Sermon based on Matthew 16: 13-20 for August 28, 2011
Measuring success is challenging for congregations. On the one hand, models of success in our lives sometimes run in opposition to what we see in the life of Jesus and his teaching. A follower of Jesus named Peter once looked like he had his act together in understanding Jesus, but finds out there's a lot more to learn. Peter finds out that his understanding of Jesus' identity didn't match with where Jesus was going with his life--maybe Peter hadn't "arrived" after all.