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Commentary

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Symbols and Communication -- Exodus 34:29-35, Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
History is filled with stories of conflict over symbols, icons, images, and other representati

Children's Liturgy and Story

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John's Train Journey -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Janice B. Scott -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Call to worship:

Children's sermon

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Let's stay forever! -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Have you ever had so much fun

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What A Change! -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a very dusty mirror and some glass cleaner

Drama

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Perched On The Edge Of Heaven -- Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-9, Luke 9:28-36 -- Jacqueline Sharer Robertson -- 2006
Making It Preach
Transfiguration: Trickery, Technology, Or Truth? -- Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2, Luke 9:28-36, Psalm 99 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Transfiguration -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1997
Theme

Illustration

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We once had the most... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
We once had the most wonderful vacation with friends.
The First Church of Missing... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
The First Church of Missing the Point believed it was on the cutting edge of ministry.
Human destiny hinges upon the... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C
"Human destiny hinges upon the accuracy of thought transmission."*
Mike Littlejohn, in writing about... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C
Mike Littlejohn, in writing about how it feels to wait for a heart transplant in the Carolina Org
All of us have times... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C
All of us have times that are absolutely euphoric. Times like --
The Transfiguration was God's clear... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
The Transfiguration was God's clear recognition of Jesus' Lordship.
Transfigured! Jesus was changed by... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Transfigured!
We have all experienced times... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
We have all experienced times like it –
Simeon predicted that the lot... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C
Simeon predicted that the lot of the baby he took up in his arms and the mother he blessed would not
It's been almost twenty years... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C
It's been almost twenty years ago but I still vividly remember traveling through the Rocky Mountains
Perhaps one had to be... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C
Perhaps one had to be there to fully appreciate our Lord's transfiguration.
An old story reports that... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
An old story reports that one day a teacher read today's Gospel lesson to her Sunday school class --
A thirty-one-year-old... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
A thirty-one-year-old man from Great Yarmouth, England, died from drinking too much water, a coroner
In this important passage we... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
In this important passage we find the "Gospel (Good News) for the dead." Jesus talks about the way i
And a voice came out... -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
"And a voice came out of the cloud ..." (Luke 9:35)

Prayer

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Silliness and silence at the Christ's glory -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Dennis Koch -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:Silliness and silence at the Christ's gloryGospel Note:
TRANSFIGURATION -- Exodus 34:29-35, Psalm 99, Luke 9:28-36 -- B. David Hostetter -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

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The Glorification Of The Christian -- Luke 9:28-36 -- 2006
About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a
Jesus Transfigured -- Luke 9:28-36, Matthew 17:1-8 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1997
1. Text
The Transfiguration -- Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2, Luke 9:28-36 -- George M. Bass -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Experience Miracle -- Luke 9:28-36, Matthew 17:1-8 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1991
Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on t
The Transfiguration of Our Lord -- Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2, Luke 9:28-36 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
The Transfiguration of Our Lord -- Deuteronomy 34:1-12, 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2, Luke 9:28-36 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1985
The LessonsExodus 34:29-35 (C)
Lent 2 -- Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Philippians 3:17--4:1, Luke 9:28-36 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
The LessonsGenesis 15:1-12, 17-18 (C, RC)

Sermon

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The Promised Land -- Luke 9:28-36, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Psalm 86:1-13 -- Joe Barone, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a Christian who has suffered in faithThe Promised Land
The Promised Land -- Psalm 86:1-13, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Luke 9:28-36 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
Some people suffer more effectively than others.
A Voice Out Of The Cloud -- Luke 9:28-36 -- James T. Garrett -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1991
Today we celebrate the Transfiguration Of Our Lord. We will soon begin the Lenten Journey.
Finding Our Roots -- Luke 9:28-36 -- John M. Braaten -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
Ever since Alex Haley’s novel, Roots, hit the bookstands in the mid-70s, there has been an increasin
Awake to Glory -- Luke 9:28-36 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1988
Today we celebrate one of the most neglected passages in the Bible.
The Mysterium Tremendum! -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
A student, evaluating another student's sermon, said, "You talked a lot about God, but I haven't the
Transfiguration Mountain -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Roy C. Nichols -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1985
Eight days after Jesus had told his disciples that some of them would live to see the fulfillment of

The Village Shepherd

The Transience Of Transfiguration -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Janice B. Scott -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
When Bishop Peter visited our parish on his pilgrimage around the diocese in the winter of 1996, h

Stories

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Deep Listening -- Luke 9:28-36 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2003
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at the White House, frequently com
A Vision Of Light -- 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2, Luke 9:28-36 -- John E. Sumwalt, Mary Downing -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2003
It was a summer evening in the year 2000 when four of us, friends through church for more than twent

Worship

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Transfiguration/Fully Awake -- Luke 9:28-36, Exodus 34:29-35 -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to WorshipWe would be fully awake to the glory of God.
Transfiguration of the Lord -- Deuteronomy 34:1-12, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Luke 9:28-36 -- Heth H. Corl -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1976
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 34:1-12Theme: God's self-revelation through Moses' death
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