January 19

Day 19 - Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

Read: Matthew 16:13-20

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Matthew 16:16

Many times, while talking to people about their relationship with Jesus Christ,  you will receive some very odd answers.
For example,
  1. “All of my family members are Christians, so I am one too.” 
  2. “My wife does all the religion for our household.” 
  3. “I know what the Bible says about Jesus, but I like to do my own thing.” 

These answers may sound nice, but they’re not worth the breath it took to say them. It doesn’t matter what others say and think about Christ. Who do you think He is? You can’t live your spiritual life vicariously through someone else.

Jesus asked His disciples the very question that every single person must answer in his or her lifetime. He said to them, “But who do you say that I am” (Matthew 16:15)? Peter responded in a marvelous way! “Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’”

Every person must answer this question from Jesus, “Who do you say that I am?” At some point, every person must realize they cannot get into heaven because of what their family, friends or even pastor believes. They have to answer the question for themselves. They have to confess Him as God.

PRAY: Spend some time confessing to Jesus about who you say He is. Maybe tell Him some of your favorite titles for Him (examples: Savior, Deliverer, Bread of Life). It’s not because He needs to be reminded; it’s because you do

ACT:  Ask your one today through a face-to-face conversation, text or DM what they believe about Jesus. It may provide an opportunity for you to share the gospel. If not, it will at least let you know what they believe so that you can pray for them more specifically. 
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