Study 26 From the Book of Matthew is: Matthew 16:21 – 17:13
- 16:21 indicates Christ’s clear awareness of the cross ahead. The word ‘must’ expresses a sense of inward necessity. What does this reveal about the character of Christ’s death?
- What are the terms of discipleship (verse 24)? What incentive does Christ put forward in verses 25-28 to encourage His disciple to pay the cost? What did Peter particularly need to learn (verse 22, 23)?
- In the story of the transfiguration (17:1-13), can you see its purpose (a) for Christ Himself, and (b) for His disciples?
Notes 16:28. The reference here to ‘the Son of man coming in his kingdom’ would seem to be not to His second advent but to His post-resurrection Triumph and exaltation to the throne.