1 Corinthians 16:1-11
This passage, anchored in the rest of the letter, gets into the nitty-gritty about how the Gospel gets worked out in our everyday lives. The way we spend our money, the way we interact with those around us, what we do with our time, how we plan for the future; these are all very real parts of this life and are all very scared and significant. It is not just the programmed and religious things that are spiritual. It's because of what Jesus has accomplished, that all of life is a liturgy - everything is worship.
1. What are the mundane and ordinary things in your life that feel like they suck the life out of you?
2.In what ways does it feel like you live a duel existence, with your spiritual life one reality and your earthly life another?
3.What prevents you from viewing the mundane, the painful suffering, the challenges, and the beauty of this life as meaningful and sacred?
4.What would change if, in the places you find yourself this week, you were compelled by the Spirit to view them as meaningful and sacred?
Let the Gospel work its way into the nooks and crannies of your life; expounding justice, allowing God to use you to bring shalom and flourishing in your life as well as others.
August 11, 2019 | Gabe Shippam