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.
Find a “spot” for time with God. Jesus was known for pulling away from the crowds, spending time by himself in nature to pray and recharge. Around your drum corps Move-Ins location, look for a location where you or a small group can routinely get away from the craziness of drum corps to reflect spend focused time with God. It might be in the bleachers, a balcony over a gym, a bench outside the school, a quiet lounge area inside the school. Where’s your “spot”?
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John was one of the closest disciples of Jesus, and he wrote this Gospel account to help people believe in Jesus and have true life in him. John begins by setting the stage of how Jesus was more than a human (the “Word” of God, now dwelling among us). Jesus begins his ministry by inviting disciples to follow and learn from him. He performs one of the first miraculous signs of turning water into wine.
John 1:14 "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."
Psalm 27 (Click to redirect to Bible app)
Praying can be simple — just talking with God multiple times a day. He is delighted when speak to Him! You can ask Him to help you focus or share your struggles with Him. You can ask other Christians to help you pray.
Example prayer: “God, as I begin this summer, help me to seek your kingdom and live like Jesus. Help me today to know you, to have fellowship with Jesus, and to seek joy in you. Thank you for the grace you offer me through Jesus. Amen.”
These are shorter selections from John for the Discovery Bible Study method for groups. Learn more at this link.
Week 1 DBS Suggested Passages
Discovery Bible Study (DBS) is an interactive group method for engaging with God's Word. It takes minimal preparation, and works well for people from diverse backgrounds of faith. A DBS time with 3-5 people can span 15-20 minutes, or longer if you choose.
DBS emphasizes transformation through connection to God and real-life application. Please refrain from teaching about a passage or referring to other studies/sermons/stories that your group has not experienced.
As you read and discuss the Bible, try to process each of these questions. Some overlap as you discuss is fine!
For each week of the Reading Plan, here are suggested scripture passages for which you can host a Discovery Bible Study.
Anyone can participate in at DBS even if they are not reading the Gospel of John on their own.
If you have a longer gathering time (like extended snack during move-ins, staying overnight at a housing site, or a free day), you could select multiple passages for multiple sessions of Discovery Bible Study.
Week 1 // May 26 - June 1
Week 2 // June 2 - 8
Week 3 // June 9 - 15
Week 4 // June 16 - 22
Week 5 // June 23 - 29
Week 6 // June 30 - July 6
Week 7 // July 7 - 13
Week 8 // July 7 - 13
Week 9 // July 21 - 27
Week 10 // July 28 - Aug 3
Week 11 // Aug 4 - 10
Before move-ins or anytime this summer, you can read Proverbs (near the middle of the Bible) as a way to understand how God has designed life in this world to work. There are 31 chapters, and it's easy to read 1 chapter a day.
The series of podcast teachings below are from Passion City Church in Washington, D.C. Ben Stuart is the pastor teaching through these topics from Proverbs.
"The minute you admit your need to God, you are barreling down the path of wisdom."
"The essence of foolishness is trying to divorce decisions from consequences." -Ben Stuart
Access the podcasts through your normal podcast app, or click through the links below to learn more.
The publishing dates on this podcast series is September 11, 2018 - November 7, 2018.
If you can stay awake for any reading the first few days after Finals, we might have something here for you!
If you can not stay awake, welcome to the Couchmen Drum & Bugle Corps! You may purchase your gear at this link. 😉