God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Call to Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark a Prayer Journey, Week 1-3

       This is the beginning of your own journey with God through the gospel of Mark. Mark's gospel was written as an invitation to discipleship. It was mean to be an altar call at the end of hearing the whole story you were being invited to take up your cross and follow Jesus. You are invited to begin writing your own part of the story on your relationship with God and work to bring the God's Kingdom one step closer. 
       Each day for 10 weeks you are invited to spend time in prayer and study of the Gospel of Mark. I invite you to to gather a group of fellow travelers to help you deepen this experience by giving you someone to speak with about what you have learned on this journey. So set aside time each day to read through the passage and reflection and write down the questions and challenges you have experienced.  This journey through Mark is meant to help you develop a relationship with God and help move you into a life of service, of ministry, of discipleship.  


Week 1


The Beginning, Day 1

Preparing the Way, Day 2

Beloved, Day 3

Repent and Believe, Day 4

Follow Me, Day 5

Evil in the Church, Day 6

Serving Others, Day 7

Reflection  Day
       Think back over your week of prayer and study. Reread your favorite scripture.  Review any notes of insights you had from the week. Then answer:

1. What was the most important things I've learned, discovered, remembered, this week?

2.  Which of the words sticks out to you this week - follow, repent, good news, beloved?

Prayer:
Jesus, I have heard you calling this week inviting me to repent and believe the Good News. Help me to be open to the movement of your spirit in and through me this week.  Amen.

Week 2








Reflection  Day
       Think back over your week of prayer and study. Reread your favorite scripture.  Review any notes of insights you had from the week. Then answer:

1. What was the most important things I've learned, discovered, remembered, this week?

2.  Which of the words sticks out to you this week - Anxiety, Choosing, eating, fasting, Sabbath?

Prayer:
God this week we have thought a lot about what it means to choose you, to choose church, and to be chosen by you.  Help us hear God that God does choose us.  Help us to release our anxiety and accept your forgiveness so that we can be open to those neighbors we are wating to eat with.  Help us find that moment to rest in you and be restored.  Amen.



Week 3

Save a Life, Day 15

The Good News Can't Be Stopped, Day 16

The Revolutionary Moment, Day 17

When They Call you Crazy, Day 18

Knowing God's Will, Day 19

Listen, Day 20

Hearing and Understanding, Day 21

Reflection  Day
       Think back over your week of prayer and study. Reread your favorite scripture.  Review any notes of insights you had from the week. Then answer:

1. What was the most important things I've learned, discovered, remembered, this week?

2.  Which of the words sticks out to you this week - Will, Revolution, Good News, Saving A Life, Listen, Understand, Hear?

Prayer:
God this week have been invited to seek your will, to listen for your voice and presence.  We have stopped and tried to understand and hear clearly.  Please continue to open our ears to listen and our minds to understand.  Amen.


Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore

No comments:

Post a Comment