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Book 2: DAY 1: IDENTITY - (Matthew 16:13-20) Simon Peter’s Confession of Faith …


Good evening... Great is His faithfulness...


The Chosen 40 Days with Jesus

Book 2


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DAY 1: IDENTITY


Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

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

16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not [a]prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth [b]will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

20 Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.


Matthew 16:13-20


(v. 15): Jesus ask a question "who do you say I am" - powerful as this question is along with the powerful answer from Simon Peter not only helps to identify but it also helps define Christianity ... Simon Peter himself proclaims Jesus as the Son of God, and Simon Peter is the rock the church is built on ... Not Simon Peter per ,but it is his confession of faith is what the Church is built on ...


The keys of the Kingdom is referring to the special authority given to all the apostles after the Resurrection...


1Corinthians 12:3

3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus [a]accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.


1Corinthians 10:4

4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.


Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless you and keep you;


25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,


And be gracious to you;


26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,


And give you peace.” ’


In Christ love Jared ...

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