February 15, 2015
Peter may have wanted to honor the place of this event by placing markers there; a dwelling for each of the three who spoke together. Truly this was a once-in-a-lifetime event for the disciples. It’s not every day your teacher speaks with the saints who have gone on before.
Who you rub elbows with says a lot about your own status. Jesus’ conversation with Moses (who represents the law) and Elijah (who represents the prophets) places Jesus on a tier high above those who follow, and even above those in power. This conversation is one of the first to suggest that Jesus came to be a fulfillment of the law and the prophets, the Messiah whom they were expecting.
Elim's weekly worship services focus on the Narrative Lectionary, which follows the sweep of the biblical story arranged in a narrative sequence to help us see Scripture as a story that has coherence and a dynamic movement. The arc of Elim's Biblical teachings are rooted in this understanding of scripture.