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Up On the Mountain

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Up On the Mountain

Text: Luke 9:28-36 (NIV)

28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, 31 appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. 32 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. 33 As 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.)

34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” 36 When 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.

I.        Introduction:

II.      The Mountain of Prayer: A Summit of Spirituality

A.      Spirituality Expressed in Prayer

B.      Spirituality Exposed in Radiance

III.   The Mountain of Preparation: A Stage for Sacrifice

A.      The Stage Set for Fulfillment: Glory in Progress

B.      The Stage Set for Sacrifice: Glory in Practice

IV.    The Mountain of Preservation: A Sanctuary of Security

A.      Awakened to Spiritual Elevation

B.      Absorbed in Spiritual Exhilaration

V.      The Mountain of Presence: A Statement of Significance

A.      God’s Presence: A Divine Manifestation

B.      God’s Pronouncement: A Divine Mandate

VI.    Conclusion:

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