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Who Do You Say I Am?

Jesus posed a question to Simon Peter, “Who do you say I am” (Matthew 16:15)? Some thought Jesus was a prophet from the past whom God had raised from the dead. Others thought he was an imposter. Everyone had an opinion about him. Even today, everyone has an opinion about Jesus!

Jesus, as recorded in the Word of God, provides these descriptions about himself:

  1. I am the bread of life (John 6:35). Bread was an essential of life in Jesus’s culture. No meal was complete without bread. Are you spiritually hungry? Has life left you feeling empty? Consider the words of Jesus: “I am the bread of life.”

  2. I am the light of the world (John 8:12). Sin brings spiritual darkness into our lives. Jesus is the antidote. Let him light up your life. Let him dispel the darkness of sin.

  3. I am the gate (John 10:9). A gate serves as an entryway. Jesus is the entryway, the gate, or door to true spiritual life. No man can come to full spiritual understanding—except through Him. Will you step through the door today?

  4. I am the Good Shepherd (John 10:11). Jesus is not just any shepherd, He is the Good Shepherd. He loves His sheep and they know His voice. Are you spiritually exhausted? Come to the Good Shepherd.

  5. I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25). If you are spiritually dead, you need nothing less than spiritual resurrection and new life. Jesus also said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

  6. I am the way, and the truth, and the life (John 14:6). Have you lost your direction? Are you groping for truth? Has all spiritual life been drained from you? Jesus is your answer. He will point you in the right direction, supply truth for your error, and give you a new life.

  7. I am the Alpha and Omega [the beginning and the end] (Revelation 1:8). Jesus will bring completeness to your life. Nothing is lacking in Him.

Muslims today would declare that Jesus was just another prophet who lived and died. In so doing, they live in darkness and miss out on the life that Jesus freely offers them. Many people believe Jesus was just a good man who did good deeds. By adhering to this belief, they, too, have closed their eyes to the abundant life Jesus offers to all who believe in Him as Savior and Lord.

Today, opinions about Jesus are varied—just as they were in the time of Peter—but, ultimately, each person must come to a decision about one crucial question: “Who do I say Jesus is?”

In response to this question, Peter boldly declared, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” but Peter cannot answer for you! Only you can answer the critical question Jesus poses to you today!

How will you respond?

"Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. ... God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life."
I John 5:1, 11

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