Afterward, according to the Gospel of Saint Mark, as he walked north toward Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” … And thus, seeking guidance, seeking perhaps to ken the range of possibilities, Jesus put the question to his followers. It is an affecting and very human moment.
When Jesus asked his disciples saying who do you say that I am it was only Peter who was able to boldly proclaim that Jesus is the Messiah?
When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the proph- ets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the …
Why did Jesus tell his disciples not to tell who he was?
Jesus knew He was Messiah, that He would be despised, rejected and executed. He also knew it would happen because religious leaders were jealous and threatene…
What did the disciples think of Jesus?
The Messiah would establish his own state and maintain an eternal and righteous reign. Peter, Jesus’ disciple, who recognised Jesus as Christ (Messiah) and the Son of the living God, believed that Jesus’ mission was to save the people.
Why did Peter call Jesus the Messiah?
Peter was used by God to declare that Jesus was the Messiah- it’s not because he was super smart and studied all the right books (remember, he was a fisherman!), it’s because God chose the right time to use Peter to tell this important truth to the world for the first time.
Why didn’t the disciples believe Jesus had risen?
Mark’s Gospel originally ended at verse 16:8 with the young man telling the women that Jesus was risen and they fled in terror, telling no one. Since no one told the disciples that the tomb was empty,they had no reason to believe Jesus had been resurrected.
Did the disciples believe in the resurrection?
According to Ehrman, “the disciples’ belief in the resurrection was based on visionary experiences.” Ehrman notes that both Jesus and his early followers were apocalyptic Jews, who believed in the bodily resurrection, which would start when the coming of God’s Kingdom was near.
Why did Jesus say he will build his church on Peter?
The rock upon which Jesus would build his church could refer to Peter, since Jesus changed Peter’s name to “petros” meaning “rock.” This would make Peter the foundation of the church. … Immediately after Peter declared Jesus to be the Messiah, he rebuked Jesus for saying he would be killed.
When Did Jesus realize that he was the Son of God?
In Acts 9:20, after the Conversion of Paul the Apostle, and following his recovery, “straightway in the synagogues he proclaimed Jesus, that he is the Son of God.”