Week 2 // June 2 – June 8

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

If you did not try last week’s tip of finding your “spot” for quiet time, check back on the week 1 post... As you get settled into Move-Ins, you can ask a more experienced member or staff about how to save time in your daily routine. If you have not already established a Box 7 small group or “Focus Group,” start paying attention to who is connected to Box 7 that you see often during the day. Invite them to join you for a Focus Group time this week, then commit to meet a few more times. Don't feel like you have to commit to a group for the whole summer. 

See more at box7dci.org/tips

Gospel Reading: John 2:13 - 4:38

Jesus reveals who He is and teaches about God through several encounters — cleansing the temple from corrupt businessmen, prophesying his death & resurrection, talking with Nicodemus about the mystery of being “born again” (which includes the famous John 3:16 passage), and his grace-filled interaction with the Samaritan woman at the well.

The Gospel reading has been split up into four, 5 minute readings found below.
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John 2:13-25
John 3:1-21
John 3:22-36
John 4:1-38
Key Verse

John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him."

Optional: Video from the Bible Project on John 1-12 (Same as Week 1)

Psalm Reading

Psalm 24 (Click to redirect to Bible app)

Prayer Prompt

"Spending a minute in prayer or journaling strays thoughts before reading the Bible can help calm your soul. A conversation with God can be simple, asking Him to understand who he is and how his reality can set you free. You can also ask Him to be working at your corps.

Example prayer: “God, I want to let your light into the areas of my life so that I may experience freedom. In your son Jesus I am free to be myself, confess my sin, and come back into relationship with you. Thank you for your love and cleansing 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 2 DBS Suggested Passages

  • John 3:16-21
  • John 3:22-36