PITIS, JTA"3 AND JOHN
t "vital Sunday School Lesson
Tor February 24th, 1952. '
I'smory Selection: "We cannot bat
i of what we have seen and
!, -,rd."-Act 4:2 , , '
Lesson Text: Mark 9: 2$ 10: 35-40;
Acts 4t IS, 18-20.
Within the small group of twelve
disciples, whom Jeans had selected for
neeial training and cnmneninnfthiln.
Cere was an inner group, to whom
IK, W UO jliU1UvUIU 1 .(lllrUIiaW.
These were Peter, James, and John.
They' shared some of the most inti
mate experiences: and. difficult situa
tions of his. earthly ministry.
Peter, James and John were with
Jesus when he went to Jairus' home
to raise to life his little" daughter.
They were with him on the mountain
and there witnessed the unforgettable
scene of the transfigured Jesus talk
ing with Moses. and Elijah. In the
Garden - -of Gethsemane, when the
weight of the sin of the world was all
tut crushing his soul, it was Peter,
James and John who were invited to
g with him, while he suffered and
prayed, .. 1 :, ,-; . , .
In our lesson for this week, Jesus
and his disciples had retired to a
lonely place, somewhere 1 near Blount
Hermon.; Jesus had ibid his disciples
that he was about to die but the dis
ciples had failed to understand just
what he meant So, in order to more
fuUy explain what he had in mind,
Jesus took his disciples aside from
the multitude for quiet, intimate talk.
It was while they were there that
.Taaiio nnV Pntar. jA-nen and John
r with him to the top of nearby Mount
' Hermon v and there was transfigured
before them, u. .'.. jjuckock aes
erlbes the scene thus: i'The veil of
flesh which had concealed the glory
of the Godhead was, as it were, with
drawn, and the full Mate of ineffable
tight broke forth from within, while
even his garments caught the won-Jli-nn
rvi. ana shimmered with tlfb
dazzling brightness of sunnunitten
snow," Just what' was tne purpose
of the Transfiguration? It was to
innfirm Peter confession, which had
been so recently declared,, "Thou art
the Christ, the Son of the living
Wt onlv did the transfiguration
serve to convince Peter, James and
JMin nt f liB rlietv of Jesus, but it mav
also be said that jttervedji a-fjieajyr
01 COnuon ana bbbutcuiw w iwu
himself in'the midst of so many mis
nncAot!ona about him and his mis-
i'nn mi the nart of those whom he
bad come to serve, and, even by his
own disciples. He also heard the
voice that come out of the i cloud,
which declared, "This is my beloved
Cswt ttflo Wm
Following the transfiguration, Jesus
and his disciples traveled southward
nf nnllloA Alone- the wav. the
disciples argued among themselves as
to who was the greatest of the group.
One can imagine the trend of the dls
Ptii. Jamea and John could
'.point with pride to membership in
the inner circle, and having just had
- the privilege of witnessing the Trans-
- miration. Peter COUld TJOint to his
avowal of the divinity of Jrsus and
" the commendation '..he-. had , received.
in all nrobabilitv. had had
inKmiti CTiwvimeet with the Master
and had , been actively contributing
time and talent to ills mission.
However, when Jesus asked them
aXxnttt t.fcplr "reasonine- on the, way,"
there was none who had the effrontery
ntwnlv admit 0 an -DreSUmPtUOUB
. riabn Thav held their Mace, but
Jesus knew what had been in .their
minds. Eventually, however, the nv
' ; aW him tn th surface. James and
Tnltn m anna nf Zehedee. came to
Jesus and. asked that they be allowed
to sit, one, on the right nana ana w
other on the left, when he came into
his "glory. - . ..- -
Jesus, in reply to this request, told
the two 'disciples t"t-thy, did not
know wnat they wer? i- !ng, weaning
that their conception of "fclary in the
kingdom of heaven was all "wrong.
Were they able to drink of the cup
, and; partake of' the baptism of sacri
fice which lay ahead of Mm? Con
fidently, they answered that they
fhfcrutTt renlied that
such recognition was not his to give.
In other words, prominence in the
Kingdom of God was'not a matter of
favoritism nor was it a mere gratuit
ous honor, but it had to be deserved,
H hr i ( la earned and the recipient
i4 to i are himself for ft
t '-9 tv 3 disciples 'Pe-t-?r,
: ' i ' I ZJ i with the Peter,
Jimos . : i-' v ff later years, s In
" v s i J U Ut!!r ministry par-
k urly t'-'.t r rc.er md John, how
. ". ".ie:-i": t' cy ""hed the
"ot'p-1 ' ' fi rii,t." i: ' e." :r.va
' 1 on . TwoV .
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naioni why ovory porion ihould
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For his own sate. (2) For his
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of his community and nation. (4)
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which needs his moral and ma
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