Today we will learn more about how God is working in the midst of the war in Ukraine and how we, as His church, can join Him in that work.
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Use this outline for personal reflection, as a couples or family devotion, or with a small group.
Have you ever been displaced from your home? What happened, and how did you feel during that time? What was the most helpful thing someone could have done for you at that point?
How do you use your earthy dwelling for God’s kingdom? If nothing, why not? Talk about it, invite accountability, and take time to pray together.
This week’s daily Bible readings come from the books of Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, both of which are attributed to King Solomon and are considered wisdom literature. As you read, invite the Holy Spirit to grant you discernment and wisdom.
What is the responsibility of the church during times of war and violence? Why is the Bible concerned with the plight of refugees and aliens?
Welcoming the Stranger, by Matthew Soerens & Jenny Yang
Undaunted, by Zoya Phan
The Hole in Our Gospel, by Richard Stearns
Check out these books from our suggested reading list at https://bit.ly/AspireSMB