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Transfiguration Sunday Preview

Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Matthew 17:1-2 Why do “bury” the Alleluias on Transfiguration Sunday? Based on the Hebrew word, hallelu…

Brilliant Peaks and Foggy Bottoms

Traditional Sermon Transfiguration Sunday Today we get to hear about mountain top moments. Those mountain top moments where all seems right. God’s presence is right before you. It all fits. There’s no doubt that you’re meant to be there. We read about a mountain top moment from the first reading (Exodus 34:29-35) where Moses encounters…

On the Mountaintop

New Day Sermon Transfiguration Sunday Mountaintops are magnificent places to be … just ask Peter, James and John, who were present at Jesus’ transfiguration. But eventually we have to come down from the mountaintop and serve as God’s people where they are. It is where God needs us … and where we need to be…

Transfiguration of our Lord Preview

Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” (Mark 9:5) The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration.  In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently…

Transfiguration Moments

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL Transfiguration Sunday Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.  (Matthew 17:1-2) I love Camp Nawakwa in Arendtsville, PA. …

Be the Light

TRADITIONAL SERMON Transfiguration Sunday Two weekends ago while on retreat with our high school youth at camp Nawakwa, I had the chance to lead a hike to Upper Temple at 10:00 on Saturday night. In my years of retreat leadership at Nawakwa, I’ve been to Upper Temple dozens of times – most of them at…