Date: February 19, 2012
Liturgical Sunday: Transfiguration
RCL Scripture: Psalm 50:1-6 2 Kings 2:1-12; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9
Sermon Title: What do we see?
Knox Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/120219_-_Knox.mp3|titles=What do we see?]
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/120219_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=What do we see?]
Transfiguration Sunday. If there was ever a Sunday to make we want to take a new and (hopefully) fresh look at one of the pivotal stories in Scripture this is it. As I have mentioned many times, I am not interested in novelty but I am interested in a fresh look at what we believe. I came up with a much better metaphor for what I am trying to do, it is in both sermons but here it is. Imagine that some of these foundational pieces of Scripture are sculpture. What I am trying to do is have us move to a different vantage point to enrich our understanding of the sculpture in question. I am not taking you to look at a different sculpture but I am hoping we can all see something new about what we have already known.
This week’s sermons are somewhat similar to last week’s in that I am drawing a distinction between simply allowing light to hit the back of our eyeballs; I want us to think about seeing.