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I begun my sermon talking about last week.
Peter has a bold confession about who Christ is; Christ is the Christ, the Messiah, the Savior, and the Son of the Living God. This bold confession becomes “the Rock upon which the Church is built”.
Peter is also given the keys. In Roman Catholicism, those keys stay with the Church and the priests. While in Protestant traditions, those keys belong to the Priesthood of All Believers. The keys of grace, of mercy, and repentance which unlock a treasure of forgiveness, absolution, and reconciliation with God and with neighbor.
Immediately afterwards, Jesus begins to teach his disciples about where the path of his ministry is leading. Read the rest of this entry »