Listening today to this Scripture of encouragement,
what strikes you about it?
What word or phrase caught
your ear today?
sharing your response to the question with others!
THEME: God’s reign is unfolding.
Reading II: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10
Brothers and sisters:
We are always courageous,
although we know that while we are at home in the
body we are away from the Lord,
for we walk by faith, not by sight.
Yet we are courageous, and we would rather leave
the body and go home to the Lord.
Therefore, we aspire to please him,
whether we are at home or away.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of
Christ, so that each may receive recompense,
according to what he did in the body, whether good
Question for Children: Have you ever had to walk in the dark with no light? How is that like walking by faith and not by sight? What did you have to do to keep going in the dark?
Question for Youth: Do you pray and ask for faith? How do you work on building your faith?
Question for Adults: When do you find it hardest to have faith? Must you “see” answered prayer, or can you peacefully accept God’s will?