Week 10 // July 28 – August 3

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

What memories or performance moments do you want to remember from this season? Take some time away from social media or idle conversation to journal about these memories. You might be able to find a few more tweaks to your show-prep or EPL process to gain some time in these last couple weeks. Have you spent time lately with Scriptures or music that bring joy and hope in Jesus? If not, recall some of your favorites for your last few bus rides.

See more at box7dci.org/tips

Gospel Reading: John 19:1-20:31

Jesus is mocked, beaten, and humiliated by those who are deceived and angry at him. Even though Pilate, a Roman official, believes that Jesus is innocent, he gives in to the wish of the crowds for Jesus to be crucified on the cross. All of this fulfills prophetic scripture like Isaiah 53. Jesus dies on a Friday and is buried in a tomb. By Sunday, Jesus has resurrected in a new body and is missing from the tomb. He begins to appear and speak to closest followers and family.

The Gospel reading has been split up into four, 5 minute readings found below.
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John 19:1-30
John 19:31-42
John 20:1-18
John 20:19-31
Key Verse

John 19:11 "Jesus answered him, "You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin."

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

Psalm Reading

Psalm 22 (Click to redirect to Bible app)

Prayer Prompt

Life is temporary, and so is a season of drum corps. While we may put a lot of hope in life or drum corps (without realizing it), God has something greater for us to put our hope in. The resurrection of Jesus from death shows us that God has power over death, and the resurrection makes solid the promise that God can raise up believers from the dead. Those who trust in Jesus have nothing to fear about any loss in this world, because our hope can be in Him.

Suggested Prayer: “God, thank you for the miracle and promise of the resurrection. Help me to hold onto this hope today and through any transition in life. Help me to share about this hope with others who are seeking hope as we finish the summer. In the name of Jesus I pray, 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

  • All of Chapter 19
  • All of Chapter 20