Jesus asked his disciples an important question: “Who do people say that I am?” The way we answer that question changes everything. Some people thought Jesus was a prophet. Some people thought he was a good teacher. Others thought he was John the Baptist (another famous teacher) come back from the dead.
Jesus then asked a different question: “Who do you say that I am?” Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” This answer makes everything different. It changes Jesus from merely a prophet to the Prophet. It changes him from being a good teacher into the Good Teacher. He becomes the King of kings and Lord of lords.