Posts Tagged ‘Peter’s confession of faith’

Luke 9:18-20 Outside In or Inside Out

Are you inside or outside?

Are you inside or outside?

Luke is going to give us a brief look at Peter’s confession of who Jesus was. We looked at this event in Matthew and Mark also. In Matthew we looked a lot at the “rock” Jesus referenced when He commended Peter for his confession. In Mark we took a very personal walk with Jesus and His disciples when He asked this question. In Luke’s telling, I was prompted to think in a new way.

Jesus has been teaching the crowds for some time now. His disciples have even gone on their first missionary journey and returned with glowing reports. The people have heard the good news repeatedly before Jesus asks these two questions: Who do the people say I am, and who do you say I am. Read more »

Mark 8:27-30 You Are The Christ

A nice spot for contemplation

A nice spot for contemplation

Today we join Jesus as He and His disciples make the journey between Bethsaida and Caesarea Philippi. On the way Jesus has something He wants to talk about with His disciples. Let’s join them as they walk.

Jesus had just finished healing the blind man when He sent Peter back into the village to round up the rest of His disciples. As Peter runs off to gather the rest of the crew, Jesus talks with the man who now has perfect sight. “It is very important that you go directly home. DO NOT go back into the village.” Read more »