|A Sermon Outline By Pastor
“A GLIMPSE OF
Luke 9:27-36 But I tell you of a truth, there be
some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see
the kingdom of God. And it came to pass about eight days after these
sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a
mountain to pray.
In the closing days of the ministry of Jesus on
earth, before His crucifixion, a GLORIOUS event occurred.
1. His HUMANITY gave way to the
MANIFESTATION of His DEITY.
2. He BECAME on the OUTSIDE what He
WAS ON THE INSIDE.
3. Jesus Life was marked by GREAT EVENTS,
there was His BAPTISM, and then the TEMPTATION, and
now today we look at HIS TRANSFIGURATION.
I. THE PEOPLE WHO WITNESSED.
Luke 9:28. And it came to pass about eight days
after these sayings, HE TOOK PETER AND JOHN AND
JAMES, and went up into a mountain to pray. (Mark 9:2 .... "A
A. The Saviour.
Luke 9:28. And it came to pass about an eight
days after these sayings, he took......."
Tradition says this mountain was Mount
Tabor in central Palestine, but most modern
Bible Scholars say it was Mount Hermon which is
near Caesarea Philippi, which is where they were at this
THE SAVIOUR, His mission was to go to
the cross and give his life’s blood for our sins.
B. The Servants.
Luke 9:28. ...... "He took Peter and
John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray."
1. The THREE DISCIPLES were a special
group. He took them with Him to the TRANSFIGURATION, when
he went to JAIRUS house to RAISED HIS DAUGHTER FROM THE
DEAD; He took them with HIM AS HE WENT FARTHER INTO the
GARDEN of GETHSEMANE.
2. What made these THREE MEN a SPECIAL
group was their DEVOTION and DEDICATION to the
3. We see JOHN leaning on the
BOSOM OF JESUS in John 13:23, we see PETER’S GREAT CONFESSION
OF FAITH when the Lord asks "WHO DO MEN SAY THAT I AM?"
We hear PETER in John 6:68 when ask if they would go
away...... "PETER SAID "TO WHOM SHALL WE GO,
YOU HAVE THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE"
7. These Three men became GIANTS OF THE FAITH
in the early church.
JAMES: Was the first of the TWELVE
DISCIPLES to be MARTYRS = "to suffer for a cause"
(Acts 12:1-2. Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his
hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother
of John with the sword.
PETER: Was a great leader of the early
church and gave his life as a MARTYR.
JOHN: the last of the disciples to die, was exiled for
his faith to Patmos. (There is no doubt among the apostles
theses were the greatest of the twelve.
II. THE PRAYER OF JESUS
Luke 9:29-31. And as he prayed, the
fashion of his countenance was altered, and his
raiment was white and glistering.
A. THE METAMORPHOSE OF CHRIST.
Luke 9:29. ....... "The fashion of his
countenance was altered,"....
Mark 9:2. ...... "He was transfigured before
Illustration: A Metamorphosis is a
process in the world of nature where the CATERPILLAR,
a WIGGLY, FUZZY, SQUEEZE CATERPILLAR,
will wrap a cocoon around itself and after a
period of time, out of that cocoon, from that
OLD CATERPILLAR, comes a BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY.
The word means A CHANGE, an OUTWARD CHANGE
that has come FROM INSIDE the caterpillar.
When the BIBLES tells us that JESUS WAS
TRANSFIGURED, it means that HE BECAME ON THE OUTSIDE WHAT HE
WAS ON THE INSIDE. ....... (HIS COUNTENANCE WAS ALTERED,
His FACE SHONE like the SUN.)
B. THE GLISTERING OF HIS CLOTHES.
Mark 9:3. And his raiment became shining,
exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
1. The Color of His Clothes. (His
apparel became "exceeding white as snow, so as no
fuller on earth can white them Mark 9:3) (This speaks of His
Purity, His absolute HOLINESS.)
2. The Sparkle of His Clothes. The
words ("WHITE= "to flash out like lighting")
The clothes SPARKLED, FLASHED,
GLISTENED, it was the HEAVENLY RADIANCE He had when in
GLORY WITH HIS FATHER.
III. THE PROPHETS FROM HEAVEN.
Luke 9:30-31. And, behold, there talked with him
two men, which were Moses and Elias: Who appeared
in glory, and spake of his decease which
he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
A. THE SIGNIFICANCE.
Luke 9:30...... "Moses and Elias:"
They Represented the Old Testament:
(1). Moses The Law, and Elijah the
Prophets. Both of them went to HEAVEN in an
UNUSUAL WAY. Moses died in the EMBRACE OF GOD. Elijah
went to heaven in a CHARIOT OF FIRE (that is without
B. THEIR SUBJECT.
Luke 9:31. ...... "And spake of his decease=
"the word means exodus or departure" which he should
accomplish= "not a tragedy, accident, disaster, but an
accomplishment" at Jerusalem."
Revelation 13:8. "JESUS was the LAMB
SLAIN from the FOUNDATION of the WORLD"
IV. THE PROPOSAL OF PETER.
Luke 9:32-33. But Peter and they that
were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they
saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to
pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it
is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one
for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he
Simon Peter spoke up: “Like many of us
Simon Peter had a way of starting his mouth RUNNING BEFORE he
would PUT HIS BRAIN IN GEAR.
1. You cannot bring Jesus down to
the level of any man.
(Not MOSES or ELIJAH = they were sinners)
2. Jesus is ABOVE ALL, His NAME is
3. Remember what John’s Mother said to
Jesus, “let my sons set on your right hand and on your left
hand in glory”........ “Jesus said: “It is not mine
to give” but it shall be given to those to whom it is prepared.
V. THE PRONOUNCEMENT OF FATHER.
Luke 9:34-36 While he thus spake,
there came a cloud, and
and they feared as they entered into the cloud. And there came a
voice out of the cloud, saying,
This is my beloved Son: hear
him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found
alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of
those things which they had seen.
A. HE SPOKE OF THE PERSON.
Luke 9:35 “This is my beloved
Son: hear him.”
Many voices are calling us and our
children to worship a “GOD” of one kind or another, but the
hard TRUTH IS THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND HIS NAME IS “JESUS”
WHERE THE FATHER WAS:
John 14:8-11 Philip saith unto him, Lord,
shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus
saith unto him, have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou
not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the
Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?
The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the
Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I
am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the
very works' sake.
B. HE SPOKE OF HIS PASSION.
Luke 9:35. ........ “My beloved Son”....
Romans 5:8 God commandeth (proves,
manifests, exhibits,) His love toward us, in that, while we
were yet SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US”...
C. HE SPOKE OF HIS PLEASURE.
Matt 17:5. “This is my beloved Son, in
whom I am well pleased;
hear ye him”
1. No greater honor can be given to
anyone than to hear GOD SAY SOME DAY “YOU ARE MY SON I AM PLEASED
WITH WHAT YOU DID WHILE YOU WERE ON THE EARTH.
2. Has your LIFE PLEASED GOD?