Jesus shows us what it means to remain focused on God’s mission…even when it isn’t popular and when those around us aren’t supportive.
THE SURRENDERED LIFE
Message by Josh Mutter – March 24, 2019
THE UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM
Matthew 16:21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
REFLECTION ON PETER
Matthew 16:22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
When we get to the end of ourselves is where we meet Jesus and where real life begins
REFLECTION ON TEMPTATION
Matthew 16:23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
- Name it
- Rebuke it
- Move on
Matthew 16:24-27 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.