Sermon by The Rev. Robert K. Gieselmann August 27, 2017

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Sermon Recording

Sermon by The Rev. Robert K. Gieselmann
“From a Distance”
Sunday, August 27, 2017

“You know, Emily was right – the Eclipse not only brought us the sense of God as transcendent – But it was also an equalizer – a reminder that we are all the same in God’s eyes. Remember that old song? From a distance, God is watching us, from a distance? Yet even from a transcendent distance, God heard the cries of the Hebrew children.” From The Rev. Robert K. Gieselmann’s sermon on August 27, 2017.

The Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20

When Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.