Read Matthew 16:13-28
Peter experiences quite the emotional swing in these two stories told back to back. Though it does not seem like they immediately follow each other in one day, it is interesting to think about why the gospel writer Matthew paired them together.
- Describe new parts of Peter’s character/person that you notice as you read this passage:
- Imagine you are Peter speaking to Jesus. How are you feeling in both of these situations? What do you think Peter is learning about Jesus?
- If you had only this passage to go on, who is Jesus here? Paint of picture of Him with words:
- In verses 24-28, Jesus lists some heavy demands on us who want to follow Him. In your life right now, what has made following Jesus “worth it”?