Matthew 16:13-20

1A.(13) When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

1B.(14) And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

1A’.(15) He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

1B’. (16) And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

2A.(17) And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona:

2B. for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee,

2B’. but my Father which is in heaven.

2A’.(18) And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (20) Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

2 thoughts on “Matthew 16:13-20”

  1. here is an alternative proposal.

    A. 13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

    B. 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

    B’. 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 

    A’. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

  2. Yet another proposal – adapted from a discipleship lesson:

    THE FIRST TRUTH ABOUT DISCIPLESHIP: BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD
    A. Revealing that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God vs 16
    B. The Heavenly Source of this Revelation vs 17

    C. Jesus’ Promise to Peter in relation to Death: Jesus will build his church upon Peter’s revelatory foundation such that Death itself will not be able to stand against it. vs 18
    C’ Jesus’ Promise to Peter in relation to Life: Jesus will give Peter apostolic authority to the kingdom of God. vs 19a

    (“You” singular – Peter as first among equals)
    B’ The Heavenly Source of this Authority vs 19b
    (Binding & Loosing – Matt 18:15ff)
    A’ Concealing that Jesus is the Messiah vs 20

    THE LAST TRUTH ABOUT DISCIPLESHIP: THE WAY OF THE CROSS IS THE ONLY WAY OF TRUE DISCIPLESHIP
    A. The Cross is Necessary for Jesus vs 21
    B. Peter’s Way of Thinking (Man’s Interests) vs 22
    B’ Jesus’ Way of Thinking (God’s Interests) vs 23
    A’ The Cross is Necessary for Disciples (vs 24-27)

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