“Transformed for Mission,” Feb 26, 2017

Additional Information: Dazzling Darkness

Corresponding Message: SimiCov Media

The Text: Luke 9:28–36
*What words, phrases, or parts of the story catch your attention? Why?
*What is something you noticed for the first time?
*What questions do you have about the text?
*Was there anything that bothered you?
*What did you learn about loving God and loving others?

In the article linked above, the author writes, “What the rest of us have are stories like this one, and the chance to decide for ourselves whether we will believe what they tell us.”
*What strange, crazy, or amazing encounters with God have you had?
*What was it like to tell others about this story? Or, why didn’t you tell others the story?
*How did this event transform/change your life?

Some suggest that Peter wanted to build shelters to remain in the moment; to stay on the mountain top. This caused one author to ask whether we too often choose to “dwell in our worship tabernacles basking in God’s glory, away from people and their pressing needs?”
*In your opinion, how does worship, or how can worship, fuel us for mission/service?
*What are some changes that could be made to the way you/we worship that would help you “come down from the mountain” transformed for mission?

Action.
*If you believed Jesus’ teachings were true, what is one thing you could do to respond to this text?