Jesus’ Transfiguration – Mark 9:1–13

Read the Passage: Mark 9:1-13

Context (9:1–4)

Mark 9:1–13 records the transfiguration of Jesus, an event reported in all three of the Synoptic Gospels, at John 1:14, as well as in the book of 2 Peter (cf. 2 Pet. 1:17–18). Interestingly, in all three Gospel accounts of the transfiguration, this event follows Christ’s instructions about the cost of discipleship and His teaching on the coming of the Kingdom of God. Continue reading Jesus’ Transfiguration – Mark 9:1–13

Jesus’ Transfiguration – Matthew 17:1–13

Read the Passage: Matthew 17:1-13

Context (17:1–3)

Matt. 17:1–13 contains one of the most interesting and well-known narratives in Jesus’ ministry—that is, the account of the transfiguration of Christ. This narrative is given in each of the Synoptic Gospels, is mentioned by Peter at 2 Pet. 1:17–18, as well as John (cf. John 1:14). The reason why Jesus chose to reveal His divine glory, which he had earlier set aside (cf. John 17:5; Phil. 2:7), to the disciples is unclear. Perhaps this event was for the disciples’ later benefit (cf. Rom. 15:4). Continue reading Jesus’ Transfiguration – Matthew 17:1–13