Summary: As we see in Scripture, the inner three actually beheld His glory and they never got over it. Let's take a closer look and see the applications of this in our own lives.
1. To set the stage for the Transfiguration, what do you notice from verse 26? How can this help us with our sinful pride?
2. What do you suppose the disciples were thinking after hearing verse 27?
3. Speaking of verse 27, how does it relate to I Corinthians 15:50ff and Revelation 22:7,12?
4. The inner 3 never got over the Transfiguration. See II Peter 1:16-20 and I John 1:4.
5. We see from Scripture that Jesus ministered to the masses (feeding the five thousand) all the way down to the inner three. What two other significant instances do we see Jesus ministering with just the inner three disciples? See Luke 8:51-56 and Matthew 26:36-46.
6. Luke 22:39ff is the parallel passage to Matthew 26:36ff. What pattern do we see Jesus repeating? How should that impact us?
7. Once upon the mountain, we see Jesus transfigured before the inner 3. The Greek root of this word (metamorphoo) is only found 2 other times in the Bible: Romans 12:2 and II Corinthians 3:18. What's the significance/impact of these two verses?
8. What mistake does Peter make when he sees the transfigured Christ with Moses and Elijah? How do we see this type of mistake being made today?
9. How did God respond to Peter's ignorance? How did Peter, James and John respond to God's sign?
10. It's clear from verse 35 and that Heaven is occupied with Christ. Hence, we should be too. See Galatians 6:14 and I Corinthians 1:18ff.
11. Pastor Scott ended the sermon with 4 closing points. Let's take a closer look at them:
a. Jesus' humility will be followed by His glory. How do we experience this on a lesser degree? See II Corinthians 4:17.
b. Heaven will be glorious. See Revelation 22:1-7.
c. Be occupied with Him. See Colossians 3:1-4.
d. The disciples never got over the Transfiguration. See John 20:29-31.