Mark 9:1-8 (NKJV)
1So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. 2Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”
3And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!”
4But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? 6But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 7And he arose and departed to his house.
8Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.
A week after Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, our Lord confirmed that confession by His transfiguration. This was also the fulfillment of His promise that some of them will not die until they would "see the kingdom of God present with power". What did the transfiguration declare about the Lord Jesus Christ? He is:
- The __________________ who is glorious (vs.1-3)
- The __________________ who will have to die (vs.4-6; Luke 9:31)
- The __________________ who is beloved by the Father (vs. 7,8)