Week 7 // July 7 – 13

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

It’s that time of the summer, when some dating relationships on tour begin to solidify. Are you or a friend beginning to date someone on tour because of the comfort that person brings? That relationship might not be honoring to God or emotionally healthy. A resource that Box 7 recommends on relationships in the Breakaway Ministries app. Check out the podcast folder entitled “Single / Dating / Engaged / Married.” Corps staff members may have wisdom on these relationships to pass on to you!

See more at box7dci.org/tips

Gospel Reading: John 8:1-10:21

The second half of chapter 12 continues to draw the contrast that Jesus will save the world, but some hardened hearts will not believe in him. Jesus steps into extended private time with his disciples in Jerusalem to participate in a Jewish feast called the Passover. He demonstrates His love to them by washing their feet, acknowledges that one will betray him and one will deny him, yet he gives them hope by teaching “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

The Gospel reading has been split up into four, 5 minute readings found below.
Click on verse to redirect to Bible app.
John 12:27-50
John 13:1-20
John 13:21-38
John 14:1-14
Key Verse

John 12:46 "I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness."

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

Psalm Reading

Psalm 54 (Click to redirect to Bible app)

Prayer Prompt

This week, let’s express our gratitude to God for the opportunity in marching DCI this summer, and let’s pray for our staff and volunteers who are making the experience possible. You can write down specific points of gratitude and names of people to pray for on a napkin, dot-book page, or journal.

Suggested prayer: “Heavenly Father, you have blessed me with so much this summer - a creative community to live and perform with, staff and volunteers who are serving us, and the chance to travel and experience beauty in new places. Thank you for both the joy and the trials of today. In Jesus’ name, 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

  • 12:27-36
  • 12:44-50
  • 14:1-6