Things To Consider
- What a privilege for these three disciples to see Jesus transfigured.
- Moses and Elijah are both there perhaps to represent the law and the prophets.
- These were both included at the end of Malachi.
- Interesting that Jesus asks them to keep it to themselves that Jesus is raised.
- Jesus' response to the suffering father and the disciples is not expected.
- Jesus knows what mission is before him and continually reminds his followers.
- Jesus submitted the tax even if it was not quite equitable.
- Matthew wants us to see the connection between the fulfillment of prophecy and Jesus' triumphant entry.
- Jesus' true triumph would not be so easily recognized.
- The people recognize Jesus as a prophet but that is not enough – He is God.
- He is greeted like a king, called a prophet, and then cleanses the temple like a zealous priest.
- The fig tree has no fruit and can be symbolic of sin as in Jeremiah 8:13.
- The challenge of authority stems out of rivalry.
- The refusal to repent keeps people from the kingdom.
- Rejection of Jesus is the rejection of God.