Sermons tagged with ‘Peter’

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Repent of Power

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Repent of Power

In Matthew 16:21-28, we see not just a simple rejection of Peter for being stupid, but a rejection of the historic seducing power of power. How Jesus shows us to reject the seduction of power Proper 17A | Matthew 16:21-28   Before he foretells of his death, Jesus warns his followers about the Pharisees. While […]

Changing the Image of Jesus

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Changing the Image of Jesus

When Peter calls Jesus the Messiah, he gets the right answer the wrong way. A pattern we repeat in our fear of chaos and of intimacy. how Jesus reorders the chaos through us Proper 16A  |  Matthew 16:13-20 If you’ve ever watched a painter work a canvas, you see the very transformation of absence into […]

Walking on Water

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Walking on Water

In the story, Jesus walks on water. So does Peter. He is just doing what Jesus did, offering us an option at a time of great fear. When darkness divides with fear there is beauty in hope Proper 14A | Matthew 14:22-33 The first time I walked on water, I was 16 years-old. I had […]

Swimming Naked

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Swimming Naked

So we don’t know what was going on in Peter’s thick skull. But here’s a thought. He needed to get to Jesus. Peter is always trying to get back to Jesus. The Call to Discipleship and Peter’s Redemption Easter 3C |  John 21:1-19 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

Getting behind Jesus

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Proper 19B

Jesus turns toward Jerusalem before his followers are ready Proper 19B  |  Mark 8:27-38 This is the first movement in the turning point, the turning away from the early life of Jesus and toward his destiny. The turning away from safety and toward the danger of the cross. The turning away from home and toward […]