In our text last week we were given instructions by our Lord Jesus Christ how to live a Christ-centered life. The scripture showed us that a true unashamed disciple of Jesus is one whose life focuses on Him, denying self, and taking up his or her cross daily and following our Lord.
In today's text we find these words: ”He (Jesus) took with Him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. And as He was praying, the appearance of His face was altered, and His clothing became dazzling white.” What were the disciples seeing? What did this mean? Days earlier they heard Jesus tell of His future rejection, crucifixion, and resurrection. After seeing the transfiguration of Jesus, seeing His glory, they were hopeful. What does this mean for us? Let's look together at Luke 9 and see what the scripture is teaching us.