Bible Texts:

Matthew 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-36


Children's Bible Story sources:

"The Transfiguration," DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.234

"Jesus Is Transfigured,"" DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.262

"God Talks about His Son," The Early Reader's Bible, p. 387


Children's Story Resource

A Pocket Full of Kisses by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Barbara Leonard Gibson

It was Okay for a while, but now Chester doesn't like having a little brother anymore. Every time he thinks Mother Raccoon has given him just a little extra love, she goes and gives it to his brother Ronny, too. Finally, with a story about the stars, Chester begins to understand about a Mother's love.


Questions about A Pocket Full of Kisses:

     Why was Chester Raccoon upset?

     What story did his mother tell him?

     What did Chester discover?


Questions about the Bible story:

      Jesus had 12 disciples. Why do you think he only took 3 of them with him when he went up the mountain?

      What do you think the other 9 thought about that?


Questions about our lives: 

      Do you think Jesus has enough love for all of his friends…and for all of us?



Dear Jesus, help us to know that you love all of us. When our feelings get hurt, help us remember that your love is big enough for everyone. Amen.