What is the lesson of the Transfiguration?
Mark 9:2 begins a recording of the transfiguration of Jesus before Peter, James, and John. This story is also recorded in Matthew and Luke, and most of us are pretty familiar with this event. This event teaches about Christ’s authority and glory as well as the transformation we should go through as his followers.
How were the three persons of the Blessed Trinity revealed at the Transfiguration?
How were the three Persons of the Blessed Trinity revealed at the Transfiguration? God the Father was present in the voice, the Son in his humanity and the Holy Spirit in the cloud. The infusion of the Holy Spirit gave the apostles the fits needed to be effective teachers of the Gospel.
What does Moses represent in the Transfiguration?
Once on the mountain, Matthew 17:2 states that Jesus “was transfigured before them; his face shining as the sun, and his garments became white as the light.” At that point the prophet Elijah representing the prophets and Moses representing the Law appear and Jesus begins to talk to them.
How many disciples went with Jesus to the Mount of Transfiguration?
Feast of the Transfiguration, Christian commemoration of the occasion upon which Jesus Christ took three of his disciples, Peter, James, and John, up on a mountain, where Moses and Elijah appeared and Jesus was transfigured, his face and clothes becoming dazzlingly bright (Mark 9:2–13; Matthew 17:1–13; Luke 9:28–36).
What should we learn from the Transfiguration of Jesus?
There are several lessons to be learnt from Luke 9:30-31. Let us learn some lessons from this aspect of the passage. The appearance of Moses and Elijah with Jesus confirms that Jesus is the Messiah the law and the prophets predicted many years before he was born.
Why are the disciples quiet during the Transfiguration?
Soon, Jesus repeats this same teaching to them partially in 9:12 and fully in 9:31. This time the disciples are quiet because they were afraid to ask questions (9:32). They are having difficulty fully understanding what Jesus is telling them.
Why did Peter and the others die in the Transfiguration?
Peter clearly had received “something to hold onto,” only it took awhile for him to fully get a hold of it. Until he and the others fully grasp what Jesus is trying to teach them, they will have many struggles of doubt and fear. However in the end, each of them except for John are martyred. They die for what they come to believe.
Why did Jesus take the disciples to the mountain?
It is obvious that Jesus took the disciples to the mountain to help them confirm whom he is and also strengthen their faith concerning what he had taught them. As Jesus was praying and his clothes and face changed gloriously, something happened.