Week 8 // July 14 – 20

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

Is there someone in your corps (member or staff) who needs encouragement right now? Invite them to have a meal with you. Make the plan a day, or at least a block in advance, then meet before going through the food truck line to make it easier to connect and sit down together in your own space to talk. You can think ahead about caring questions to ask or genuine affirmation to give.

See more at box7dci.org/tips

Gospel Reading: John 14:15-16:15

Jesus encourages his disciples with promises and an extended metaphor (John 15 - the vine and the branches). He teaches about the coming of the Holy Spirit, which will bring God’s presence to the hearts of every believer. He calls us to abide in Him like a branch is dependent on a vine, so that we can bear fruit and that whatever we ask of God he will give us. He wants the disciples to remember that the world will hate them, but they can depend on the Spirit to guide them.

The Gospel reading has been split up into four, 5 minute readings found below.
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John 14:15-31
John 15:1-17
John 15:18-27
John 16:1-15
Key Verse

John 15:10-11 "If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full."

Optional: Video from the Bible Project on John 13-21

Psalm Reading

Psalm 46 (Click to redirect to Bible app)

Prayer Prompt

While late-season drum corps can be an emotionally taxing environment, God can redeem our feelings and situations. Remember to practice gratitude - expressing what you are thankful for to God and to yourself. For any remaining anxieties, you can talk to God specifically about those feelings. You might be surprised how much better you feel after sharing your burdens with Him!

Suggested prayer: “God, you have given me so much to be grateful for. I ask for more of your joy and peace today. 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

  • 14:15-31
  • 15:1-17
  • 16:5-15