Matthew 16:13-17

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” He asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.”

– Matthew 16:13-17


Jesus came to the turning point in His ministry when, at Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples the question: “Who do people say that I am?” The disciples gave several answers as to the public opinions concerning His identity. Then Jesus turned to the disciples and asked them: “Who do you say that I am?” Peter stepped forward answering for the group: “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God!” Jesus called Peter “blessed” for this answer.

The Big Question

There were many opinions as to Jesus’ identity. This week we will walk through the Gospels and see the opinions people had about the identity of Jesus. What are some of the most common opinions about Jesus today? If Jesus stood before you today, and asked you: “Who do you say that I am?” How would you answer Him?

Conclude your time in prayer and silence, reflecting on what God revealed to you today.