FAITH5 Plus 1 – 9/3/2017

Your Plus 1 Assignment: Send an email to your local or national political leaders, regardless of whether or not you agree with their politics, and thank them for serving us.

  Scripture of the Week
For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. — Romans 12:4-5
Nightly Challenge

Sunday Music: Highlight today’s scripture in your Bible. Go to www.faithink.com and listen to the song by entering AC08 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
Church and Saints?

Tuesday Catechism Encounter: Open your Small Catechism or go online to the explanation of the Third Article of the Apostles’ Creed. Hold hands and whisper, “I believe in the holy catholic church” three times. Shout it together three times. Whisper it again three times. Now read Luther’s explanation concerning the work of the church. What word or phrase jumps out at you? What is the church here for?

Wednesday Game Night: Go to www.faithink.com and play the Quizbowl game by entering AC08 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: If there were no such thing as the church, what kind of community would you create to spread God’s word and will into the world?

Friday Role Play: Act out one of these situations.
1. A friend says, “I don’t have to go to church to be a Christian. I can worship God in nature.” How do you respond?
2. A new family from a far-away land has moved into your neighborhood. You bring some food and welcome gifts, along with an invitation to visit your church. What do you tell them about your church? (Then, try 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.