“Chapter 32: Peter Testifies of Christ,” New Testament Stories (2005), 76–77
Jesus asked His disciples who the people thought He was.
Matthew 16:13; Mark 8:27; Luke 9:18
The disciples answered that some people thought Jesus was John the Baptist. Others thought He was an Old Testament prophet who had come back from the dead.
Matthew 16:14; Mark 8:28; Luke 9:19
Jesus asked His disciples who they thought He was. Peter said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Matthew 16:15–16; Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20
Jesus explained that Peter’s testimony had not come from the learning of men. His testimony had come by revelation from God.
Jesus promised Peter that He would give him the priesthood and the authority to lead His Church. Then Peter and the disciples would have the authority to set up Jesus’s Church on earth.
Jesus told His disciples not to tell anyone yet that He was the Christ. First He needed to suffer, be killed, and rise from the dead on the third day.
Matthew 16:20; Mark 8:30–31; Luke 9:21–22