But Who Do You Say I Am?

Went to a Christian youth conference this weekend and man was it kicking. Conference was called HUGE and it's the second year it's been run here in Melbourne. Was a really great opportunity to hear some great speakers and get some equiping for the task at hand.

One of the points that was touched on really spoke to me.  It was the the story from Mark 8:27-29;

{27} Now Jesus and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, "Who do men say that I am?" {28} So they answered, "John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets." {29} He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered and said to Him, "You are the Christ."

Peter had a revelation as to who Jesus was. Some said John the Baptist, others speculated that it was the Old Testament prophet Elijah and still others thought that Jesus was another of God's prophets. But not Peter. He knew Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God, the King of Kings & Lord of Lords.

Today, Jesus is asking the Christian believer the same question, "But who do you say I am?"  Too many Christians seem to answer that question as the men mentioned in the above passage of scripture and their lives reflect it. They accept Jesus as their Saviour, but don't have any of his power, victory or life. And then there are those like Peter, who have had a revelation of who Jesus really is, of what he was done for them, of the victory won on the cross, of the power to conquer given to them and they proclaim, "YOU ARE THE CHRIST!" When life tries to throw them a curveball, they pull out the baseball bat that is Jesus Christ and smash that ball out of the stadium.

I'll leave you with this thought: Your revelation of who Jesus is will directly affect the size of your faith. Small Jesus = small faith. Huge Jesus = huge faith!

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One Response to But Who Do You Say I Am?

  1. Ellen says:

    Wow! The part about size of faith in relation to the size of your Jesus. I have too many times perceived Jesus as too small in my life.
    Thank you for your blog!

    Peace

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