Presentation on theme: "The Transfiguration Watch the video. Tell your partner what happened, in detail. Check the story in your gospel Ch.9:2-8. What did the film “make up” that."— Presentation transcript:
The Transfiguration Watch the video. Tell your partner what happened, in detail. Check the story in your gospel Ch.9:2-8. What did the film “make up” that is not in the gospel?
Describe the Story: Key phrases. Jesus + Peter, James, John High mountain Transfigured: clothes/ dazzling white Moses, Elijah Peter, afraid, spoke “… Cloud overshadowed God spoke “.. Saw no-one, only Jesus 1.Describe the story, using the key phrases. Check Mk 9:2-8 & add in what Peter and God actually said. 2.Explain the symbolism of the story : write on the sheet. 3.Why is it important that Moses and Elijah appear to Jesus? What message is it giving? **What does God speaking help the disciples to understand? Jesus to understand? Peter: Teacher how good it is that we are here! We will make 3 tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” God: “This is my own dear Son, listen to Him!”
The Transfiguration Describe the Story: Key phrases. Jesus + Peter, James, John High mountain Transfigured: clothes/ dazzling white Moses, Elijah Peter, afraid, spoke “… Cloud overshadowed God spoke “.. Saw no-one, only Jesus
The Symbolism 1.Complete the table on the significance of the symbols 2.Why does it matter that Moses and Elijah appeared? 3.What does “the voice from heaven” help the disciples to understand? **Why might this event be important, given that they are approaching Jerusalem?
Importance of the Transfiguration For Jesus For Jews & Christians today Draw 2 columns. 1.Sort out the labels under the correct column. 2.Which 2 reasons do you think would be the most important for the disciples? Why? **Why could some people doubt that this event really happened as Mark describes it? Has God’s reassurance that going to Jerusalem, to face his passion, is the right thing to do Shows that Jesus is the supported by the Jewish Law & Prophets, & fulfilling God’s purposes. Shows that they can have faith in Jesus as the divine Son of God (even if he does get crucified as a criminal later). Reassurance that they should follow Jesus & listen to him - God says so Shows that Jesus is more than even the greatest of the prophets
Label the picture: add speech, notes Cloud overshadowed = God said “.. Moses = Elijah = 3 disciples: Peter, afraid, said “.. Jesus was.. His clothes became.. On top of a high mountain…
It was very important for Mark’s readers (Jews & Christians in Rome) – to understand that – Jesus IS the Son of God, more than human, more than other prophets. He is in divine glory. – Jesus is the fulfilment of the OT: Jews are not being asked to give up on the God of the OT to follow Jesus. Would Mark have made up this events, in order to make these two points so forcefully ??