Matthew 16:21-28: Your Cross and His Cross

At last, somebody understands Jesus!  Earlier, He tossed this query toward His disciples, “Who do people suppose the Son of Man is?”  Above the others, Peter rose, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”  Happy with the reply, Jesus responds, “You are Peter [petros].  On this rock, [petra, your confession] I will […]

Hidden in our Savior’s Sighs: Luke 22:39-46

Lent is a distinctive season of the Church year.  In Lent, we follow Jesus to Jerusalem and to the cross.  Lent is also a glorious season of the Church year, but its glory is hidden in the cross.  Those who don’t take Lent seriously will never see God’s glory. This evening, we examine how God’s […]