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May 12, 2019

The Physicality of Truth

The Physicality of Truth

Passage: Matthew 17:1-13

Teacher: Justin McRoberts

Series: Practicing Resurrection

Category: Discipleship


Discussion Questions:

What resonated most with you about this passage and teaching?

Justin led us in a contemplative spiritual practice called Lectio Divina. This passage was read 3 times, with space in between each reading to be still. We listened prayerfully to see what might stand out for each of us in the passage, then shared that with each other. You could do this again in your small group.

What was Peter's first reaction to Jesus' revelation on the mountain? What did God say to him in response? Do you relate?

Talk about the Body Prayer. What did you like about it? Is it helpful to incorporate the physical body into spiritual practices? What are some other ways we can do that? What is the value of communion?

When the angel Gabriel gave Mary the news that she would bear God's son, he did not need to tell Mary not to tell anyone. The scripture says, "Mary pondered these things in her heart." Why did Jesus tell the disciples not to talk about this vision until after He had been raised from the dead?

What is the difference between sharing a truth that you have heard, and sharing a truth that you have lived into and been transformed by? What are some examples of these? What does it mean to take responsibility for the truth we speak? Does this affect the way we share our faith?

In what ways do you hope to integrate elements of this text into your life this week?