Ascending and Descending

May 16, 2021   /   North Hills Church

Ascending and Descending

Mark 9:1-13

“There is an art of conducting oneself in
The lower regions by the memory of
What one saw higher up.” Rene Daumal

“And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” Mark 8:34

“And he said to them, ‘Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.’” Mark 9:1

* The is a .

  1. A beautiful – ascending (2-8)

“And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.” Mark 9:2a

transfigured =

2. A sustaining – descending (9-13)

“And as they were coming down the mountain” (9a)

Jesus does two things:

  • He raised questions (9-10) – 
  • He answered questions (11-13) –

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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