1 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 5He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” 6When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. 7But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” 8And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. 9 And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.” 10And the disciples asked him, “Then why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?” 11He answered, “Elijah does come, and he will restore all things. 12But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man will certainly suffer at their hands.” 13Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.
Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon
14 And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, 15said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” 17And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.”
1. The Glory of His Person
a. Jesus is demonstrating who HE really is, and it comes from the inside.
b. When we surrender to Christ, He will ‘transform’ our minds, demonstrating who we really are from the inside out.
2. The Glory of His Kingdom
a. These guys needed to FULL measure of Christ’s glory
b. These guys would all struggle with this truth…until the Holy Spirit came on board…and then they got it.
c. God reveals the Glory of His kingdom as necessary and when necessary
3. The Glory of His Cross
a. Glory and Cross didn’t go together…until Jesus
b. Because Jesus died and paid the price, we have been redeemed—purchased and set free.
c. Our redemption in Christ is final and permanent.
d. THERE IS GLORY IN THE CROSS BECAUSE THE PRICE WAS PAID AND IT IS PERMANENT!
4. The Glory of His Submission
a. The world’s philosophy is “Save yourself!” but the Christian’s philosophy is “Yield yourself to God!”
b. As He stood there in glory, Jesus proved to the three disciples that surrender always leads to glory.
c. First the suffering, then the glory; first the cross, then the crown.