Learning to Swim

Beyond The Shallows

Learning to Swim

May 30, 2021

Ed Traverse

Going beyond the shallows

Messages In This Series

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There is a question that we all need to answer

Math 16:13-20
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?”  14  And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”  15  He said to them, “But who do you
say that I am?”  16  Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  17  And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-
Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.  18  And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock [a]  I will build
my church, and the gates of hell [b]  shall not prevail against it.  19  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall
be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed [c]  in heaven.”  20  Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was
the Christ.

You can recognize the shallow end by how safe it is

Matt 16:21-23
21  From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and
chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.  22  And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from
you, Lord! [ a ]  This shall never happen to you.”  23  But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance [b]  to me. For you are not
setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

Jesus is calling us out of the shallows

Matt 16:24-25
24  Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow
me.  25  For whoever would save his life [a]  will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.