2nd Sunday of Lent
Reading I: Genesis 12:1-4 II: 2 Timothy 1:8-10
Matthew 17:1-9

1And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart.
2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light.
3And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Eli'jah, talking with him.
4And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is well that we are here; if you wish, I will make three booths here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Eli'jah."
5He was still speaking, when lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him."
6When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces, and were filled with awe.
7But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and have no fear."
8And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
9And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Tell no one the vision, until the Son of man is raised from the dead."

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One Main Point

God affirms Jesus.

Honor is extremely important in the Jewish culture, and Jesus is going to die a most dishonorable death. This affirmation, and especially the resurrection, ultimately restore the honor of Jesus.

  1. Have I ever experienced the affirming Jesus? How does that feel?
  2. How can I hold on to that affirmation, so that I can have enough trust in God to go through the crucifixion with Christ?
  3. Do I really believe in the final victory of Christ and the fullness of His Kingdom? Do my actions reflect that belief?

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