FAITH5 Plus 1 – 9/17/2017

Your Plus 1 Assignment this week: Pray every day for your church family.

  Scripture of the Week
If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. Listen,I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable. — Romans 14:8, I Corinthians 15:51-52
Nightly Challenge

Sunday Music: Highlight today’s scripture in your Bible. Go to www.faithink.com and listen to the song by entering AC10 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 resurrection and eternal life?

Tuesday Catechism Encounter: Happy Easter! Jesus is risen! On this day of resurrection, we celebrate the new life we have from Christ. It is ours today, tomorrow and for all eternity. Open your Small Catechism to the explanation of the final part of the Third Article of the Apostles’ Creed. What does Luther say Christ will do for believers on the last day?

Wednesday Game Night: Go to www.faithink.com and play the Quizbowl game by entering AC10 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: Have you experienced the death of someone close to you? A relative? A friend? A pet? How did it affect you? Tell or write about your experience. How does Easter change the way you look at this experience?

Friday Role Play: Act out one of these situations.
1. A friend says, “I don’t believe in any after-life. I think you die and you’re gone and that’s it.” What do you say?
2. An elderly man at church just lost his spouse after 52 years of marriage. He comes alone to worship on the Sunday after the funeral. You ask if he will sit with you. He smiles and nods. During the prayers, he starts to cry. 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.