Series: 1 John
This Week's Reading: 1 John 3:11-24
This Week's Reflection Questions:
What did you observe from the passage this week?
Think about how John’s definition of love differs from the definition our American culture gives us. How does this challenge you in your relationship with other believers?
Verse 24 mentions that we not only abide in God, but that He also abides in us through the Holy Spirit given to us. How does knowing and believing this give you confidence this week?
We Are All Together by Clayton Luckie
Litany (Congregational response in bold):
Give thanks to the Lord, who is good. God’s love is everlasting.
Come, let us praise God joyfully. Let us come to God with thanksgiving.
For Your good creation: for things great and small, beautiful and awesome, for seen and unseen splendors,
thank you, God.
For human life: for talking and moving and thinking together,
for common hopes and hardships shared from birth until our dying, thank you, God.
For your help in times of doubt and sorrow: for healing our diseases, for preserving us in temptation and danger, thank you, God.
For the church into which we have been called: for the good news we receive by Word and sacrament, for our life together in the Lord, we praise you, God.
For your Holy Spirit, who guides our steps and brings us gifts of faith and love, who prays in us and prompts our grateful worship, we praise you, God.
For your Son Jesus Christ, who lived and died and lives again for our salvation: for our hope in him,
for the joy of serving him, we thank and praise you, eternal God, for all your goodness to us.
Give thanks to the Lord, who is good. God’s love is everlasting. Amen.
* Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, Second Edition, © 2013, Faith Alive Christian Resources.