FAITH5 Plus 1 – 9/10/2017

Your Plus 1 Assignment this week: Clean up God’s creation wherever you see trash!

  Scripture of the Week
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. — 1 John 1:9
Nightly Challenge

Sunday Music: Highlight today’s scripture in your Bible. Go to and listen to the song by entering AC09 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 above? How might it relate to the forgiveness of sins?

Tuesday Catechism Encounter: Open your Small Catechism or go online to Part V: Confession. Hold hands and whisper, “I believe in the forgiveness of sins” three times. Shout it together three times. Whisper it again three times. Scan through Luther’s scan understanding of confession and forgiveness. According to Luther, what should we confess? To whom should we confess? Who gives forgiveness?

Wednesday Game Night: Go to and play the Quizbowl game by entering AC09 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: What happens when you forgive a person? What happens when you don’t forgive? Why is forgiveness important in healthy relationships? In your family? In the world?

Friday Role Play: Act out one of these situations.
1. A friend is angry with someone for hurting them. “I’m so mad, I will never forgive them!” What do you say?
2. Someone you know struck and killed a child while texting and driving. They are full of grief and deeply depressed. What do you say?

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.