|| "Who do you say
that I am?" Jesus asked. Simon Peter answered, "You
are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." And Jesus
answered, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! ... You are
Peter (petros), and on this rock (petra)
I will build my church..." Jesus then began to speak of
the rough road ahead. And Peter took him aside and rebuked him... "Get
behind me, Satan!" Jesus replied. "You are a stumbling
May these words of this Peter be like a rock,
"Bearing the name of Christ"
Message preached October 1,
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Glen Arm, Maryland USA
based upon Mark 9:38-50
Order of Worship
To follow Jesus is to bear his name - but what does this mean? For one thing, as the scripture implies, it does not mean drawing lines to keep other people out, or weighing them down with our expectations, and thus causing them to stumble. It does involve being "salt" in this world - being a healing presence and adding flavor - as Jesus was and did.
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