Who do YOU say that I am?
Our text today begins with that HUGE question. A lot of people were talking about Jesus. A lot of people had opinions about who Jesus was and what Jesus was up to………Peter said Jesus was the “Christ,” the Greek word for Messiah. The coming Jewish King after David’s lineage. What do you think?
The only real difference Jesus makes in anyone’s life depends on who they believe Jesus to be. Some say a prophet (even the Muslim faith teaches that). Others believe Jesus is a work of fiction – not even an historical fact. Others limit him to a wise teacher (one in a line of Hindu gurus). Most Christians accept Jesus as our savior – a “get into heaven” confession we hope to use after death (when we know for sure that there IS an afterlife). But what does the word “Christ” mean to you? Peter had the wrong idea……do we?