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On the Mountain-top With Jesus (37 of 70)
Series: Mark - God's Message For Today
There are very few feelings which match the feeling of standing on a mountain top! I remember the first time I stood on the mountain-top in Breckinridge, Colorado and the incredible feeling of being there. Such is the feeling of the Mountain-top.
In the same way, I have many memories of experiencing a 'spiritual mountain-top' where the presence of the Lord seemed to be so real. To mention just a few of those times: It was a student retreat where we saw a movie on the return of Jesus where God moved in and touched NOT JUST THE STUDENTS, but also the ADULTS! We moved to the bon-fire and hearts were touched, lives changed, and out of that time, 2 young men committed their lives to full-time Christian service. Also, I remember another season in life when for almost 3 years, every time we came to a time of decision in the church, God spoke so real to the hearts of people that the altar was filled, people were saved, and hearts were changed. Being on the mountain top with Jesus is not simply exciting, it is fulfilling! Isn't it just like God to have us land on THIS TEXT and Topic after this past week?!?
I ask you today: How long has it been or have you ever had a mountain-top experience with Jesus? Remember? It is on the mountain-top that we can gain our salvation, garner our spiritual strength and help to get through the valley.
Working our way through the gospel of Mark, we learn much about life. In our text today, we read the story of a mountain-top experience with Jesus. I remind you that, quite likely, Peter was helping Mark with the story and the verbiage which makes our text very interesting.
For context, let's read the last verse of chapter 8 and then the first verse of chapter 9.
Verse 9:1 has at least 5 possible interpretations. 1) The 2nd coming (for me this is the least likely because it's not true), 2) The spread of th ...
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