Week 6 // June 30 – July 6

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

How have your free-days or laundry blocks been so far? These can be excellent for recharging spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. The drum corps norm is to hang out with a group and spend money, but you might be more refreshed by spending time in quiet reflection, walking in nature, talking with family or supporters back home, or praying for your corps. Give some thought to how you can strategically use your remaining free days or laundry times for your health and God’s glory.

See more at box7dci.org/tips

Gospel Reading: John 8:1-10:21

Religious leaders (the Pharisees) are attempting to stone Jesus or arrest him because their hearts are hard to His teaching and authority. When Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, is sick and dies, Jesus uses this opportunity to show his power over death. He resurrects Lazarus, which causes many more Jews to believe in Jesus as the Son of God. This triggers the Pharisees to plan to kill him. Jesus knows this and begins to prepare his followers for the fulfillment of God’s plan.

The Gospel reading has been split up into four, 5 minute readings found below.
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John 10:22-42
John 11:1-46
John 11:47-57
John 12:1-26
Key Verse

John 10:27-28 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand."

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

Psalm Reading

Psalm 23 (Click to redirect to Bible app)

Prayer Prompt

Jesus said, "blessed are the peacemakers,” (not 'conflict avoiders'). Sometimes we need to be brave to enter conflict and bring peace in our corps. Pray this week to see if there may be some situation the Lord wants you to help resolve.

Suggested prayer: “God, help me to discern conflict when it arises and lead me to be a peacemaker. I trust in you and ask for you to wipe away my fear of people with bold love for people. Please guide me to create harmony at my drum corps. 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

  • 10:22-42
  • 11:17-27
  • 12:12-26