Week 9 // July 21 – 27

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

Do you have some real life plans or school registrations that are not complete for the fall semester? Ask someone (maybe a corps staff member) to help you find time to get these done; it will be a great relief for your final weeks of rehearsal and performing. You might even ask a staff member to use a laptop and internet connection, which will help you focus and finish faster than working on your phone.

See more at box7dci.org/tips

Gospel Reading: John 16:16-18:40

Jesus promises them joy and that he has overcome the world. In chapter 17, his prays asking God’s plan to be glorified and for his followers to be unified, like God the Father is unified with the son. They all move outside to a garden where Judas betrays them by bringing the opposing religious leaders with soldiers to arrest Jesus. This begins Jesus laying down his life. He is demonstrating the reality of His Kingdom — a different way that seems upside-down from the world’s kingdom.

The Gospel reading has been split up into four, 5 minute readings found below.
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John 16:16-33
John 17:1-26
John 18:1-24
John 18:25-40
Key Verse

John 17:20-21 ""I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me."

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

Psalm Reading

Psalm 1 (Click to redirect to Bible app)

Prayer Prompt

God allows us to experience trials because his power can be displayed through us when we joyfully trust in Him through the challenges. This is a way that we get to imitate the life of Jesus — how he trusted in the Father’s plan through persecution and even laying down his life.

Suggested Prayer: “Father, I know that when challenges come you can be glorified. Help me see see my struggles and sin not as something to despair, but an opportunity for me to be joyful and obedient in all circumstances. 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

  • 16:25-33
  • 17:13-19
  • 18:28-40