Lessons and Hymns for the Transfiguration of Our Lord A

These are the Scripture lessons you will hear this coming Sunday:

Exodus 24:8-18
2 Peter 2:6-12
Matthew 17:1-9

You can read the above lessons and propers for Transfiguration here.

God Manifests His Glory in the Body of Christ Jesus, Transfigured for Us by His Cross

The Transfiguration confirms “the prophetic word … to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place” (2 Peter 1:19). The divine glory of Jesus is manifested in the word of His apostles, who were “eyewitnesses of his majesty” (2 Peter 1:16). “He was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun” (Matt. 17:2). Moses and Elijah witnessed the fulfillment of the Old Testament in this Lord Jesus, and the Father testified concerning Him: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 17:5). By His own blood, shed on the cross, Jesus makes and seals the new covenant with us. Hence, “the appearance of the glory of the Lord” is no longer “like a devouring fire” (Ex. 24:17), but it is graciously revealed in His own body. As “Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel” went up the mountain with Moses and “beheld God, and ate and drank” (Ex. 24:9, 11), we also behold the Lord our God in Christ Jesus, and we abide with Him as we eat and drink His body and blood at the altar.

These are the hymns we will sing:

‘Tis Good, Lord, to be Here (LSB 414)
O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair (LSB 413)
Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning (LSB 400)
Your Table I Approach (LSB 628)
Alleluia, Song of Gladness (LSB 417)

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