29 Oct Sermon Snap Shop October 27, 2019
Posted at 12:05h
When you think about it, it really does sound like Jesus did a bait and switch on Simon Peter and the others. He woos them into this romanticized new life and this great adventure before sharing the fine print with them: Oh, by the way, this Gospel…it doesn’t ask 10% of you. It asks 100% of you.
For Simon Peter, it took a number of years for him to understand the Good News that Jesus was talking about at Caeserea Philippi. The best life, the most fulfilling life, the most God-like life is one lived not for ourselves but for others. And this path described and modeled by Jesus requires…
self-denial, dying to an old way of thinking and living, and following his example…each and every day.
And truth be told, it may lead to suffering. It may result in rejection. But it will always, always also lead to life.
From Sunday, October 27 message based on Mark 8:27-38 entitled, “Simon Peter: The Scheming Manipulator”
Rev. Lane Glaze
Pastor, Waters Edge UMC