The Transfiguration of Jesus is one of just a handful of truly eternal moments. An event that stands outside of time and space, one that gives us a glimpse of God’s eternal glory. This message looks at the difference between “calendar time” and “God’s time,” and transforms the way we judge the “good” and “bad” seasons of our own lives in light of the eternally crucified, eternally risen Jesus.
Follow along with this week’s sermon notes…
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus. ~ Matthew 17:1-8
About the Author
Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Soulard.