Special Sunday Service ; with Dr.Andrew Goh
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The Year of Transformation
April 9-10, 2016
Only One Tent or None Needed?
Matt 17:1 Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John the brother of James, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. 2 And His appearance changed dramatically in their presence; and His face shone [with heavenly glory, clear and bright] like the sun, and His clothing became as white as light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus.
Matt 17:4 Then Peter began to speak and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good and delightful and auspicious that we are here; if You wish, I will put up three [sacred] tents here—one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased and delighted! Listen to Him!” 6 When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were terrified. 7 But Jesus came and touched them and said, “Get up, and do not be afraid.” 8 And when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone.
This was an unforgettable mountaintop experience for the three disciples closest to Jesus namely Peter, James and John! Many years later, John wrote in John 1:14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of the Father, [the Son who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, who is] full of grace and truth (absolutely free of deception).
All of them experienced a paradigm shift that was profoundly transformational! Their focus was shifted from the law and the Prophets represented by Moses and Elijah to Jesus – the beloved Son of God!
Where is your focus today? Transformation is only possible when we look into the glorious face of Jesus (2 Cor 3:18-20)!
Jesus represents not only the finished work for our salvation but also the Hope of glory as He abides in us!
Pastor Chee Kang Seng