Wednesday, August 13, 2014

(22) Peter says Jesus is the Messiah

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea,
he asked his disciples,
"Who do people say I am?"
"Some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah,, and
others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets"
They replied.
Then Jesus asked them again,
"Who do you say I am?"
Peter answered,
"You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."
Jesus replied,
"You are blessed, because my Father in Heaven
has revealed this to you.
You did not learn this from any human being.
Now I say to you that you are Peter, and
upon this very rock I will build my church,
and all the powers of evil will not conquer it."
Then Jesus warned them not to tell anyone
that he was the Messiah.

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