3/7/2019 5:52:45 AM
March 3, 2019
Sermon Text: Luke 9:28-36
Other readings: Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
- Who met Jesus and his disciples when they climbed this high mountain?
- What happened to Jesus when they arrived?
- Does this mean that Jesus changed into the Son of God on the mountain? (Confer our Second Lesson, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6.)
- What are some recent changes that you and your family have undergone? How does this account encourage you in the face of those changes which might be challenging?
- They met Moses and Elijah, who were generally considered by the Jews to be the two greatest prophets in the Old Testament. You can read more about Moses and his leadership of the Israelites throughout Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Elijah’s ministry is covered in 1 Kings chapters 17-22 and 2 Kings chapters 1-2.
- Jesus was transfigured before their eyes. The Greek word is our English word: metamorphosis. This is what a caterpillar does when it changes into a beautiful butterfly. Its outward appearance changes dramatically. So also Jesus’ body underwent a metamorphosis, in which, while still being man, he shone with the glory of God.
- No, absolutely not. Jesus always has been and always will be the Son of God from eternity and into eternity. He was, is, and will always be “the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:5).
- There is glory waiting for all those who trust in Christ as their Savior. Moses and Elijah faced many challenging changes throughout their lives, but God was always in control and he eventually brought them to the glory of heaven. In the same way, because Jesus fulfilled his mission as the chosen Savior, we know that while we may not get glory on this earth, we are guaranteed it in heaven because of what Jesus has done for us!