Who Do You Say That I Am? (Luke 9:18-22) - 9/10/23
Jesus is finishing His Galilean ministry
He is now on His journey to Jerusalem
His journey to the cross
He asks a very important question.
A question that needs to be answered.
They had an opinion
John the Baptist, Elijah, a Prophet
Good man that has done good things
The believed in the person of Jesus
They followed Him.
They were looking for the Messiah
The moment the cross was in sight, they turned.
We cannot separate his suffering, death, and resurrection form His messiahship.
If we remove the WHY OF HIS DEATH… OUR SINFULNESS
Then we also turn Jesus into the WRONG JESUS
They were looking for healer and deliverer (From Roman rule)
Today… Looking for a BLESSING GIVER. HEALER, PROVIDER
While true, Jesus is SO MUCH MORE
“It is impossible to be wrong about who Jesus and right with God “ (Warren Wiersbe)
WE MUST GET JESUS RIGHT!
They had a conviction
“The Christ of God”
The anointed one. The Coming King Psalm 2:2
Gabriel – Luke 1:32-33
Zachariah – Luke 1:68-69
Shepherds – Luke 2:10-11
John the Baptist – Luke 3:16-18
Tell no one
The were looking for a cross less Messiah
The time was not NOW
He MUST first suffer on the cross
Truths to Consider
True saving faith comes only through the person and work of Jesus Christ. This has been God’s plan of redemption from the very beginning.
One must believe on the person and trust in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sin and the giving of a new life. (His life, death, burial, and resurrection)
This belief is not just in the historical facts alone, but in Jesus as our personal Savior and Lord. (Our Mind and Our Heart are one)
Jesus always has been and always will be the answer to all the questions of life. The real, biblical, and saving Jesus.