Transfiguration of the Lord (Year: C)
Date: Sunday, March 03rd, 2019, 11:00
Old Testament: Ex. 34:29-35
29When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD.
30When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him.
31But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them.
32Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai.
33When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face.
34But whenever he entered the LORD's presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded,
35they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the LORD.
Exodus 34:29-35 (NIV)
1The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.
2Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.
3Let them praise your great and awesome name- he is holy.
4The King is mighty, he loves justice- you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.
5Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.
6Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them.
7He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.
8O LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.
9Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.
Psalms 99 (NIV)
2 Corinthians 3:12-4 (NIV)
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.
30Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
32Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
33As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." (He did not know what he was saying.)
34While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him."
36When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves, and told no one at that time what they had seen.
37The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
38A man in the crowd called out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
39A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him.
40I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."
41"O unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."
42Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
43And they were all amazed at the greatness of God.
Luke 9:28-43 (NIV)