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This Sunday’s Message

This Sunday is a special Sunday in the church year…it is called Transfiguration Sunday. When you think of the word transfigure what automatically comes to mind is that something is changed…perhaps a new figure is created.

In our scripture lesson from Luke 9: 28-36, we will see and ponder the following events:

  1. The actual transfiguration takes place on a mountain top; how many times have you been to the mountains and seen the majestic creations of God?
  2. Many monumental things happen on various mountains: Mt. Sanai, Mt. Ararat, Mt. Olivet, and Mt. Tabor, etc.
  3. Moses & Elijah appear in their glory to Jesus.
  4. A cloud overshadows them and then a voice speaks, “This is My Son, My Chosen; listen to Him!” How often do we really listen to what Jesus is trying to say?
  5. In what ways do we hear the Lord’s voice in contemporary times?

Your newly refined, reconfigured, renewed,
Rev. Jim

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