Sunday, August 27, 2017

 "Peter's Confession" by Raphael Sanzio da Urbino

"Peter's Confession" by Raphael Sanzio da Urbino

August 27   10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 138;  Matthew 16: 13-20

Text:  “And he said to them, ‘Who do you say that I am?’”  Matthew 16:15

Sermon:    “Wild Risk”     Rev. Garren Preaching

Synopsis:  We arrive at the pivotal moment in Matthew’s Gospel where Peter acknowledges Jesus as the messiah and is handed the keys to the Kingdom.  While the passage brings honor to the often wild and boisterous Peter, we only have to read further to discover this honor comes with awesome responsibility.  We will also begin to appreciate the tremendous risk that Jesus takes when calling any of us to be his followers.