Matthew Chapter 16
We begin in Magdala, the place where Mary Magdalene was from.
Upon leaving Magdala, Jesus and His disciples go to Caesarea.
This is a chapter that has many important verses that you may want to mark. Some good verses are 11, 13-17, 19, and 24-28.
In this chapter Peter does really well, receiving the title of head of the church when Jesus leaves, then he turns around and makes some mistakes. However, Jesus doesn't let Peter's weaknesses discourage Him. He knows what Peter will be one day just as He knows what His plans for his future are
Through Peter and the other disciples we learn not to be discouraged by our mistakes. God is able to perfect that which concerns us. Psalm 138:8.
Matching: (match the letter with the correct number)
1. Jesus compared the doctrine of the Pharisees A) keys
And Saduccees to this B) fair weather
C) Deny yourself,
2. Some of the disciples said people called pick up your cross, Jesus "John the Baptist"; Peter called Him and follow Him
D) Christ, the Son of
3. Jesus referred to Peter as the ____ upon which the Living God
He will build His church. E) Leaven
4. Jesus told Peter He would give Him the _____ G) the Glory of God
to the Kingdom of Heaven. H) chariot
5. We must do this if we want to follow Jesus J) rock
K) a carpenter
6. A red sky means? L) leaven
M) a storm is coming
7. Who showed Peter the truth about Jesus?
8. Jesus will come back in?
A fun thing we use to do with our children is:
Everyone separates to a quiet place of their choosing and makes their own list of 6 to 10 questions along with answers (or more, depending on the size of the chapter).
We set a time to meet at the kitchen table or livingroom and each takes turns reading off their questions. Each person must write his or her answers on paper, which is how the score is kept.
When one person finishes asking their questions, everyone exchanges papers and each one corrects the paper they received while the one who asked the questions reads off the answers. Anyone can challenge an answer, but must prove their point with Scripture.
And if you don't want to keep score, it is just as much fun
May God bless you in your time together.
Part II----1. E 5. C
2. D 6. B
3. J 7. I
4. A 8. G