St. Nicholas Episcopal Church of Kapolei Hawaii has held "Covenant Group" meetings for about 10 years. These groups meet weekly for fellowship, prayer and reflection on the readings and the sermon from the previous week. This blog is an attempt to offer the prayer and reflection as an on-going basis. The challenges of schedules and more prevent many members from participating in our groups, perhaps this will allow for additional participation. I will post readings and questions - please answer the questions and contribute as you're comfortable in the comment sections. Blessings

Saturday, July 6, 2013


A bit late this week, church camp had me distracted (in a good way), but more questions here:

BOOK – Luke 9:51-62
Jesus tells the people what they need to do to be one of His followers.
  1. What does it mean to you that Jesus’ “face was set toward Jerusalem”?
  2. Do you think any of the three people that approached Jesus still followed him, or do you think they were put off by his answers?
  3. Why is following God's call is more important to other concerns? 

    Luke 9:51-62
    When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village.
    As they were going along the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head." To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." But Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God." Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home." Jesus said to him, "No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God." 

1 comment:

  1. I would love to know if one of the 3 began to follow Jesus, I guess it's theoretical as they are characters in a story.

    moment to moment, day to day I suspect we make these choices over and over.