“Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail th’ incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus our Immanuel.”

– Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Charles Wesley


In the incarnation, Jesus is God incognito. He is undercover, veiled, and among us in secret. Until Luke 9:28-36, when the veil is lifted and His glory is revealed.


1) The Glory

Jesus is Gloriously Transfigured

  • Moses and Elijah appear on the mountain and see Jesus for who he really is.


2) The Tents

The Kingdom is Gloriously Tangible

  • Peter asks to put up tents for Moses, Elijah, and Jesus.
  • But he had forgotten that Jesus’ path to the crown must first pass through the cross.


3) The Cloud

The Father Gloriously Testifies

  • “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!”
  • Peter followed Jesus through the cross to the crown!


Takeaway: Jesus is our Transfiguring Glory

  • You will be glorious in Christ!
  • C.S. Lewis once preached a sermon called “The Weight of Glory”:

“…There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilization—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”