Behind Me Satan Reflection for the Community
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Behind Me Satan! introduction:
Although Peter had just moments before declared Jesus as the Christ, he turned from God’s perspective and viewed the situation from man’s perspective, which brought about the stern rebuke: “Get behind me, Satan!” Jesus goes on to explain: “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” Mark 8:33.
Jesus’ stern reprimand did not make sense to Peter. However, Jesus’ indictment presents a profound message for us. We can easily see that Peter has the wrong perspective of God’s plan for Christ’s suffering and death. We must also see how easily we can become an unwittingly spokesperson for Satan. This is especially true when we lose sight of God’s plan for us. This comes about when our main and ultimate focus is on our careers, our possessions, our security, the things of the world rather than upon sacrifice and service and the proclaiming of God’s message. When Peter’s focus shifted to his own desires and plans, Jesus rebuked him in order to get him back on track. May our focus always be on God and His plans, that we may never experience a similar rebuke from our Lord. Amen. – Got Questions Ministry.
Get behind me, Satan! Mark 8:33.
God of Justice We Must Go
– performed by Tim Hughes
God of Justice, Savior to all, Came to rescue the weak and the poor; Chose to serve and not be served.
Jesus, You have called us, Freely we’ve received, Now freely we will give.
We must go, live to feed the hungry, Stand beside the broken, we must go.
Stepping forward, keep us from just singing, Move us into action, we must go.
Prayer: O Lord, Wisdom of the universe, you bear the pain of your people. Grant us the gift of wisdom, that we may discern your way and live justly and graciously amid the struggles of this world. Amen.
– performed by Esther Mui
Prayer: Move us to praise your gracious will, for in Christ Jesus you have saved us from the deeds of death and opened for us the hidden ways of your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
– performed by the Oak Ridge Boys
I am weak but Thou art strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfied as long As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.
Just a closer walk with Thee, Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee, Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.
Prayer: Redeeming Sustainer, visit Your people and pour out your strength and courage upon us, that we may hurry to make you welcome not only in our concern for others, but by serving them generously and faithfully in your name. Amen.
Christ in Me Arise
– written and performed by Trevor Thomson
Christ in me arise and dispel all the darkness. Christ in me arise with your power and your strength. Christ in me pour out your blessing and healing. Christ in me arise and I shall rise with you.
Prayer: Through suffering and rejection, O Lord, you bring forth our salvation, for in Jesus you embrace our humanity and transform our lives by the glory of his cross. Grant that for the sake of the gospel we may rebuke the lure of this world, take up our cross, and follow your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
God be with You Until We Meet Again
– performed by Jim Reeves
God be with you till we meet again by his angels guide and pull you,
With his sheep securely fold you God be with you till we meet again
Till we meet till we meet till we meet at Jesus feet,
Till we meet till we meet God be with you till we meet again.
God be with you till we meet again need his wings protect and hide you
Daily I still provide you God be with you till we meet again.
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