Transfiguration Sunday

February 10, 2002
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Exodus 24: 12-18
Reading 2: 
Psalm 2 or 99
Reading 3: 
2 Peter 1: 16-21
Reading 4: 
Matthew 17: 1-9
By Barry Woodbridge

Last week’s gospel lection from Matt. 5: 1-12 is linked to this week’s by Matthew’s continuing development of the Moses-Jesus relationship. In Matt 5:1-12, the sermon was preached on the mountain (compared with Luke’s on the plain), and today Jesus is again on a mountain, as was Moses, when the next theophany occurs, transforming his ministry yet again.

2nd Sunday of Advent

December 5, 2004
Reading 1: 
Isaiah 11:1-10
Reading 2: 
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
Reading 3: 
Romans 15:4-13
Reading 4: 
Matthew 3:1-12
By John B. Cobb, Jr.

Whereas the scripture readings for last Sunday could not be read as specifically anticipating the coming of Jesus, matters are quite different today. The passages from Isaiah and Psalms have been understood by Christians as prophecies of Jesus. In these instances, of course, no one supposes that the writers had direct knowledge of Jesus. Their prophesies were expressions of hope.

Is Jesus a New Moses?

Author - First Name: 
John B.
Author - Last Name: 
Cobb, Jr.

Location: Emory University

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