The Transfiguration 2After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led

them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

5Peter

said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters— one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6(He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) 7Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”

Transfigured

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28About

eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. 29As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.

Lesson #1: We must be transformed.

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 Romans

12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Live by following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want. Gal 5:16 (NCV)

Reflection Question: What areas of your life need to change?

What areas of your life need a renewed mindset?
Gal 5:16 (NCV) Live by following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want.

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Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

The more time we spend with God, the more:
• we become like Him,

• we reflect His image, • we are being transformed into His likeness.

Lesson #2: We have something to look forward to.

8 We

have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living.

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we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. 17 We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles. 18 We set our eyes not on what we see but on what we cannot see. What we see will last only a short time, but what we cannot see will last forever.

 We

know that our body — the tent we live in here on earth — will be destroyed. But when that happens, God will have a house for us. It will not be a house made by human hands; instead, it will be a home in heaven that will last forever. 2 But now we groan in this tent. We want God to give us our heavenly home, 3 because it will clothe us so we will not be naked.

 4 While

we live in this body, we have burdens, and we groan. We do not want to be naked, but we want to be clothed with our heavenly home. Then this body that dies will be fully covered with life. is what God made us for, and he has given us the Spirit to be a guarantee for this new life.

 5 This

Lesson #3: We must listen to Jesus.

 "If

people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me.
who want to save their lives will give up true life. But those who give up their lives for me and for the Good News will have true life. 36 It is worth nothing for them to have the whole world if they lose their souls. 37 They could never pay enough to buy back their souls. 38 The people who live now are living in a sinful and evil time. If people are ashamed of me and my teaching, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes with his Father's glory and with the holy angels."

 35 Those

We no longer live for ourselves but for Him who died for us (2 Corinthians 5:15) .

Lesson #1: We must be transformed. Lesson #2: We have something to look forward to. Lesson #3: We must listen to Jesus.