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XLI. The Transfiguration In The Complete Sayings Of Jesus

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The Complete Sayings of Jesus, by Arthur Hinds, [1927] A.D. 29 Age 32. On, and near, Mt. Hermon. Luke 9, 28-42: Matthew 17, 1-21: Mark 9, 2-29. IT came to pass, about an eight † days after these sayings, Jesus taketh Peter, John, and James his brother, and went up into a high mountain apart to pray: and Jesus was transfigured before them. As he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered: his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light, and glistering, shining as snow, exceeding white, so as no fuller on earth can white them. And, behold, two men, Moses and Elias: who appeared in glory: talking with Jesus [they] spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. Peter and they that were with Jesus saw his glory, and the two men with Jesus. There came a bright cloud, and overshadowed them: and a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. The disciples fell on their face, and were sore afraid. Jesus came and touched them, and said, Suddenly, when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only. And he charged them, ¶Questioning with one another what the rising from the dead should mean, his disciples asked Jesus, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come? Jesus told them, But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come already, and they knew him not; and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. The disciples understood that he spake of John the Baptist. They kept it close, and told no man in those days any of the things which they had seen. ¶When Jesus saw a multitude about his disciples, and the scribes questioning with them, he asked the scribes, One of the multitude answered, Master, I have brought unto thee my son: Lord, have mercy; for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. A spirit teareth him that he foameth again, and gnasheth his teeth, and pineth away. I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. He is mine only child. Then Jesus said, Bring thy son hither to me. They brought him: and as he was yet a coming, the spirit tare him; and he fell, and wallowed foaming. Jesus asked his father, He said, Of a child. Have compassion on us. Jesus said, Straightway the father said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief. Jesus rebuked the foul spirit, saying, The child was cured from that very hour. ¶When Jesus was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? Jesus answered, 57:† Thus Luke. Matthew and Mark have it, "after six days."

Table of Contents

Reminder By The Publisher
The Compiler'S Purpose
Introduction By Norman Vincent Peale
I. Lineage Of Jesusborn In Bethlehem
Ii. The Escape From Herodagain In Galilee At Nazareth
Iii. The Boy Jesus
Iv. Jesus At Thirtybaptized By John
V. Christ'S Long Fast In The Wildernesssatan'S Futile Wiles
Vi. John Answers The Priests
Vii. Jesus Mother And The Water Changed To Wine
Viii. Nighttime Visit Of Nicodemuschrist Enlightens Him
Ix. John Extols Jesus
X. Christ In Cana Cures Nobleman'S Son At Capernaum
Xi. At The Pool Of Bethesda
Xii. Christ Reads In Synagogue At Nazareth
Xiii. By The Sea
Xiv. The Sermon On The Mount
Xv. The Sermon On The Mount (Continued)
Xvi. The Sermon On The Mount (Concluded)
Xvii. A Leper Cleansed
Xviii. Matthew (Levi) Called
Xix. In The Cornfield On The Sabbath
Xx. The Twelve By Namethe Sermon In The Plain
Xxi. The Sermon In The Plain (Concluded)
Xxii. The Centurion'S Servant Healed
Xxiii. John, From Prison, Sends Messengers
Xxiv. Woe Unto Chorazin, Bethsaida, Capernaum
Xxv. The Woman With The Alabaster Box
Xxvi. The Man Blind, Mute, And Bedeviled
Xxvii. Doubters Seek A Sign
Xxviii. His Mother And Brethren Would Speak With Jesus
The Mustard Seed, The Leaven, The Merchantman, The Net
Xxx. The Madman And The Swine
Xxxi. Jairus Daughter Healed
A Prophet Without Honor
Xxxiii. Herod Desires To See Christ
Xxxiv. Five Thousand Fed
Xxxv. Jesus Would Not Be Made King
Xxxvi. I Am The Bread Of Life
Xxxvii. Pharisees Querulous
Xxxviii. The Woman Of Canaan
Xxxix. Seven Loaves And A Few Little Fishes
Xl. Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church
Xli. The Transfiguration
Xlii. Jesus Foretells His Death And Resurrection
Forbid Him Not
Xliv. Except Ye Become As Little Children
Xlv. At The Feast Of The Tabernacle
Xlvi. The Woman Taken In Adultery
Xlvii. I Am The Light Of The World
Xlviii. Hath Not Where To Lay His Head
Xliv. The Good Samaritan
L. The Lord'S Prayer
Li. Sermon To The Innumerable Multitude
Lii. Sermon To The Innumerable Multitude (Cont.)
Liii. Sabbath Cure Of Crippled Woman
Liv. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
Lv. Sermon In Parables
The Prodigal Son
Ye Cannot Serve God And Mammon
I Am The Resurrection
Lix. The Kingdom Of God Is Within You
Lx. Easier For A Camel To Go Through The Eye Of A Needle
Lxi. Divorce Denounced
Lxii. Drink Indeed Of My Cup
Lxiii. Sight Restored To Two Blind Beggars
Lxiv. Jesus Goes To Jerusalem
Lxv. The Fig Tree Withered
Lxvi. Christ'S Authority Challenged
Lxvii. Many Are Calledrender Unto Cesar
And The Second
Lxix. Woe Unto You, Scribes And Pharisees!
Lxx. Now Is My Soul Troubled
Lxxi. The Temple Doomed
Lxxii. My Words Shall Not Pass Awaywise And Foolish Virgins.
Lxxiii. Parable Of The Talents
Lxxiv. Me Ye Have Not Always
Lxxv. The Thirty Pieces Of Silver
Lxxvi. The Last Supperdo This In Remembrance Of Me
Lxxvii. Last Supper (Cont.) I Am The Way, The Truth, The Life
Lxxviii. Last Supper (Cont.) Greater Love Hath No Man Than This
Lxxix. Last Supper (Cont.) Be Of Good Cheer, I Have Overcome The World
Lxxx. Last Supper (Cont.) I Have Finished The Work
Lxxxi. In Gethsemane
Judas Kiss
Lxxxiii. Christ'S Trial
Lxxxiv. Christ Before Pilatecrucify Him
Lxxxv. The Crucifixionfather, Forgive Them
Lxxxvi. It Is Finished
Lxxxvii. Laid In The Tomb
Lxxxviii. The Resurrection
Lxxxix
Xc. At The Sea Of Tiberias
Xci. The Ascensiongo Ye And Preach The Gospel To Every Creature
Xcii. Apostles Question Answeredsaul'S Conversion
Xciii. The Lord To Paul In A Visioni Am With Thee
Paul'S Witness
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1 Cary W = "Moses died like an ordinary man, being forbidden the promise land for His disobedience in his use of a God given gift of power...his staff.  Elias, a prophet who "walked with God", was taken up, never having died, directly to heaven.  The ascension.  Perhaps one of the first recorded.  Yet both of these individuals, are given a door to pass through to physically manifest in front of Jesus and his human companions...they were no ghosts, just really bright beings.  This is our high calling.  We are each given this invitation of the transfiguration...to not only see beyond the veil of the physical, limited world, but to glimpse the living saints who are still here.  Like Jesus now, any saint can appear to us, at any time.  Just ask any shaman!"
2 Cary W = "This is the second time the Father appears and tells us Himself that Jesus is His Son and that we should hear only Him.  And what He demonstrate and tells us is that in Him, we are all God's Son and can be just like Him in truth, power, love and service."