"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him."
"Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Have you ever listened to a heartbeat? Kind of a funny sound. It’s not just a
beat…beat…beat… kind of sound. It’s more of a dah-dum…dah-dum…dah-
dum… kind of sound. Makes you think that the pacing of the beat is made
up of two steps. Dah-dum…
The Kairos weekend is sort of like a heartbeat. Maybe it is because Kairos is
not about team meetings and logistics. Kairos is a living thing. It has a
heartbeat. The weekend has a pace. You might even be able to hear it if you
listen closely. Dah-dum…
The Talks are the heartbeat of a Kairos. They act as the pacing of the
weekend. And, they have that “dual step” nature of the heartbeat.
As the speaker shares of themselves – becoming vulnerable in the process –
they are “pumping out.” They are not pumping out blood – but love. They
are a Love Pump! Spraying God’s love all over the Participants.
Then, the Table Discussions start. The Participants begin to “take in” the
message the Holy Spirit is carrying. The taking in is as important as the
pumping out. Dah-dum…
The message of the weekend is carried in the Talks.
Reflect with me on God’s message.
Listen to the heartbeat – Dah-dum… Dah-dum…
To help the participants to begin to know themselves as unique
Begin to see themselves as products of past choices.
Move from thinking of themselves as victims of circumstances to
considering their own involvement.
Understand that the course of their life will be changed by their
choices from here on.
You Are Not Alone (clergy)
God wants us to live in community.
We need both God’s Presence and the help of others.
Others are working on their behalf.
Friendship with God (clergy)
God isn’t waiting to trap us breaking rules.
God longs for friendship with us.
God’s friendship is the most worthwhile of any goal.
The Church (lay)
Present the Church in positive way.
The Church is the Family of God.
The Church is the Body of Christ.
Who is the Church? – We are the Church.
Opening the Door (lay)
Friendship with God is a precious and viable reality.
Ways that friendship is nourished.
Christian Life is joyful and filled with love.
Christian life is ongoing journey of discovery
- Learning and growth in friendship with Jesus
- An exciting journey filled with treasures
- Revealed in study, prayer, listening and sharing
Christian Action (lay)
Need to be genuinely concerned for each other
Pass God’s love on to others
Introduce others to Jesus
Living in God’s love is living in action for God
Obstacles to Accepting God’s Grace (clergy or lay)
Participants will face difficulties that can distract their ongoing
journey with God. Help the participants realize the need for a
spiritually centered fellowship to help each other on the journey.
Walking in God’s Grace (clergy)
It takes effort to continue to maintain a friendship with God:
(Spirituality, Study, and Christian Action)
Hang in There (Weekend Leader)
Christian journey has hills and valleys
Christ changes us into His likeness
Tools for the Journey -Prayer & share groups & Monthly Reunions
- Conduct P & S model
- Conduct Participant Family Prayer Circle
What is God saying to me through this Word?
Do the titles of the Talks and their outline cause me to remember and reflect on my own journey with Christ?
Have they helped me recognize how God has been faithful in transforming me into the likeness of Christ?
Prayer Focus: Those who struggle with Christ’s yoke
May we always remember that Jesus imparts His holiness to each of us. We are not imitators of His gifts of patience, love, holiness, faith, purity and godliness.
We are not drawing from Jesus the power to be holy-- we are drawing from Jesus the very holiness exhibited in Him and that He now exhibits in us.
1 Peter 1:3-6
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials.