Matthew 16:1-16


Adult Bible Study


Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos

Matthew 16:1-16


The Pharisees’ Blindness and the Disciples’ Blindness


  1. Jewish leaders test Jesus- confrontation
    1. Ask for sign from heaven
    2. Pharisees and Sadducees were usually adversaries- the one thing they had in common was the rejection of Jesus and their hypocrisy
    3. An evil and adulterous generation
    4. No public demonstration of unbelievers but the third day Resurrection (Torah)



  1. Did they have the knowledge of their appointed times? Do we?
    1. Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees- confusion of bread
    2. Leaven or yeast affects the whole batch of dough



  1. Peter and the Apostles see that Jesus is the Messiah- confession of faith from the Apostles
    1. Asks His disciples who the men of Israel say that He is? (Some say John the Baptizer and others Elijah)
    2. The question is also posed to us?

Who do we say Christ is?

You are the Christ! The son of the living God.