FAITH5 Plus 1 – 8/6/2017

PLUS 1 Assignment: Find creative ways to care for God’s creation this week (pick up trash…recycle…plant something…)

Scripture of the Week
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth… Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. — Isaiah 40:28a, 30-31

Nightly Challenge

Sunday Music: Highlight today’s scripture in your Bible. Go to www.faithink.com and listen to the song by entering AC01 in the FINKlink box on the bottom left. What words or phrases jump out at you? Why?

Monday Art Encounter: What do you see in the image on the front page? How might it relate to God as creator?
Tuesday Catechism Encounter: Open your Small Catechism or go online to Part II: The Creed. Hold hands and whisper, “I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth” three times. Shout it together three times. Whisper it again three times. Now read Luther’s explanation of the First Article. What words or phrases jump out at you? Why?

Wednesday Game Night: Go to www.faithink.com and play the Quizbowl game by entering AC01 in the FINKlink box on the bottom left column. Scroll to the bottom of the linked page and click “Launch Game.” Have fun!

Thursday Question: Where is your favorite spot in nature? Why do you like it? What can you know about God by looking at creation?

Friday Role Play: Act out one of these situations.

1. A friend says, “You can’t be much of a scientist and believe in God!” How do you answer?

2. Act out each of these situations when a friend says:
A. “I don’t recycle. It is too much of a bother.”
B. “I don’t worry about saving water and electricity. We have enough money.”
C. “The Bible says we have dominion over the earth, so we can do whatever we want with it.”

Saturday Reflections: 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.