Matthew 16.28-17.13 | Going to the Mountain with Jesus
Topic: New Testament Passage: Matthew 16:28–17:13
Introduction | Coming in His Kingdom
Jesus is our motivation, means, and model for living and dying for God. As we saw last week, professing that truth is easier than walking in it. This is no more evident than the first disciples Jesus called. 12 disciples walked with Jesus for three years. Their strange questions, rash words, and foolish decisions make it clear that they were redeemed works in progress. They didn’t understand (or even listen) to every word Jesus said, they didn’t remember every promise He made, and they didn’t obey every command he gave. In Matthew chapter 16, Jesus admonishes his best disciples as men “of little faith” and accuses one of his best friends as acting like Satan. But despite all the confusing words and the hard words from Jesus—they keep their eyes on Jesus. Eyes set on Jesus is what changes foolish men to faithful martyrs. As Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 3:18 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. Read more.