The term transfiguration refers to transformation of Jesus’ body into heavenly glory.
Luke 9:28-36 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.
29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.
30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him.
31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
32 Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.
33 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said.
34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud.
35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!”
36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.
Significance of the transfiguration
Lessons Christians learn from the transfiguration of Jesus Christ
JESUS TEACHING ON FAITH AND HUMILITY - Luke 9:37 – 50
Jesus taught on faith and humility as a way of preparing His disciples for the requirements they would need in their apostolic work. Jesus illustrated this in the following ways:
Significance of Jesus’ teaching on faith and humility
How Christians can express humility
Instances that proved that Jesus was a humble man
INCIDENTS IN ST. LUKE’S GOSPEL WHERE JESUS IS DEPICTED AS A SON OF GOD
(i) At baptism Luke 3:22.
(ii) At transfiguration Luke 9:35.
(iii) During the annunciation Luke 1:32.
(iv) During temptations in the wilderness Luke 4:3.
(v) During Peter’s confession.
(vi) During exorcism at Capernaum Luke 4:34.
(vii) During the exorcism at Gerasene Luke 8:28.
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