A vision of glory sets the stage for the difficult days ahead. How does our experience of Jesus carry us through our difficult days?
Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Bible Study, and fellowship
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week: TRANSFIGURATION
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, Psalm 41:7-10, Psalm
Tuesday, Matthew 13:47-53, Parables of Jesus
Wednesday, Matthew 18:1-9, Who Is the Greatest?
Thursday, Psalm 146:7c-10, Psalm
Friday, Psalm 51:1-3, Psalm
Saturday, Matthew 13:54-58, Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
(Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.)
TALK: And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun,
and his clothes became dazzling white. (Matthew 17:2)
Three of the disciples find themselves atop a mountain with Jesus and two dead prophets in a blaze of light. Under such circumstances, can we really blame Peter for speaking nonsense?
- What events have occurred in your community that have changed the course of your community’s future? How have the transformational events transformed you?
- What does it mean to you when Jesus says, “Deny [yourself], and take up your cross and follow me”? In what ways have you taken up a cross? In what ways have you denied yourself?
- For the littles: What does it mean when a person glows bright like the sun? Jesus glowed like that!
PRAY: O God of the ages, you give us your only son and ask only that we listen to him. Help us to see you throughout our highs and lows, and to find courage in having you by our side. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
BLESS: May God transform your heart and mind to be of like heart and mind with God. Amen.