Thursday, July 24, 2008

Simply Jesus - Who is he?

Guest blogger - Mark Sherratt

Mark 8 & 9

Who do you say that I am?

Jesus wants to know where we stand when it comes to believing who he is. I believe you can not be a great follower unless you really believe in something.

As we have seen in our current series ‘Simply Jesus’, there are many ideas around suggesting who Jesus really was or is. Some say he was a good man, others say he was a religious leader, some say he was a teacher, others say a prophet, some say he was John the Baptist raised from the dead, while others say he was the son of God - God actually in the flesh.

There are many people today who try to ‘sit on the fence’ and remain uncommitted as to who Jesus really was. However, the truth is, Jesus really wants to know what who you personally say he is. Think about this, if you could look him in the eyes today and tell him who you believe he is, what would you say? This confession is crucial to all who follow Jesus because what we believe will actually shapes our lives.

When Jesus is unashamedly ‘YOUR’ Christ, it will actually changes everything in your life. As Saviour and Lord we are compelled to follow him wholeheartedly and desire to fulfil his purposes here on earth. Peter said, ‘You are the Christ’. He confesses boldly that Jesus is the anointed one, the messiah, the son of the living God. He is saying I believe you are who you say you are and my life is fully devoted to you.

Are you fully devoted to Jesus? Who do you say that he is?


Anonymous said...

Jesus is the son of God The sonship of our dear savior is well attested. The Lord declared in Ps 2v7 thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. Three times did the voice out of excellent glory proclaimed this truth, and he was declared to be the son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead Rom 1 v 4 . also when he was baptised Yes he who cried ,he who wept, and he from whom the cup could not pass till he had drained it to the dregs was nevertheless the only begotten son of God

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