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Rev. Paul J. Miller – Sermon Outline – June 21, 2020

Series Title: Discovering Your Life in the Life of Jesus

Today’s Title: This is My Son, Whom I Love, Listen to Him

Today’s Main Text: Mark 9:2-13

Gospel Parallels:  Matthew 17:1-13, Luke 9:28-36

 

ON THE MOUNTAIN WITH GOD

            - MOSES

                        - the burning bush - Exodus 3 & 4

                        - the plagues & the Red Sea - Exodus 7-14

                        - given the Law, Moses “shines” – Exodus 34:1-7, 29-35

                        - Moses dies, God buries him - Deuteronomy 34:5-7  

            - ELIJAH

                        - 3 ½ year drought due to Ahab & Jezebel – 1 Kings 17

                        - The “contest” at Mt. Carmel, the rain returns – 1 Kings 18

                        - threatened by Jezebel, to a mountain, God comes in a gentle whisper – 1 Kings 19:1-18

                        - taken to heaven in chariot of fire, among a company of prophets - 2 Kings 2:7-12

 

MOSES & ELIJAH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

- Moses 85 times, Elijah 29 times  

- John the Baptist & Elijah – Mark 8:28

- “The Law & the Prophets” - Matthew 7:12, 22:40, Luke 16:16, Acts 13:15, Romans 3:21

- Michael “disputes” the body of Moses with the devil – Jude 1:8-9

- The “Two Witnesses” – Revelation 11:1-6

 

TRANSFIGURATION/TRANSFORMATION

- 1 Corinthians 3:7-18

- Romans 12:1-2

 

IMPACT UPON PETER & JAMES, & JOHN

            - Was Jesus really going to suffer & die? – Mark 8:31

            - 2 Peter 1:16-18

            - “This is my Son, whom I love, listen to him.”

                        - an affirmation that Jesus is the Son of God

                        - God is relational, motivated by love

 

WHAT DOES GOD WANT US TO LEARN FROM THIS VERY “BIG PICTURE” STORY?

- “listen” – don’t just watch and be amazed by the miracles what He says matters even more

- “listen” – the teaching of Jesus surpasses “The Law and the Prophets” - Romans 3:21-24

- “listen” - about how loving God and loving people fulfills what the Law intended – Matthew 22:40

- “listen” – to what He taught us about the kingdom of God in the parables

- “listen” – to how He challenged conventional thinking and teaching about what God expects of us

- “listen” - to how He spoke to Samaritans, Gentiles, and “sinners” (the outsiders)

- “listen” - listen to how He challenges corrupt religious authority

- “listen” – to the sermon on the mount – Matthew 5-7

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