Understanding Jesus’ Glory (Matthew 17:1-13)

Matthew 17 records a stunning picture with a simple, yet important, message. As we come to Matthew 17 I want us to soak in the amazing picture and then consider what the point of the picture is. Notice the first two verses of Matthew 17 as our introduction to our study. We are told that only six days have passed since the events of chapter 16. Six days have passed since he told his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, be killed by the Jewish leaders, and raise from the dead three days later. Peter rebuked Jesus but Jesus explains the following him means denying ourselves and taking up our crosses just as he would. Now Jesus takes only three of his disciples, Peter, James, and John, and brings them up on this mountain…

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