LT03 - Dark Night of the Soul
Scripture of the Week
Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. — John 3:17
Highlight scripture in your Bible. Play the karaoke and sing along with the song. What words or phrases jump out at you? Why?
Monday Art Encounter:
What do you see in this image? Can you tell this part of Luther’s story?
Tuesday Catechism Encounter:
Open your Small Catechism or go on line to Part II, Luther’s teaching on the Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed. Look for key words that describe Jesus. According to Luther, what has Christ done for us?
Print this week’s 10 question Quiz Bowl (pdf). Pick a moderator and play the game. Have fun!!
Why do some people feel un- lovable, worthless and hopeless? What can you do to help them know how much God loves them?
Friday Role Play:
Act out the scene on the cover.
It is late at night. Luther is alone in his cell. He is fearful and angry. He has done everything he can to earn the love of God, yet is still aware of his sin. How can God love him? He is imperfect. He is a sinner. How can he love God? God created him imperfect and now demands perfection! Maybe he’ll never deserve God’s love! Never find his peace! He thinks Christ will be his judge. What do you tell him?
What was your highest high this week? What was your lowest low? Thank and praise God for the highest high. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you with the lowest low. Close in Jesus’ name.
This Week’s Blessing
(Name), Child of God, you seek and find the love of God. Amen.