As we near the end of our fall Alpha sermon series, we look today at the question, ‘How Can I Resist Evil?’  Rev. Schaefer looked at it from the perspective that when we know the song of our lives, of the church’s life, of the life of Christ, even when we step away from the true path, we can use this song to come back to the path.  And this song – told so eloquently by Peter in response to Jesus’ question, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ – is Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.  As long as we hold this song in our hearts, and we return to it whenever we stray, we will be able to resist the evil in this world.

Based on Mark 8:27-38 and Matthew 16:13-20.