I pray your interactions with Jesus around God’s Word have been as rich and full as mine in recent weeks. Using the Right-Side-Up playing cards crafted by our Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Creative Team, I’ve appreciated my engagement with Jesus among family members at dinnertime in a new way at home and with church friends before our meeting and study times too.
In addition to the playing cards and large print pamphlets available in the Reception office, you can find Focus Bible Passage resources online at http://www.engagedbygrace.org/focus-passages/
Keep at it and the Creative Team will be inviting your input as to how we can be supporting those interactions with Jesus even more effectively going forward. – Pastor Steve
GRAB A MINUTE WITH JESUS
Gather Up … and Down
Gather thoughts and share recent Ups and Downs within your daily life.
Read God’s Word where Jesus engages us
Read the Focus Passage once or twice (a second voice can expand hearing). Ponder and share any wisdom God’s Word shines on your Ups and Downs. Talk about thoughts or ideas that arise from the Dialog Questions provided.
ACT in Prayer
Ask God’s help for others and yourself.
Confess your selfishness, pride and sin. Thank God for specific blessings in your life.
Bless (a different Blessing Card for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany) Bless one another laying hands on another’s head, shoulder, arm or hands.