Mt. McKinley in Alaska, originally known as Denali, "the Great One." .... "Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; for you are my refuge..." (Ps. 61:2-3)

       "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 block..."
                                                (Matthew 16:13-23)

May these words of this Peter be like a rock,
not a stumbling block!

"Traveling light"

Message preached October 15, 2006
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Glen Arm, Maryland USA

based upon  Mark 10:17-31

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As we follow Jesus, we let go of things which weigh us down. Why? Because it’s a journey, and too much baggage gets us to focus more on what we have and less on where we’re headed. As the rich man searching for eternal life showed, this is not easy to do. Like the disciples, we get discouraged ... until the impossible possibilities of God kick in.

Unless otherwise noted this is an "amble and ramble" sermon, without a manuscript.


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©2006 Peter L. Haynes
(you are welcome to borrow and, where / as appropriate, note the source - myself or those from whom I have knowingly borrowed.)

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