The transfiguration seems to be one of those stories which is never really spoken about. Jesus takes a few of his disciples up a mountain and is transformed before their eyes. This isn't just an interesting story but is a real lesson in our response to seeing the glory of Jesus. When we recognise him as he really is, we have a response to make. Will we be like the disciples and use this as a foundation to build our lives on?
What do we think about when we think of heaven? Raj talks about Jesus' encounter with the Sadducees. The video that was played in this talk can be viewed at https://youtu.be/Zy2AQlK6C5k
As we enter the final week of Jesus' life we see another encounter with the religious leaders. In these three parables about some sons, a vineyard and a banquet we see Jesus challenging the Pharisees about their response to him. The challenge is there for us today too. Do we come in and enjoy the banquet, or stay outside eating cookies?
Whilst Jesus being called 'Son of David' might sound strange to us, there was a definite reason why this name was being used. Shirley talks about what we can learn from these encounters.
When the mother of two of Jesus' disciples comes with a request for her sons, Jesus uses it to teach about what true greatness looks like.