Jesus' Questions: Day 1

Who Do You Say I Am?

Read Matthew 16:13–20
 
Jesus asked many questions of those He encountered throughout His ministry years. 
 
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
 
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
 
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
 
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
 
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”  Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
 
Reflect

  • Imagine Jesus asking you the two questions He asks His disciples in today’s passage: “Who do people say I am?” and “Who do you say I am?” How would you answer these questions?
     
  • Reflect on how your thoughts, words, actions, and prayers might be impacted by your answer to Jesus’ questions. What do you notice?
     
  • What do you sense Jesus inviting you to consider or believe about Him as you reflect on your answer to His question, “Who do you say I am?” 

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