2Matthew 16:13-18When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 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. 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.
3Names Applied to JesusJesus is referred to in scripture by many names!Some names given by His enemies!Some names given by His disciples!Some names given by Divinity!Some by Jesus Himself!Other names describe Him!Names indicate how he was regarded!The same is true today.Many call us names that indicate their view of our character.
4A Devil! Jesus cast out devils – Matt. 12:22-30 The devil was the father of unbelieving Jews – John 8:31-59Jesus was not a devil as He was accused!The Devil has children:1 Jn. 3:7-12
5A Blasphemer! Matthew 9:1-8 The unbelieving Jews were the real blasphemers – Luke 12:4-10Jesus was not a blasphemer as He was accused!We blaspheme God when we disobey Him!Tit. 2:1-131 Tim. 1:18-20.
6A Carpenter Mark 6:1-6 Jews offended at His teaching! Matt. 15:1-14Those offended are not blessed – Matt. 11:6Many today are offended at the Gospel:1 Cor. 1:22, 231 Pet. 2:1-10A “Carpenter” is a sign of strength and one who builds up:Created all things – Jn. 1:1-5Words of Christ strengthen the faithful – Phil. 4:13Eph. 6:10-18.
7“The Lamb of God” John the Baptist called Jesus this: Isaiah used this term:Isa. 53:7; cf. Acts 8:32Hebrew writer:Heb. 1:3; 2:17; 9:28Peter:1 Pet. 1:18-19; 2:22-24; 3:18
8“My Beloved Son” Called this by Deity (His Father): At His baptism - Matt. 3:13-17At His transfiguration - Matt. 17:1-5Did the Father’s will:Jn. 4:34; 5:30; 6:38-40The faithful are God’s Children:Matt. 5:9Rom. 8:1-17Gal. 3:26-291 Jn. 3:9-10We must do the will of Christ!Matt. 7:21-23.
9The Savior “He shall save His people from their sins” Luke: John: Matt. 1:18-21Luke:Lk. 2:9-11John:1 Jn. 4:14; cf. Jn. 4:42The ApostlesActs 5:29-32Paul:Eph. 5:23; Phil 3:20; 2 Tim 1:10; Tit. 2:13Peter:2 Pet. 1:1, 11; 2 Pet. 2:20; 3:2, 18,
10“I Am The Good Shepherd” John 10:11-14; 1 Pet. 2:25; 5:4Provides food & water, protection, guidance & shelterJn. 10:2-11The King & Great ShepherdEzek. 34:23-24Savior of all mankindJn. 3:16-17; 10:15;
11“I Am The Vine” Christ is the vine - John 15:1-5 Disciples are the branches!Not Denominations! - vs. 6The Vine provides life and nourishment to the branches (His disciples)!We must bear fruit or we will be cast into the fire! - Jn. 15:4-6.
12“I Am The Light of the World” Christ is the light of the world:John 8:12God’s Word is the source of true spiritual light and illumination!John 1:1-10His word gives light:Psalms 119:105; 130; Matt. 5:15Evil hates the lightJohn 3:17-21.
13“I Am The Door” The door of the sheepfold: John 10:1-10Only ONE means of access to God:John 14:1-12Christ represents the “straight and narrow way.”Matt. 7:13, 14Many false prophets:Matt. 7:15-29.
14“I Am the Bread” “The Bread of Life” - John 6:48 Source of Spiritual food - John 6:25-35God’s word is the Bread we should seek - Matt. 4:1-4Must pray for our daily bread - Matt. 6:11Must show hospitality - Acts 2:42, 46Must break bread on the first day - Acts 20:71 Cor. 10:16, 171 Cor 11:23-28Must work & eat our own bread:2 Thess. 3:6-12.
15Our “Great High Priest” Christ is our High Priest:Heb. 3:1; 4:14-16; 5:1-10High Priest of a more perfect tabernacle:Heb. 9:11-16Offered once:Heb. 9:23-28Christians are priests today:1 Pet. 2:5-10Must be clothed in humility - 1 Pet. 5:5-7Must offer ourselves - Rom. 12:1-2.
16“Whom Say Ye That I Am?” Who is Christ to You? The Vine!The Light of the World!The Door!The Bread of Life!Our Great High Priest!A Devil!A Blasphemer!A Carpenter!The Lamb of God!My Beloved Son!The Savior!The Good Shepherd!Who is Christ to You?