The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

Jun 24, 2018

Passage: Mark 9:2-13

Preacher: Jamie Wynn

Series: Follow Me: The Gospel According to Mark

Detail:

The Transfiguration
Mark 9:2-13

The story of the transfiguration gives us confidence that Jesus is who he said he is and will do what he said he will do.

  1. By Revealing His Divine Glory v. 2-3

Col. 1:15-20

John 1:14

Phil. 2:5-7

“For a brief moment the veil of his humanity was lifted, and his true essence was allowed to shine through. The glory that was always in the depths of his being rose to the surface that one time in his earthly life. This was both a glance back into his pre-human glory and a look forward into his future glory!”
- R Kent Hughes

Revelation 21:23

 

  1. By Displaying His Supreme Authority v. 4-8

”Why Elijah and Moses? Why not Isaiah and Jeremiah, or Daniel and Joseph? There are several reasons. Both these men had previously conversed with God on mountaintops—Moses on Mount Sinai and Elijah on Mount Horeb, another name for Sinai. They both had been shown God's glory. Both also had famous departures from this earth. Moses died on Mount Nebo, after which God buried him in a grave known only to himself. Elijah was taken up alive in a chariot of fire. Both were expected to return again at the end of the age. Moses was the great lawgiver, and Elijah was the great prophet. Moses was the founder of Israel's religious economy, and Elijah was the restorer of it. Together they were a powerful summary of the entire Old Testament economy.” - R Kent Hughes

 

  1. By Pointing to His Ultimate Mission v. 9-13

 

  1. By Appealing to our Greatest Desire v.5

“Jesus Christ is the hero of the Bible – God in a body, the savior of sinners, the final sacrifice, and the glory of made flesh. He took the three disciples up a mountain for a glimpse of glory. He wants to take you and me up to heaven to glory forever. Will you follow Him? Will you trust Him? You become what you behold! May we all behold Jesus now and forever.” - Dr. Danny Akin