Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of being back at Discovery Church in Orlando, and I got to teach on Jesus’ conversation with his disciples at Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16).
Here’s the summary of the teaching entitled, “Dying to Expectation:”
“One of the most monumental conversations Jesus ever had with his disciples took place at Caesarea Philippi. It was here where Jesus asked them, ‘Who do you say that I am?’ What most people don’t consider is why Jesus asked this question at this location? And like so much in the Bible, the answer is found in the context. This not only helps us better understand the conversation, but also why Jesus calls Peter “satan” within a few short moments of blessing him. It’s a remarkable story, and one filled with utter shock. But what’s equally as shocking is how often we act like Peter, and we hold on so tightly to our expectations of what we believe God should do or should’ve done that we completely miss the new thing God is doing in our midst. If you ever struggle with unmet expectations with God, this teaching will be particularly helpful.”
In the latter part of the teaching, I share how my own unmet expectation with God has been negatively impacting my journey. So this teaching was personal (in a good and challenging way). If this teaching sounds interesting to you, you can find it HERE.