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Come And See His Transfiguration

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April 3, 2022 1:00 am

Come And See His Transfiguration

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April 3, 2022 1:00 am

What keeps us anchored in an out-of-control world? Near the end of His time on earth, Jesus took three of His disciples to a mountaintop. There He revealed His true glory from the Father. This prepared Him for His upcoming trial and His followers’ own difficulties as well. In this message, we’ll discover how God’s glory practically prepares us to live and work on Mondays. Even when our plans or intentions fall through, God’s glory remains. 

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Near the end of his time on earth, Jesus took three of his most trusted disciples to a mountaintop. There he revealed to them the true glory. He had been given from the father.

The memory of that shining image never left Peter who wrote later of hearing God's voice on the sacred mountain.

This is my beloved son, listen to him from Chicago. This is The Moody Church. Our weekly service of worship and teaching with pastor Erwin Blitzer. Today we continue our series on come and see Jesus pictures of the Savior the teach us about his mission on earth later in our broadcast Erwin Blitzer will speak on. Come and see his transfiguration, the Moody choir comes now to open our service are so grateful to the choir for lifting our souls into the presence of the Lord by singing Psalm 103. Bless the Lord, O my soul. I hope that you have come here today to do just that. You take your himand turned to 264. Praise ye that try using God 264. Our Scripture reading today is by pastor Steve Mason is our pastor of young adults and evangelism and you'll notice that we will have the opportunity of joining with him as he reads to us then will be singing the two courses listed. I worship you, Almighty God and come let us adore him, and once we stand to sing 264 will continue to stand until we Both of Those Courses We As Christians Believe in the Trinity. We Need to Understand That That Makes Christianity Unique from All the Religions of the World.

Most People Think That the Religions of the World Are Fundamentally the Same and Superficially Different.

But When Compared with Christianity. They Are Superficially the Same and Fundamentally Different. Islam Does Believe in One God, but They Strongly Deny the Trinity.

In Fact, the Idea of the Incarnation Is an Abomination to the Islam Faith.

On the Other Hand You Have the Hindus with Their Belief in Many Gods. As Christians We Believe Strongly in the One God We Believe in the Unity of God.

But We Also Believe That God Is a Plurality within That Unity Can We Speak of It As the Three Persons of the Trinity.

How Blessed How Unique Notice As We Sing 264 Crazy the Father for His Loving Kindness Stanza to Praise This Savior Great Is His Compassion. Stanza Three. Praise Ye the Spirit Comforter of Israel, Is It Biblical to Pray to the Father and the Son and the Spirit. Yes We Do Pray in the Name of Jesus to the Father. That's the Pattern, but Even When We Pray to the Sun and the Spirit We Are Praying to God. Notice How the Choir Is Going to Be Singing the Pilgrims Him and If You Look in the Middle of Right to up the Words That Are There in Your Bulletin. You'll Notice the Line a Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit Another Reference to the Trinity and It Ends by Saying and List Your Grace so Endless Your Grace, beyond All Mortal Dream Both Now and Forever and onto Ages and Ages on. Let's Pray Together and Then We Shall Sing with Enthusiasm and Joy in the Parts of Worship Praise Ye and Try You and God and Our Father.

Today We Thank You That You Are God and We Thank You for the Son and the Blessed Holy Spirit and We Bow before the Trinity Today Thanking You That Jesus Said These Were Father As Thou Art in Me and I in That They May Be One in Us, We Thank You Father That the Trinity Is a Model for Our Own Fellowship. So Now We Worship We Praise and We Adore in Jesus Name, Amen and in Reading This Morning Comes to Us from the Psalms. Psalm 25 Verses One through 10 As Pastor Said I Will Read the Bold. Please Join Me on the Standard Print to You Oh Lord I Lift up My Soul in You. I Trust All My God.

Do Not Let Me Be Put to Shame, nor Let My Enemies Triumph over Me. No One Whose Hope Is in You Will Ever Be Put to Shame, but They Will Be Put to Shame Were Treacherous without Excuse.

Show Me Your Ways, O Lord, Teach Me Your Paths. Guide Me in Your Truth and Teach Me, for You Are God My Savior and My Hope Is in You All Day Long. Remember the Lord Your Great Mercy and Love for They Are Probable. Remember Not the Sins of My Youth and My Rebellious Ways According to Your Love Remember Me, for You Are Good Lord Good and Upright Is the Lord, Therefore He Instructs Sinners in His Way. He Guides the Humble and What Is Right and Teaches Them His Way. All the Ways of the Lord Are Loving and Faithful for Those Who Keep His Demands of His Covenant and in Particularly Love the Words Just Been Some Read Even with Darkness, Sealing Us in, We Breathe, Your Name and through All the Days That Follow so Fast. We Trust You.

The End of the Day Forever Never We Do Trust God, Thank You so Much Choir Father in the Name of Jesus.

We Just Want to Thank You Today for Your Greatness and for Your Love.

We Thank You That You Are Not Hampered by Borders. We Thank You Today That in Countries That Are Walled off and Sealed Were No Gospel Literature Is Supposed to Get and We Thank You That You Have Your Churches and You Have Your People and That Your Word Has Penetrated All of Those Boundaries and We Ask Today That You Will Invigorate Us As a Congregation, As We Tell Others about Jesus and Build Bridges to Our Community.

We Ask Today Lord God, Make Us Strong for Jesus Sake Now Father There so Many Other Concerns That We Can Pray about. For a Nation and Its Needs. We Simply Commend Ourselves to You and Pray That the Gifts That We Have Brought with Us Would Be a Credit to You Because There Offered by Carts That Are Holy and Passionately Devoted to You with Love and Exuberance.

In Jesus Name, Amen. We Often Sing.

Don't Wait Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun Does His Successive Journeys Run, but When You Look at Society Now.

It Sure Doesn't Seem As If Jesus Is Ruling and Reigning Does It, They Seem to Be Mocking the Sun so the Question Is How Do We Keep on Going in a World That Seems to Be Spinning Out Of Control with so Many Problems and so Many Needs in the Ugliness of Human Nature Being Seen for What It Is You Know the Disciples Had the Same Problem They Had a Problem Because Jesus Told Them That He Was Going to Die in Jerusalem and the Bible Says That Peter Took Him Aside, Saying Not so, Lord, You're Not Going to Die. And the Reason That Peter Said That Is Because the Idea of a Messiah.

I Was the Meaning Those Days It Was Believed That When the Messiah Comes, He's Going to Establish the Kingdom He's Going to Do Away with Romy's Going to Unite the Tribes of Israel That Were so Scattered and They Were Boring One Another, and so the Idea Was That the Messiah Comes Triumphantly Comes to Win. He Doesn't Come to Die on the Cross, Peter Takes Jesus Aside and Says No You Don't.

Jesus Is Get You behind Me Satan, the Very Same Mouth Adjuster Earlier in Context, Had Said That You Are the Son of God Is Now Saying Words That Really Originated with the Devil Because If Jesus Had Not Died.

Redemption Would Not Be Accomplished. But Jesus Knows That It's Time for the Disciples to Have Some Encouragement and He Needs Some Encouragement and He Knew That You and I Living 20 Centuries from These Events, We Would Need Some Encouragement and so He Takes the Disciples to a Mountain Today. I Invite You to Come and See the Transfiguration That I Know That in Your Bulletin the Text That Is Mentioned Is That Matthew Chapter 17 I Had Originally Intended to Preach from There. But upon Further Thought, I Decided to Use the Account in Luke. There Almost Identical When the Synoptic Gospels Matthew Mark Luke Particularly but Also John When They Wrote about the Same Event. Their Stories Can Be Reconciled, but One Would Emphasize One Thing One Might Include Some Words That the Other Omitted and so What Were Going to Do Is to Look in the Gospel of Luke Today Chapter 9 Luke Chapter 9 Where We Have the Story of the Transfiguration Given As Recorded Here.

You'll Notice in Verse 27 of Luke Nine It Says but I Tell You Truly, There Are Some Standing Here Who Will Not Taste Death until They See the Kingdom of God.

Then Jesus Gives Them a Little Glimpse of the Coming Kingdom and Nadir Here Today and What You Need More Than Anything Else Is a Glimpse of the Coming Kingdom Because Your World Last Week Might Not Have Gone the Way in Which You Intended It, nor the Way in Which You Planned at and Tired of My Responsibility As Your Pastor Is to Preach in Such a Way That I Hope You Worship on Sunday and Work Better on Monday. So That's the Agenda. By the Time You're through Listening, I Believe You're Going to Be Encouraged and You're Going to Say No Matter What. I Know How It's Going to and Verse 28 Now about Eight Days after These Sayings He Took with Him Peter and John and James and Went to the Mountain to Pray on Three Occasions.

Jesus Took These Three Men Who Had Been Businessman Together to Two Special Places Were the Other Disciples Didn't Get to Go in the House of Darius When the Little Girl Died. Jesus Shot Everybody out. He Went into the Room and He Brought with Him Peter, James and John. Those Were the Only Three Men Allowed with Them in the Room When He Raised Her from the Dead. Here You Have Peter, James and John Invited to the Mount of Transfiguration and in Gethsemane When Jesus Is at His Greatest Agony. He Took with Him Peter, James and John Noticed That All of These Experiences That These Three Had Were Experiences That Surrounded the Topic of Death and There Was a Reason for That. As We Shall See. So Let's Simply Move through the Events Very Quickly of the Transfiguration and Then We Will Ask Ourselves What Difference This Should Make Not Only Today but on Monday Morning. First of All We See Here the Assignments Transformation. You'll Notice It Says, and As He Was Praying, the Appearance of His Face Was Altered, and His Clothing Became Dazzling White. It's Amazing What Happens When We Pray, Your Countenance May Change.

Jesus Is up on the Mountain and He's Praying and Suddenly He Is Transfigured. Luke Doesn't Use the Word but Matthew Does the Greek Word Transfigured Is Our Word Metamorphosis and and What Happens When in Metamorphosis You Know Is Is the Inner Nature.

There's an Outward Change, but It's Based on the Inner Nature and We Think of the Word Metamorphosis When We Think of How Butterflies Are Created by God Metamorphosis That There's That There's That Inner Nature That Comes out and That's What Happened Here. The Inner Nature of Jesus Just Broke Forth, and You Saw the Glory, the Wonder and the Beauty and the Dazzling Light of God. And so Jesus Was Transfigured before Them the Scripture Says, and We Can See Here in the Text That This Was Really an Indication of His Coming Glory, the Kingdom Again. I'm Quoting Matthew When It Says That His Face Shone like the Sun.

You Can Stand Too Close to the Sun.

Can You 93 Million Miles Away from the Sun Is about Right to Give You an Idea of the Dazzling Brilliance and Beauty and Effulgence of God.

Remember Jesus Said This Is the Sun Coming in His Kingdom.

This Is Jesus As He Is As He Is in Glory As You and I Shall Someday See Him and There's Even More to the Story As We Shall Learn in a Moment. So Here We Have Jesus. He Is in This Dazzling Beauty and Glory and That We See the Saints Participation. We Notice That to Old Testament Saints Show up on the Mount of Transfiguration.

The First Is Moses. I Need to Pause There, Aren't You Happy for You Happy for Moses Should Be Member the Old Testament. He Was Allowed in the Land He Was Buried on Mount Nebo.

You Can Go to Israel Today.

Look across the Dead Sea. If You're on the Jordan Side and You Can See Mount Nebo Where Moses Was Buried, and Satan, Then Michael Had a Little Tussle about Moses Body. Some People Don't Think the Body Is Important.

The Dead Body. The Dead Body Is Important, but Moses Is There and You Kind of Feel Bad for Him Because Remember He Was Supposed to Speak to the Rock and He Smote the Rock and God Says Moses Your Great Guy but Because You Hit the Rock Instead of Speaking to It. You Will Not See the Land That Has Been Your Vision and Your Dream for All of Your Life.

So When Moses Dies Were Kind of Sad. He Wrote Psalm 91.

Very Plaintively Announcing Boy Teach Us to Number Our Days, Because Life Is Tough and It's Hard and He Goes on 90 Cell for Moses.

But You Know What He Made It across the Jordan River.

He Didn't Make It into the Land. Dean's Centuries Later, He's on Top of the Mount of Transfiguration, He God in Really Happy for Moses. He Was Remarkable Because the Bible Says of Him That He Spoke to God like a Man Speaks to His Friend.

He Represents the Law. The Law Often Times You Hear.

You Know the Law of Moses. That's What He Represented and Then Elijah. He Represents the Prophets Elijah Was a Remarkable Man, Full of Strength and Power.

In Fact, He Did Not Die but He Was Taken to Heaven Directly What What a Remarkable Man. Elijah Was and so He Represents the Law and the Prophets and There They Are on the Mount of Transfiguration and We Are Told What They Were Talking about. It Says Two Men Were Talking with Him, Moses and Elijah, Verse 31 Who Appeared in Glory and Spoke of His Departure Which He That Is Jesus Was about to Accomplish in Jerusalem. I Can Imagine Moses, Saying, Lord Jesus, You Know, I Had an Exodus. That's the Greek Word You Know That the Greek Word Is Exodus We Have Exits in This Building and the Second Book of the Old Testament Is Called Exodus Wife Exodus Is a Going out. They Went Out Of Egypt and They Went into the Promised Land. They Moved out so That They Could Go in and I Can Imagine Moses, Saying, Well, You Know, Lord Jesus, I Had an Exodus to but It Sure Isn't Going to Wasn't As Glorious and As Important As Yours and There They Are There Talking about Is Exodus That He's Going to Accomplish in Jerusalem Old Testament What Happens They Move Out Of the Slavery of Egypt and the Exodus Took Them into Canaan.

Jesus Goes into Jerusalem Crucified on a Cross on the Outskirts of the City and and He Moves He Moves into Heaven. When Moses Had His Exodus. He Took a Whole Group of People with Him into the Promised Land. Though He Did Not Quite Get There, but Eventually They Did Jesus When He Dies He Takes a Whole Group of People with Him. Old Testament Saints New Testament Saints Who Trust Him. His Exodus Takes Us All the Way to the Pearly Gates so That There They Are There Discussing His Exodus That He's Going to Accomplish in Jerusalem Well. You'll Notice It Says These Words. Now Peter and Those Who Were with Him.

That Is the Other Two Disciples Were Heavy with Sleep. Peter and I Am All for Sleep. But Here Possibly Is Not the Only Person Who When in the Presence of God Has Fallen Asleep. In Fact, Garden of Gethsemane.

The Disciples Are Sleeping. I Don't Know If Peter Had a Sleep Deficiency and He Tended to Make up for It on Certain Location, but There Is but When They Were Fully Awake, They Saw His Glory and the Two Men Who Stood with Him and Asked the Man Where Parting from Him, Peter Said to Jesus Master. It Is Good That We Are Here. Let Us Make Three Tense One for You and One for Moses and One for Elijah, Not Knowing What He Said. Where in the World to Get in This There Talking about Jesus Christ Departure and Suddenly It Triggers Something in Peter's Mind and He Saying Let's Stay Here on the Mountain Top and Let Us Be Sure That We Build in These Three Tense These Booths. These Tabernacles and Let's Stay Here for One for Moses, One for Elijah and One for Jesus to His Everlasting Credit, He Didn't Apparently Think That He Was Worthy of One Himself.

But What Triggered That in His Mind There Talking about the Exodus and One of the Feasts That Israel Was the Feast of Booths and Scholars Tell Us That It Was the Time of Year. Very Probably When the Feast of Booths Mentioned in Leviticus Chapter 23 Was Now Being Celebrated. It Is the Last of Israel's Seven Feast and during the Feast of Booths for One Full Week. They Lived, As It Were in a Tented Was Just a a Makeshift Tent or Booth Oftentimes Made with Branches so That You Could See the Stars through It and and They Lived There As a Reminder of What They Endured in the Desert. That's What the Feast of Booths Was All about a Number of Years Ago I Was on a High-Rise Building Someone I Don't Remember Who Invited Me to to the Top of One of the Large Buildings Here in Chicago the Tall Buildings and As We Look down We Saw during the Feast of Booths Here in the City That the Jewish People, Keeping the Feast of Booths Were Building Blues on the Top of Other High-Rises You've Never Seen This during the Feast of Booths Which Is Going to Occur Sometime after Passover What You Need to Do Is to Go There and and Go to the Top of the Building and You'll See That Little Structure There in That Little Structure There As the Jewish People.

The Orthodox Jewish People Are Still Keeping the Feast of Booths. So It Seems to Me Here That Peter Thinking about This Says Let's Let's Celebrate the Feast of Booths Here and Let's Stay up Here All Week and Enjoy This While the Bible Says He Didn't Know What He Was Talking about and Never Said Anything You Didn't Know What You're Talking about. Never Had That Experience Ever Had the Experience of Wishing That after You Had Said Something That Your Mouth Had Been Taped Shot Early in the Morning, I Came across a Prayer and I Hadn't Planned to Share This on That I Have To Make It up a Little Bit, but the Prayer Goes Something like This Lord Lord. I've Not yet Been Angry Today Lord, I Have Not yet Had Evil Thoughts Today. Lord, I Have Not yet Slandered Anyone Today.

Lord, I Have Not yet Misused My Tongue in Any Way, Lord, Lord, You Know That in a Moment I'm Going to Get Out Of Bed.

God Is Saying Peter Look This Is Not the Time to Stay on the Mountaintop. You've Seen the Glimpse of Glory. But I Need to Go to Jerusalem to Die.

Jesus Is Saying, and Furthermore Peter When You Stop to Think of It, Jesus Isn't Exactly Were They to Be in a Booth with Moses and Elijah Because He Is an Entirely Different Class by Himself and so Peter Does Not Quite Know What He Is Saying and Then You'll Notice It Says As He Was Saying These Things Now We Get to the Father's Affirmation As He Was Saying These Things, the Cloud Came and Overshadowed Them, and They Were Afraid As They Entered into the Cloud, and a Voice Came Out Of the Cloud, Saying, This Is My Son, My Chosen One Listen to Him and When the Boy Said Spoken, Jesus Was Found There Alone and They Were Alone with Jesus. The Voice from the Cloud Is the Shekinah Glory.

The Old Testament, the Old Testament, Whenever God Accompanied His People. It Was with the Cloud and the Cloud Was Representative of the Fact That He Was with Them and Now and Now the Glorious Cloud of Glory Comes upon the Top of the Mountain and out to All of That Cloud Comes a Voice This Is My Son, and the Fact That Jesus Christ Was God's Son Means That He Had the Very Nature of God As Christians throughout the Years and Believed That the Nature of Jesus Is Not Similar to That of God the Father, but the Same Nature As God the Father. You and I Are Sons and Daughters of God, but Were Sons and Daughters by Adoption. Where Were Grandfathered in. We Do Not Have the Nature of God. But Jesus Has the Very Nature of God and Then the Father Says, in Whom I Am Well Pleased. That's What Matthew Includes, in Whom I Am Well Pleased.

And in Saying That the Father Says I Agree with Everything That Jesus Has Done and I'm Going to Agree with Everything That He's Going to Accomplish and My Pleasure Rests upon Him, and Then We Notice in the Text and You Want to Really Underline That Listen to Him Last Part of Verse 35 Listen to Him When He Tells You That He's Going to Jerusalem to Die. Listen to Him When He Tells Them That You Should Take up Your Cross and Follow Him. Listen to Him When He Tells You That He Is the Way the Truth and the Life and That No Man Can Come to the Father except through Him. Listen to Him People so I Want to Know How to Please God. Fine Find What the Psalmist Said Is Recorded in the New Testament and Listen to Him Mentor Left Alone Just with Jesus. What an Experience. Peter Talks about This in Second Peter Later on Talks about the Glorious Experience in the Mountaintop Wonderful Gracious Experience and to Be Alone with Jesus, Moses Is Gone. The Laws Go on the Prophets. Yes They've Spoken, and They Still Speak to Us Today.

But Then There's Jesus Alone Just Give a Jesus Is Not That the Song That We Heard Recently. Just Give Me Jesus. What Difference Should the Story Make to Us. First of All, What Did It Mean You Know When the Bible Uses the Word Glory and Speaking of the Sum of God's Attributes. When the Bible Speaks of Glorious Speaking of God in His Brilliance.

God in His Holiness, God, in His Might.

God in His Dazzling Light and Brightness That the Hebrew Word Glory Means Heavy Unit We Use the Word Today. Would We Say What You Know.

He Told Me That That's Pretty Heavy. What We Mean Is Weighty, the Glory of God Is the Most Weighty Thing in the Universe. It Is the Purpose to Which All Things Have Their Source Their Support and Their End and They All Contribute to It. I Was at a Conference This past Week Came Back Yesterday and I in One of the Messages Was Emphasizing the Little Phrase in the Book of Ephesians That We Should Live to the Praise of Is Glory. Now at This Point, We Have To Think Very Carefully What This Meant to Jesus Was a Great Encouragement Because Jesus Is Anticipating Not the Horror That You See in the Passion Movie Terrible Though That Is What Jesus Is Anticipating Is Is That in a Space of Three Hours All the Horrors of Hell That Someone Would Experience for All Eternity Are Going to Be Comprised into Those Three Hours That's Something That Can Never Be Portrayed on a Movie. So Jesus Is Anticipating That and He Begins to Realize, Yes. First Comes the Cross. But on the Other Side Is the Crown First of All, Comes the, the Agony and Then Comes the Glory.

First of All There's Jerusalem. And Then There's Heaven Now Isn't It Interesting That When Jesus Prayed in John 17 This Is What He Says Father. He Said, Glorify Thou Me with Thine Own Self with the Glory Which I Had with Dave before the World Was Here Hero. He Was Think about This. This Week I Have To Preach a Couple of Messages on the Glory of God. Sometime Listen That It Is so Important to Realize That When Jesus Came from Heaven to Earth. He Left Glory behind but He Brought Some with Him. That's What Was Seen on the Mount of Transfiguration, but That's Only a Sliver of the Glory That He Actually Has. So This for Jesus Was a Great Great Encouragement. It's Going to Be Okay. It's Going to Be Okay and All Right What Did It Mean to the Disciples, Peter, James and John Well to Them to Prepare Them for Death.

I Believe That When James Came to Die of the Bible Says in Acts Chapter 12 That James Had His Head Cut off by Herod Beheaded Them. It's This James. He's the First of the Inner Circle of the Apostles to Die. Now We Know That Stephen Died before That Time, but Stephen Was Not Part of the Inner Circle of 12 a Judas of Course Had Died. Yes, Most Assuredly, He Will Die Later on He Will Have Died before James, but of the 11 Who Were True to the Faith. James Is the First to Die and I Can Imagine That When the Time Came for the Heading. He Probably Said to Himself, Not That Bad. I'd Seen Glory. I've Seen What It's like. On the Other Side. I Saw Jesus I Met Moses and Elijah. By the Way Could I Throw This in at No Extra Cost.

I Don't Think in Heaven Were Going to Need Nametags.

I Don't Get Any Hint Here That Jesus Had to Say No, Peter, James and John, This Is Moses and This Is Elijah and Moses and Elijah.

I Want You to Meet Fisherman of Mine over Here Now Now Now Now Now Working to Have Intuitive Knowledge in Heaven They Would've Said to Themselves, We've Seen the Glory. That's How James Died. Peter Died by Being Crucified Upside down. Tradition Says Because When He Was Martyred. He Said I'm Not Worthy to Die like Jesus Did Crucify Me but Let Me Hang Upside down. That's the Way He Died. John Lived a Normal Life but with an Awful Lot of Persecution, and I Eventually Was Exiled on the Island of Patmos. Can You Mansion the Difference That It Made. Can You Imagine That They Said to Themselves, We Will Never Review Jeff the Same Again. We Have Seen the Glory. That's What It Meant to Them What You Did Mean to Us Now We Come to Indescribable Blessing. If This Were Not in the Scriptures.

I Wouldn't Believe It but Jesus Said It, I Believe It.

I'm Listening to Him.

So I Accepted. He Says in John Chapter 17 As He Begins to Pray for Us near the End of His Wonderful Prayer Is As Old Father, the Glory Which Thou Hast Given Me I Have Given Them While You've Got Glory. You Really Do. You've Got Glory so out Just Look at Me While I'm Looking at You Right Now with the Eye of Faith. I See Glory and What Happens Is When Jesus Comes in Glory. The Bible Says We Shall Be like Him, for We Shall See Him As He Is. I Assume Even Though the Text Isn't As Clear As We Might Want to Be That Moses and Elijah Had a Body Something like Jesus. Even Though I'm Sure It Was Not As Beautiful and Shining As Much but but They Too Had to Glory Because It's Going to and Okay Were Headed for Glory and What I Want You to Do Is to Get Started on Your Glory Hunt How We Do It, You Know That That Word Metamorphosis Transfiguration. It Occurs Twice Somewhere Else in the New Testament. For Example, in Romans Chapter 12 It Says This. Do Not Be Conformed to This World but Be Transformed. There Is the Word but Be Transfigured by the Renewing of Your Mind. If You Renew Your Mind through the Scriptures, You Begin to Imbibe More of the Glory That Transfiguration and Then Second Corinthians Chapter 3 Verse 18 Where It Says We All, with Open Face Beholding As in a Mirror the Glory of the Lord.

We Are Being Transformed from the 1 of Glory to Another Degree of Glory, Even by the Lord, the Spirit, How We Begin, Even in This Life, to Experience Glory Tell You How I What We Think and by What We Look at Where to Think the Scriptures Transformed by the Renewing of the Mind, and Having Fought the Scriptures. We Then Are Transformed Also by Gazing at Jesus and Becoming like Him Number of Years Ago I Told You the Story and It's Coming to Mind and Something to Tell It Again You Member the Story of the Great Stone Face Little Ernest Happened Is, There Was This Village on the Side of a Mountain and across the Valley, on the Other Side of the Mountain. There Were Stones That Were Thrown Together in Such a Way That They Resembled a Man's Face, Kind Man, It Appeared, and There Was This Legend in the Village That Says Someday Somebody Is Going to Come Who Was Going to Be like the Great Stone Face Will Resemble Him so Everybody Looked for One Day a Poet Came to the Town and They Said This Is the Great Stone Face.

This Is the Man As He Had Such a Kind Disposition.

But As They Looked at Them and They Got in on This Analysis, Then They Said Well Here's a Philosopher Who Was Coming and He Resembles the Great Stone Face a Little. Ernest Brought up in This Village Just Loved and Adored That Great Stone Face for Hours, He Would Sit on a Rock Look across the Valley and Look at That Great Stone Face Day in and Day out.

He Never Missed a Day from Looking at the Great Stone Face What You Probably Figured out How the Story Even Ends When He Became a Man He Was Giving a Speech in the Little Village and They Could See the Silhouette They Could See His Silhouette and Often the Distance They Could See the Great Stone Face and They Said Ernest Is the One Who Resembles the Great Stone Face. Don't Miss It, We Become What We Gaze.

You Become What You Gaze at You Gaze at Television. You Become What You Gaze at You Gaze at the Word beyond the Sacred Page. I See the Lord.

We Begin to Imbibe the Glory As We Look at Jesus. So My Word to You Today Is to Worship and We Should Worship Tomorrow, but Tomorrow Morning. Remember Glories Coming This World Doesn't Have A Lot Of Glory Today What You Can Do Is to Take the L Out Of the Word Glory and You Get Glory. It's about What We've Got. Just Read Your Newspapers Glory Glory Is Coming Woman by the Name of Francis Chadwick Back on 4 July 1952 Was Going to Swim from Catalina Island to the California Coast 21 Miles and It Was a Very Foggy Day and She Got into the Water. She Had Already Swam the English Channel, She Got into the Water and It Was so Foggy and the Water Was Cold That Day but She Kept on Going and Eventually She Became so Exhausted That She Said to the People in the Boat Were Next to Her. Please Take Me Out Of the Water. I Can't Continue While They Took Her Out Of the Water and They Discover That They Were Only 1/2 Mile from the Shore and She Said This Later. She Said I Could Have Made It If Only I'd Been Able to See the Shore. Her Problem Was Not Ultimately the Cold or the Order Weariness, Though That Certainly Played a Part. The Problem Was the Fog. The Fog Obscured the Shore and so She Didn't Make It the Transfiguration of Jesus Reminds Us so Explicitly and Vividly My Friend. That's the Show Are Going to Be Okay. Keep Going. Let's Pray Her Father.

Today We Are so Thankful for Jesus, We Thank You for This Vision of Him in Glory and Beauty, and Holiness, and Light. We Thank You Father That with the Eye of Imagination.

We Can Try to Begin to Think about What the Kingdom Will Be When the King Comes and We Thank You That along with Peter James and John. Every Believer Who Is Trusted Christ As Savior Will Be There to Enjoy the Glory to Participate in the Glory, for Jesus Has Granted Us the Glory That He Himself Is Lord I'm Reminded of the Words of Cowper Health Outcomes Think so Well of Me and Be the God Thou Art's Darkness to My Intellect but Sunshine to My Heart for These Mercies, We Thank You in Jesus Name, Amen on Today's Moody Church. Our Pastor Looks or Brother Mr. John Come and See His Transfiguration. The Six of Eight Pictures of the Life of Christ in a Series Entitled Come and See Jesus Soon to Come.

The Passion of Christ, the Faithful Final Days of His Life under and That Passion Began in the Garden of Gethsemane Where Jesus Prayed with His Disciples Next Week. Join Us As Dr. Luther Speaks on Come and See His Agony Are Eight Part Series on Come and See Jesus Can Be Yours on CD for a Gift of Any Amount, Moody Church, Our Our Thank You to You Will Be a Set of Eight Messages, You Can Hear and Then Pass on to Others. Just Call Us at One 800-2155 01. Let Us Know You'd like to Support Moody Churches Ministry, Call 1-800-215-5001 or You Can Write to Us at Moody Church Media 1635 N. LaSalle Boulevard Chicago, IL 60614. Mention the Series Come and See Jesus When You Write or Call Online Go to That's Join Us Next Time for Another Moody Church.

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