THE SERVANT KING TRANSFIGURED
Mark 9:1-13 NASB
1 And Jesus was saying to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”
2 Six days later, Jesus *took with Him Peter and James and John, and *brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them;3 and His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them. 4 Elijah appeared to them along with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. 5 Peter *said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”6 For he did not know what to answer; for they became terrified. 7 Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!” 8 All at once they looked around and saw no one with them anymore, except Jesus alone.
9 As they were coming down from the mountain, He gave them orders not to relate to anyone what they had seen, until the Son of Man rose from the dead. 10 They seized upon that statement, discussing with one another what rising from the dead meant. 11 They asked Him, saying, “Why is it that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 12 And He said to them, “Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt? 13 But I say to you that Elijah has indeed come, and they did to him whatever they wished, just as it is written of him.”
- Looking at Jesus 9:1-4
- Listening to Jesus 9:5-8
- Learning from Jesus 9:9-13
- Last week in Mark 8:27-38, Jesus gave some difficult truth, calling us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, follow him, and lose our lives for Him. What has this looked like in your life?
- How does the transfiguration encourage us to give up everything and follow Jesus? 9:1-3 Why does it matter that Moses and Elijah show up, and how does this encourage us to surrender everything and follow Jesus? 9:4
- How do Peter’s words encourage us to give up everything and follow Jesus? 9:5-6 How do the Father’s words encourage us to surrender everything and follow Jesus? 9:7-8
- How does the disciples’ question about the resurrection encourage us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Jesus? 9:9-10 How does Jesus’ question encourage us to surrender all and follow Him? 9:11-13 What does surrender look like for you today?