Summary: Jesus asks His disciples two questions. How would you answer them?

Jesus has some questions.

Matthew 16:13-19

I. Intro

We are always asking God questions.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

What is your will for my life – my family – my job?

What do you want me to do?

Will you help me?

These questions ask what does God want.



These questions ask God why He doesn't give me what I want

He has some questions for you today.


Jesus knew that the Disciples could be influenced by the world.

So can we.

It is important that we be careful what we listen too.

The world is out to influence you and your family

Are you surprised to see that the world had the wrong answer?

It always does

John The Baptist

John pointed men to the Lamb of God.

Jesus personified the Lamb of God.

John said the Lamb is coming.

Jesus said I am the Lamb.


Powerful Prayer man

Elijah asked for drought – rain – fire from heaven

Jesus commanded the wind and rain

Jesus forgave sins


Who do you believe Jesus is?

You must believe He is God!

What does your life say about what you believe?

IV. “HERE IS WHERE I (Jesus) STAND” V17-19

God stands with those that stand with him.

He has promised to always be with and for those that follow Him.

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

John 14:15-17 If ye love me, keep my commandments. (16) And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (17) Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

No go no lo

A father took his son to a carnival one time for his birthday. The son asked six of his friends to go along. The father bought a whole roll of tickets for the seven boys. Each time the boys would get to a ride, the father would pull out seven tickets so all the boys to ride. They went through several rides until they came to the Ferris Wheel. The father took out seven tickets and handed them to the boys but he seemed to be one short. When he did a head count the father found that there were eight boys instead of seven. He asked the eighth boy, "Who are you?" The boy said, “I am Joe. I’m your son’s new friend. We just met today and he said that you would give me a ticket.” Did Joe get a ticket – absolutely! Any friend of the son will be taken care of by the father.

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