Not a priest among them

RE Verse reading–Matthew 16:13-26 (day six) “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets” (vs 14)  Not sure what this says, but when the crowds searched for an analogy, they decided Jesus was like one of the prophets.  (all the men above)  No one compared Christ to a priest.  Priest were well-known.  The High Priests, Annas and Caiaphas figured in the gospel story.  They were, however,  comfortable men, content to operate religious institutions without passion or transformation.  Jesus was not like them.  More like a prophet.  A spokesman for God.  Courageous.  Counter-cultural.  Regarded by the establishment as dangerous.  Question.  If Jesus reminded the crowds of the prophets, do we?  Shameless commercial.  I hope you will come Sunday night February 19.  “Partners with the Prophets” will be our first Time for Teaching lecture of 2012.  I think you will be blessed by this “refresher course” on these remarkable men. They will remind us of Jesus!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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