O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain:  Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be  changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

Exodus 24:12-18 . . . Moses is called up to Mount Sinai, and the glory of the Lord appears.
Psalm 99 . . . The holy and mighty Lord reigns on high.  God spoke to Israel’s leaders from a pillar of cloud and his forgiven them their misdeeds.
2 Peter 1:16-21 . . . the apostle Peter as he recalls his vision of Jesus in majesty on the holy mountain and the heavenly voice that announced this was Go’s beloved Son.
Matthew 17:1-9 . . . the story of Jesus’ transfiguration
The Sermon

Today is Transfiguration Sunday, a turning point, from the season of Epiphany, characterized by light and revelation, to the season of Lent, a season of repentance as we journey to the cross with Jesus. Listen as Rev. Dr. Kristin Adkins Whitesides, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Winchester, Virginia, preaches about the mystical event of the Transfiguration and what it means for the disciples and for us.