Outline/Summary My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? From noon until three, darkness came over all the land. At about three o’clock, Jesus shouted in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of the bystanders heard him, they said, “This man is calling for Elijah.” Immediately, one of them
The Transfiguration – Jesus transforms into radiant light and reveals John the Baptist as the Old Testament prophet, Elijah (Matthew 17:1 – 17:13).
After six days, Jesus took Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light. Then there appeared before him Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Peter said to
Peter reveals Jesus is the Messiah and is given the keys to the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 16:13 – 16:20).
When Jesus arrived in the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked, “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the messiah, the
After Jesus instructed the twelve disciples to go out and spread the word throughout the region, he went to the towns of Galilee to preach. When John, who was in prison at the time, heard about the deeds of Jesus, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or
John the Baptist preached in the wilderness of Judea, telling his audience, “Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven has come near.” John was the one spoken of in the Old Testament through the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of a man calling in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way for God, make a straight