As I reflected on this week, I began to think about Jesus and all the questions He asked. We know that He did not ask questions because He was looking for the answer. No, rather, He asked questions so the person He was asking would arrive at that â€œah-haâ€ moment.
In Matthew 16 Jesus posed a question to His disciples. Now, this wasnâ€™t just any question, it was THE question.
â€œ13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, â€œWho do people say that the Son of Man is?â€ 14 And they said, â€œSome say John the Baptist; and others, [Elijah; but still others, [Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.â€ 15 He *said to them, â€œBut who do you say that I am?â€ 16 Simon Peter answered, â€œYou are the Christ, the Son of the living God.â€ 17 And Jesus said to him, â€œBlessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.â€
Take a moment to reflect on Peterâ€™s response. If Jesus asked you the same question how would you respond?
- Respond to the following discussion question:
- As you review Matthew 16:13-17, what is most impactful to you in this portion of Scripture? Write a one page