The Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-13)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: Jesus gave up his heavenly glory to take our sins upon the cross.
In our bible story we learned:
1. Jesus revealed his glory.
2. The Father affirmed his Son.
3. Jesus gave up his glory to go to the cross.
Where is the Gospel?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Here, in a moment of time, three of the disciples had the opportunity to glimpse the holiness, glory, and power of Jesus as God. They knew Jesus, the man, but they didn’t know Jesus the Son in glory. If Jesus was not both fully God and fully man, he could not have taken our punishment on the cross and then risen from the dead.
Here on the Mount of Transfiguration, Jesus revealed his glorious splendor as the Son of God. Yet once again, Jesus “made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:7–8). Jesus was resolute. He would take the penalty for our sins upon himself and die a cursed death on the cross.
Family Discipleship - "Minutes" in the Home
Continuing on in the New Testament, we are on week 24 which starts on page 169 in the Old Story New devotional.
Pray about it! Praise Jesus for his glorious power and thank him for giving up his glory to suffer and die in our place.