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Mark 8:27-38

2018-09-12 — Here at Agnus Day Central, we stand corrected. We also can’t stand it and don’t stand for anything. We sit for all of the rest, especially our laurels.

BIBLE PASSAGE — Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

— Proper 19, Series B


  1. Nikki — 1907 days ago #

    Hi, love your comics! I’m a big fan! I only wonder why do you choose to use the same verse again and again as your inspiration? Don’t get me wrong, The Bible is full of beautiful verses, but you don’t have your sheep talk about the Psalms for example, or this week, according to the lectionary, verses from James, Isaiah and Proverbs are also pertinent, but your strip is based upon Mark. I’m left wondering why.

  2. Jim — 1369 days ago #

    Hey Nikki,
    You make a great point. I tend to preach from the Gospels, but always intend to expand the offerings at A.D. Perhaps when I get finished with grad school!

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