PRAYER OF THE WEEK:
Dear God, thank you for everything you give us including the hard things to accept that you use to keep us well. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
COLORING PAGE OF THE WEEK:
BIBLE STORY OF THE WEEK: Mark 9:40-50 NRSV
“Whoever is not against us is for us. For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward. If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.
“For everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:
What stumbling blocks have people put in your way in life? How have you grown because of them? What are some ways that you use salt in your life? What does it do for you? How are you salt for others? How does it feel when you are at peace?