PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 9:18-20
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Who do the crowds say I am?” (Luke 9:18)
It seems that everyone had something to say about Jesus.
All of the suggested identities are positive – a former prophet re-sent from God.
Not everyone had positive thoughts about Jesus.
Some saw him as a deceiver, traitor, heretic, rebel, madman, fool?
People today still have opinions, similar or different to these.
And then, like Peter, there are those who believe that Jesus is God’s Messiah.
Jesus followers believe that somehow Jesus is God with us, coming to help us!
Jesus wants us to have an opinion; He asks us too “Who do YOU say I am?” (Luke 9:20)
Apparently our answer to this question is very important… who do YOU say he is?
Take some time today to write down your thoughts about Jesus.
To quote C.S.Lewis, is he a lunatic, a liar or the Lord?
Don’t just give the answers that other people have given you (what you were taught).
How do you see Jesus, how do you experience Jesus, how do you respond to Jesus?
Your life may reveal a different answer than your lips… who do you REALLY say he is?
Lord, I have a head full of theology about you. But how I live and how I relate to you says a whole lot more about who I really say you are. May my head and my life match the truth of who you are.