The Transfiguration sermon 1. He was the Root; they were the branches. Listen to this comment by J. C. Ryle, the bishop of Liverpool back in the 1860’s. That’s the Messiah the rest of the Twelve are looking for. share that with others, and celebrate the love God has for us! There’s a demon to cast out and that reminds them of the reality of daily, spiritual warfare. It is obvious that some of you have had some negative experiences buying used cars. Listen to him!”. Let us beware of giving way to doubts in this matter. Did you see a peek at the treat under there? He strengthened His Son; He strengthened these three disciples. And then men that He’s gathered to Himself for help and support and to share this moment with for their good, they’re asleep! We find it all through the pages of the Old Testament where He would visit His people in some form or fashion, never as He is in Himself, always in a fashion that they could comprehend and even endure to be in His presence. Is there any other one in whose work you place hope that it’s enough for you to be not just at peace with God but adopted by Him and called His son or daughter? He’s distracted, even terrified. One of these Help us to be sustained by the vision of glory, these witnesses see and communicate to us. figures. Law/Gospel Theme: Jesus was fully and truly God, but also became fully human. Christ did not come into the world without testimony. After all, we have more than just a peek. This message aims to focus on the element of God’s glory, and how the disciples caught a glimpse of who Jesus truly was. There are few visible indications of it in the world. He was really God, and became a person like us. “For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. treat, revealing just a glimpse of what is underneath). When they ask why the exorcism won't work, Jesus says it is because of their staggering faith. Jesus went up on this mountain, and He took with Him a few of His closest Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mary Nelson The disciples realized For when He received honor and glory from God the Father and the voice was born to Him by the majestic glory, ‘This is My beloved Son with whom I am well pleased,’ we ourselves heard this very voice, born from heaven, for we were there with Him on the holy mountain.”. Wouldn’t we be trying to grasp it? II. The point is to sustain us too, to sustain us too when we endure scorn, hatred, rejection, ridicule. Through their testimony He strengthens us. Valentine’s Day, but this message may not coincide with the holiday directly, That’s what we’re looking for, that’s what we’re longing for, and that’s not where we are. There’s a reality beyond what we see or recognize and it’s glorious beyond all words. He calls us to repent of all our effort and trust the effort of the one who is His Son. Thank you for the Bible There’s another thing we see happening in this narrative and that is this, that there’s more to the story, there’s more to the story. To Peter at this moment there is no distinction. His soul was sorrowful and downcast and He urges His disciples to pray as they enter the garden. July 7, 2014. 2 There he was transfigured before them. Let our hearts be good soil to receive the Word implanted and to leave here and to go out and produce fruit in keeping with the truth of Jesus. Here’s this moment of such agony for Jesus. There’s beauty beyond compare, beyond what we can see! Every week, thousands of churches use our Bible lessons, craft ideas, printable resources, and coloring pages to teach kids the Christian faith. Paul wasn’t a participant but Paul certainly experienced the testimony and the burden of the testimony that Peter, James, and John make. Do you have any other one in whom you place hope that your sins are forgiven? Luke’s account of this event says that Moses and Elijah are talking with Jesus about His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Joshua stood before the commander of the armies of heaven – pre-incarnate visitation of the Lord Jesus, veiled in a form that he could endure being in His presence. Their friends are frantic because their best efforts have been insufficient. that excited? To view recordings of our entire services, visit our Facebook page. Let’s think about what’s happening here in this part of the Gospel narrative. III. This charge I have from My Father.” John Calvin in his commentary on this passage says this, very plainly. We don’t want to be known by the people in our Sunday School class or our small group. As they were up there, Jesus was suddenly