'Transfiguration' Tagged Posts

'Transfiguration' Tagged Posts

TRANSFIGURATION TRUTHS – A REVIEW

On this Sunday before the start of the Lenten season, the Church has always tipped its hat to the account of Christ’s transfiguration.   The Gospel of Matthew says that Jesus took Peter, James and John up a high mountain by themselves.  “There he was transfigured in front of them. His face was shining like the sun. His clothing became as white as the…

“AS HE WAS PRAYING…”

Transfiguration Sunday is an annual reminder of that moment on the mountain before our Savior set His face toward Jerusalem and the cross.  It is a fitting reminder, on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, of the glorious and heavenly goal toward which the Savior’s suffering and death led – to the glory of Easter morning.  At the end of the hard path lies heaven itself.…

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINTOP?

Famous speeches often become famous because they borrow the language of the Bible or echo the words of prophets, apostles or Christ Himself.   Abraham Lincoln borrowed the words of Christ when giving his famous “House Divided” speech in the days before the Civil War.  Julia Ward Howe borrowed Scriptural imagery when she began “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the…

THE GOOD FIGHT

In July of 1861, folks in both the North and the South figured on an easy victory in mere months.  Neither the Union nor the Confederacy were truly prepared for the bloodiest war in our history – the Civil War. The history books tell us of the initial enthusiasm and excitement.  General McDowell marched forth from Washington with his 35,000 men, eager for battle.  A…