Matthew 16
Following Jesus

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

-Matthew 16:24


I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “There is no such thing as a stupid question.” Given some of the questions you’ve heard in your lifetime, you might disagree. But regardless of if you agree with that phrase or not, I think we all agree some questions carry more significance than others and this is true in regards to this passage.


We’ll be in Matthew 16:13-26, and from this conversation Jesus has with his disciples, three very significant questions arise: Who is Jesus?, Why did Jesus come?, and What does following Jesus mean?