March 3, 2019, Lectionary

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When Moses put on a veil, it was never between him and God, but only with people, to minimize distractions for better communication. Exodus 34:29-35

Psalm 99 calls for worship of God because God is holy. Sing, pray, be impressed, and exalt God.

Because Jesus has taken away the veil between us and God, we can choose to watch God and be changed by what we watch. 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

If the transfiguration is taken as the "kingdom of God" that some would see without tasting death, then it seems the kingdom of God includes at least the presence of God and the impulse to listen to each other. Luke 9:27-36

Thoughts about Listening

Most of us live lives veiled from one another. If there is one with whom you wear no veil, that one is a cherishable gift. Exodus 34:29-35

They say everyone worships someone or something. Maybe it's well to ponder how we show our worship. Psalm 99

The debate over whether what we watch affects us, has an answer in the studies and investments of the multi-billion dollar advertising industry. 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

Let's talk about the tough topics, and listen to each other. Luke 9:27-36

Bible Reading Group Study Guide

1.    Tell about a time when you felt like someone really understood you.

2.    Read or listen to Exodus 34:29-35. This is the story of a veil intentionally placed so some people could not see all of another person. What relationship needed the veil, and what relationship did not need the veil?

3.    Read or listen to Psalm 99. How will you notice and worship God today? It’s a good cure for feeling distant from God.

4.    Read or listen to 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2. Where is the veil in this passage? And where is it not needed? What will happen if we see clearly?

5.    Read or listen to Luke 9:27-36. Where did this story take place? Who had sleep as a sort of veil at first? Imagine, describe, and tell how you would have felt watching the change in Jesus. Tell and discuss together what Jesus was talking about while he was changed.


1. Hable de un momento en que sintió que alguien realmente lo entendía.

2. Leer o escuchar Exodo 34: 29-35. Esta es la historia de un velo colocado intencionalmente para que alguna persona no pueda ver a la otra persona. ¿Cuáles relaciones necesitaba  el velo y cuáles relaciones no necesitaban el velo?

3. Leer o escuchar el Salmo 99. ¿Hoy, cómo reconocerá y adorará a Dios? Es un buen remedio para sentirse distante de Dios.

4. Leer o escuchar 2 Corintios 3: 12-4: 2. ¿En este pasaje, dónde está el velo? ¿Y dónde no se necesita? ¿Qué pasará si lo vemos con claridad?

5. Leer o escuchar  Lucas 9: 27-36. ¿Dónde tuvo lugar esta historia? ¿Al principio, quién había dormido como una especie de velo? Imagine, describa y explique cómo se habría sentido al ver el cambio en Jesús. Juntos hablen y discutan de qué hablaba Jesús mientras fue cambiado.