The Glory Of God

... and He was transfigured before them

Mark 9:2
Mark 9:2-10

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Lent,

Sermon Topic


“I don’t like his face!” That was the explanation Abraham Lincoln once gave for not appointing a certain man to a cabinet post. A friend of the man answered, “But Mr. Lincoln, the poor fellow isn’t responsible for his face.” To which Lincoln replied, “Every man over forty is responsible for his face.”1

Many years ago, some men were panning for gold in the state of Montana. It being a cooperative project, the prospectors had agreed in advance that if they should make a strike they would tell no one about their find. After a time, one of them found an unusual stone. Breaking it open, he was excited to see that it contained gold. Working eagerly, the prospectors soon discovered an abundance of the precious metal. Happily, they began shouting, “We’ve found it! We’ve found gold! We’ve struck it rich!” They then proceeded to go to a nearby town for additional supplies. Before leaving camp they reminded each other of their pledge of…

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