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Monday After the First Sunday in Lent Matthew 16:21-28

MONDAY AFTER THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT "Get behind Me, Satan!" Matthew 16:23 + Luke tells us that after his unsuccessful attempt to tempt Jesus in the desert, the devil retreated from Jesus until a more opportune time. One such opportune time occurred in Caesarea Philippi. Peter had just confessed that Jesus was the Messiah. Jesus rejoiced, and He praised and blessed Peter. Then He spoke about the Church that would be founded upon the confession Peter had just made. The relationship between Jesus and His disciples had never been better. Then Jesus began to speak about His suffering. Peter was terrified. He took Jesus aside and began to rebuke Him zeal­ously. What Peter said came from the best of intentions. He sincerely cared for his ... continue reading