Happy Monday! In this passage we find Jesus revealing Himself to his disciples in an unexpected way. These daily postings are a resource guide for you and your groups as you walk with others to grow in or discover Jesus. A portion of this weeks readings will be taught on this Sunday at Downtown Hope's gathering!
CONNECT (Take time to write down responses to these questions)
_ How have you experienced Jesus' radiance? What area's of life do you feel as though Jesus is a dim light?
_ Who are you walking with (to help grow in or discover Jesus), how is the Lord working in their lives, and when will you spend time with them this week?
_ Take some time to praise God, to pray for those you are walking with, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to highlight truth as you read.
DISCOVER [ Mark 9.2-13 ]
2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5 And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6 For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” 8 And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. 9 And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10 So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead might mean. 11 And they asked him, “Why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?” 12 And he said to them, “Elijah does come first to restore all things. And how is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt? 13 But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him.”
+ WHAT do we learn from this passage? (Use these questions to help make other observations)
_ Where does Jesus go, who does he take with him in vs. 2?
_ What happens to him in the last part of vs. 2 and 3?
_ Who appears with Jesus in vs. 4?
_ What is Peter's suggestion in vs. 5 and 6?
_ Whose voice do we hear and what does He say in vs. 7?
_ How does the account end?
_ What does this account reveal to us about Jesus?
_ What good-news do we find in this passage?
+ HOW does the truth of this passage compel me to confess sin and take a simple step of action today and how has it gone since yesterday? (In groups discuss this in guy/girl break-outs, use these questions to help)
+ WHO in your life might you share what you learned, with today? (e.g., your family, a friend, co-worker or neighbor you are walking with to discover the message Jesus)