Matthew Lesson 17 Day 3

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Matthew Lesson 17 Day 3

Matthew 16:13-16

6. Jesus’ questions

Who do people say that I, the Son of Man, am?

But who do you say that I am?

7.  a.  People said Jesus was—

  • John the Baptist
  • Elijah
  • Jeremiah
  • One of the other prophets

b. What people say now.

Ligonier Ministries and Lifeway Research actually did a survey of American adults in 2020.

  • 52% believe Jesus was a great teacher and nothing more.
  • 30% of evangelicals also believe Jesus was merely a great teacher.
  • 65% of evangelicals agree Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God.


8. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter said Jesus was “…the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

Father God revealed Jesus’ identity and purpose to Peter.

b + c) Eternal truth

“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13

Today, many have no fear of God. But even if for those who have fear and awe of God, only Jesus Christ lived a sinless life. All have sinned and fallen short. (Romans 3:23) Jesus is the only one found worthy. (Revelation 5:4)

And Father God loved his creation so much he expressed that love by giving his only Son

Have the same attitude that Christ Yeshua had.

Although he was in the form of God and equal with God,
he did not take advantage of this equality.
Instead, he emptied himself by taking on the form of a servant,
by becoming like other humans,
by having a human appearance.
He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,
death on a cross.
This is why God has given him an exceptional honor—
the name honored above all other names—
so that at the name of Yeshua everyone in heaven, on earth,
and in the world below will kneel
and confess that Yeshua Christ is Lord
to the glory of God the Father. (Phillippians 2:5-11)

Jesus isn’t a fire insurance policy. He is the love relationship our hearts long for. There is no greater love in all of creation and eternity.  Don’t miss one more minute without it!

The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha! You worry and fuss about a lot of things. There’s only one thing you need. Mary has made the right choice, and that one thing will not be taken away from her.”… (Luke 10:41-42 NOG)

John 1:13 (The Message Bible)

But whoever did want him,
who believed he was who he claimed
and would do what he said,
He made to be their true selves,
their child-of-God selves.
These are the God-begotten,
not blood-begotten,
not flesh-begotten,
not sex-begotten.

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