Week 42: Change

Romans 12:2

“Do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the will of God,
what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

This Week’s Sermon

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Kidnapping, Butterflies, and Prayer Warriors

Latest Message from Eddie Witkowski. August 2 & 3, 2020. Category: Core52Transformed

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This Week’s Study

Day 1 Essay Video

Day 2 Memory Video

Day 3 Scripture Reading

Matthew 17:1-20

The Transfiguration

1And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 5He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” 6When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. 7But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” 8And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
9And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.” 10And the disciples asked him, “Then why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?” 11He answered, “Elijah does come, and he will restore all things. 12But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man will certainly suffer at their hands.” 13Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.

Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon

14And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, 15said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” 17And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” 18And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly. 19Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Day 4 Verse Meditation

Romans 10:9-10

because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation.
The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

1 John 4:4

“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them,
for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

Day 5 Application

What is one thing you identified above that you need to put off and one thing you need to put into practice? Share this with an accountability partner to plan how to pull this off.

Overachiever Challenge: Memory Verses

1 John 4:4
“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them,
for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”