We begin the year with several series devoted to our outward faith, before concluding with the internal development of our spirituality.
Most Christians and churches have a stated goal to reach the lost and have an impact in the world around them. There are movements in the current religious and secular climate that seem appealing, but ultimately are counterproductive to that goal.
Peter learns several vital lessons about being a part of Christ's ministry. Being 'all in' means turning our preferences over to God for approval.
Jesus begins his ministry by being tempted to take the easy way to success. His response is to model self-denial in favor of building the church the right way.