What Do They Say?
Imagine you have been told that you are supposed to get married to a guy named Mark Smith. What would the name mean to you? Would it reveal anything about your future husband? Yes, of course, if you would have met Mark before you would be able to associate some of his character traits with his name. Depending on how good or bad of an impression he had left, you would either be thrilled or terrified to marry this man.
We put Mark aside for a moment, shall we, and talk about the man Jesus. Have you heard of Him before? What did people tell you about Him? Did you believe them? Have you ever met Him personally?
Let's travel back in time when Jesus was in the region of Caesarea Philippi, asking His disciples: "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?" Then, He wanted to know what His disciples are saying about Him:
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Matthew 16:15 (NKJV, emphasis mine)
Listen to what Peter replied:
Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Matthew 16:16 (NKJV)
What Do You Say?
Immediately before baptizing a person, my former pastor would ask: “Who is Jesus to you?”
Have you met Jesus before? What are you saying about Him? Who is He to you? If you have never thought about this question before, I urge you to do so this day. Look to the Cross and hear Jesus ask: “But who do you say that I am?” What's your answer?
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