What words or phrases in today’s reading touch your heart
What feeling do you have after hearing the instructions
sharing your response to the question with others!
THEME: We remain at the heart of Jesus mission.
GReading II : 1 Peter 4:13-16
Beloved: Rejoice to the extent that you share in the sufferings
of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may
also rejoice exultantly. If you are insulted for the name of
Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God
rests upon you. But let no one among you be made to suffer
as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as an intriguer.
But whoever is made to suffer as a Christian should not be
ashamed but glorify God because of the name.
Question for Children: Jesus helps us be strong in our faith. When do you need to be really strong in faith?
Question for Youth: Prayer is essential to being a disciple, because it is the way we build or relationship with God—through talking and listening. What is one way you can take more time this week to listen to God in prayer?
Question for Adults: In these heartfelt instructions from a leader of the church, what are the ways in modern life that we sometimes suffer for our faith? Or are there no such ways?