WE HAVE SEEN HIS GLORY – Sermon – One Way Christian Center

May 12, 2015


John 1:12-18



(14) …and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.


Transfiguration – Matthew 17:1–9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28–36


Matthew 17:1-9

Peter, James and John go up the mountain with Jesus– The writer of this gospel


  • Mark 9:2,3 And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white
  • Luk 9:29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.
  • Mat (2) And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.


Radiant Glory

What is it like in heaven?

Where do you think their minds were?

On Bills?

Paying taxes?

Cooking lunch?

Cleaning the house?

Mowing the lawn?


His face shown like the sun!

Imagine a light brighter than the sun!

You can look into this light and not be hurt


Voice of God

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

They saw his Glory!


But did they see his glory???!


Last week I said they didn’t see his glory until after the resurrection!

This week I said they saw his glory before the resurrection!


After the resurrection

After the empty tomb

Two disciples (not apostles) were walking to Emmaus,

7 miles from Jerusalem

They were discussing Jesus (HUGE EVENT)

The tomb was empty

What to make of these things?

A third person caught up to them

It was Jesus but they were kept from recognizing him

They walked and talked for 7 miles


Luke 24:25-27

  • Jesus would suffer
  • Then enter into his glory
  • He interpreted all the scriptures concerning himself
  • They still don’t understand
  • They approach the town
  • Jesus acted as if he would continue on
  • They invited him in


Luke 24:30-32

They went back to Jerusalem – the same hour

They found the 11

They told them what happened

Jesus shows up!

They think they see a spirit

He says touch me

He eats in front of them


(44)  (45)  Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,


  • They beheld his glory
  • All the visions
  • All the teaching & scriptures
  • All the healings, signs and miracles
  • Now they REALLY see who he REALLY is!!!
  • The transfiguration means something MORE! WHAT???

John 1:14  full of grace and truth

John 1:17  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


Exodus 31 – Law

Exodus 32 – Golden Calf  – Judgement!

  • -3,000 fall to the sword of the Levites & a PLAGUE!!!

Exodus 33:3 …but I will not go up among you, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.”


(5)  …”Say to the people of Israel, ‘You are a stiff-necked people; if for a single moment I should go up among you, I would consume you.


(7)  Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting, which was outside the camp.


God didn’t dwell with the people

2,000 cubits away  – Sabbath’s day journey


Exodus 33 – Show me your glory

Exodus 34 – Law


  • Moses pleads with God


Exodus 33:14-23


(18)  Moses said, “Please show me your glory.”  (19)  And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The LORD.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.



John 1:14  full of grace and truth

John 1:17  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

  • LORD is outside the camp
  • the Word became flesh and dwelt among us


  • God dwelt outside the camp
  • Jesus Christ dwelt among us
  • The Holy Spirit dwells in us

2 Timothy 1:14 ESV  By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.


  • The Holy Spirit
  • Don’t be defeated
  • Don’t envy the world –  feel sorry for them
  • You have more than the world
  • The world is blinded
  • The world is in darkness
  • Take up your cross and follow Jesus


  • Moses went up the mountain
  • God showed his glory
  • Jesus went up the mountain
  • He is the glory
  • Moses came down with the law
  • Jesus came down with grace


(17)  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Sermon given at One Way Christian Center by Pastor Bryan Walker

Bible References

  • John 1:12 - 18

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