlutherancr.org/resources/sermons

    1. What is something you heard that was interesting or engaging?
    2. Is there anything that raised a question or needed more explanation?
    3. What is one thing you take with you? It may be something to do, something to trust, or a wisdom of insight to have.

    Together with God in Prayer


    OPTION 1: ONE WORD. Take time to reflect about your day, your concerns, and how God may be speaking to you. As you reflect about your day, what is one word that summarizes how you are feeling? What might God be saying to you in this word?


    OPTION 2: Reflect on the past 24 hours

    • Step 1: Ask God to calm your self and help you see your life from God’s perspective.
    • Step 2: Review the last 24 hours. What happened? What stands out? What captures your attention? What is a High and Low of this time? When did you experience God’s presence? When did you feel apart or distant from God?
    • Step 3: Give your day to God your day. Ask for forgiveness where needed. Give thanks.
    • Step 4: Look forward. How might you be more loving this day? What is God calling you to do?

    Prayer

    Who or What can you pray for today?


    Close in the Lord’s Prayer

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.


    Five Minutes with God

    NONE THIS WEEK


    INTRODUCTION: 



    SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: 

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    Together in Community

    Check in with one another. 

    If there are 6 or more in the group, then share high’s and low’s in small groups of 2 or 3.

    • If there is a new person, welcome them and introduce group members.
    • (High) Share something good or eventful that you give thanks and praise for?

    Open in Prayer

    We thank you God for bringing us together. We give thanks and praise for the good gifts you have given us. For the concerns and challenges we experience, help us to give them to you in the confidence of your loving care for us. In our sharing and listening, open us to your presence. Amen. 


    5 Minutes with God—Spiritual Practice

    (Optional)

    NONE THIS WEEK


    INTRODUCTION: 

    SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: 


    Discover Scripture and Life


    Introduction: After the busy opening days of ministry, Jesus goes out to pray and from that time of prayer discerns a new direction for ministry. Loving God with the mind is a life-long conversation with God, a give and take through Bible Study, prayer, reflection. Loving God is being open to be changed by God. 


    Bible


    Deuteronomy 6:4-7—4Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. 5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.


    Romans 12:1-2--1I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect.


    Mark 1:33-39--33And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

    35In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37When they found him, they said to him, "Everyone is searching for you." 38He answered, "Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do." 39And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.


               

    Questions:

    Opening Discovery


    1. As a young child, what was one lesson you were taught by an adult for which you are grateful today? 


    More about the Scripture


    1. What was the content of the faith that you learned growing up?

    a. Bible Stories

    b. 10 Commandments

    c. Creed

    d. Lord’s Prayer

    e. Luther’s Small Catechism

    f. Reading the Bible


    2. Looking back, which was most significant?


    3. Growing up who taught you to pray? What were the prayer practices growing up?


    4. What prayer practices did you do with your children?


    5. Paul talks about being transformed in our thinking by God. How has God and the message of the Gospel influenced your thinking? Are there ways the Gospel leads you to think differently or look at life differently than the world around or differently than people you know?


    More about Life


    6. What devotional practices using your mind are helpful for you?

    a. Bible Study

    b. Prayer

    c. Journaling

    d. Theological Reading

    e. Other


    7. Martin Luther taught a simple way to pray, using our mind to understand and see differently. Use a verse of scripture or catechism and then ask 4 Questions:

    T=Thanksgiving. How does God provide

          that I can give thanks for?

    R=Reflection/Repentance. How do I

         misuse God’s gift? Or live counter to it?

    I=Intercession. What can I pray for?

    P=Plan/Purpose. What will I do now?

    Use these questions on Deut. 6:4-7



    Together in Prayer


    1. As you look to the coming week, what is one word that summarizes how you are feeling.


    2. Do you have any prayer concern that you would like to share? What is it?


    Closing Prayer

    Pray for the concerns shared in the group. Close in the Lord’s Prayer.


    You may also use this prayer.

    O God, we thank you for this time we have shared. We bring before you the joys and concerns of our heart. We pray especially for….. Grant us your healing and peace, in Jesus name. Amen.


    Lord’s Prayer

    Lord remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.


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    Together in Community

    • If there is a new person, welcome them and introduce group members.

    Discover Scripture and Life

    Open in Prayer

    We thank you God for bringing us together. We give thanks and praise for the good gifts you have given us. For the concerns and challenges we experience, help us to give them to you in the confidence of your loving care for us. In our sharing and listening, open us to your presence.


    Introduction:  After the busy opening days of ministry, Jesus goes out to pray and from that time of prayer discerns a new direction for ministry. Loving God with the mind is a life-long conversation with God, a give and take through Bible Study, prayer, reflection. Loving God is being open to be changed by God. 

    Bible


    Deuteronomy 6:4-7—4Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. 5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.


    Romans 12:1-2--1I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect.


    Mark 1:33-39--33And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

    35In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37When they found him, they said to him, "Everyone is searching for you." 38He answered, "Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do." 39And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.



    Question—Choose 1 (If there are 6 or more in the group, breakout in groups of 2 or 3.)


    1. As a young child, what was one lesson you were taught by an adult for which you are grateful today?


    2. What was the content of the faith that you learned growing up?

    a. Bible Stories

    b. 10 Commandments

    c. Creed

    d. Lord’s Prayer

    e. Luther’s Small Catechism

    f. Reading the Bible


    3. Looking back, which was most significant?


    4. Growing up who taught you to pray? What were the prayer practices growing up?


    5. What prayer practices did you do with your children?


    6. Paul talks about being transformed in our thinking by God. How has God and the message of the Gospel influenced your thinking? Are there ways the Gospel leads you to think differently or look at life differently than the world around or differently than people you know?


    7. What devotional practices using your mind are helpful for you?

    a. Bible Study

    b. Prayer

    c. Journaling

    d. Theological Reading

    e. Other


    8. Martin Luther taught a simple way to pray, using our mind to understand and see differently. Use a verse of scripture or catechism and then ask 4 Questions:

    T=Thanksgiving. How does God provide

          that I can give thanks for?

    R=Reflection/Repentance. How do I

        misuse God’s gift? Or live counter to it?

    I=Intercession. What can I pray for?

    P=Plan/Purpose. What will I do now?

    Use these questions on Deut. 6:4-7


     

    Together in Prayer

    Connect with one another before prayer. Choose one of these options.


    Option 1: One word—As you reflect about your day, what is one word that summarizes how you are feeling.


    Option 2—Share High’s and Low’s

    (If there are 6 or more in the group, then share high’s and low’s in small groups of 2 or 3.)


    Prayer—We thank you God for bringing us together. We give thanks and praise for the good gifts you have given us. For the concerns and challenges we experience, help us to give them to you in the confidence of your loving care for us. In our sharing and listening, open us to your presence. Amen.


    Lord’s Prayer—Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.


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    FIVE MINUTES WITH GOD

    NONE THIS WEEK


    INTRODUCTION:  

    SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: