Matthew 16, the demand for a sign, the sign of Jonah, Peter’s confession of Christ, Jesus predicts his death.

Peter’s confession is the rock upon which Christ will build his church. Notice the Greek ” will be having been” bound in heaven, which means that which is already done in heaven counts in building His church.

This last phrase probably refers to the Transfiguration occurring six days later. (Next chapter)

John 2, the wedding in Cana, clear the Temple, a Sign.

Psalm 69:For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

The gospel of Matthew mentions

Notice it states “three days and three nights” in that order, opposite from normal counting of days, where the new day starting at sundown.

A sign of God’s hand in the sky. A Limerick.

996977-091f5a6c-799e-11e3-abd3-ac86fade2183The heavens declare from on high
a sign of God’s hand in the sky.
When we ask for a sign
of His favor divine.
A wonder, I can’t explain why.

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
Isaiah 49:14-16
But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
And my Lord has forgotten me.”
15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.
16 See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Your walls are continually before Me.