Sunday Morning Worship
March 11, 2012
Today: “Follow Jesus”
Scripture: Matthew 16:13-18 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
* Jesus knew what people believed about Him would dictate their actions toward Him.
I. OUR ANSWER REVEALS OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
* Those that answered: John the Baptist or one of the prophets knew of Him, but did not truly know Him.
II. OUR ANSWER DETERMINES OUR TESTIMONY .
B. What is your testimony?
III. OUR ANSWER FORMS OUR FAITH!
A. Jesus responded to Peter’s answer: “On this…I will build my church…and the gates of hell will not overcome it.”
B. What is your answer? It forms your faith!
2. If you live in bondage , how can your faith proclaim Jesus is the Son of God?
Conclusion: God is looking for rocks to build on; people who, like Peter , will say: “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”