June 19, 2022
Luke and Covenant Studies
The Luke study that our church held this year was excellent because it taught me a lot of things about the life of Christ from Luke’s perspective. It connected me to the Old Testament. Luke connects to the Old Testament in many references. And important points of Luke were care for the sick and the poor and the less fortunate, the roles of women in Jesus’ ministry, and Jesus’ life leading up to his crucifixion and resurrection, his relationship to his disciples, and all the healings that went on.
This transfiguration is a key point in the whole book, and is one of my favorite passages for many reasons. There’s Elijah and Moses up there with Christ on the mountaintop, and Christ has just told his disciples before that about his death and resurrection. And here Christ now is transformed into a heavenly being, and it’s like a meeting of heaven and earth, transferring the law represented by Moses and the prophets represented by Elijah to the new covenant in Christ. God says “Listen to him,” meaning listen to Jesus.