Week 1 // May 26 – June 1

Welcome to the Box 7 WORD 2019 Weekly Posts! Below you'll find suggested ways to grow spiritually for this week - both individually and with others at your corps.

Tip of the Week

Find a “spot” for time with God. Jesus was known for pulling away from the crowds, spending time by himself in nature to pray and recharge. Around your drum corps Move-Ins location, look for a location where you or a small group can routinely get away from the craziness of drum corps to reflect spend focused time with God. It might be in the bleachers, a balcony over a gym, a bench outside the school, a quiet lounge area inside the school. Where’s your “spot”? 

See more at box7dci.org/tips

Gospel Reading: John 1:1 - 2:12

John was one of the closest disciples of Jesus, and he wrote this Gospel account to help people believe in Jesus and have true life in him. John begins by setting the stage of how Jesus was more than a human (the “Word” of God, now dwelling among us). Jesus begins his ministry by inviting disciples to follow and learn from him. He performs one of the first miraculous signs of turning water into wine.

The Gospel reading has been split up into four, 5 minute readings found below. Click on verse to redirect to Bible app.
John 1:1-18
John 1:19-34
John 1:35-51
John 2:1-12
Key Verse

John 1:14 "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."

Optional: Video from the Bible Project on John 1-12

Psalm Reading

Psalm 27 (Click to redirect to Bible app)

Prayer Prompt

Praying can be simple — just talking with God multiple times a day. He is delighted when speak to Him! You can ask Him to help you focus or share your struggles with Him. You can ask other Christians to help you pray.

Example prayer: “God, as I begin this summer, help me to seek your kingdom and live like Jesus. Help me today to know you, to have fellowship with Jesus, and to seek joy in you. Thank you for the grace you offer me through Jesus. Amen.”

Discovery Bible Study

These are shorter selections from John for the Discovery Bible Study method for groups. Learn more at this link.

Week 1 DBS Suggested Passages

  • John 1:1-5 
  • John 1:14-18 
  • John 1:35-45