Living a Jesus-shaped Life – Sherri Guenther Tratuwein

 February 25, 2024

In this week’s text from Mark’s Gospel, Jesus talks openly about the suffering and rejection that will be a part of his life and ministry. Peter tries to silence Jesus – this isn’t the life or the ministry that he signed up for! – but Jesus challenges Peter to examine his priorities and his expectations about what it means to be a faithful follower. How can losing our lives help us find salvation? How can taking up our cross lead us toward life?

Scripture readings:

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38