Who Do You Say That I Am?

Based on Matthew 16:13-20

"But Who Do You Say That I Am?" Reflection

In this passage, Jesus asks the apostles, "But who do you say that I am?" (Matthew 16:15). Jesus is asking the apostles if they believe that He is the Messiah. Jesus asks us the same question: Do we believe that He is the Messiah? Every time something does not go as intended in our lives, we have to be faithful in Him and know that His plan is always better than ours. By trusting Him, we trace Peter's steps.

Insight Gained from Footnotes/Cross-References

  • Caesarea Phillipi: an ancient Roman city located at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon, adjacent to a spring, grotto, and related shrines dedicated to the Greek god Pan, and called "Banias,Paneas".

Before I read the instructions for the assignment, I read the bible verses that were assigned. As I read, I was curious as to what Caesarea Phillipi meant, and read the footnote. The footnote sparked my interest and lead me to do more research about this subject online.

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A Picture that Reminds Me of Jesus

Even though Jesus does not appear to be in this picture, I see nothing but his presence. This picture reminds me of Jesus because it shows the land that God created, as well as two of God's children holding hands, a symbol of unity.

Songs Where I Hear the Voice of Jesus

Because You Loved Me ( Celine Dion)


Yo Quisiera ( Reik) - in Spanish


Significant Bible Passages

Old Testament:

" Do not fear; I am with you;

do not be anxious: i am your God.

I will strengthen you, I will help you,

I will uphold you with my victorious

right hand." Isaiah 41:10

New Testament:

" I am the resurrection and the life;

whoever believes in me, even if he dies,

will live, and everyone who who lives

and believes in me will never die."

John 11:25-26