The Messianic Secret
VIA CRUCIS, Week 2
In his book The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” At CCV we’ve been following Jesus’ journey in the Gospel of Matthew from Galilee to Golgotha. We’re calling this series “Via Crucis,” which is Latin for “The way of the cross.” In this week’s message we turn to Matthew chapter 16, the turning point in Jesus’ story. To get away from the crowds Jesus took his disciples to a pagan area called Caesarea Philippi, a long day’s walk north of Capernaum. What he revealed to his disciples about his identity, his mission, and our mission, will upend everything you’ve come to believe about what it means to follow Jesus.