Week 11 // August 4 – 10

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

For this last week together, if you have final words for people in your corps, make a short list of the ones you would like to pursue a moment with. You can think through these kinds of conversations: who should I thank? who do I need to apologize to? who should I resolve conflict with? who in my section should I affirm publicly for their character? what staff member should I thank for what they taught me? who has been a faithful servant of Jesus? Spoken words can be some of the most powerful blessings we can give. 

See more at box7dci.org/tips

Gospel Reading: John 21:1-21:25

The final exchanges in John 21 are very personal moments of Jesus commissioning his disciples. He encourages them to listen to him through a miraculous catch of fish, then spends time with them over breakfast. He commissions Simon Peter three times, symbolically undoing Peter’s three denials. And John, the author of this book and ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved’ closes with an affirmation that he was eyewitness to these events and that the testimony is true.

The Gospel reading has been split up into four, 5 minute readings found below.
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John 21:1-14
John 21:15-25
Key Verse

John 21:5-6 "Jesus said to them, "Children, do you have any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish."

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

Psalm Reading

Psalm 37 (Click to redirect to Bible app)

Prayer Prompt

You’re encouraged to take some time to reflect and be grateful to God as you finish the drum corps season. This will help you separate from drum corps to return home and be ready to make new connections with your next season of school, work, family, friends, and Christian community.

Suggested Prayer: “Father in Heaven, as we finish this season of drum corps we want to glorify you for the creative abilities and community you have given us. You are the only affection we can have for eternity. Help us to love you with all our life: our my mind, heart, soul, and strength. In Christ's 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

  • 21:1-14
  • 21:24-25