Who Do You Say That I AM?

This morning, we are going to discuss who Jesus is. Look in Matthew 16 starting in verse 13, “Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus went on to tell Peter how He was going to build His Church. Look at verse 17, “And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock  I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”  Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.”

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. So here is my question to you. Who is Jesus to you? Is He your Lord and Savior? Is He your everything? Is He in charge of your life? Do you pray to Him and talk with Him? Do you pray to Him about everything that is happening in you life? Do you truly have a “real” relationship with Him? If you proclaim that He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, why are you not shouting it from the housetops? Why keep it secret?

I once knew of a young couple who said that their faith was a private matter. Jesus does not want us to keep our Salvation private. The Bible clearly states in Romans 10:9-10, “If you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in Salvation.” These two verses says that you have to open your mouth and confess that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. You must verbally acknowledge that Jesus is Lord. Why not share your faith with others so they will come to Christ Jesus?

I will tell you, without a shadow of any doubt, Jesus is Lord of my life. He is everything to me. I cannot imagine living life without Him in my life. I speak to Him daily in prayer and He speaks to me through His Scriptures. His Holy Spirit dwells in me and teaches me and guides me through life. I love the laws of our Heavenly Father. I love His ways. For me, I no longer desire the worldly life that I used to live. I desire all that Christ Jesus has to offer me. He is my Lord and Savior. When I go to sleep, I am thinking about Him. When I wake in the morning, I am thinking about Him. It’s a relationship that I do not want to live without. How about you?

Copyright July 19, 2022. Marketplace Evangelism Ministries Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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