Pulpit Notes: Transfiguration

Transfiguration is defined as a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.

Christ’s Transfiguration — i.e. His appearance in radiant glory to three of His disciples — is recorded in Matthew 17:2, Mark 9:2–3, and Luke 9:28–36.

Jesus:

Presence,

Righteousness,

Power,

Wisdom,

Reconciliation, and Redemption of God, You are so very near and Your radiant glory shines not only during the mountaintop experiences of our lives but in the valleys in which we struggle. You dwell among us, You walk among us, and You direct us by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us clarity of discernment, boldness in truth, humility of perspective, and certainty in acts of compassion. Purify our conscience from all that lurks within, and shelter us from the dark forces of this world. Great God, Three in One, let us abide in Your mystery, and, in the promise of Christ, let us live in Your perpetual transformative light, that we might reflect Your glory down every avenue of our existence. Yes, You are near, O Lord: as near as the light which invades and conquers all that is in shadow and darkness. Amen.

Soli Deo Gloria,
Conrad

Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps
Senior Pastor