Jesus’ disciples expect, and want immediately, what God had promised but had purposed to take place only later. In correcting His disciples the Jesus gives three instructions for all His faithful followers.
Reference is made to Angus Buchan’s ministry in this sermon. For a more comprehensive look at his ministry, we strongly recommend you listen to the following sermon by Tim Cantrell, pastor of Antioch Bible Church: The Dilemma of Angus Buchan.
Jesus’ transfiguration presents us with a hope-giving preview of His glorious return, as His glory is put on display – it calls for us to worship Him with reverence and obedience, and charges us to hear and heed His written word.
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Do you understand why the resurrection of Christ is a vital aspect of the gospel? What life would be like for Christians if Christ was not raised from the dead, and what difference does it make that Christ has in fact been raised?
These few verses make clear the great cost of following Jesus, the dreadful alternative to following Jesus, and the matchless reward for following Jesus, so that you may examine yourself and see which path you are on, and choose today to wholeheartedly follow Christ.
The healing of the blind man illustrates true conversion; a work of God such that blind rebels behold the glory of Christ and begin to trust Him completely.