“a spectacle of outward beauty as a visible sign of God’s moral perfection” A.H. McNeile ISBE 2:480
One day all who long for the appearing of Jesus will be glorified, but for now, we wait.
I. Glory is closer than we think.
A. Jesus took them up the mountain because he wanted their companionship.
B. Jesus took them up the mountain because they need to see the big picture.
II. Grace is glory stooping.
A. Peter wanted to hang out and enjoy the glory.
B. When they opened their eyes, they saw only Jesus.
III. Glory always comes through sacrificial service.
A. Elijah has already come.
B. Peter, James, & John witnessed with their blood.
16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.