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Growing Deeply

a daily scripture guide

Week of February 6- February 11
Sunday Sermon
An Ordinary Time - February 5
MONDAY: Luke 9:28-33 Transfigured
Scripture: Luke 9:28-33 (NRSV)
Jesus, while praying, was changed/transfigured, which means his presence was
Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John
different. For us, when we pray, how are we different? Changed?
and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the
PRAYER: As I continue to pray for breakthrough for myself and the church, may I be
changed, humbled, convicted, moved to action. Change me God thorugh my prayers.
appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly
they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and
TUESDAY: Luke 9:28-33 Stay Awake were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
So often the breakthrough, the new idea, the desired outcome is available at the edge Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had
of the morning, when its darkest out, when we feel like giving up. Dont fall asleep; stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Just as
stay awake to see things come to pass. they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here;
CONSIDER: What in your life are you just about fed up with? Ready to give up on? let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijahnot
Hold on, stay awake you might be close to your breakthrough. knowing what he said.
WEDNESDAY: Luke 9:28-33 Cant Be Contained
New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the
The first response to experiencing the glory of God through Jesus was to build a National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission.
dwelling place for the glory to reside. Too often, we want to hold on to the glory, All rights reserved.
the goodness, the blessing, the testimony. Dont build anything else God cant be
contained - rather, He desires to be shared. My Notes:
CONSIDER: Where have I seen God at work in my life, work, church? Who can I tell
about it? Oh, go do that ; )
THURSDAY: Luke 6:12-15 Mountaintop Praying
Jesus steals away to a mountaintop to be close to God and to hear (away from the
distractions and happenings of the world.)
CONSIDER: Where do you pray? Where do you get away from the crazy world and
experience the presence of God in prayer? If you dont have a place, spend some time
thinking, writing about a place youd like to try. Then plan to go there within the next
FRIDAY: Luke 6:12-15 Prayer Precedes Decision
I imagine that Jesus didnt know the names of each of the 12 disciples that morning
when he woke up. But as he went through his day, he had knowing and/or he had
made space to hear and feel the nudge of God when these ordinary men were before
CONSIDER: Sometimes prayer makes us ready to make important decisions; even if we
dont have the full answer, weve made space to hear and act.
SATURDAY: Luke 6:12-15 The 12; Your 12
Jesus called the 12. This was his crew! Can you name 12 people with whom you are in
Christian Community? (Christian Community being people you celebrate with, share
disappoints/failures, accept accountability from) How many can you name?
CONSIDER: This month we are joining in community through BetterTogether Groups.
Take a look at the booklet you received this week. You might be surprised that there is Read or subscribe to the weekly guide at
a group that fits your need and calendar. Printed copies are available at the Connector Desk.