I Shook Hands with Matthew McConnaughey.

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Who is the most impressive, exciting person you’ve ever been around? I shook hands with Matthew McConnaughey once. That’s the best I can offer. But this week we’ll read about The Transfiguration, a time when a few disciples get to hangout with Jesus, Moses and Elijah as they pow-wow. Can you imagine? Incredible.

May 27: Mark 8:1-26

Today’s Takeaways:

  • Even Jesus’ best friends didn’t always understand what he was trying to do.
  • Jesus warned against looking to anyone or anything else to provide for you but God.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Jesus performed a miracle to provide food for all those who were listening to him. What is one way God provides for you?

May 28: Mark 8:27-38

Today’s Takeaways:

  • Peter was the first of Jesus’ followers to recognize and declare Jesus as the Messiah.
  • In order to follow him, Jesus asks us to choose him every day above anything else.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • What are some things that distract us from following Jesus?

May 29: Mark 9:1-13

Today’s Takeaways:

  • Jesus met with Moses and Elijah who had been dead for many years.
  • God repeats what he said about Jesus at his baptism.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • We don’t know what Jesus talked about with Moses and Elijah. If you had to guess what they talked about, what do you think it was? (If it helps to look up who Moses and Elijah were, go ahead and do that.)

May 30: Mark 9:14-29

Today’s Takeaways:

  • The disciples were not able to drive out the young boy’s impure spirit.
  • Jesus said this boy’s spirit could only be driven out by prayer.

Today’s Talking Topic:

  • Prayer is very powerful. Jesus made that clear in today’s story. What is one thing you would like us to be praying for?

May 31: Mark 9:30-41

Today’s Takeaways:

  • Jesus predicted his death and resurrection again.
  • Jesus welcomed anyone, who was doing so faithfully, to work in his name.

Today’s Talking Topic:

Are there certain people who you think Jesus wouldn’t want to use to do his work?

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