The theme for today was Jesus’ power to break the chains … chains of guilt, depression, fear, addiction. Our day started at the Convention Center challenging ourselves with social awareness exhibits, service activities and play. Then after dinner at Hockeytown Cafe (This is Redwing country, you know!), it was into the Gathering for another night of music, dance, and encouraging words, in particularly from Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.
The night ended with capstone devotions and special group time to close our blessed week together.
Worship is 9:30 on Sunday … and then we are headed home.
Bible Passage of the Day to help reflect on conversations over the whole week:
22For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.
26Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, 29so that no one might boast in the presence of God. 30He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31in order that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:22-31)
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