Stopping Time



In a few days Tina and I will celebrate the second birthday of Ollie, our youngest grandson, with our kids in Georgia.  He’s walking, talking, running around, jumping, playing and even giving orders to Google Home. Suffice it to say, he’s not a baby anymore. But he still has those beautiful curly locks of baby hair that his momma fiercely guards as if to stop time and cherish the baby stage a while longer.

If you are a parent or grandparent, then it is highly likely that you know how I feel.  Time passes far too fast and those precious and memorable moments in the young lives of our children pass far too rapidly. Oh, if we could only stop time and preserve the experience. How sweet it would be to hold them as babies once again and savor the moment one more time. 

Whether it’s an experience that you would love to relive with your spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings or dear friends; I would bet that everyone reading this has at least one moment in time that they wish could have lasted longer.  Or in the infamous words of a popular character; to infinity and beyond!

The Apostle Peter had just such an experience and he felt the same way we do about stopping time to preserve the moment. In fact, it was such a grand and glorious event that he wanted it to be permanent. What was the event that made such an indelible mark on the Apostle? It happened on a mountainside just northeast of the Sea of Galilee where Peter was with two of his closest friends. On that mountain Peter, James and John saw something that changed them forever.

Join us this week as we unpack Luke 9:28-50 to find out what event it was that left them speechless, astonished and amazed.

If you’re unable to join us in person for this study, please feel free to download the Bible study materials for your personal use by following one of these links: PowerPoint Slides, PDF File.  For more information on this Bible study series please see Doubtless Living: The Gospel of Luke.