The story of the Transfiguration is very familiar to almost every one in a Christian church. The bare bones are that Jesus went up on a mountain with three of his disciples and while he was there Moses and Elijah came and visited Jesus and God the Father said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” A dramatic story but one that we don’t necessarily spend a lot of time considering.
This year I consulted a couple of commentaries, something I don’t necessarily do but almost always profit from when I do, and was struck by moving the question from “What does the Transfiguration mean?” to “Who was the Transfiguration for?” . . . a very different question. These two sermons are my attempt at coming to grips with that question.
You may notice that the sermon lengths are much more disparate than they usually are, things happen and we all adjust. I am very curious to hear, if anyone listens to both of them, what you think of the difference. Is there a difference other than length? Is one “better” than the other? Does length seem to make much of a difference at all? Let me know if you are so inclined.
Knox Presbyterian The Transfiguration. What about it?
St. Mark’s Presbyterian The Transfiguration. What about it?