Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for the week
February 15, 2015 Bearing the Cross/Transfiguration
Jesus’ transfiguration is a bit of a mystery. Yet we can still learn from it. Jesus’ appearance changed right before the disciples’ eyes; light shined from his face and his clothing became dazzling white. God’s glory shined through him that day.
Jesus spoke with Moses and Elijah. Moses represented the law, and Elijah represented the prophets. Their presence suggests that Jesus came to fulfill the law and the prophets. Jesus was the one they had been waiting for.
Follow the teachings of Jesus, which occur shortly before his transfiguration.
Sunday, Matthew 16:24-17:8, Bearing the Cross; Transfiguration
Monday, Psalm 41:7-10, Psalm
Tuesday, Matthew 12:1-14, Teachings of Jesus
Wednesday, Matthew 18:1-9, Who Is the Greatest?
Thursday, Matthew 12:15-32, Teachings of Jesus
Friday, Matthew 12:33-50, Teachings of Jesus
Saturday, Matthew 13:1-23, Parables of Jesus
- What are some common themes in the teachings of Jesus? How do the teachings turn the world on its head?
- What actions or behaviors are taboo in your community? How would your community respond if Jesus came and performed those actions? Why would Jesus behave in a manner contrary to social norms?
- What truths do you hold dear, that could stand to be challenged? (In other words, have you ever considered that you might be wrong?) What would happen if you gave others the opportunity to be right?
Bless: God who transfigures, enlighten us in your word this day. Let us hear your voice in new ways. Amen.