March 10, 2021
In the second half of Jesus's ministry, He makes a statement to His disciples that would trouble them very greatly. As was often the case, Peter was right in the middle of things. After some discourse, Jesus had asked Peter who he really thought Jesus was. Peter answered very admirably in this way, Matthew 16:16, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God." Jesus acknowledges this statement was a God-inspired response and, in fact, could only come from God. Peter must have felt pretty good about that but was totally shocked when Jesus went on to te...