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The Great Confession. Matthew 16.13-20

Matthew 16:13-20 Jesus asks the disciples, who do you say I am? Simon Peter answers, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God’. This is the great confession. The Confession of St. Peter. Alexey Pismenny ,  2009-2011 It is interesting to see how the disciples have grown in their understanding of who Christ is. In Matthew 8, there is a storm at sea. Jesus is asleep in the boat. The disciples wake him up, and he calms the storm. And they ask, ‘Who is this man? Even the winds and waves obey him’. In Matthew 14, the disciples are again in a boat. There is another storm. Jesus comes to them walking on water. This is the story you may have heard a couple of weeks ago when Peter gets out of the boat and walks on the water. But when Jesus gets into the boat, the wind and waves become calm. And the disciples now say, ‘Truly you are the Son of God’. In the Old Testament, Israel is described as a son of God. Israel can call on God as Father David is described as a son of God. David can cal