First United Methodist Church of Gadsden

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Thursday Worship: 5:30 PM
Worship Sundays: 8:45 am and 10:55 am  
Sunday School: 10 am

This week's Sermon Notes for Thursday, July 14 and Sunday, July 17


Matthew 17:1-5 (NIV)-“After six days Jesus took with Him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes becames as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters – one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!”

We all love the encounters on the mountain tops with the Lord. Yet, we cannot stay there. There is no work to be done there. Often, we desire for every moment in our lives to resemble the mountain experience. We can be guilty of worshiping those moments more than the God behind the moment. And we can be guilty of living only for the big moments. Oswald Chambers wrote, “Spiritual selfishness always wants repeated moments on the mount” (My Utmost for His Highest: October 1st).

-Do you ever find yourself glorifying God on the mountain, yet shaking your fist at Him in the valley?

-While Peter was speaking, God interrupts and says, “Listen to Him.” Perhaps today, God needs to interrupt us, and remind us to listen to Jesus.




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