Who Is Jesus To Me?
Who is Jesus to me?
I. JESUS ASKS A PROBING QUESTION-vs. 27-28
The Lord’s first question is this: “Whom do men say that I am?”
John the Baptist
Others believed that Jesus was Elijah raised from the dead.
Others believed that Jesus was “One of the prophets”.
That’s what the people were saying, but other voices were also expressing their opinions about Jesus in that day.
Not every voice in that day was lifted against Jesus. Some people knew Who He was and proclaimed Him openly.
John the Baptist got it right – John 1:29-34.
The dying thief got it right
What are they saying about Him in our day?
What does God in Heaven have to say about this man called Jesus.
When Jesus was baptized by John in Jordan, God the Father said:
When Jesus was transfigured, God the Father said:
If God the Father says that Jesus is His Son that is good enough for me!
II. JESUS ASKS A PERSONAL QUESTION-VS. 29-30
Jesus simply asks, “But, Whom say ye that I am?”
C.S. Lewis said, “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about him: “I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.” That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”