A Taste of Heaven

Text: Luke 9:28-36
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: November 29, 2015

There have been several books and movies recently about people who have claimed to have visited heaven (usually through a near death experience).  Some have admitted that their stories were made up, for example the young man portrayed in the best-selling book “The Boy Who Went to Heaven” recently said “I did not die.  I did not go to Heaven.  I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention.  When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible.  People have profited from lies, and continue to.  They should read the Bible, which is enough.  The Bible is the only source of truth.  Anything written by man cannot be infallible.”

In this week’s passage, three men have heaven come down to them as they see the transfigured Christ in His glory, along with Moses and Elijah who represent the Law and the Prophets of old.  Why does Jesus temporarily lift the veil of His glory?  Why does He include only three of His disciples?  How does this amazing passage speak to us today?

Please read Luke 9:28-36 before before listening to this sermon.

Posted on November 29th, 2015 | Permalink