“Who Do You Say That I Am?”
My son Chase is naturally outgoing and loves asking us lots of questions. “Hey Dad, what’s my favorite video game?” “Dad, what’s my favorite color?” “Dad, what am I looking forward to most today?” “Mom, who’s your favorite?” Yes, he is his own favorite subject. The deal is he has a big personality and he wants everyone to know who he is. He never fails to let you know he is in the room and if things are too quiet, he will make sure he adds some flavor to the atmosphere.
When Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” it was not a self-centered question, but rather a selfless one. Jesus understood that if His disciples didn’t grasp the significance of this question, nothing else in life would matter.
There are various perspectives on Jesus. Some view Him as a historic figure, others as an ideal to live up to, and some as a revolutionary figure. However, He is so much more than that. Jesus is the eternal Son of God, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the first and last, the alpha and omega…(click here for 150 more names).
Here’s the bottom line, what you believe about Jesus is the most crucial aspect of your life. How you answer the question “Jesus is _____” determines the direction and destination of your life.
Last Sunday, we dove into Colossians 1:15-20. In this powerful passage, Paul gives three foundational answers to that question that each of us need to root ourselves in:
- Jesus is the Son of God.
- Jesus is God in the flesh.
- Jesus is the only way to God.
My friend, it really is all about Jesus! That’s why He is our message! He is our pursuit! He is life in all its fullness!
This Sunday, we continue our journey through our sermon series “Roots: Reconstructing Our Faith.” I look forward to seeing you there!
Believing for Revival,