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At last Jesus’s disciples seem to be understanding him! Jesus asks his inner circle: “Who do you say that I am?” And Peter responds for the team: “The Messiah of God!” Finally, Jesus’s full identity is being recognized!…except that Jesus then admonishes Peter et al to tell this to no one; and furthermore, to be ready to take up their own crosses when the time comes. It is not quite the spiking of the ball we might have expected. Quite the opposite, in fact. It is a warning of the dangers that lie ahead in the work of salvation.
Special thanks to listener Dean Smith who nominated Jesus at 2AM for the Discover Pod 2017 awards! With enough “votes” in the “best of” and “desert island” categories, we might just get the word out about the podcast. To add your nomination in these categories, just click here.