1. Christ was concerned about what people thought about him. On several occasions, he solicited an answer to a question designed to obtain that information. Mt. 16:13; Text.
2. In this lesson we shall notice
WHAT SOME HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT HIM.
1. Some thought he was one of the prophets. Mt. 16:13-14; John 4:19.
2. Some thought he was a glutton and a winebibber. Mt. 11:19.
3. Some thought he was possessed by a devil. John 7:20.
4. Some thought he was a friend of publicans and sinners. Mt. 11:19.
5. One thought he could not amount to much because he came from Nazareth. John 1:46.
6. Herod thought he was a threat to his position as king. Mt. 2:3-16.
7. Some thought he was a spirit. Mt. 14:26.
8. Mary thought he was the gardener. John 20:15.
9. Herod thought he was John the Baptist who had risen. Mt. 14:2.
10. One demon-possessed man thought he was "The holy One of God." Mark 1:23- 24; 3:11; 5:7.
11. Nicodemus thought he was "A teacher come from God." John 3:1-2.
12. Peter acknowledged him to be "The Christ, the Son of the living God." Mt.16:16.
13. The centurion at the cross thought "Truly this was the Son of God." Mt. 27:54.
CONCLUSION: But what is really important is: "What think ye of Christ?" Your eternal destiny depends upon your answer. If you believe he is the Christ, the Son of God, obey him today. - Preaching From The Past: A Collection of Sermon Outlines by Jess W. Nutter, Compiled and Edited by Glenn Logston, 1994, p. 105.
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