The Transfiguration


Sunday (2/18), gather with your church family as we turn our attention to Matthew 17:1-13. Jesus had just revealed the purpose of His coming. Matthew writes, “From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day” (16:21).

He then told them the road would be challenging if they desired to follow Him. They would need to deny themselves and pick up their cross. In other words, they must die to their will and submit to His. He said this so their decision would not be a moment of emotion or an impulse. Instead, He wanted them to leave their lives behind and follow Him.

Six days later, He chose Peter, James, and John to go with Him to the top of Mount Hermon. When they arrived, Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus, and the three disciples heard them discussing Jesus’ imminent death (Luke 9:37).

In a sudden moment and a mixture of fear and awe, Peter blurted out that if Jesus wished, they would build a tabernacle for each of them. Later, when retelling the experience to Mark about what happened, Peter said that he had said this because he didn’t know what else to say (Mark 9:6).

Everything Peter, James, and John saw and heard would stay with them forever. Their hearts were racing, their adrenaline pumping, and their minds racing. What should they do next? Who should they tell? These questions were answered when Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead” (17:9).

There are many lessons one can learn from their mountain top experience. My prayer is the Holy Spirit will speak His will to each of us as we go through the passage.
I look forward to our time together. Please pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the entire Calvary Chapel family.
There are several opportunities for worship. On-campus (10:00 am), drive-in church (92.1fm), and online (Facebook, YouTube: Calvary Inverness); (website:
In His Strong Love,

No Comments






no tags