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My name is Father Steve Macias and I am a Priest in California’s Silicon Valley.

I am the Headmaster at Canterbury Christian School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church.

I am a presbyter (priest/pastor/minister) in the Reformed Episcopal Church, a founding jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America.

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    Transfiguration: Christ as the Greater Moses

    Transfiguration: Christ as the Greater Moses

    A new MP3 sermon from Saint Paul’s Anglican Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

    Jesus not only foretold His journey to the cross but also revealed that His followers would need to embrace the path of the cross (Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23). The concept of the cross and resurrection remained an enigmatic puzzle for the disciples, even leading Peter to rebuke Jesus for mentioning death (Matthew 16:22; Mark 8:32). Their expectations, rooted in the context of first-century Jewish beliefs, envisioned the Messiah as a leader who would overthrow Roman rule and establish a magnificent Davidic Empire. The idea of a shameful and torturous execution at the hands of God’s adversaries did not align with their understanding. Both Jesus’ crucifixion and the concept of the cross for His followers presented a radical and challenging new teaching. However, Jesus provided encouragement, assuring some present that they would witness the coming of the kingdom of God (Matthew 16:28; Mark 9:1; Luke 9:27), indicating that the kingdom program remained intact despite the discussions of the cross. Luke ties together the themes of Jesus’ cross, resurrection, and the transfiguration, emphasizing their interconnectedness by preceding the account with the phrase “After these sayings” (Luke 9:21-27). In this context, Jesus took his closest disciples up a high mountain, referred to as the “holy mountain” by Peter (2 Peter 1:18), where He underwent transfiguration. This transformative event served to reassure them of the future glory that awaited.

    Title: Transfiguration: Christ as the Greater Moses
    Speaker: Rev. Steven Macias
    Broadcaster: Saint Paul’s Anglican Church
    Event: Sunday Service
    Date: 8/6/2023
    Bible: Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-35
    Length: 47 min.

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    I help Christians discover their calling in God’s Kingdom so that they may lead purpose-filled lives with victory, hope, and abundance.

    About Me

    Father Steve Macias is an Anglican priest in the Reformed Episcopal Church (ACNA). He is the Headmaster of Canterbury School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church. He is married to Sarah and the father to Athanasius, Anselm, Assumpta, Basil and Zoe. His professional work consulting with political campaigns, leading nonprofit organizations, and in the California State Capitol has been recognized by The Los Angeles Times, National Review Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, The Chalcedon Foundation, and numerous online and print publications. You can reach him on twitter @stevemacias.

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