Week 4 // June 16 – 22

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 are beginning tour this week, there will be change in your routines and the rhythms of how you interact with people. As the rhythms of a culture change, so does the rhythm of ministry. Take some extra minutes to plan ahead, pray, or seek advice at your corps about how to navigate this transition. For bus rides before/after shows, how can you build a habit to spend a few minutes being refreshed by Jesus? If you have a new tour job on the road, what people in that tour job routine can you pursue for a God-centered relationship?

See more at box7dci.org/tips

Gospel Reading: John 6:22-7:53

After feeding the five thousand, Jesus teaches that He is the living bread from heaven, and the will of the Father is for everyone who looks on him will have eternal life. Jesus begins to teach that the world will hate those who follow him. Later in chapter 7, he teaches about the Holy Spirit. The community has conflicting ideas about who Jesus is and where his authority comes from.

The Gospel reading has been split up into four, 5 minute readings found below.
Click on verse to redirect to Bible app.
John 6:22-59
John 6:60-71
John 7:1-31
John 7:32-53
Key Verse

John 6:35 "Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst."

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

Psalm Reading

Psalm 32 (Click to redirect to Bible app)

Prayer Prompt

As schedules may be shifting toward tour, look for a new opportunity to gather with a few Christians and pray for your corps. Ask God to empower you to see ways that you can resonate the Good News of Jesus Christ during changing times of the drum corps season.

Suggested prayer: “Father God, You are the sustainer of life! Fill us with your spirit to serve and bless those around us. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear where you are moving."

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

  • 6:22-34
  • 6:35-40
  • 7:37-39