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The Transfiguration of Jesus

Mark 9:2-10

  • The Occasion of this marvellous manifestation of Jesus as Son of God is the Feast of the Booth/Tents
    • It was an important Feast in the Jewish Calendar
    • Everyone gathered in Jerusalem and made small tents and lived in them.
    • This was their way of joining with the experience of their forefathers
    • Who in their Exodus journey from Egypt lived in the Sinai Desert for forty years.
    • During this time God provided for them and guided them
  • So the conversation of Jesus, Moses and Elijah centred on the topic of Exodus
    • But a new Exodus
  • In the Old Testament
    • Moses lead the Israelites through a purification time in their desert journey.
    • Joshua lead the Israelites to an earthly coming into the Land of Promise.
    • Elijah showcased the coming of a new Exodus for God’s people from earth to Heaven.
  • About the new exodus, through the sea of passion and death of Jesus
    • Would lead the God’s people back in communion and presence of God
  • Basically the Israelites believed this to be the action of the Messiah, i.e. the New Moses


  • So now the Son of Man discusses the final Journey with the stalwarts of the Old Testament.
    • Both representing a major section of the Old Testament Scripture;
    • Moses the Pentateuch and
    • Elijah representing all the Prophets.


  • Christians know Jesus as the Messiah
    • The Son of God
    • The One who come from the Father
    • He invites us into God’s Presence
    • through Baptism
    • And growing in union with him.
    • place your trust in Jesus
    • and follow him as he leads you through your personal exodus
    • from bondage to sin to freedom in the presence of God.


Bible Verse For Today

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
Ps 85:8

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