21/02/2021 : IT‘S NOT ABOUT ME IT’S ABOUT GOD.

READING:  MARK 9 V 2 – 7

The Transfiguration

After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)

Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”

  1. What is one “take away” point from the teaching this week?

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  1. The theme for this week is: “it’s not about me, it’s about God.” Like Adam, Eve, and Moses, what are examples in your own life where you have put yourself first and God second?

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  1. Peter, James and John experienced the ‘earthly’ Jesus and the ‘transfigured’ Jesus. How does the ‘earthly’ Jesus and the ‘transfigured’ Jesus challenge us?

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  1. Peter was left speechless when he came face to face with the transfigured Jesus. Have there been moments in your own life where you have been speechless before God?

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  1. How does the transfigured Jesus transform our focus from ourselves onto him?

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  1. There is a call to repentance involved when we come to understand all those moments we put ourselves before God. Have you repented for those times? How can you live going forward in a way that puts God first?

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  1. In what ways does the teaching this week apply to you specifically and to the Church generally?

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  1. What would our church and broader community be like if we all made it about God first and us second?

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