The narratives of Christ and Simon Peter in this text perfectly confirm Jesus’ words that “Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one.” By giving his own life in atonement for Peter and for all his elect, Jesus saves them. This passage is not to be read as a moralistic story to elicit from us better behavior. Rather, here Scripture shows us Jesus as the one who is the only true and faithful witness to God without sin, the one who made the only good confession not marred by any wavering from his Father’s will, and by that confession accomplished our redemption.
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These are sermons preached during our Sunday worship services. (Recordings were not always successful, so there are gaps in the postings.)