LT11 - The World Unravels
Scripture of the Week
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it. — Isaiah 55:10-11
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:
Luther thought of prayer as key to a healthy Christian life. Open your Small Catechism or go on line to the “Daily Prayers” section of Luther’s short book. Read and pray through the prayers together. What might using these short prayers in the morning, evening, and meal times do to help children, youth, families, singles and couples stay closer to God and to one another?
Print this week’s 10 question Quiz Bowl (pdf). Pick a moderator and play the game. Have fun!
Before Luther’s Reformation, priests, monks and nuns were not allowed to marry. How do you think Luther’s life changed when he became a father? How do you think having children changes most people?
Friday Role Play:
Act out the scene on the cover. Luther is alone in his cell, looking out the window. Many good things have happened since he started his reform. The church is experiencing great freedom. People are reading the Bible for themselves. But the peasants have taken his words about freedom too far and are burning churches and castles. They are smashing statues and stained glass windows. The government is calling on him to support them in crushing the rebellion. What should he do?
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, God’s Word be your lamp and your light. Amen.