CALL TO WORSHIP
Together, we gather to be present to the God who is already present to us.
However you are joining us, we encourage you to participate in the work of God today as He speaks and leads us. Wherever you are, God is already present and at work all around us. Let’s join Him!
OUR SCRIPTURE READING
About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter
said to him, “Master, 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 he was saying.) While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.
Luke 9:28-36 NIV
We wait on you, God of salvation.
We wait for your consolation in times of chaos.
We wait for your song of joy in times of loss.
We trust that we will see your goodness
In the land of the living.
Rejoice, my heart, because God has been good.
Have courage, my heart, because God redeems.
May each passing day see my continual reliance
On the God who mercifully sustains me.
LIVE IT OUT TOGETHER
We seek to share a common way of life – a shared journey into the life of Jesus. We do so through 3 discipleship pathways: Communion, Community, and Co-Mission. Learn more at restorationlex.com/pathways!
This week, as you spend time in the Scriptures, begin with asking the Holy Spirit to read with you. Entering the Story as a conversation, hearing the word of God as a living, present word to you – right where you are. For an awesome guide to reading the Bible relationally and formationally, check out “Shaped By The Word” by M. Robert Mulholland, Jr.
Talk it over with your Home Church (or a group of friends) this week. What are some of the unhealthy ways we approach Scripture that de-form our spiritual lives? What would it look like to have Jesus as the lens through which we see and interpret the whole Bible? As we learn to see Scripture as alive, active, and God-breathed, how might this change the way we read, study, and meditate on the Word of God?
As we turn to the Jesus we see revealed in Scripture, we are transformed into His image. Hopefully, you can look back over the last few years and see some of the ways God has brought change and renewal in your inner life… so this week? Share it. Ask the Spirit for an opportunity to share the ways in which God has brought transformation in you with someone in your life.