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Date: May 20, 2012
Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan
Series: Passion - The Gospel of Mark
Scripture: Mark 9:1–9:29
Tags: glory, kingdom, transfiguration
The Kingdom of God (Now, Not Yet)
Ascending the Mountain
Kingdom Glory (verses 1-8)
Suffering and glory
Moses and Elijah and Malachi 4:4-6
Coming Down with Questions (Verses 9-13)
Elijah (Malachi 4:5)
Faith in Jesus (Verses 14-29)
Why this story? Why now?
For Community Meditation
Growing in knowledge
- Jesus told the disciples they would see the Kingdom of God in power? In what ways is the Kingdom of God a present reality? In what ways is not yet fully realized?
- The cross and resurrection are intricately related as are suffering and glory in our lives. Why are both important for us to embrace?
Feeling life deeply
- Read the story in Mark 9:14-29. Discuss the father’s statement “I believe, help my unbelief.” Can you relate to this? Where was his faith placed?
Living with courage
- In what ways is prayer a radical act of faith? In what ways do we struggle with prayer?