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"Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me."

Who is Jesus speaking to in Matthew 16:21-27 when He says, “Get behind me, Satan!”? And what is He saying to us today in this passage? 663 more words

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“You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped” Wow…strong words from the prophet Jeremiah.  Duped, tricked, suckered, fooled, hoodwinked.  No one likes to be the unwitting tool in another’s hands, the butt of a joke, or play the part of the fool.  1,004 more words

Sunday Morning

Prayer and Meditation for Sunday, September 3, 2017 -- "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross., and follow me."

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 124

Reading 1  JER 20:7-9

You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped;
you were too strong for me, and you triumphed. 3,663 more words

Cost and Promise: reflection

Matthew 16:21–27 21 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised. 1,049 more words


Cost and Promise: discipleship

27 For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory, and then he will repay everyone according to his conduct. 28 Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” 981 more words


Cost and Promise: denial

The Scene Changes. “Then Jesus said to his disciples” With these words the scene moves from the personal debate with Peter to a general pronouncement about discipleship, the first part of it echoing what Jesus has already said to his disciples in 10:38–39: “ 885 more words


Cost and Promise: suffering

The Suffering Messiah. “You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do” (v.23) neatly summarizes the nature of the problem. The way the disciples react to the idea of messianic suffering and “defeat” shows that this concept of Messiah is going to be very hard to get across. 1,311 more words