Trinity Lutheran Church

Willard, Ohio


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March 04,2015

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March 04, 2015

Vegetable Soup

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Mailing Address

308 S. Myrtle Ave.

Willard, Ohio

44890



Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday

8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Office Phone

419-935-8272


Office Email

trinity@willard-oh.com






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Worship& Study Schedule


Worship Service   9:15 am


Fellowship Time  10:15


Bible Study for Kids  10:45


Pastor Sermon Discussion 10:45


Adult Bible Study

(Leader Barb Templeman)



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T.L.C. Welcomes newest Member of Gods Family

Chandler Kristine Carr

Trinity Lutheran has Wheel Chairs available for use  and Elevator Service to Sanctuary

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Why does Peter try to stop Jesus? Mark 8:31-38


Then (Jesus) began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. -Mark 8:31-32

So why does Peter "rebuke" Jesus? Why does he try to convince him not to go through with it? Have you wondered about this before?

The most logical explanation surfaces if we follow the thread of the narrative. Just moments before this scene, Peter, for the very first time, has declared that he "gets it," that he understands Jesus is the Messiah, the Anointed One of God. And right after this passage, Jesus will cavort on the mountain with Elijah and Moses. So clearly, Jesus' statement about dying contradicts everything that Peter, a good Jew, has ever understood about the coming Messiah. The Messiah-whom Peter now realizes is his Teacher-is to conquer all the foes of Israel. So either Jesus doesn't get it, or there's something very wrong with the whole conversation, or....? So Peter rebukes Jesus...since he IS the Messiah, he cannot die, or should not die, or something like that.

It could also be that Peter so deeply loves Jesus that he can't stand the thought of losing him. He has joined himself to his master, and so the idea of losing him is too much to bear. It could also be that just moments ago, Peter was imagining himself in glory, at Jesus' right hand, and now he is rightly perceiving that Jesus' passion prediction means that Peter is not getting a throne after all. In fact, if Jesus dies, he might get the same thing (he does).

Most likely, Peter felt all of these things. If Jesus suffers and dies, he will lose his beloved Teacher, his faith will be turned on its head, and there even be a cross in store for him. No wonder Peter wanted to stop him. Wouldn't you?

I am very much like Peter. It grieves me to see my loved ones suffer. I don't like it when all my plans crash and I find that my hopes and dreams are not in line with God's will. And I definitely don't like it when I hope to be recognized and celebrated, but instead I get mocked and abused. Yes, if I had the chance, I too would definitely try to stop Jesus!

But on he goes. He goes towards his rendezvous with the cross, for us and for our salvation. He will suffer. And so will we. And so will the ones we love. No crowns of glory for us-a crown of thorns goes to those who follow Jesus (verse 34). It is called the via dolorosa-the way of sorrows. It is the way Jesus walks, and we do too.

Still Jesus goes on, and Peter does too, and so do we. Jesus goes forward, trusting the Father, so that he says "...and after three days rise again."

I suspect Peter didn't even hear that part. And sometimes we don't hear it either. But be assured it is true. The one who will suffer and die will rise again, and we shall arise with him.






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