In Retrospect, Name Tags Could Have Helped
When have you ever mistaken somebody for being somebody else?
Why do you suppose Jesus is interested in knowing who people think he is? Who are some of the people that Jesus is apparently being mistaken for?
Let’s say somebody were to ask you, Who is Jesus? …what’s your answer going to be? What was Peter’s answer? Did Jesus seem to be surprised by Peter’s answer? How did Peter get his answer?
What does it mean to call Jesus the Messiah?
Peter gets a cool new nickname. What does it mean to be the rock upon whom Jesus will build his Church? (Acts 2) Peter gets the keys to the kingdom of Heaven …what does that mean?
Matthew 16:21-28 What does Jesus say needs to happen? …why does this need to happen? Why does Peter say that’s not what should happen? Why does Jesus call Peter Satan?
In what ways are followers of Jesus called to deny themselves and take up their own cross?