Qui Facit Per Alium Facit Per Se Matthew 16:13-19 NIV1

3 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”You cannot share if you’re not aware.Jesus is His human name.Christ is His holy name.Lord is His heavenly name.I. A Popular ConsensusSixty- nine times Jesus calls himself Son of Man.Son of Man means:• HumilityPsalm 8:1-4 NIV – 1 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking about yourself less.• EmpathyEzekiel 3:12-17 NIV – 12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a loud rumbling sound–May the glory of the Lord be praised in his dwelling place!– 13 the sound of the wings of the living creatures brushing against each other and the sound of the wheels beside them, a loud rumbling sound. 14 The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the Lord upon me. 15 I came to the exiles who lived at Tel Abib near the Kebar River. And there, where they were living, I sat among them for seven days–overwhelmed. 16 At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.James 1:19 NLT – Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.• VictoryDaniel 7:13-14 NIV – 13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.Victory is completing your life assignment.John 5:41 NIV – I do not accept praise from men,A. You can’t please everyone.B. People do not have to like you to be happy.C. God made me to be the best me I can be, not the best me you want me to be.D. If you please God, it doesn’t matter who you displease.II. A Private ConvictionGreat people live by great convictions.Convictions are when conscience, courage and commitment meet.III. A Public ConfessionMatthew 10:32-33 NIV – 32 “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.Jesus is the:• Lord of the church; obey Him.• Leader of the church; follow Him.• Lover of the church; adore Him.• Life of the church; know Him.The word kingdom is used by Jesus 86 times.Matthew 6:9-13 KJV – 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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