Listen Up! (Transfiguration Sunday)

Listen Up! (Transfiguration Sunday)

02/11/2018 Sermon

Mark 9:2-13

Chris Breslin

“Sometimes it feels like I’m the only one in the world who is dying. ‘We’re all sinking, slowly, but one day, while everyone watches, I will run out of air. I am going to go under.’ Even explaining it, I feel more and more frantic. ‘There will be a day when I can’t take my next breath. And I will drown. I can picture it so clearly. People talk about heaven like it’s a hop, skip, and a jump. A veil between heaven and earth will part and I will pass through it. The promise of heaven to me is this: someday I will get a new set of lungs and I will swim away. But first I will drown.” –Kate Bowler, Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I Loved)

“He was transfigured before His disciples, thereby revealing to them the glory of the future things and, as in an enigmatic and dim way, showing what our bodies will be like.” –John Chrysostom

“It is a lot to believe: that God’s lit-up life includes death, that there is no way around it but only through, that even the darkness can dazzle.” –Barbara Brown Taylor

Sermon Resources:

Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I Loved) by Kate Bowler

Why We Listen to Jesus; on the Transfiguration (Theology on Mission podcast)


Mark 1:1

Psalm 2:7-8

Genesis 22:16

Mark 8:27-38

Mark 15:33-39

Exodus 20

1 Kings 19

Mark 9:8 (The Message)

Songs for Today’s Worship Gathering:

The Transfiguration by Stevens

Days of Elijah by Mark

We Will Feast in the House of Zion by McCracken

How Firm a Foundation by Rippon/Funk

Our God is Present by White

All Things New by Bonar/Wells



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