Peter’s Confession of Christ

Air Date:  5/2/18

Scripture:

Mark 8:27-31

27 Now Jesus and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, “Who do men say that I am?”

28 So they answered, “John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.”

29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”

30 Then He strictly warned them that they should tell no one about Him.

31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

Teaching Points:

WENT OUT (vs. 27a) Jesus was always “going out”

ON THE WAY (vs. 27b) He was always intentional as He was going

QUESTIONED (vs. 27c) One source indicates Jesus asked 307 questions throughout the gospels, and of the 183 questions He was asked, He only directly answered 3. So for every answer He gave, He asked 100 questions!

WHO? (vs. 27-29) Jesus asked questions that gave Him insight into people’s heart and understanding . His questions here were progressive.

TEACH (vs. 31) Only after asking questions and gaining understanding of their hearts did Jesus begin to teach the disciples .