“Chapter 33: Appearing in Glory: The Transfiguration,” New Testament Stories (2005), 78–79
Jesus took Peter, James, and John to the top of a high mountain to pray.
Matthew 17:1; Mark 9:2; Luke 9:28
As Jesus prayed, the glory of God came upon Him. His face was bright like the sun. Two Old Testament prophets named Moses and Elias appeared to Him. They talked about His coming death and resurrection.
Matthew 17:2–3; Mark 9:3–4; Luke 9:29–31 (see footnote 31a)
While Jesus was praying, the Apostles fell asleep.
When they awoke, they saw the glory of Jesus Christ, Moses, and Elias. They heard Heavenly Father’s voice testify, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”
Matthew 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:32, 35
The Apostles were afraid and fell to the ground. Jesus touched them and told them not to fear. When they looked up, the heavenly messengers were gone. Jesus told the Apostles not to tell anyone what they had seen until after He had died and been resurrected.
Matthew 17:6–9; Mark 9:8–9