The scriptures below center on Jesus’ transfiguration and that He was the Son of God and God in human form while He was on earth. For other scriptures that center on Jesus’ time of ministry, see “The Festival of Tabernacles or Booths, or Sukkoth and Jesus Tabernacled Among Us” in the “God’s Word and the Best Scriptures to Use in 23 Special Worship Services” section of this reference work.

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on the Transfiguration of the Lord.

Calls to Worship

Prayers of Adoration

Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God

Introductions to Singing

Confessions of Sin

Assurances of God’s Pardon, Declarations of God’s Forgiveness, and Absolutions

Fellowship, Loving One Another, and Passing God’s Peace

Introductions to Scripture Readings

Introductions before Offerings

Prayers of Dedication

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Prayers of Requests

Prayers of Requests and Thanksgiving

Affirmations, Encouragements, and Promises of God

Exhortations

Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God

Benedictions and Blessings

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are listed below that are incomplete will have an asterisk after their references.

Since the scriptures that are listed below are meant to be used in worship services, please feel free to copy and paste the ones that you select to use in a service. If you copy and paste a selection of scripture into Microsoft Word that has the word LORD in it and then highlight that scripture and change the size of the font for it, then you will also have to do one of the following two things in order for the letters ORD to be smaller capitals than the letter L. Manually change the letters ORD to a smaller size by highlighting them and changing their font to a smaller size than the rest of the scripture selection. Or make the letters Small caps by: 1) Deleting them. 2) Retyping them as ord and highlighting them. 3) Going to the Font area on the Home tab and clicking on the small arrow in its lower right corner. 4) On the Font tab in the next window, checking the box next to Small caps.

 

The Best Calls to Worship for the Transfiguration of the Lord

Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. Psalm 29:1-2

Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. 10 Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” Psalm 96:1-10a*

You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!” 10 See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him. 11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:9-11

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Other Calls to Worship to Consider Using

1 Then the LORD said to Moses: “Set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, on the first day of the first month.” 17 So the tabernacle was set up on the first day of the first month in the second year. 34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 35 Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Exodus 40:1-2, 17, 34-35

The priests then brought the ark of the LORD’s covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim. 10 When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the LORD. 11 And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled his temple. 1 Kings 8:6, 10-11

12 All the Levites who were musicians—Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives—stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets. 13 The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud, 14 and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God. 2 Chronicles 5:12-14

Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 10 Who is he, this King of glory? The LORD Almighty—he is the King of glory. Psalm 24:7-10

10 “Shout and be glad . . . . For I am coming, and I will live among you,” declares the LORD. Zechariah 2:10*

 

The Best Prayers of Adoration and Their Introductions
for the Transfiguration of the Lord

11 “Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” Exodus 15:11

12 God is my King from long ago; he brings salvation on the earth. Psalm 74:12*

13 Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? Psalm 77:13

No one is like you, LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power. Who should not fear you, King of the nations? This is your due. Jeremiah 10:6-7ab*

Other Prayers of Adoration and Their Introductions to Consider Using

Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.” Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped. Exodus 34:5-7a, 8*

20 “There is no one like you, LORD, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.” 1 Chronicles 17:20

3 [T]he song of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. 4 Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” Revelation 15:3-4*

 

The Best Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God and Their
Introductions for the Transfiguration of the Lord

Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. Psalm 29:1-2

I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. Psalm 63:2-4

13 Your arm is endowed with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. 15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD. 16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness. 17 For you are their glory and strength, Psalm 89:13-17*

Praise the LORD, my soul. LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. Psalm 104:1

Other Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God and Their
Introductions to Consider Using

39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The LORD—he is God! The LORD—he is God!” 1 Kings 18:39

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:1-3

No one is like you, LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power. Who should not fear you, King of the nations? This is your due. Jeremiah 10:6–7ab*

 

The Best Introductions to Singing for the Transfiguration of the Lord

May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great. Psalm 138:5

“Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy . . . for great is the Holy One . . . among you.” Isaiah 12:5-6*

14 They raise their voices, they shout for joy; from the west they acclaim the LORD’s majesty. 16 From the ends of the earth we hear singing: “Glory to the Righteous One.” Isaiah 24:14, 16a*

Other Introductions to Singing to Consider Using

13 Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might. Psalm 21:13

I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:2-5

They held harps given them by God and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” Revelation 15:2b-4*

 

The Best Confessions of Sin and Their Introductions
for the Transfiguration of the Lord

14 To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. 16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. 17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and LORD of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome . . . . Deuteronomy 10:14, 16-17*

“My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:5-6

21 “Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear: 22 Should you not fear me?” declares the LORD. “Should you not tremble in my presence?” Jeremiah 5:21-22ab*

[A]ll have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23*

Other Confessions of Sin and Their Introductions to Consider Using

Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? Proverbs 20:9

29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.” Matthew 22:29

24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?” Mark 12:24

23 “Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.” John 5:23b*

 

The Best Assurances of Pardon, Declarations of God’s Forgiveness, and Absolutions for the Transfiguration of the Lord

21 “[T]here is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me. 22 “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:21d-22*

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3

Other Assurances of Pardon, Declarations of God’s Forgiveness,
and Absolutions to Consider Using

“Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” Isaiah 25:9*

36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life . . . . John 3:36*

 

The Best Scriptures on Fellowship, Loving One Another, and Passing
God’s Peace for 
the Transfiguration of the Lord

22 They ate and drank with great joy in the presence of the LORD that day. 1 Chronicles 29:22a*

[I]f we walk in the light, as he [God] is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7*

Other Scriptures on Fellowship, Loving One Another,
and Passing God’s Peace to Consider Using

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27

11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

 

The Best Introductions to Scripture Readings for
the Transfiguration of the Lord

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130

151 [Y]ou are near, LORD, and all your commands are true. Psalm 119:151*

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1, 14

Other Introductions to Scripture Readings to Consider Using

29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29

160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. Psalm 119:160

5 “Hear the word of the LORD Almighty:” Isaiah 39:5*

15 “[H]ear the word of the LORD . . . . This is what the LORD Almighty . . . says: . . . .” Jeremiah 42:15*

47 “ ‘Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: . . . .’ ” Ezekiel 20:47ab*

28 “[T]here is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.” Daniel 2:28a*

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’  ” Matthew 4:4

28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. Matthew 7:28-29

21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. Mark 1:21-22

 

The Best Introductions before Offerings for the Transfiguration of the Lord

27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. 28 Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 29 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. 1 Chronicles 16:27-29

Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. Psalm 96:7-9

Other Introductions before Offerings to Consider Using

1 Then King Solomon summoned into his presence at Jerusalem the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes and the chiefs of the Israelite families, to bring up the ark of the LORD’s covenant from Zion, the City of David. When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the priests took up the ark, and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted. The priests then brought the ark of the LORD’s covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim. 10 When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the LORD. 11 And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled his temple. 1 Kings 8:1, 3, 5-6, 10-11

10 David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, LORD, the God . . . from everlasting to everlasting. 11 Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. 13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 14 But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” 1 Chronicles 29:10-14*

When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the Levites took up the ark, and they brought up the ark and the tent of meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. The Levitical priests carried them up; and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted. 13 Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud, 14 and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God. 2 Chronicles 5:4-6, 13c-14*

1 When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. The priests could not enter the temple of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled it. When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD. And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep and goats. 2 Chronicles 7:1-5a*

 

The Best Prayers of Dedication and Their Introductions
for the Transfiguration of the Lord

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

36 “Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” John 12:36a*

[Y]ou were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:8-10*

You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 1 Thessalonians 5:5, 8

Other Prayers of Dedication and Their Introductions to Consider Using

20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. 1 Corinthians 4:20

10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10

 

The Best Prayers of Thanksgiving and Their Introductions
for the Transfiguration of the Lord

10 “Praise be to you, LORD, the God . . . from everlasting to everlasting. 11 Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. 13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.” 1 Chronicles 29:10-13*

We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds. Psalm 75:1

Other Prayers of Thanksgiving and Their Introductions to Consider Using

1 When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. The priests could not enter the temple of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled it. When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “He is good; his love endures forever.” 2 Chronicles 7:1-3

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1-4

10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah.” Revelation 12:10a*

 

The Best Prayers of Requests and Their Introductions
for the Transfiguration of the Lord

Let the light of your face shine on us. Psalm 4:6b*

Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you . . . O God, my God. Psalm 43:3-4*

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— Psalm 67:1

Hear us, Shepherd . . . , you who lead . . . a flock. You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth Awaken your might; come and save us. Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved. Psalm 80:1, 2b-3

31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works— Psalm 104:31

135 Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:135

Other Prayers of Requests and Their Introductions to Consider Using

11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:11

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:4

LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; . . . . Habakkuk 3:2*

 

The Best Prayers of Requests and  Thanksgiving and Their
Introductions for 
the Transfiguration of the Lord

Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you . . . , O God, my God. Psalm 43:3-4

28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Luke 9:28-29

Other Prayers of Requests and Thanksgiving and Their
Introductions to Consider Using

You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. Psalm 63:1-4

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—and I will meditate on your wonderful works.  They tell of the power of your awesome works—and I will proclaim your great deeds. They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. 10 All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you. 11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, 12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. 14 The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. 15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. 16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. 17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. 18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. 20 The LORD watches over all who love him . . . . 21 My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever. Psalm 145:1-21*

LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. Habakkuk 3:2

 

The Best Affirmations, Encouragements, and Promises
of God for the Transfiguration of the Lord

Those who look to him [the LORD] are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalm 34:5

27 The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us. Psalm 118:27a*

1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.” Isaiah 60:1-2

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. John 1:1, 9, 14, 16

12 Jesus spoke . . . to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12*

46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” John 12:46

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6

Other Affirmations, Encouragements, and Promises of God to Consider Using

He [the LORD] will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness. Micah 7:9b*

 

The Best Exhortations for the Transfiguration of the Lord

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5-6

47 [T]his is what the Lord has commanded us: “ ‘I have made you a light . . . that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ” Acts 13:47*

[Y]ou were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:8, 10*

Other Exhortations to Consider Using

Come, . . . let us walk in the light of the LORD. Isaiah 2:5*

10 Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on their God. Isaiah 50:10

12 “[T]hose who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12*

11 “[A]ll those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 14:11*

14 “[A]ll those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:14b*

 

The Best Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God
for the Transfiguration of the Lord

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name . . . . Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. 10 Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” Psalm 96:6-10a*

LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. Psalm 104:1b*

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1, 14

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, Colossians 1:15, 17-19

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being . . . . Hebrews 1:3a*

1 I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,” Revelation 19:1*

Other Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God to Consider Using

11 “Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” Exodus 15:11

21 [T]he LORD your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God. Deuteronomy 7:21*

“I am the light of the world.” John 9:5*

18 To him [our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ] be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18b*

 

The Best Benedictions and Blessings for the Transfiguration of the Lord

24 “ ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’ ” Numbers 6:24-26

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— Psalm 67:1

29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: 32 a light for revelation . . . and the glory of your people . . . .” Luke 2:29-32*