through His Word
Matthew Ch. 16 Don’t be clueless: Jesus won’t do all of your thinking for you.
v.1-4 Discern God’s presence with us, and adjust your life and faith accordingly.
v.5-12 Don’t let false doctrine—it’s like leaven—corrupt your understanding of truth.
Other Application: Remember that God sometimes uses figurative language to instruct us, and look for the spiritual significance of what He is saying.
v.13-20 Discern the true identity of Christ, and confess Him before men.
v.21-23 Look at difficult news or circumstances through the lens of God’s good purposes, and have faith.
v.24-28 Weigh the costs and benefits of following Christ versus following the world.
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