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Children's Activity

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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

No fear -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday in Lent - 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 HOME

Materials:
Listen to him -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - A
Today's gospel lesson is about the Transfiguration of Christ. It is a powerful story.
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
Materials:

Gospel Grams 2

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

Gospel Grams 1

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

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

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.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

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

Gospel Grams 1

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

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

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

Children's sermon

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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
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
No fear -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Get up and do not be afraid." (v. 7)
Transfigured -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his
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
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
Changed before them -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought something this morning
The meaning of transfiguration -- Matthew 17:1-9
Good morning, boys and girls.

The Immediate Word

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
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Transfiguration Sunday -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Elaine M. Ward -- 2002
Leader, wearing dark glasses, asks the children, "Do you know why I am wearing dark glasses?" (Pause
Listen To Jesus -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter
Exegetical Aim: Many voices compete for our attention. We must listen primarily to Christ.
Such A Good Time -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a bag of popcorn or peanuts

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

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

Devotional

SermonStudio

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

Drama

SermonStudio

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
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
Theme

Does knowing Jesus change a person's life?

Summary

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

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
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
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
In 1898, Florence Nightingale wrote a book... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Ron Love -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
In 1898, Florence Nightingale wrote a book on nursing that was titled, Notes on Nursing: What It
We all have those strange dreams... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2011
We all have those strange dreams.
Preaching The Psalmbr... -- Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2 -- 2008
Preaching The Psalm

Psalm 2
Karen led her fifth-grade... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
Karen led her fifth-grade Sunday school class into the empty sanctuary and read Matthew
The gospels give us intriguing... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
The gospels give us intriguing insights into the apostles' lives and character. Imagine
The earliest Christian art is... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2007
The earliest Christian art is found in the Catacombs. Reaching across cultural lines in
The author James Michener, speaking... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2002
The author James Michener, speaking in Detroit, told a group of senior citizens about an aunt of his
A church member contacted her... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2002
A church member contacted her pastor for advice about dealing with her 12-year-old son who had just
Three years ago, Time... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2002
Three years ago, Time magazine asked novelist Reynolds Price, who had previously translated t
We are reminded in these... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1999
We are reminded in these passages that the testimonies of the early mothers and fathers of the faith
Mary had a severe stroke... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1999
Mary had a severe stroke. It left her unable to do even the simplest of tasks.
Magazines and newspapers regularly feature... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1999
Magazines and newspapers regularly feature prominent people and the fame and honor they have achieve
The Golden Arches are a... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1999
The Golden Arches are a part of our everyday lives.
The easy places, the high... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1996
The easy places, the high places in life: the grand wedding reception, the big graduation party, the
We've all had them, those... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1996
We've all had them, those high times when we've felt on top of the world, really happy, confident th
We enjoy escapes just like... -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1996
We enjoy escapes just like the disciples did because we feel unable to deal with life.

The Immediate Word

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

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

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

Preaching

The Immediate Word

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
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

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 Day
Faith gives us power for living.
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 LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 24:12--18 (C); Exodus 24:12 (13--14) 15--18 (E)
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
Transfiguration -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1998
We need to say at the outset of our comments for this pericope that the transfiguration text contain
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
Second Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 12:1-4a, John 3:1-17, Matthew 17:1-9 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Genesis 12:1-4a (C, RC); Genesis 12:1-8 (E, L)
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)

Sermon

The Immediate Word

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
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

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?
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.
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.
Second Sight -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- David Belgum -- 2000
What was the experience high up on Mount Hermon, which we have come to call the Transfiguration of J
How Long Should We Stay? -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- William B. Kincaid, III -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
Mountains were very important to Matthew.
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
Coming Back Down -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1992
I have visited some places I really wish I could have stayed.
Where Have All The Visible Miracles Gone? -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 1992
Today we celebrate the miracle of transfiguration.

The Village Shepherd

The Transfiguring Effect Of Silence -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Some years ago I remember talking with a teacher who was responsible for religious education thr

Stories

StoryShare

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


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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"

SermonStudio

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
Deb Alexander
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
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

Worship

The Immediate Word

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
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

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 Worship
One: 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 -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Theme: We Behold His Glory

Call To Worship
The Transfiguration of Our Lord -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
Adoration And Praise

Invitation 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 24:12-18
Theme: 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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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bob Ove
Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
In many European countries, early on Easter Monday, the girls come out of their homes wearing traditional red, black and white folkloric dress. The young men walk down the streets, also in traditional dress of high black boots, black hats, white shirts and cream-colored trousers. The men follow the girls playing instruments and the older women of the village have prepared a cornucopia of food.
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
The Pittsburgh Pirates had their last great baseball season in 1979. The Pirates had 98 wins and 64 losses that year and captured the National League East Division title by two games over the Montreal Expos. The Pirates then beat the Cincinnati Reds to win their ninth National League title, and they defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their fifth World Series title.
David Kalas
From time to time, I’ll hear someone ask a speculative question that begins, “If a space alien showed up on earth, what would he think about...” The idea is to try to imagine what an outsider sees. If we could find someone without any familiarity or preconceived notions, what would he or she see and think.
Wayne Brouwer
In the blackness, in the bleakness, we need to sense God’s presence. We need to know that God is there, even if, like Job, we do not understand what is happening around us and inside of us. “The restless millions wait for the Light,” says George Bernanos, “Whose dawning maketh all things new.”

This is the dilemma of Israel in Egypt. This is the struggle of life in Corinth. This is the washing of waves surrounding Jesus and his disciples “on the night in which he was betrayed.”
Frank Ramirez
It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

Now do not despair. You can preach Easter every Sunday. For the earliest Christians every Sunday was Easter! Even so, if you’re feeling squeezed you can still take one of these passages and make an important point.

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For April 21, 2019:
  • Why Are You Weeping? by Dean Feldmeyer — One of the reasons it’s so hard to visualize a risen Christ is that we’ve hidden him behind a mountain of hollow, milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chickens.

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Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
Contents
"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
"Bearing Our Infirmities" by David O. Bales
"Abandoned?" by David O. Bales


Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42

Keith Wagner
Contents
"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
"Being together gives us Hope" by Keith Wagner



Love Conquers All
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

For me, the heart of the psalmist’s message is his willingness to be a faithful servant, making commitments to God through sacrifice and love. It takes courage to live sacrificially, none the less our faith is strengthened and we become closer to God with our dedication and loyalty.
C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez

This Doesn’t Make Sense

by C. David McKirachan
Acts 10:34-43

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Arley K. Fadness
“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)

Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

Good Friday morning (evening) children,

Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
Arley K. Fadness
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

Good morning beautiful children,

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian western society. And sometimes, I think they're right. We must seem a bit pathetic to normal red-blooded human beings as we go to church each Sunday, singing hymns and indulging in all kinds of odd rituals, when we could be cleaning the car or shopping or playing sport or otherwise enjoying ourselves.

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Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
Our culture still "seeks the living among the dead" as it pursues security, comfort, and pleasure.

First Lesson
Acts 10:34-43
Peter's Easter Testimony
Donald Charles Lacy
So much happening in so little time! We are left gasping for breath. We stagger under the weight of the mighty arm of historical occurrence. You and I praise God because we know the rest of the story. Those present did not know how things would turn out. They must have been like awestruck children nearing exasperation.

David Kalas
We have a table before us. It is a familiar table; we have gathered around it together countless times before. It features the cherished elements of bread and wine; and taken together, those elements on this table form a sacrament.

Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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