Mark 9:2-8 (NIV)
2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
5 Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
7 Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”
8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
2 Corinthians 12:2 (NIV)
2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows.
- What is happening in this scripture?
- How do you picture the scene?
- What kind of emotions are involved?
- Where did Moses and Elijah come from?
- Where does the voice of God come from?
- What does this tell you about Heaven?
- Read 2 Corinthians 12:2 - What does “third heaven” mean?
- What are the implications of this idea?
- What things to you think these men learned through this experience?
- What false ideas might they have had before the trip up the mountain that were corrected when they returned?