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February 2012

Jesus' Transformation Circle - Introduction To Kairos Moment

This weeks GPS (grow-pray-study) guide references the concept of a Kairos Moment [Mark 1:15 (NIV)]: 


Two definitions to help keep you grounded:

  1. REPENT - Inside (not Outside); Change (not Action); and the big question - What is God saying to me?
  2. BELIEVE- Outside (not Inside); Action (not Change); and the big question - What is God asking me to do about it?

More information: Karios on Wikipedia and

Listen To Jesus - Apply Five Filters

Read 1 Samuel 3:9 (NIV). Pray the Eli/Samuel prayer -- Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.  Think of a decision that you are facing and run it through these five filters for discerning the promptings of the Holy Spirit:

  1. Is the prompting from God? [Matthew 25:4 (NIV); 1 John 4:1 (NIV)]
  2. Is it Scriptural? [Galatians 5:16-26 (NIV)]
  3. Is it wise? [Matthew 10:16 (NIV)Proverbs 1:7 (NIV); the whole book of Proverbs]
  4. Is it in tune with the way God has shaped me? [Psalm 139:13 (NIV); Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)]
  5. What do the people I trust the most think about it? [Proverbs 11:14 (NIV)]

Listen To Jesus - Realign My Focus

Read Mark 9:8 (NIV). In the phrase, no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus, some take that to mean that reliance on Moses and Elijah had now moved to Jesus.  The disciples are given a glimpse of what it means to only have Jesus in the midst of their fears, their faith, their failures, and their need for forgiveness. Where do you need to realign your focus to listen to Jesus?