December 30 ~ The Transfiguration

Winslow Homer
1836-1910
American Naturalist painter, illustrator, engraver and etcher
Artists Sketching in the White Mountains
1868
Oil on panel
Portland Museum of Art
Portland | United States

•The Transfiguration•
Background @ Matthew 17:1
Six days later Jesus took Peter and the two brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain to be alone and to pray.
Story @ Mark 9:2-13 || @ Matthew 17:1-13 || @ Luke 9:28-36

•Jesus Heals a Boy Possessed by an Evil Spirit•
Background @ Mark 9:14
When they returned to the other disciples at the foot of the mountain, a large crowd was waiting for them.
Story @ Mark 9:14-29 || @ Matthew 17:14-21 || @ Luke 9:37-43

•Jesus Again Predicts His Death•
Background @ Mark 8:31-9:1 || @ Matthew 16:21-28 || @ Luke 9:21-27 (Jesus predicts his death)
Leaving that region, they gathered again in Galilee. Jesus didn’t want anyone to know he was there, for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples and teach them.
Story @ Mark 9:30-32 || @ Matthew 17:22-23 || @ Luke 9:43b-45

jumping trout

Winslow Homer 1836-1910 American Naturalist painter, illustrator, engraver and etcher Jumping Trout 1889 31.4 x 49.3 cms | 12 1/4 x 19 1/4 ins Watercolor The Brooklyn Museum | United States

•Payment of the Temple Tax•
Background @ Matthew 17:24
On their arrival in Capernaum, the collectors of the Temple tax came to Peter and asked him, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the Temple tax?
story @ Matthew 17:24-27

•The Greatest in the Kingdom•
Background @ Mark 9:33
After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house, Jesus asked his disciples, “What were you discussing out on the road?”
Story @ Mark 9:33-50 || @ Matthew 18:1-20 || @ Luke 9:46-50

•The Story of the Unforgiving Debtor•
Background @ Matthew 18:21
Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”
Story @ Matthew 18:21-35

•Jesus Teaches Openly in the Temple•
Background @ John 7:1-9
After this, Jesus traveled around Galilee. He wanted to stay out of Judea, where the Jewish leaders were plotting to kill him.
Story @ John 7:1-53

•Opposition from the Samaritans•
Background @ John 4:1-45 (the story of the Samaritan woman) and @ Luke 9:51
As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
Story @ Luke 9:51-56

•Count the Cost to Follow Jesus•
Background @ Luke 9:57
As Jesus and his disciples were walking along, someone said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
Story @ Matthew 8:18-22 || Luke 9:57-62

•A Woman Caught in Adultery•
Background @ John 8:1-2
Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them.
Story @ John 8:1-11

•Jesus, the Light of the World•
Background @ John 8:1-2
Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them.
Story @ John 8:12-20

•I AM He•
Background @ John 8:1-2
Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them.
Story @ John 8:21-30

•Jesus and Father Abraham•
Background @ John 8:1-2
Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them.
Story @ John 8:31-59

•Jesus Sends Out His Disciples•
Background @ Luke 10:1
The Lord now chose 72 other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit.
Story @ Luke 10:1-20

•Jesus’ Prayer of Thanksgiving•
Background @ Luke 10:1,21a
The Lord now chose 72 other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit. At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer @ Luke 10:21-24
~ §tacy §weeney