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  • Sally
    Matthew 16:3
    "And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
  • Ms. Smith
    I will give my opinion of what I read and hope it helps the viewers. My thoughts on this chapter. The Pharisees and Sadducees ask a sign. Jesus cautions against the doctrine of the Pharisees. Peter's testimony that Jesus was the Christ. Christ foretells his sufferings and rebukes Peter. The necessity of self-denial. Remember viewers Satan kills, still, and destroy. families who we love to attack.
  • Vanessa
    He warned not to listen to Pharisees, and Sadducees they spend their time teaching the word yet they no not who they speak of is standing in front of them. Peter was chosen to be the Rock of His Church when He was to leave them, Jesus did speak of satan sifting Peter. Peter told Him who he was and knew the word of God that His son was to die on the cross, how Jesus knew it was satan speaking. GB
  • Confused
    Peter was not the rock that Jesus was referring to. (but that's what the Catholics believe.) Jesus was referring to himself. Upon this rock (Jesus) I will build my church.
  • SBCK Yasharahla
    I don't know if anyone ever addressed the question of whether or not CHRIST misspoke when He said that no man had ever ascended into Heaven.... He did not! He meant of their own accord. Remember, Elijah was caught up taken up in a whirlwind. GOD did that! Enoch was translated by GOD. The Holy Scriptures say that Enoch walked with GOD. He did not ascend of His own accord as Our Saviour did.
  • Confused
    There is a place we all go to be judged before we go to heaven or hell.
  • Vanessa
    He is referring to his second coming, those who haven't excepted him and turned from their fleshy life will not rise up, Never accuse the Lord of misspeaking he died without blemish for our sins. People think they serve God but do the I thing, not realizing all blessings flow from him and him alone. we die to ourselves and carry our cross for his sake, we feed the soul not the flesh. God Bless
  • Stephanie Yasharahla
    First of all, I NEVER said that CHRIST misspoke nor, would I ever. I believe "let GOD be true and every man a liar..." Someone ELSE commented and said that. Secondly, CHRIST meant what He said..NO MAN hath ascended into Heaven.." ONLY CHRIST did that in His Holy, Human body for He IS both GOD and man. If you are CHRIST's when you die you go to Heaven if not, then you go to Hell. No in betw
  • Vanessa
    I would tell them to study John an to read of that in John 3:13
  • Vanessa
    I accused you nothing, sorry if you felt that way, I saw the comment and addressed it as one body in Christ we help each other in understanding so they aren't lead astray, we dont condemn no man unless we choose to be self righteous God Bless you always
  • Stephanie Yasharahla
    Okay. I agree.
  • Terrell Rashar Reese
    I honestly think that this lesson was a good one to discuss at church. When Peter says that God has forbid Jesus rising in 3 days is false obviously . But what I am not understanding is when Jesus said "Get thee behind me, Satan. If you can tell us people who didn't understand that verse, that will mean a lot.
  • Frank
    Read the rest of the verse and I think you will understand.
  • Vanessa
    Jesus asked Peter who do you say I am, he said the son of God, Peter knew the scriptures of the Old testament and knew He would being going to the cross to die for His people to save them , how he knew it was satan God bless you
  • Stanjett
    I take it that Satan was trying to influence Peter to prevent Jesus from his mission. Which of course was to die for all and rise the 3rd day.
  • Stanjett
    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. This is the only place in the bible the word Barjona is used. Which means son of Jona and dove. Many Simons in the bible but this Simon is Peter.
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    You say, Peter was just the pebble in comparison. Who art thou that judges another man's servant? to his own master he stands or falls. Yea, he shall be held up: for God is able to make him stand. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.
  • Nicholas
    Jesus meant himself by 'rock....'. Peter was just the pebble in comparison.
  • Stephender
    The sign of Jonas, as spoken by Jesus, refers to false teachers, so Jesus sent Jonas to preach, for he was just. He refused, fearing the populace, He boarded a ship to escape, but couldn't, and was tossed overboard to save his shipmates. Today we have a religion which has warrantied an entirely corrupt product, and does not teach the true word, but corrupts itself with this alliance. Beware!!!!
  • Ron
    Jesus gave the Church several guarantees, one of which is in verse 18: the very gates of Hell shall not prevail against the Church. In spite of the commentary of the day which asserts the Church is headed into oblivion,Jesus Christ has guaranteed the Church that she will not be defeated.Not now, not ever! Rejoice and be glad!
  • Obbie Beal
    11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? (Leaven as used here is powerful and deadly, it is similar to a individual -radical cancer cell; it always multiply itself by millions, spreading itself until it consume a person's body and mind; it is everywhere including air
  • Obbie Beal
    Jesus warn his 12 of the danger of the 'leaven' of the Pharisees
  • Chris
    But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. This is our deep problem, our understanding, or how we think God should deal with us....we live by faith not by sight....we can't trust our own understanding
  • Christine
    What a contrast about Jesus' response to Peter, "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." Contrast to verse 23 where Jesus rebukes him, "Get behind me satan.

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  • BSP
    Verse 24~When we choose to become true followers of Chris we must disown ourselves and follow the example of Christ Jesus. We have to deny fleshly desires and cultivate godly desires.
  • Joshua
    Jesus wants us to stop sinning so he can bless us.
  • Katherine
    Simple question. Just ask yourself and answer it. Greed is poisonous. I would rather have Jesus. He is our spiritual wealth.
  • Quansto
    Peter clearly identified who Jesus was in verse 16 you are the the SON of the living God. Jesus wanted them to understand that because of all the rumors going around at that time much like our day.
  • A disciple
    "..Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?" In other words, You have now been with me for some time; coming and going among the crowds in every place where I have taught and showed the Glad Tidings: What have you heard men saying about me? Is there then anything holding you with the world's way of thinking? Or have you understood something more, regardless of what other's think? Are you with me?
  • BSP
    Verse 13~Jesus was interested in hearing the viewpoints of the crowds around him. He asked viewpoint questions in order to teach certain points. We can imitate this method of teaching.

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