Dean Elliott teaches from Matthew 26:31 – 27:10. This section of Matthew deliberately uses the profiles of four men to give a demonstration of why it is necessary for Jesus to die on the cross. Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins is becoming increasingly more offensive in our culture. There is no good news without acceptance and appreciation for the the bad news – our sin, and that someone has to die for those sins. Pastor Dean focuses on Peter’s story, comparing his connection to God and his actions. We have no ability to do anything in our own power.
Additional Scripture references: John 15; Psalm 115-118; 1 Corinthians 1, 2, 3