Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Transfiguration of Jesus A (February 3): Finding God




Bible Readings: Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2 or Psalm 99, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9. Theme:Finding God

About the photo:
I took this photo in the Australian high country where it snows in winter. Sometimes the light up there is really amazing and the mountains seem to glow. Feel free to use this photo.
Kid's Story: Westlandia

By
Paul Fleischman (Author), Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator), Candlewick Press, ISBN 9780763600068 (pictured at right)
Discussion:
Share a time when you have experienced the presence of God?
Story: The Job Applicant
Found in In Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks by Wayne Rice, Youth Specialties, 1994, ISBN 0310402611, page 126 (pictured in an earlier blog)
Story: The Boy and The Circus
In Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks by Wayne Rice, Youth Specialties, 1994, ISBN 0310402611, page 56 (pictured in an earlier blog)
Listening Song: Shine
By Newsboys on their album, Going Public (pictured at left), or on WOW 1996.
Listening Song: Jubilate
By Robert Prizeman on the album, Libera (pictured on an earlier blog).
Adult Response:
Give every one a pencil and a card with a mountain pictured on it.
Suggest: Let's think of ways we can "climb the mountain" and put ourselves in places where God can reveal His presence to us.
Have a minute or so in silence.
Play a piece of thinking music - Jubilate (above) works really well.
Use the card to write a prayer, draw a picture, compose a poem or put down a resolution.
Not sure where I got this idea from = let me know if it's not mine.



1 comment:

Rev Gordon Bannon said...

Thanks for the picture. It is beautiful. I am using it in worship with the song ' on a clear day'.