A MAN NAMED PETER (8)It began as a day like any other. Jesus would make it a remarkable moment in time.
It began with a question from the Master, in the shadow of the temple to the Greek god Pan. Jesus asked His disciples—““Who do people say that I am” (Matthew 16:13b)? His disciples offered varied answers—““John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the prophets”” (vs.14).
Now the question was personalized—““What about you…who do you say I am”” (vs.15)? I was Peter who boldly spoke, and with accuracy—““You are the Christ, the Son of the living God”” (vs.16).
Jesus commended his answer and went on to say that He would found His church on that confession of faith. Yes, Christ would be the ““rock”” on which His church would stand, and no power would overcome it (vs.18)!
PONDER POINT: Christ’s enduring church gives evidence of His words
2000 years later.