LT08 - Heretics' Trial
Scripture of the Week
The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever. — Isaiah 40:8
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 the image on the front page? Can you tell this part of Luther’s story?
Tuesday Catechism Encounter:
When Luther was excommunicated (banned from the Church), he also was forbidden to take Holy Communion. Open your Small Catechism or go on line to Part VI, Luther’s teaching on Holy Communion. According to Luther, what are the gifts that come with Holy Communion? Who has a right to receive it? Look for key words that describe this part of the Christian experience.
Print this week’s 10 question Quiz Bowl (pdf). Pick a moderator and play the game. Have fun!
What is the biggest trial you have faced in your life? What did you learn from your trial? Where was God in your trial? If you faced it again, would you act in a different way based on what you know now?
Friday Role Play:
Act out the scene on the cover. But first, it is the night before Luther’s trial at Worms. He is alone in his cell. His friends sneak into the room to find him praying. What should he do tomorrow? If he backs down, he may go home free. If he doesn’t back down, he could be burned at the stake. What should he do? What do you tell him? How does he answer?
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, may God’s Word live forever in your heart. Amen.