Week 3: 3/3/20 2nd Sunday of Lent – Strength for the Journey

Matthew 17:1-9

After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother,
and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them;
his face shone like the sun
and his clothes became white as light. 
And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them,
conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
“Lord, it is good that we are here.
If you wish, I will make three tents- here,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 
While he was still speaking, behold,
a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, 
then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my beloved Son,
with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.” 
When the disciples heard this,
they fell prostrate and were very much afraid.
But Jesus came and touched them, saying,
“Rise, and do not be afraid.”
And when the disciples raised their eyes,
they saw no one else but Jesus alone.

The Coming of Elijah.

As they were coming down from the mountain,
Jesus charged them,
“Do not tell the vision- to anyone
until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

2 Timothy 1:8-10

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, 
nor of me, a prisoner for his sake;
but bear your share of hardship for the gospel
with the strength that comes from God.
He saved us and called us to a holy life,
not according to our works
but according to his own design
and the grace bestowed on us in Christ
Jesus before time began,
but now made manifest through
the appearance of our savior Christ Jesus,
who destroyed death and brought life
and immortality to light through the gospel.

Consider this…