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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Discipleship: "Thank God for Peter"

Matthew 16:13-18

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Our challenge is to be like Jesus (I Peter 2:21)
    • 2. The comparison makes us appreciate Peter
      • A. Discovery of Who Jesus Is (Matthew 16:13-18)
        • 1. Christ said Peter was blessed
        • 2. Peter stood on a mountain of joy
        • 3. For every mountain there is a valley
      • B. Conditioned for Rebuke
        • 1. Jesus speaks about death (Matthew 16:21)
        • 2. Peter tries to teach the Master (Matthew 16:22)
        • 3. Jesus gives harsh statement (Matthew 16:23)
        • 4. Peter determined to be a disciple
      • C. Background for Peter
        • 1. Introduction to Jesus (John 1:35-42)
        • 2. Peter becomes a disciple of Jesus
  • I. GROWTH OF A DISCIPLE (Luke 5:1-11)
    • A. Conversion of Reality
      • 1. Peter experienced what Isaiah had (Isaiah 6:1-5)
      • 2. A powerful preacher learning (Isaiah 5:11, 18, 20-21)
    • B. Peter Now a Fisher of Men
    • C. Remember! Jesus Ate with Sinners
    • D. Learn to Accept Forgiveness
  • II. MUST LEARN TO FORGIVE AS WE ARE FORGIVEN (Matthew 18:21-35)
    • A. How Hard Is It?
      • 1. Paul and Peter met
      • 2. Result (Galatians 1:18)
  • III. LEARNING TO OVERCOME PRIDE
    • A. Institution of Lord's Supper
      • 1. Luke 22:31-34
      • 2. How soon we forget
  • IV. TURNING SIN INTO A BLESSING
    • A. Learn What to Do When You Sin
  • Conclusion

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