13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” Matt 5:13-14
Was Jesus just a good teacher?
What did Jesus teach?
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, Matt 7:12
“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” Matt 5:44
Jesus is the only way to be saved. John 14:6
Jesus is the most important person ever. Luke 14:26
Son of God and the Savior of the world Matt 5:13-17, John 3:16
- A ________ – He made claims that He knew were wrong.
- _________ – Made false claims He believed to be true
“A measure of your insanity is the size of the gap between what you think you are and what you really are. If I think I am the greatest philosopher in America, I am only an arrogant fool; if I think I am Napoleon, I am probably over the edge; if I think I am a butterfly, I am fully embarked from the sunny shores of sanity. But if I think I am God, I am even more insane, because the gap between anything finite and the infinite God is even greater than the gap between any two finite beings, even a man and a butterfly.”
3) __________ – told the truth
- proved His love through the cross
6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- proved He is God through the resurrection.
3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, 4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord, Romans 1:3-4
15 He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. Matt 5:15-17
Jesus is so good that He is worth being the most important thing in our lives. What are you going to do about it? Jesus is asking you today, “Who do you say that I am?”