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Discussion Questions: Week of March 17, 2019

This week’s discussion questions are based on the Second Reading found at Philippians 3:17-4:1 and on the Gospel found at Luke 9:28b-36

  • In the Second Reading, Paul reminds us that our citizenship is in heaven and that when our Savior returns our bodies will be transformed from a lowly state to a glorious state. Describe what you think your transformed body will look like.
  • In the Gospel, Peter, James and John had been sleeping and were confused by what they saw. We’ve all experienced confusion, but because of the negative judgment that surrounds it, we often try to hide it.  Why might confusion actually be a good thing?  In what way(s) can we turn our confusion into something positive? 
  • The Gospel passage makes it clear that the Transfiguration took place while Jesus was praying: “While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.” What kind of changes have you experienced in your life as a result of prayer—either while you have been praying or after you started to cultivate a habit of prayer?
  • Do you sometimes wish God would show Himself in dazzling white, announced by a voice from heaven?

 

The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity

By Matthew Kelly

Chapter 9 – How do you feel called to change the world in your life?  What do you think gets in the way of Christians coming together to rally behind a 100 percent issue (pg. 58)?

Chapter 10 – The power of contrast (pg. 66) was an essential evangelization tool for the early Christians.  Can you think of someone who lives out this strategy well today?  How can you harness the power of contrast in your own life right now?

Chapter 11 – Which of the ten things found in Chapter 11 (pg. 74) is most on your mind right now?  If you’re comfortable, share why.

Chapter 12 – When was the last time you got a wake-up call?  How did it impact your life?