Fear can be crippling. Yet, Jesus came to set us free from the crippling impact of fear.
In today’s podcast, we travel to Caesarea Philippi in Northern Israel, to hear one of the most important lessons that Jesus taught His disciples. To get away from the growing press of the crowds, Jesus brings his disciples to a quieter place to share one of the most important messages with them that he would ever teach.
Today’s Episode of the Break Forth Journeys Podcast is based on Matthew 16:13 – 20 (NIV).
“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” Then he sternly warned the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.”
In today’s episode, our group is standing at the base of the Cave of Pan, a location of one of the darkest heathen worship centres in Jesus’ day. (See photos at the end of this post)
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In this Episode, You’ll Discover:
- Why the Temple and Cave of Pan would be the ideal place for Jesus to give this lesson
- Jesus bold proclamation of victory for the church.
- Why this is a Turning Point for Simon Peter and the disciples.
- Learn a little Hebrew and Aramaic.
- Our third tour tip: What clothes do you wear for your trip!
- Some photos below from Caesarea Philippi
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Photos from Caesarea Philippi (personal photos from Arlen Salte, Linnea Salte, Lisa Forseth and Adobe Stock):
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