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Transfiguration Sunday Our Savior Hawaii February 14 Sunday School

Welcome

Welcome to Our Savior Hawaii's Online Sunday School! Today, is the last Sunday before we enter into the season of Lent. It's called Transfiguration Sunday. We'll discover how Jesus does extraordinary things.

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  • What was the best moment of the last week for you? The worst?
  • How did you see God at work in the last week? What is your God sighting?
  • What is some extraordinary you've seen recently?
Watch

Have you ever changed into a costume? We'll hear how Jesus' appearance changed. Today we are going to talk about a big word that means change. Transfiguration is a big word. For us it means that Jesus is human like us and divine like God. One of the ways the disciples realized Jesus is divine was by hearing God’s voice from a cloud. I wonder how God’s voice might sound...what do you think?

Sing and Dance

Sing and celebrate God's glory!

Scripture

Mark 9:2-13 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”

Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant.

And they asked him, “Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?” Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected? But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him.”

Talk
What is extraordinary about Jesus in this story? God spoke from a cloud saying, “This is my Son! Listen to him.” How can we learn to listen to Jesus? How do you think you would have reacted if you were up on the mountain that day? 
Engage

God revealed who Jesus was on that mountaintop long ago. Jesus’ identity is both completely human (ordinary) and completely God (extraordinary). God said about Jesus, “You are my beloved Son.” We can be happy and rejoice because each one of us is also a beloved child of God. Celebrate His extraordinary love for us with one or all of these activities:

  • Send a Valentine to someone reminding them of God's extraordinary love for us.
  • Make "Alleluia" banners and hide them until Easter (see Children's Message).
Print and color!
Pray + Bless

Pray: Dear Jesus, Thank you for all you are! We praise you for coming to earth in such an ordinary way and for all the extraordinary ways you show us your love. Through the cross and empty grave, you bring us joy for everyday. Amen.

Make the sign of the cross on the forehead of each person in your family and say, "Jesus' love for you is extraordinary."

Bonus Material

Look up 1 Corinthians 13. How does the Bible describe perfect love? How can you share this love this week?

Portions of the lesson from the Sparkhouse Publishing's Whirl and Spark Lectionary curriculums.

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Created with images by danfador - "mountains sun clouds" • FrankWinkler - "mountains landscape mountain landscape"