Peter's Great Mistake

from the series Sojourn: Toward an Enduring City

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  • By:
    Pete Deison
    Matthew 16:13-17, 21-24; 1 Peter 1:13-16, 22-2:3
    Matthew 16:13-17, 21-24; 1 Peter 1:13-16, 22-2:3
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  • Matthew 16:13-17

    Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

    13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" 14And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."

    15He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 16Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.

    Matthew 16:21-24

    Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

    21From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, "Far be it from you, Lord!Or "[May God be] merciful to you, Lord!" This shall never happen to you." 23But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindranceGreek stumbling block to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man."

    Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

    24Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

    1 Peter 1:13-16

    Called to Be Holy

    13Therefore, preparing your minds for action,Greek girding up the loins of your mind and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,

    15but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."

    1 Peter 1:22-2:3

    22Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24for

    "All flesh is like grassand all its glory like the flower of grass.The grass withers,and the flower falls, 25but the word of the Lord remains forever."

    And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

    A Living Stone and a Holy People

    2So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation-- 3if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.