Reading this week: Changing the Story
This is World Hunger Campaign week, so I’ve selected the passages out of World Renew’s devotional to direct our reading and devotions this week. For more information on this year’s campaign or to receive these devotions online, visit World Renew at worldrenew.net.
Monday: Psalm 103, Singing God’s Love and Justice
Not only good for Communion, this Psalm is a reminder of God’s compassion for the world. How have you experienced that compassion? What song comes to your mind right now?
Tuesday: Ephesians 5, Justice begins at home
Being filled by the Spirit makes a difference. In what ways does your family reflect a changed story? How might that change bless the families you are touching?
Wednesday: Ephesians 3:14-21, Encouragement
This is my favorite prayer in the Bible! Which stories of God’s love are you most engaged with now? How have these stories of God’s love encouraged you? How has this prayer been effective in your life?
Thursday: Isaiah 61:1-3; Luke 4:14-21, The Crown of Beauty
Jesus’ ministry included those left out, marginalized. Where is our church active in the “crown of beauty” business? To whom is God calling you to bring this whole gospel ministry?
Friday: Psalm 15; Micah 6:1-8, Integrity and Gospel
God has always called those invited into his presence to walk blameless. To what integrity questions in the church is God turning your attention? in your life? How has integrity led you to a deeper experience into God’s sanctuary?
Saturday: Luke 10:25-37, My Neighbors
God is in the business of expanding our “neighborhoods.” How has your neighborhood been growing? What new neighbors is God leading into your life? How is God answering the question “Who’s our neighbor?” in the life of our church?