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Sermon, Sunday March 5, 2017

This Sunday, Pastor Andrew Allison will continue in our Sermon Series, Inside Out.  Follow along in Mark 9:1-10.

“And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.”

The Transfiguration

After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)

Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”

Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.

As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10 They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant.

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Sermon Study Questions: Mark  9:1-10

  1. In words that would make sense to your neighbour, explain what happened in the Transfiguration and why it matters.
  2. What significance is there that Moses and Elijah were there?
  3. When was the last time someone told you they loved you and it went to your core?
  4. Does it matter to you that God loves you? If so, in what ways does it matter?
  5. Being loved by the Father does NOT mean Jesus will avoid death. What is your attitude towards your own death? How do you bring God’s love for you into that coming reality?