As a young boy growing up in Missouri and spending countless afternoons with my friend Rob exploring the crick near our homes, we quickly learned the importance of correctly identifying some of the creatures we encountered and enjoyed catching. For example, although both are turtles, there is a vital difference between a snapping turtle and a painted turtle. And I still have all ten fingers proving this fact out! Additionally, we were especially enamored with the variety of snakes that found refuge along the crick bed, but we knew instantly how to identify a water moccasin from a garter snake, and as a result, would not mess with the former but often made pets out of the latter. You see, making a correct identification is vital in so many areas of our lives, not the least of which regards the spiritual and the question of ‘who is Jesus?’ In our sermon this week we will look to Peter’s answer to the Lord’s question of identity and learn why this is the most important identity and question to get right. Lord willing, I look forward to joining you this Sunday and sharing a sermon titled “Who Do You Say That I Am” based upon Matthew 16:14-16.
Pastor Kirk Flaa