"HERE IS THE ROCK"

Rev. Lon Lorton

Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 11, 2018

Matthew 16:13-20

The time has come for Jesus to do a reality check.

  • Who do people say that I am?
  • Who do you say that I am?

Peter was bold.

  • “You are the One!  You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God!”

The church today has a problem more associated with “the other eleven.”

Who do we say that Jesus is?

  • Savior?
  • Lord?
  • Creator?

“Upon this rock...”

  • Is “this rock” Peter?  If yes, then this is a nice story, told and finished there.
  • Is “this rock” Peter’s confession?  If yes, then we have places to go, things to do, and words to speak.