In the ninth chapter of Luke, Peter proclaimed with certainty the identity of Jesus as the Christ. Immediately, Jesus explained that he must be crucified, die, and raised. He further explained that those who trust him will see him returning in glory. In the text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 9:28-36), Jesus gave three privileged disciples a glimpse through the veil to his humanity. He showed them his glory.
The hymns we will sing in the service remind us of the glory of our King.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Prelude: Our Great Savior
Call to Worship: Psalm 93:1-2
Hymn 46 O Worship the King
Notes: This hymn calls us to worship our divine, glorious King. He alone is worthy of worship. Those who trust him find that his “bountiful care” never fails us, even though we are but “children of dust.”
Hymn 23 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Note: Paul said, “To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever” (1 Timothy 1:17). Therefore, we sing of God’s transcendent character. He is beyond our ability to grasp fully, but we can know him truly because he graciously makes himself known to his people.
Scripture Reading John 1:1-18
Note: Jesus is a person with two natures, Son of man and Son of God. The prologue to John’s Gospel reveals his glory as eternal Son of God.
Hymn 128 Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Notes: Jesus taught the disciples the cross must come before the crown. This hymn contemplates the cross, but concludes with a vision of the Jesus’ Second Coming as glorious King. “Hallelujah! What a Savior!”
Message: A Glimpse Through the Veil
Pastor Steven Thomas
Hymn 72 Glory Be to God the Father
Notes: When the Lord displays his glory, the only appropriate response is to ascribe glory to him. Jesus has revealed his nature to us and so we praise him. With this hymn we ascribe glory to the Triune God.
Prayer Response: Mark Williams
Benediction: John Miles