PRINTED TEXT: Matthew 16:13-27

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Ephesians 1:15-23; Colossians 1:12-20

DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 24:1-10

KEY VERSE: And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18).

CENTRAL TRUTH: Jesus Christ is the head of the Church.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify ways to put Christ in His place as Head of the Church.

LESSON OUTLINE:
I. The Divine Revelation (Matthew 16:13-20)
II. The Human Misunderstanding (Matthew 16:21-23)
III. The Challenge to Follow (Matthew 16:24-27)