Transfiguration Sunday (last before Lent)

The Bible passage this week, the week beginning 11th February, is the account in Mark’s Gospel of the transfiguration. Jesus was at a pivotal point in his ministry.  He was just about to set out to Jerusalem and to the cross.  What does he do?  He turns to his Heavenly Father to get his endorsement.  Although fully God, Jesus was also fully human and needed to be sure that the searing pain he was about to endure was fully part of His Father’s plan.  Moses represented the ‘law’ of God and Elijah represented the prophets of God.  By receiving their validation, Jesus was positioning himself to be fully in tune with God’s plan of salvation wrought in history.  If Jesus had God’s backing, then he would be able to cope with the unimaginable pain of the crucifixion, death and temporary separation from His Heavenly Father.  What is the application for us?  Two things, I suggest.  Firstly, before we embark on any major journey in life, we should seek God’s approval first.  Secondly, once we receive this approval, we should boldly go forward in the sure knowledge that whatever the devil throws at us, we have the power to overcome.

DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING COURSE

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Training planned for the Summer of 2018 following the end of the School of Theology lectures

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations”
Matthew 28:19

 

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