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Clean indeed -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Transfigured -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
It's good to be here -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Teachers and Parents: The transfiguration event in itself is
Scared by the light -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Teachers or Parents: Learn the hymn, "What A Friend We Have In
A Voice From A Cloud -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Teachers: Three disciples heard a voice from a cloud. The
The meaning of transfiguration -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2008

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Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2008

Commentary

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Sight and Sound -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Frank Ramirez -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
Although I still think a bare stage is the most effective form of theater, there’s no denying that p
Waiting for the Light to Shine -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Frank Ramirez -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
Mark Twain once said that his pious, sainted mother never missed a Sunday’s service her whole life l
Revealing The Divinity Of Christ -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
Transfiguration is a celebration of God’s glory and how that glory is revealed in Christ when he was
Jesus the Christ -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Ron Love -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
Painted on the president's chair at the Constitutional Convention, assembled at the Pennsylvania Sta
A mountaintop experience -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9, Psalm 2 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
One of the cable networks has created a strange hit series.
The mountains of God -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9, Psalm 2 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
Mountains occupy a strong place in our imaginations.
Catching glimmers of what blinds saints -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9, Psalm 99 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2002
So much of what we see in the world is determined by how we are conditioned to see things.
Mountaintop experiences -- Exodus 24:12-18, Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1999
I can't begin to enumerate the number of times I have attended a retreat somewhere off in a secluded
Be dazzled -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1996
Theophany: a word we do not use today except in specialized classrooms, signals the "-phany" or appe
Mountaintop experience -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- William H. Shepherd -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
It was the most boring sermon I ever heard, until it became the most interesting.

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Sight and Sound -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Frank Ramirez -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
Although I still think a bare stage is the most effective form of theater, there’s no denying that p
Waiting for the Light to Shine -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Frank Ramirez -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
Mark Twain once said that his pious, sainted mother never missed a Sunday’s service her whole life l

Children's bulletin

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2008

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Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2008

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Spiky Is Transformed -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Call to Worship:

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Transfiguration -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- John Jamison -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
Object: A bright flashlight.
Incredible Secrets -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Bethany Peerbolte -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
The disciples see Jesus transfigured with Moses and Elijah, and then Jesus tells them to tell no one
A Peep Hole -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
I have something to show you today BUT...
Seeing the Magic -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Anna Shirey -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
First Thoughts
Not just a good yarn -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of ou
Clean indeed -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazz
Will you remember? -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on
Transfigured -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his
Eyewitness testimony -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Good morning! I brought this newspaper clipping with me
It's good to be here -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Good morning! Once, Jesus went up on a high mountain and he
Witnesses -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
When I got married, the state wanted proof that I didn't just
Scared by the light -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
At night I cannot see as well. Sometimes I'm scared I'll run
Eyewitness news -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Kermit the Frog came along with
Changed before them -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought something this morning

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God Makes Room For Us -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
For February 19, 2023:
Mountains, Top and Bottom -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
For February 23, 2020:
Cloud Theology -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel reading, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up a mountain -- and wh
Transfiguration Shakeup -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
This week’s gospel text brings us Matthew’s startling account of the Transfiguration.
Power With A Capital 'p' -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
The common theme shared by this week's lectionary texts is the firsthand encounter with holiness --
The View From The Mountaintop -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2008
We have all had what we call "mountaintop" experiences in our lives -- times when we feel we have ov

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God Makes Room For Us -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
For February 19, 2023:
Transfiguration -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- John Jamison -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
Object: A bright flashlight.
Mountains, Top and Bottom -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
For February 23, 2020:
Incredible Secrets -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Bethany Peerbolte -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
The disciples see Jesus transfigured with Moses and Elijah, and then Jesus tells them to tell no one
Transfiguration Sunday -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Elaine M. Ward -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2002
Leader, wearing dark glasses, asks the children, "Do you know why I am wearing dark glasses?" (Pause

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Praxis In The Dark -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Praxis the colourful pixie was feeling very blue.

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Praxis In The Dark -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Praxis the colourful pixie was feeling very blue.

Devotional

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The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
The glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; on the seven
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Psalm 2 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain?-- Psalm 2:1
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.-- 2 Peter 1:17
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, o

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This One Thing I Do -- Matthew 17:1-9, Psalm 99 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
A Light Verse -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
ThemeDoes knowing Jesus change a person's life?Summary

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations For Transfiguration Sunday (2023) -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
Exodus 24:12-18
Sermon Illustrations For Transfiguration Sunday (2020) -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
Exodus 24:12-18
Sermon Illustrations For Transfiguration Sunday (2017) -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas, Bob Ove -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
Exodus 24:12-18
Sermon Illustrations for Transfiguration Sunday (2014) -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Scott A. Bryte -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
Exodus 24:12-18
They must have had... -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Bob Ove -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
They must have had to sit around for seven days before the Lord made his appearance.
The author of our... -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
The author of our lesson warns against myths when thinking about Christ's glory.
Brussels sprouts are... -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
Brussels sprouts are disgusting. Star Wars movies are better than Star Trek.
A story circulated... -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
A story was circulated that during the last great persecution of the early church there was a discus
Like all personal... -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Ron Love -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
Like all personal attributes, pride in and of itself is not bad; but it becomes a sin when it become
I always wonder about... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Bob Ove -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
I always wonder about Andrew.
Sermon illustrations for Transfiguration Sunday, Cycle A (2011) -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
Exodus 24:12-18
Let the record show... -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Leah Thompson -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
"Let the record show..." Parliamentary procedure can be an arduous process.
In Tom Wilson's cartoon Ziggy -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Ron Love -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
In Tom Wilson's cartoon, Ziggy, who always seems to be struggling with his place in life, is
No one can argue that technology... -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Craig Kelly -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
No one can argue that technology is developing at an unbelievable rate.
So Jesus and his disciples go up a mountain -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
"So Jesus and his disciples go up a mountain, where they meet up with Moses and Elijah…" It almost s

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God Makes Room For Us -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
For February 19, 2023:
Mountains, Top and Bottom -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
For February 23, 2020:
Cloud Theology -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel reading, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up a mountain -- and wh
Transfiguration Shakeup -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
This week’s gospel text brings us Matthew’s startling account of the Transfiguration.

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Because God is There -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. (v. 15)

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God Makes Room For Us -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
For February 19, 2023:
Sermon Illustrations For Transfiguration Sunday (2023) -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
Exodus 24:12-18
Because God is There -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. (v. 15)
Mountains, Top and Bottom -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
For February 23, 2020:
Sermon Illustrations For Transfiguration Sunday (2020) -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
Exodus 24:12-18

Intercession

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Transcendent God... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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God Makes Room For Us -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
For February 19, 2023:
Mountains, Top and Bottom -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
For February 23, 2020:
Cloud Theology -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel reading, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up a mountain -- and wh
Transfiguration Shakeup -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
This week’s gospel text brings us Matthew’s startling account of the Transfiguration.
Power With A Capital 'p' -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
The common theme shared by this week's lectionary texts is the firsthand encounter with holiness --
The View From The Mountaintop -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2008
We have all had what we call "mountaintop" experiences in our lives -- times when we feel we have ov
The Original Super Bowl? -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
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God Makes Room For Us -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
For February 19, 2023:
Mountains, Top and Bottom -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
For February 23, 2020:

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The Transfiguration Of Our Lord / Last Sunday After The Epiphany -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Carlos Wilton -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2010
Theme For The DayFaith gives us power for living.
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord/Last Sunday After The Epiphany -- Psalm 2 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2006
Undoubtedly, the reason why Psalm 2 occupies its place in the lectionary is because it amplifies the
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord/Last Sunday After The Epiphany -- Psalm 99 -- Stan Purdum -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2006
(See The Transfiguration Of Our Lord/Last Sunday After The Epiphany, Cycle C, for an alternative
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2004
THE LESSONSLesson 1: Exodus 24:12--18 (C); Exodus 24:12 (13--14) 15--18 (E)
Transfiguration Sunday -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2004
It seems clear that we have a different source beginning in verse 12 than that found in 24:1-11, bec
Transfiguration Of The Lord -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPSCALL TO WORSHIP
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The transfiguration of Christ was an experience of divine transcendence -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Exodus 24:12-18, Matthew 17:1-9 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Exodus 24:12-18 (C); Exodus 24:12, 15-18 (L); Exodus 24:12 (13-14) 15-18 (E)
The Transfiguration of Our Lord -- Leviticus 1-2, 9-18, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5, Matthew 5:38-48 -- George M. Bass -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

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God Makes Room For Us -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
For February 19, 2023:
Mountains, Top and Bottom -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
For February 23, 2020:
Cloud Theology -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel reading, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up a mountain -- and wh
Transfiguration Shakeup -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
This week’s gospel text brings us Matthew’s startling account of the Transfiguration.
Power With A Capital 'p' -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
The common theme shared by this week's lectionary texts is the firsthand encounter with holiness --
The View From The Mountaintop -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2008
We have all had what we call "mountaintop" experiences in our lives -- times when we feel we have ov

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God Makes Room For Us -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
For February 19, 2023:
Mountains, Top and Bottom -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
For February 23, 2020:
Main Features And Coming Attractions -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1995
You go into the movie theatre, find a seat that's suitable, clamber over some poor innocent slumberi

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Credible Witnesses -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2010
Each one of us can remember those special transforming moments in our lives.
Sneak Preview -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Charles L. Aaron, Jr. -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
How much do we miss when we don't really look?
Forty Days And Forever -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Tony S. Everett -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
Here's a story that many church members have been telling for a while.
With Our Own Eyes -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- John N. Brittain -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
Leslie D.
Remembering Jesus -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2004
Christians share a memory - and a belief - that gives us a place to stand, a way of getting things i
Visions And Voices -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Susan R. Andrews -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2004
I don't know about you, but I envy Moses and Peter and James and John.
Getting More Of God Than We Really Want -- Exodus 24:15-18 -- John T. Ball -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2004
There is an old story about a Sunday school teacher who asked a young girl in her class why her litt
Do The Old Rules Still Apply? -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Grandma was well into her eighties when she saw her first basketball game.
How Can I Figure You Out, God, If My Interpretation Does Not Count? -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
E-mail From: KDM To: God Subject: Thou
It's A Mystery -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Linda Schiphorst Mccoy -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Mike, a member of our Good Earth Band at THE GARDEN, and a Ph.D.
On Turning On The Lights In The Church Building -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- R. Glen Miles -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
Whenever I read from the book of Exodus, especially a text which includes a visit by Moses to the mo
How Long Should We Stay? -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- William B. Kincaid, III -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
Mountains were very important to Matthew.
Moving At The Speed Of Light: On The Mountain -- Peter 1:16-21 -- Frank Luchsinger -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
Peter went to the mountain with Jesus.
Main Features And Coming Attractions -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1995
You go into the movie theatre, find a seat that's suitable, clamber over some poor innocent slumberi
From A Distance -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Paul E. Robinson -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1995
Heroes are a part of the human experience.
Coming Back Down -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- John B. Jamison -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1992
I have visited some places I really wish I could have stayed.

Stories

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Because God is There -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. (v. 15)
Transfigured by Figures -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
Contents "Transfigured by Figures" by Frank Ramirez
Down From The Mountain -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2 -- Peter Andrew Smith, John Fitzgerald -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
Contents "Down from the Mountain" by Peter Andrew Smith
Patience In Faith -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2 -- Peter Andrew Smith -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
Contents"Patience in Faith" by Peter Andrew Smith* * * * * * *
Written -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2 -- David O. Bales, C. David Mckirachan -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
Contents"Written" by David O. Bales
Glenda's Surprise -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Argile Smith, Keith Hewitt, Peter Andrew Smith, David O. Bales -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "Glenda's Surprise" by Argile Smith
Seeing Clearly -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 99 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Contents What's Up This Week A Story to Live By: "Seeing Clearly"

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Because God is There -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. (v. 15)

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What Boggles Your Mind? -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- David E. Leininger -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
The day had started off ordinarily enough -- Jesus and his three closest friends went up on a high m
Charlie Is Glowing -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2004
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How Big Is He? -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2004
While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voic
A Defining Moment -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Constance Berg -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Sue went with her three most trusted friends on a retreat.
Kevin's Vision -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
Kevin often daydreamed about mountain climbing, not just any mountain, but Mount Washington in upsta

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God Makes Room For Us -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
For February 19, 2023:
Mountains, Top and Bottom -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
For February 23, 2020:
Cloud Theology -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel reading, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up a mountain -- and wh
Transfiguration Shakeup -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
This week’s gospel text brings us Matthew’s startling account of the Transfiguration.
Power With A Capital 'p' -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
The common theme shared by this week's lectionary texts is the firsthand encounter with holiness --
The View From The Mountaintop -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 27:1, 4-9 -- Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2008
We have all had what we call "mountaintop" experiences in our lives -- times when we feel we have ov
The Original Super Bowl? -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
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God Makes Room For Us -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2023
For February 19, 2023:
Mountains, Top and Bottom -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2, Psalm 99 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2020
For February 23, 2020:

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The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Matthew 17:1-9, Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Psalm 2 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
Gathering Litany
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: We gather as the faithful of God,
Listen! -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Psalm 99)
Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Theme: On The Mountain With GodCall To Worship
Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Theme: Christ's GloryCall To Worship
Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Theme: We Behold His GloryCall To Worship
Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Psalm 99 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
The Transfiguration of Our Lord -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
Adoration And PraiseInvitation to the Celebration
Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Exodus 24:12-18Theme: Into And Out Of The Clouds
The Transfiguration -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1992
Suggestions:Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
LAST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- B. David Hostetter -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
God's incarnate Light -- 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: Since the Second Coming of Jesus is a central concern of this very late pseudonymou
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David Coffin
Pentecost accents the belief that the Christian church is a Spirit movement, not another world institution. Imagine a pastor who is on the denomination committee for examining pastoral candidates that are on various points along their journey toward ordination either before, during or just after completion of seminary/Bible college training. All the pastoral candidates are excited about their future of making a positive change and impression on the churches they serve.
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Acts 2:1-21
Martin Luther viewed Pentecost as a day of celebration, as on a sermon in the topic he noted “it was on this present Pentecost Day that the joyful blessed and lovely kingdom of Christ was established, a kingdom filled with joy, courage, and certainty.”  Complete Sermons, Vol.6, p.152) Awareness of the Holy Spirit is a big part of the joy and certainty Pentecost brings.  John Wesley, then, offers a timely warning about how not to lose a sense of the Spirit and the joy and confidence this insight offers.  He wrote:

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Peter Andrew Smith
“I’m not sure why we’re doing this,” Ollie muttered to himself as he took his place on the bandstand. He unpacked his guitar and played a few chords to make sure that it was in tune. “The acoustics are better in the church building.”

“They may be,” Todd said raising his voice over the sounds of the busy park. “Going to be a noisy afternoon from the sounds of it.”

“Huh?” Ollie looked over at his smiling friend. “Sorry, I didn’t mean to say that out loud.”

“You’re just saying what we’re all thinking, isn’t he Wendy?’

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John Jamison
Object: Today’s message will include a role-play. You will need one child to play the role of the shepherd and the rest of the children will be the people from town. I usually pick an outgoing child for my shepherd so they will act out a bit. Encourage everyone to have fun and ham it up a bit.

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Janice B. Scott
As I recall, there was a mighty, rushing wind at the last Bank Holiday weekend. It didn't herald the coming of God quite as much as the coming of a mighty, rushing rain, and for many unfortunate people, substantial flooding. And it was accompanied by considerable power, for it uprooted and destroyed one of our laburnum trees.

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Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
The Holy Spirit gets around. Historically the church has also commemorated its origins on this festival. In some traditions, confirmation is celebrated.

Collect of the Day
Petitions are offered that the Spirit come and transform the faithful to give them language to proclaim the word. The Holy Spirit, Justification (by Grace), Sanctification, and Evangelism are emphasized.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
* Hymn to God the creator; praise for God's providential interventions.
James Evans
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see The Day Of Pentecost, Cycle A, for an alternative approach.)

Elizabeth Achtemeier
On the previous Sundays of this Eastertide, we have heard the risen Christ tell his followers to remain in Jerusalem until he sends the Holy Spirit upon them. That will enable them to be his witnesses in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Having promised that, he ascended into heaven, to rule over all at the right hand of the Father. That promise was spoken during the forty days that the Lord was with the apostles and disciples after his resurrection.
Arthur H. Kolsti
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord to the breath, prophesy mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live." I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.
-- Ezekiel 37:4-10
Ron Lavin
The Holy Spirit is called "your Advocate" in the New English Bible translation of John 15:26. Other translations may be helpful in understanding the meaning of the Holy Spirit. The King James Version uses the term "The Comforter." The Revised Standard Version and the New International Version use the term "The Counselor." The Phillips translation and the Barclay translation call the Holy Spirit "The Helper." I like the title "The Advocate" best of all. This term "The Adovcate" includes comforting, counseling, and helping.

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