Because we live in response to God’s love and promise, we can persevere regardless of the events of each day. The truth about our lives is not determined by the headlines, or any particular hardship, or even the opinion of others. Instead the truth that sustains us is the love of God we find in Jesus.
Worship this week:
Saturday — 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday — 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for the week:
Walk by Faith Not Sight June 11-12, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, 2 Corinthians 4:16 – 5:10, Walk by Faith Not Sight
Monday, Romans 7:14-24, The Inner Conflict
Tuesday, Colossians 3:1-17, The New Life in Christ
Wednesday, Romans 8:18-30, Future Glory
Thursday, 2 Peter 1:3-15, The Christian’s Call and Election
Friday, Hebrews 11:8-22, The Faith of Abraham
Saturday, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, The Gift of Love
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:6-7
Paul is on a roll. He puts life in perspective for the Corinthians. While we live upon the earth, what we do here matters. One day we will no longer live on this earth. Our forever home is a heavenly one which cannot be destroyed.
- What does it mean to “walk by faith, not by sight”? How do you walk by faith? How do you walk by sight?
- Tell a story of a time you trusted God, even when trusting was hard.
- Try this: Make a sandwich blindfolded. Prep your space with all the ingredients you need. Then put on the blindfold and make your sandwich. Eat your sandwich with the blindfold on. Take notice of what you hear, feel, smell, and taste. What did you learn from the experience?
PRAY: Loving God, you renew us when we feel our strength waning. Point us to your eternal promise, in which we are secure, through your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
BLESS: May God guide you as you walk by faith. Amen.