Sermons on Exodus
Traditional Jewish thought said suffering was due to sin. There are various answers as to why we suffer which are usually insufficient. Does God care that we suffer? What, if any, is God’s role? What is Jesus’ role in our suffering?
Matthew relates the Transfiguration of Jesus on the high mountain between the Sermon on the Mount and the Mount of Golgotha. Peter, James, and John were given a gift to see Jesus with the glory accorded him. But first Jesus must go through the suffering and humiliation of the cross before the glory. Only by comprehending the gore of the crucifixion can we really understand Jesus’ glory.
When Jesus died the curtain in the Temple was torn into and allowed us to come directly to God.