Chapter # 9 Paragraph # 5 Study # 2
February 7, 2010
Lincolnton, NC

<592> Thesis: True discipleship requires an approach to God that is both genuine and humble. Introduction: In our study last week we began to look into Luke 9:28-36. Because the Holy Spirit inspired Luke to reference an "eighth day" timing factor in distinction from His inspiration of both Matthew and Mark to address the same event in terms of a "six days" timing factor, I set about to attempt to discern why He would do that. I decided there were two reasons: 1) to give those looking for an excuse to refuse Jesus' summons to discipleship what they wanted; and 2) to emphasize the reality that the decision to be a "disciple" is a decision to embark upon a radically "new" Life. Having made that point, Luke moved into two further matters: mountains and prayer. This morning we are going to spend our time considering Luke's record of Jesus' exposure of Peter, John, and James to a visible manifestation of His identity as the King of the coming Kingdom of God as a matter of "mountain prayer".