— — — The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Is Transfigured and Manifests His Glory — Exodus 34.29-35, Exodus 3.1-14, 2 Peter 1.16-21, Matthew 17.1-9, Psalm 2 Memorization Verses:Exodus 34.29 When Moses came down from Mount — lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the aSinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as morning star rises in your hearts.he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know Matthew 17.2,5 And he was transfigured before them,that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes becamewith God. white as light…behold, a bright cloud overshadowedExodus 3.5 5 Then he said, “Do not come near; take your them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my belovedsandals off your feet, for the place on which you are Son,[a] with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”standing is holy ground.” Psalm 2: 7 The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;2 Peter 1.19 And we have the prophetic word more fully today I have begotten you.confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to
The Transfiguration is one of the miracles ofJesus in the Gospels. This miracle is uniqueamong others that appear in the Canonicalgospels, in that the miracle happens to Jesushimself. Thomas Aquinas considered theTransfiguration "the greatest miracle" in thatit complemented baptism and showed theperfection of life in Heaven. TheTransfiguration is one of the five majormilestones in the gospel narrative of the lifeof Jesus, the others being Baptism,Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension.The Transfiguration is a pivotal moment, andthe setting on the mountain is presented as thepoint where human nature meets God: themeeting place for the temporal and theeternal, with Jesus himself as the connectingpoint, acting as the bridge between heavenand earth.
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1 O wondrous type! O vision fair What glory shall be theirs aboveOf glory that the Church may share, Who joy in God with perfect love.Which Christ upon the mountain shows,Where brighter than the sun He glows! 4 And faithful hearts are raised on high By this great visions mystery,2 With Moses and Elijah nigh For which in joyful strains we raiseThe incarnate Lord holds converse high; The voice of prayer, the hymn of praise.And from the cloud the Holy OneBears record to the only Son. 5 O Father, with the eternal Son And Holy Spirit ever one,3 With shining face and bright array We pray Thee, bring us by Thy graceChrist deigns to manifest today To see Thy glory face to face
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Exodus 34:29-35 people of Israel came near, and heThe Shining Face of Moses commanded them all that the29 When Moses came down from LORD had spoken with him inMount Sinai, with the two tablets Mount Sinai. 33 And when Mosesof the testimony in his hand as he had finished speaking with them,came down from the mountain, he put a veil over his face.Moses did not know that the skin 34 Whenever Moses went in beforeof his face shone because he had the LORD to speak with him, hebeen talking with God.[a] 30 Aaron would remove the veil, until heand all the people of Israel saw came out. And when he came outMoses, and behold, the skin of his and told the people of Israel whatface shone, and they were afraid to he was commanded, 35 the peoplecome near him. 31 But Moses of Israel would see the face ofcalled to them, and Aaron and all Moses, that the skin of Moses facethe leaders of the congregation was shining. And Moses would putreturned to him, and Moses talked the veil over his face again, until hewith them.32 Afterward all the went in to speak with him.
Exodus 3:1-14 have come down to deliver them out of theThe Burning Bush hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out3 Now Moses was keeping the flock of his of that land to agood and broad land, a landfather-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and flowing with milk and honey, to the place of thehe led his flock to the west side of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, thewilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9 AndGod. 2 And the angel of the LORDappeared to now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel hashim in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. come to me, and I have also seen the oppressionHe looked, and behold, the bush was burning, with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10yet it was not consumed.3 And Moses said, “I Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you maywill turn aside to see this great sight, why the bring my people, the children of Israel, out ofbush is not burned.” 4 When the LORD saw Egypt.” 11 But Moses said to God, “Who am Ithat he turned aside to see, God called to him that I should go to Pharaoh and bring theout of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, children of Israel out of Egypt?” 12 He said,“Here I am.”5 Then he said, “Do not come near; “But I will be with you, and this shall be thetake your sandals off your feet, for the place on sign for you, that I have sent you: when youwhich you are standing is holy ground.” 6 And have brought the people out of Egypt, you shallhe said, “I am the God of your father, the God serve God on this mountain.”of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of 13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to theJacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was people of Israel and say to them, „The God ofafraid to look at God. your fathers has sent me to you,‟ and they ask7 Then the LORD said, “I have surely seen the me, „What is his name?‟ what shall I say toaffliction of my people who are in Egypt and them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO Ihave heard their cry because of their AM.”[a] And he said, “Say this to the people oftaskmasters. I know their sufferings, 8 and I Israel, „I AM has sent me to you.‟”
2 Peter 1:16-21 heaven, for we were with him onChrists Glory and the the holy mountain. 19 And weProphetic Word have the prophetic word more16 For we did not follow fully confirmed, to which youcleverly devised myths when we will do well to pay attention asmade known to you the power to a lamp shining in a dark place,and coming of our Lord Jesus until the day dawns and theChrist, but we were eyewitnesses morning star rises in your hearts,of his majesty. 17 For when he 20 knowing this first of all, thatreceived honor and glory from no prophecy of Scripture comesGod the Father, and the voice from someones ownwas borne to him by the interpretation. 21 For noMajestic Glory, “This is my prophecy was ever produced bybeloved Son,[a] with whom I am the will of man, but men spokewell pleased,” 18 we ourselves from God as they were carriedheard this very voice borne from along by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 17:1-9 cloud overshadowed them, and aThe Transfiguration voice from the cloud said, “This is17 And after six days Jesus took my beloved Son,[a] with whom Iwith him Peter and James, and am well pleased;listen to him.” 6John his brother, and led them up When the disciples heard this,a high mountain by themselves. 2 they fell on their faces and wereAnd he was transfigured before terrified. 7 But Jesus came andthem, and his face shone like the touched them, saying, “Rise, andsun, and his clothes became white have no fear.” 8 And when theyas light. 3 And behold, there lifted up their eyes, they saw noappeared to them Moses and one but Jesus only.Elijah, talking with him. 4 And 9 And as they were coming downPeter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is the mountain, Jesus commandedgood that we are here. If you them, “Tell no one the vision,wish, I will make three tents here, until the Son of Man is raisedone for you and one for Moses from the dead.”and one for Elijah.” 5 He was stillspeaking when, behold, a bright
Psalm 2 7 I will tell of the decree:The Reign of the LORDs The LORD said to me, “You are myAnointed Son;2 Why do the nations rage[a] today I have begotten you. and the peoples plot in vain? 8 Ask of me, and I will make the2 The kings of the earth set nations your heritage,themselves, and the ends of the earth your and the rulers take counsel possession.together, 9 You shall break[b] them with a rod against the LORD and against his of ironAnointed, saying, and dash them in pieces like a3 “Let us burst their bonds apart potters vessel.” and cast away their cords from 10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;us.” be warned, O rulers of the earth.4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; 11 Serve the LORD with fear, the Lord holds them in derision. and rejoice with trembling.5 Then he will speak to them in his 12 Kiss the Son,wrath, lest he be angry, and you perish in and terrify them in his fury, the way,saying, for his wrath is quickly kindled.6 “As for me, I have set my King Blessed are all who take refuge in on Zion, my holy hill.” him.
TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORDExodus 34:29–35or Exodus 3:1–142 Peter 1:16–21Matthew 17:1–9Jesus Is Transfigured and Manifests His GloryThe Lord appeared to Moses in the light of the burning bush (Ex. 3:1–14). Later Moses‟face would shine with the light of God‟s glory when he came down from Mount Sinai (Ex.34:29–35). At the Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah appeared with the One who is theLight of Light Himself (Matt. 17:1–9). Jesus‟ glory as God shines with brilliant splendor inand through His human nature. By this epiphany, our Lord confirmed the prophetic word(2 Pet. 1:16–21), revealing that He is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. Hemanifested His majesty as the eternal Son of the Father, and He wonderfully foreshowedour adoption as sons (Collect). We who have been baptized into Christ‟s body are given aglimpse of the glory that we will share with Him in the resurrection on the Last Day.
1 Tis good, Lord, to be here! Thy glory fills the night; 4 Before we taste of death, Thy face and garments, like the We see Thy kingdom come; sun, We long to hold the vision Shine with unborrowed light. bright, And make this hill our home. 2 Tis good, Lord, to be here, Thy beauty to behold 5 Tis good, Lord, to be here! Where Moses and Elijah stand, Yet we may not remain; Thy messengers of old. But since you bidst us leave the mount, 3 Fulfiller of the past Come with us to the plain. And hope of things to be, We hail Thy body glorified And our redemption see.
PRE-LENT Septuagesima Ex. 17:1-7 Water from the Rock 1 Cor. 9:24-10:5 Paul Surrenders His Rights; Warning Against Idolatry Matt. 20: 1-16 Laborers in the Vineyard Psalm 95:1-9 Let Us Sing Songs of Praise Grace Alone
PRE-LENT Septuagesima; Grace Alone keep it under control, lest after preaching to worked only one hour, and you have made themEx. 17:1-7; 1 Cor. 9:24-10:5; Matt. 20: 1-16; others I myself should be disqualified. equal to us who have borne the burden of thePsalm 95:1-9 ; Warning Against Idolatry day and the scorching heat.‟13 But he replied toExodus 17:1-7 10 For I do not want you to be unaware, one of them, „Friend, I am doing you no wrong.Water from the Rock brothers, that our fathers were all under the Did you not agree with me for a denarius?1417 All the congregation of the people of Israel cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all Take what belongs to you and go. I choose tomoved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the give to this last worker as I give to you. 15 Am Iaccording to the commandment of the LORD, sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and not allowed to do what I choose with whatand camped at Rephidim, but there was no all drank the same spiritual drink. For they belongs to me? Or do you begrudge mywater for the people to drink. 2 Therefore the drank from the spiritual Rock that followed generosity?‟ 16 So the last will be first, and thepeople quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us them, and the Rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, first last.”water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why with most of them God was not pleased, for they Psalm 95:1-9do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the were overthrown in the wilderness. Let Us Sing Songs of PraiseLORD?” 3 But the people thirsted there for Matthew 20:1-16 95 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD;water, and the people grumbled against Moses Laborers in the Vineyard let us make a joyful noise to the rock of ourand said, “Why did you bring us up out of 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master salvation!Egypt, to kill us and our children and our of a house who went out early in the morning to 2 Let us come into his presence withlivestock with thirst?” 4 So Moses cried to the hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing thanksgiving;LORD, “What shall I do with this people? They with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent let us make a joyful noise to him with songs ofare almost ready to stone me.” 5 And theLORD them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about praise!said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking the third hour he saw others standing idle in the 3 For the LORD is a great God,with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in marketplace, 4 and to them he said, „You go into and a great King above all gods.your hand the staff with which you struck the the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;Nile, and go.6 Behold, I will stand before you you.‟5 So they went. Going out again about the the heights of the mountains are his also.there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6 5 The sea is his, for he made it,the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the And about the eleventh hour he went out and and his hands formed the dry land.people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight found others standing. And he said to them, 6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;of the elders of Israel. 7 And he called the name „Why do you stand here idle all day?‟ 7 They let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the said to him, „Because no one has hired us.‟ He 7 For he is our God,quarreling of the people of Israel, and because said to them, „You go into the vineyard too.‟ 8 and we are the people of his pasture,they tested the LORD by saying, “Is the LORD And when evening came, the owner of the and the sheep of his hand.among us or not?” vineyard said to his foreman, „Call the laborers Today, if you hear his voice,1 Corinthians 9:24-10:5 and pay them their wages, beginning with the 8 do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,4 Do you not know that in a race all the runners last, up to the first.‟ 9 And when those hired as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,run, but only one receives the prize? So run that about the eleventh hour came, each of them 9 when your fathers put me to the testyou may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self- received a denarius.10 Now when those hired and put me to the proof, though they had seencontrol in all things. They do it to receive a first came, they thought they would receive my work.perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So more, but each of them also received a denarius.I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one 11 And on receiving it they grumbled at thebeating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and master of the house, 12 saying, „These last