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UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM: Last to be First (September 25, 2022)
Today is Part 3 of our series entitled Upside Down Kingdom. In today's sermon, Pastor Dallas shares what it means to live out being last to be first.

UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM: Die to Live (September 18, 2022)
Today is part two of our four part series called Upside Down Kingdom. In this sermon, Pastor Michael talks about what it means to die to live.

KICKOFF SUNDAY (September 11, 2022)
Today is Kickoff Sunday and Part 1 of our series entitled Upside Down Kingdom. In today's sermon, Pastor Tim shares our mission statement.

DAVID: The Lord is Just and Merciful (September 04, 2022)
Today is part four of our four part series called "David: A Man After God's Own Heart". This series will focus on the life and calling of David. In this sermon, Pastor Tim will be speaking about the mercy and justice of God through the story of David and Bathsheba.

DAVID: Turn Your Waiting Game into a Winning Game (August 28, 2022)
Today is part 3 of our 4 part series called "David: A Man After God's Own Heart". This series will focus on the life and calling of David. In this sermon, Pastor Tim will be speaking on how to turn your waiting game into a winning game.

DAVID: The Lord is Strength (August 22, 2022)
Today is part 2 of our 4 part series called "David: A Man After God's Own Heart". This series will focus on the life and calling of David. In this sermon, Pastor Dallas will be speaking on the story of David and Goliath

DAVID: The Lord Looks on the Heart (August 14, 2022)
Today is part 1 of our 4 part series called "David: A Man After God's Own Heart". This series will focus on the life and calling of David. In this sermon, Pastor Tim Bergmann and Pastor Khristie Looy will be speaking on calling and how "The Lord Looks on the Heart".

MINOR TWEETS: Malachi PART 2 (August 07, 2022)
Today is the last part of our 4 part series called "Minor Tweets". This is part 2 of the 2 part podcast. This series will focus on the minor prophets from the Old Testament. In this sermon, Pastor Tim Bergmann will be speaking on the book of Malachi

MINOR TWEETS: Malachi PART 1 (August 07, 2022)
Today is the last part of our 4 part series called "Minor Tweets". This is part 1 of the 2 part podcast. This series will focus on the minor prophets from the Old Testament. In this sermon, Pastor Tim Bergmann will be speaking on the book of Malachi

MINOR TWEETS: Hosea (July 31, 2022)
Today is part 3 of our 4 part series called "Minor Tweets". This series will focus on the minor prophets from the Old Testament. In this sermon, Pastor Michael Dyck will be speaking on the book of Hosea.

MINOR TWEETS: Habbakuk (July 24, 2022)
Today is part 2 of our 4 part series called "Minor Tweets". This series will focus on the minor prophets from the Old Testament. In this sermon, Pastor Tim Bergmann will be speaking on the book of Habakkuk.

MINOR TWEETS: Jonah (July 17, 2022)
Today is part 1 of our 4 part series called "Minor Tweets". This series will focus on the minor prophets from the Old Testament. In this sermon, Pastor Tim Bergmann will be speaking on the book of Jonah.

EQUIPPED: Sword of the Spirit (July 10, 2022)
Part 6 of our 6-part series "Equipped" that is focusing on the Armor of God found in Ephesians. Today Pastor Tim Bergmann will be preaching on "Sword of the Spirit" based on 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

EQUIPPED: Helmet of Salvation (July 03, 2022)
Part 5 of our 6-part series "Equipped" that is focusing on the Armor of God found in Ephesians. Today Pastor Michael Dyck will be preaching on "Helmet of Salvation" based on Galatians 6:14-16.

EQUIPPED: Shield of Faith (June 26, 2022)
Part 4 of our 6-part series "Equipped" that is focusing on the Armor of God found in Ephesians. Today's sermons title is "Shield of Faith" based on Ephesians 6:16.

EQUIPPED: Feet Fitted With Readiness (June 19, 2022)
Part 3 of our 6-part series "Equipped" that is focusing on the Armor of God found in Ephesians. Today's sermons title is "Feet Fitted With Readiness" based on Ephesians 6:15 & Romans 10:15.

EQUIPPED: Breastplate of Righteousness (June 12, 2022)
Part 2 of our 6-part series called EQUIPPED, based on Ephesians 6. In this sermon Pastor Tim preaches on "Breastplate of Righteousness".

EQUIPPED: Belt of Truth (June 05, 2022)
Part 1 of our 6 part series "Equipped". Today's sermon is called "Belt of Truth" based on Ephesians 6:10-14.

ONE: Unity Witnesses To The World (May 29, 2022)
Part 2 of our 2 part series "One". Today's sermon is called "Unity Witnesses To The World" based on John 13:31-38.

ONE: Unity Pleases God (May 22, 2022)
Part 1 of our 2 part series "One". Today's sermon is called "Unity Brings God Pleasure" based on Ephesians 4:1-5.

Room To Grow - 1 Year Anniversary (May 15, 2022)
This sermon is an update on our Room to Grow Campaign and how God is leading us to be a larger part of the Sylvan Lake community. Pastor Tim will give a history on how it began, where we are now and plans for the future.

SKEPTICS QUESTIONS: Is The Bible True? (May 08, 2022)
Part 3 of our 3 part series called Skeptics Questions. Today Pastor Michael Dyck will look at the question Is The Bible True? He looks at the research done throughout the years that has shown how accurate the bible is.

SKEPTICS QUESTIONS: Why Does God Have To Put Boundaries On Sex And Sexual Identity? (May 01, 2022)
Part 2 of our 3 part series called Skeptics Questions. Today Pastor Tim and Daniel Komori will discuss the topic "Why does God put boundaries on sex and sexual identity?" Daniel has studied this and taught on it for the last fifteen years and he will bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the talk.

SKEPTICS QUESTIONS: Does A Loving God Allow Suffering? (April 24, 2022)
Part 1 of our 3 part sermon series called Skeptics Questions. Today Pastor Tim will be preaching on "Does A Loving God Allow Suffering?"

Famous First Words: He Is Risen! (April 17, 2022)
Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The title of this sermon is Famous First Words and Pastor Tim will be teaching on the passage where the angel meets the women at the empty tomb that first Sunday morning all those years ago.

Famous Last Words: Into Your Hands (April 14, 2022)
This is also the last part of our series "Famous Last Words". Today is part 7 or our 7 parts series. This series focuses on the last seven things Jesus said as He hung on the cross. In this sermon Pastor Tim will be speaking on the seventh word from the cross, "Into His Hands" Luke 22:44-49.

Famous Last Words: It Is Finished (April 10, 2022)
Today is part 6 of our 7 part series called "Famous Last Words". This series will focus on the last seven things Jesus said as He hung on the cross. In this sermon Pastor Jim will be speaking on the sixth word from the cross, It is finished.
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Famous Last Words: I Thirst (April 03, 2022)
Today is part 5 of our 7 part series called "Famous Last Words". This series will focus on the last seven things Jesus said as He hung on the cross. In this sermon Pastor Michael will be speaking on the fifth word from the cross I thirst. Two words but they reveal much about Jesus.

Famous Last Words: Why Have You Forsaken Me? (March 27, 2022)
Today is part 4 of our 7 parts series called "Famous Last Words". This series will focus on the last seven things Jesus said as He hung on the cross. In this sermon Pastor Tim will be preaching on Jesus astonishing statement "My God My God why have you forsaken me?"

Famous Last Words: Behold (March 20, 2022)
Today is part 3 of our 7 parts series called "Famous Last Words". This series will focus on the last seven things Jesus said as He hung on the cross. In this sermon Pastor Michael will be preaching on Jesus statement to His mother and to His disciple named John.

Famous Last Words: Paradise (March 13, 2022)
Today is part 2 of our 7 part series called Famous Last Words. This series will focus on the last seven things Jesus said as He hung on the cross. In this sermon Pastor Tim will be speaking on Jesus statement to the thief on the cross Truly I tell you today you will be with me in Paradise.

Famous Last Words: Forgive Them (March 06, 2022)
Today is part 1 of our 7 part series called Famous Last Words. This series will focus on the last seven things Jesus said as He hung on the cross. In this sermon Pastor Tim will be teaching His words "Forgive Me" - Luke 2324.

Worth Fighting For: Belonging (February 27, 2022)
Thank you for joining us for part 4 of our 4 part series called Worth Fighting For. We will be looking at all the unique beautiful and complicated forms of family relationships this month. In this sermon Pastor Michael will be teaching on belonging.

Worth Fighting For: Legacy (February 20, 2022)
Thank you for joining us for part 3 of our 4 part series called Worth Fighting For. We will be looking at all the unique beautiful and complicated forms of family relationships this month. In this sermon Pastor Tim and Pastor Khristie will be teaching on legacy.

Worth Fighting For: Marriage (February 13, 2022)
Thank you for joining us for part 2 of our 4 part series called Worth Fighting For. We will be looking at all the unique beautiful and complicated forms of family relationships this month. In this sermon Pastor Dallas will be teaching on marriage.

Worth Fighting For: Family (February 06, 2022)
Thank you for joining us as we kick off a new 4 part series called Worth Fighting For. We will be looking at all the unique beautiful and complicated forms of family relationships this month. In this sermon Pastor Tim will be teaching on the relationship between parents and kids.

Around The World In 60 Minutes (January 30, 2022)
Pastor Tim is talking to workers for the Lord that are serving all around the world

BOOT CAMP: Sabbath (January 23, 2022)
Part 3 of our 3 part series focusing on several spiritual disciplines. These disciplines will hep us slow down and fight back against the tyranny of busyness. It is when we slow down that we can more fully appreciate the relationship that we have with Jesus. Going too fast and being too busy are not healthy ways to live.

For physical training is of some value but godliness has value for all things holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. ~ 1 Timothy 48

BOOT CAMP: Simplicity (January 16, 2022)
Part 2 of our 3 part series focusing on several spiritual disciplines. These disciplines will hep us slow down and fight back against the tyranny of busyness. It is when we slow down that we can more fully appreciate the relationship that we have with Jesus. Going too fast and being too busy are not healthy ways to live.

For physical training is of some value but godliness has value for all things holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. ~ 1 Timothy 48

BOOT CAMP: Solitude (January 09, 2022)
Part 1 of our 3 part series focusing on several spiritual disciplines. These disciplines will hep us slow down and fight back against the tyranny of busyness. It is when we slow down that we can more fully appreciate the relationship that we have with Jesus. Going too fast and being too busy are not healthy ways to live.

For physical training is of some value but godliness has value for all things holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. ~ 1 Timothy 48

State Of The Union (January 02, 2022)
A look at the 5 ideas in Psalm 33 that give us one central message.

WHEN HEAVEN SPEAKS To Mary: Comfort and Promise (December 19, 2021)
Part 4 of our 4 part Advent sermon series.

Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the wisemen were all spoken to heavenly beings. Each time a powerful message was delivered. This sermon series takes a look at each of these messages.

WHEN HEAVEN SPEAKS To Joseph: Trust, Sacrifice & Faith (December 12, 2021)
Part 3 of our 4 part Advent sermon series.

Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the wisemen were all spoken to heavenly beings. Each time a powerful message was delivered. This sermon series takes a look at each of these messages.

WHEN HEAVEN SPEAKS To The Wisemen: Wisdom & Warning (December 05, 2021)
Part 2 of our 4 part Advent sermon series.

Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the wisemen were all spoken to by heavenly beings. Each time a powerful message was delivered. This sermon series takes a look at each of these messages.

WHEN HEAVEN SPEAKS To The Shepherds: Joy, Peace & Good News (November 28, 2021)
Part 1 of our 4 part Advent sermon series.

Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the wisemen were all spoken to by heavenly beings. Each time a powerful message was delivered. This sermon series takes a look at each of these messages.

A FAITH THAT WORKS: A Faith That Keeps Me Humble (November 21, 2021)
Part 6 of our 6 part sermon series on The Book of James.

A FAITH THAT WORKS: A Faith That Is Truly Wise (November 14, 2021)
Part 5 of our 6 part sermon series on The Book of James.

A FAITH THAT WORKS: A Faith That Helps Me Filter What I Say (November 07, 2021)
Part 4 of our 6 part sermon series on The Book of James.

A FAITH THAT WORKS: A Faith That Shows Respect To Everyone (October 31, 2021)
Part 3 of our 6 part sermon series on The Book of James.

FAITH THAT WORKS: A Faith That Moves Us To Action (October 24, 2021)
Part 2 of our 6 part sermon series on The Book of James.

FAITH THAT WORKS: A Faith That Isn't Troubled By Troubles (October 17, 2021)
Part 1 of our 6 part sermon series on The Book of James.

It's NOT All About Me: Irrational Generosity (October 10, 2021)
Part 5 of our 5 part sermon series on the Alliance Community Church Mission Statement

It's NOT All About Me: Pointing People To Jesus (October 03, 2021)
Part 4 of our 5 part sermon series on the Alliance Community Church Mission Statement

It's NOT All About Me: Compassion to Those in Need (September 26, 2021)
Part 3 of our 5 part sermon series on the Alliance Community Church Mission Statement.

It's NOT All About Me: Passionate About God (September 19, 2021)
Part 2 of our 5 part sermon series on the Alliance Community Church Mission Statement.

It's NOT All About Me: Loving Community (September 12, 2021)
Part 1 of our 5 Part Series looking at our Mission Statement.

I AM: The True Vine (September 05, 2021)
Part 7 of our 7 part series on Jesus' I Am Statements

I AM: The Way, The Truth & The Life (August 29, 2021)
Part 6 of our 7 part series on Jesus' I Am Statements

I Am: The Resurrection and The Life (August 22, 2021)
Part 5 of our 7 part series on Jesus' I Am Statements

I AM: The Good Shepherd (August 15, 2021)
Part 4 of our 7 part series on Jesus' I Am Statements

I AM: The Door (August 08, 2021)
Part 3 of our 7 part series on Jesus' I Am Statements

I AM: Light of the World (August 01, 2021)
Part 2 of our 7-part series on Jesus' I AM Statements.

I AM: Bread of Life (July 25, 2021)
Part 1 of our 7-part series on Jesus' I AM Statements.

Resilient: Focused on Compassion (July 18, 2021)
Psalm 41:1-2

Scripture is filled with references on helping the poor. God promises to be there for us when we are there for the poor. Plus, when we see how difficult it is for some people, it can help to put our own struggles into perspective and give us the encouragement to carry on. Jesus showed compassion to us when we were spiritual destitute and in poverty. He made us rich through His grace.

Resilient: Immersed In Community (July 12, 2021)
Exodus 17:8-16

This is the account of Aaron and Hur holding up Moses' arms so that the Israelites could experience victory. The idea here is that there are times, especially during difficulties, when we can't handle things on our own. Jesus has called us to live in community. We need each other. Sometimes, we are the ones who need support and sometimes we are the ones giving the support. We must continue to connect with others even in the midst of pandemic. This will help us be resilient people.

Resilient: Anchored In Christ (July 04, 2021)
Hebrews 12:1-3

There is not greater example than out Lord Jesus Christ when it comes to resilience. We are to fix our eyes on Him. He is our model. He is our indwelling strength.

Love Your Neighbour: The Lips (June 27, 2021)
What are we willing to say about Jesus? - John 4:1-26

Jesus meets the woman where she is at. He is willing to step outside His comfort zone (or at least a Jewish man's comfort zone) to connect with her. He starts where she is at but He skillfully moves her into deep spiritual conversation and ultimately to Himself. How can we model that kind of connection? It is very important that we show Christ to the people that we meet, but there is also the need to speak about the Christ that we love. What keeps us from doing that? How can we overcome obstacles so that we can talk about Jesus?

Love Your Neighbour: The Hands (June 20, 2021)
What actions are we willing to take to reach out to our neighbours? - Luke 5:27-31

It is not enough to just hope that our friends and neighbours will come to Jesus. We need to make contact with them. They need to know that we are there for them and are people that could be their friends. That may mean going to them and that may mean inviting them to come to us. Matthew had just started following Jesus when he had a party and many of his tax collecting friends came. He simply threw the party and brought Jesus with him. This is what we are to do now. Throw parties or make connections but bring Jesus with you. He live in you, be aware that He is along for the enjoyment as well. What are some creative ways that we can connect with our neighbours?

Love Your Neighbour: The Heart (June 13, 2021)
How should we feel about those who are far away from Jesus? - Luke 15:1-31

When you read the parables of the three lost items there are some things that stand out:
- The importance of the lost thing to the owner
- The focus and intesity of trying to find the lost ting
- The incredible joy when the lost thing is discovered

First and foremost, our relationships with our neighbours need to begin from a place of deep love and care. How does Jesus feel about our neighbours? How interested is He in building a relationship with them?

Love Your Neighbour: The Head - What do we believe God wants us to do? (June 06, 2021)
The great commission found in Matthew 28 is for all Christ-followers. Maybe another way of describing it is the Everyday Commission. We need to get passed the frenetic, activity-oriented lifestyle and lean into a calm, purpose driven lifestyle that is focused on loving the people that God has placed in our lives. What if each Christ-follower at ACC could invest in 5-10 neighbors, showing loving kindness and being available to share the love with Jesus?

Love Your Neighbour: Who is the Neighbour? (May 30, 2021)
Luke 10:25-37

Break Every Chain: Freedom from My Way (May 23, 2021)
Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
Remember that God is God
Listen more than speak
Jesus invites us into relationship with Him

Break Every Chain: Freedom in Suffering (May 16, 2021)
Ecclesiastes 7:15; 8:14
Bad things happen to good people
The problem of evil
The five reasons we suffer - Psalm 107
Jesus models forgiveness

Break Every Chain: Freedom in Finances (May 09, 2021)
Ecclesiastes 5:10-16; Matthew 6:25-34
Be content with what you have
You can have and not be content
You can have but it might kill you to get it
Jesus promises provision

Break Every Chain: Freedom from Loneliness (May 02, 2021)
Ecclesiastes 4:8-12
Two are better than one
Love your spouse
Respect the authorities
Jesus says love one another

Break Every Chain: Freedom in Discontentment (April 25, 2021)
Ecclesiastes 1:16-2:11; Matthew 6:33
Wisdom doesn't satisfy
Sex doesn't satisfy
Pleasure doesn't satisfy
Jesus offers true satisfaction!

Break Every Chain: Freedom in Mortality (April 18, 2021)
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11, Mark 13:32-37
We are all going to die
We are all going to be forgotten
What should be our legacy?
Jesus offers eternity

Before The Silver Cord is Severed Drama (April 11, 2021)
This is a 50-minute creative recitation of the book of Ecclesiastes by Pastor Tim Bergman.
To watch the video of this presentation go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRahnJAJ0UY

Mourning to Dancing (April 04, 2021)
John 20:11-18

Room to Grow: The Crowd, The Chorus, The Christ (March 28, 2021)
Pastor Tim preaches on what Palm Sunday was like.

Room to Grow: Opportunity to Bring Light to a Dark World (March 21, 2021)
Pastor Michael preaches from Exodus 35-36

Room to Grow: 8 Promises That Inspire Generosity (March 14, 2021)
Pastor Tim preaches on these promises from God. 2 Corinthians 8:1-13, 9:6-15

Room to Grow: The Story of Joseph (March 07, 2021)
Pastor Tim preaches on Joseph's work for the benefit of his captors. Genesis 41

House Rules: Forgiveness (February 28, 2021)
Pastor Michael preaches on forgiveness based on Matthew 18:21-35.

Fight Fair (February 21, 2021)
House Rules

Communication (February 14, 2021)
House Rules

A Better Us (February 07, 2021)
House Rules

SERVE - We Are the Body (January 31, 2021)
Boot Camp 2021

WORSHIP (January 24, 2021)
Boot Camp 2021

READ (January 17, 2021)
Boot Camp 2021

PRAY (January 10, 2021)
Boot Camp 2021

Vision 2021-2025 (January 03, 2021)
Pastor Tim rolls out a new Vision Statement to carry us from 2021-2025.

Make Much of Jesus (December 27, 2020)
Our annual testimony sharing service! Share and hear how God has been good to us in the past year.

Joseph has Peace (December 20, 2020)
Christmas-MESS

Elizabeth Mourns (December 13, 2020)
Christmas-MESS

Mary Loves (December 06, 2020)
Christmas-MESS

Simeon Waits (November 29, 2020)
Christmas-MESS

Heaven: Better Than You Can Imagine (November 15, 2020)
Mark 13

Heaven: The Kingdom of Heaven (November 08, 2020)
Luke 4:14-22

Heaven: How Do We Get There? (November 01, 2020)
John 14:6

Heaven: The Kingdom of Heaven (October 25, 2020)
Luke 19

Better Than You Can Imagine (October 18, 2020)
HEAVEN

Reorient: Irrational Generosity (October 11, 2020)
Luke 10:25-37

Reorient: Compassion for Those in Need (October 04, 2020)
Mark 1:40-45

Reorient: Point People To Jesus (September 27, 2020)
Matthew 16:34

Reorient: Loving Community (September 20, 2020)
John 21
with Verna Verity

Reorient: Passionate About God (September 13, 2020)
Luke 7: 36-47

You Are Invited: To A Life of Contentment (September 06, 2020)
Exodus 20:17

You Are Invited: To A Life Steered With Honesty (August 30, 2020)
Exodus 20:16; John 8:32

You Are Invited: To A Life Directed With Generosity (August 23, 2020)
Exodus 20:15; Ephesians 4:28

You Are Invited: To A Life Conducted With Purity (August 16, 2020)
Exodus 20:14

You Are Invited: To A Life Rooted With Peace (August 09, 2020)
Exodus 20:13

You Are Invited: To A Life Stamped With Unity (August 02, 2020)
Exodus 20:12; Ephesians 6:1-4

You Are Invited: To A Life Sealed With Rest (July 26, 2020)
Exodus 20:8-11
With Guest Mark Buchanan

You Are Invited: To A Life Signatured with Power (July 19, 2020)
Exodus 20:7; Acts 3 & 19

You Are Invited: To A Life Abounding with Freedom (July 12, 2020)
Exodus 20:4-6; John 8:36

Lessons We Can Learn From Suffering (June 28, 2020)
The Book of Job

In The Know: Know Your Battle (June 21, 2020)
Ephesians 6:10-18

In The Know: Know Your Purpose (June 14, 2020)
Ephesians 5:1-20

In The Know: Know Your Function (June 07, 2020)
Ephesians 4:1-16

In The Know: Know God's Love (May 31, 2020)
Ephesians 3

In The Know: Know Where You Are Going (May 24, 2020)
Ephesians 2:1-10

In The Know: Know Who You Are (May 17, 2020)
Ephesians 1:3-14

Spirit Rising: The Holy Spirit Gives Us Joy (May 10, 2020)
Luke 10:17-24

Spirit Rising: Fills Us With Power For Living (May 03, 2020)
John 14:12; Luke 12:39

Spirit Rising: Help Us Overcome Fear (April 26, 2020)
Acts 3 & 4; 2 Timothy 1:7

Spirit Rising: The Holy Spirit (April 19, 2020)
John 16:7-15

The Road: The Road to Emmaus (April 12, 2020)
Luke 24:13-35

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.

He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

“What things?” he asked.

“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”

He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

The Road: The Road to Jerusalem (April 05, 2020)
Matthew 16:21-26

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?