A Provocation: Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost: August 27, 2017: Matthew 16:13-20

A Provocation from three years ago.

“A classic description of “sin” names it as the condition of being “curved in on oneself,” being concerned first with how all things affect me. ”

This is worth consideration in the midst of ongoing wrangles about white privilege.

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Matthew 16:13-20
16:13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

16:14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

16:15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

16:16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

16:17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven.

16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.

16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound…

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