Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves, and there He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white bright light.
Matthew 17:1, 2
This has been a very busy week for me. We just wrapped up the Pamunkey Baptist Association Annual Session Thursday. I am blessed to serve as Moderator of a fellowship of 14 African-American churches united in ministry and service. We have plans in motion to renovate our historic building and provide faith-based services to our county. I thank God that I am working with spirit led pastors and lay persons.
Left to right: Evans White (Providence), Morris Randall (Ephesus), Eli Jones (Wayland), Robert Brown (St. Paul)
Shawn Knight (Baptist Liberty), John Gresham (Trinity), Shelwood Claude (Bethany), and Wilbert Talley (Third Union)
PREPARATION FOR A MANIFESTATION
Matthew 17:1, 2
(introduction) the Transfiguration was a glorious manifestation of God
(antithesis) even less dramatic manifestations catch us flat-footed
(propositional statement) Peter’s discipleship is a model for us to best handle God’s manifestation
(relevant questions) How do Peter’s six days before the Transfiguration parallel our preparation for manifestations
- Knowing Jesus is Lord (16:16)
- Being honest with how we see Jesus at the risk of being rebuked (16:22, 23)
- Continuing to follow Jesus despite our spiritual struggle
(conclusion) If we continue to seek Christ diligently, He will show himself to us