The church is growing through God’s grace. Problems can start and that is what is happening in this passage. The devil is trying to disrupt the work of the church through persecution, corruption and disunity.
The Transfiguration defies human understanding. We can but stop and stare in wonder – and behold our God. It gives us hope in a better day coming, the hope of glory. David Randall, pastor in Falkirk Free Church, is taking the service today.
This bible passage looks at how much and with what attitude we should give, about God’s judgement and about hypocrisy. However, its main message is about what kind of community the church should be. The passage illustrates a bad example but within a good church.