Preaching Notes (Sun) September 3

How quickly things can change!

Only last Sunday Jesus declared Peter as the bedrock of the Church (Matthew 16:18). Today, Jesus condemns Peter as a stumbling block (v. 22).

Peter insists he has a vastly superior plan for Jesus.

Why do we similarly assert knowing how to run things better than God?

Jesus’ defines His genuine disciples: deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me (v. 24).

Anything less in our daily living instead makes us a stumbling block.


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