“Who do you say I am?” – Week of October 11th 2020
Jesus said and did the most amazing things, which got a lot of people asking “Who is this guy?” It also meant that a lot of people came up with their own ideas about who and what Jesus is. In our Bible reading this week we are going to hear Jesus ask his followers who they think he is.
But before you start your family church time together spend a little time thinking about how you might answer the question “who is Jesus?” Who do you say he is? How would you describe Jesus to someone who had never heard of him before?
Really getting to know Jesus means getting know the story of the Bible. The whole story of the Bible points to Jesus, and it helps us understand who Jesus is and what exactly Jesus came to do. So before you read this week’s reading check out the video below from the Bible Project all about the Story of the Bible.
The Gospel of Matthew 16:13-18
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
Who or What is “the Messiah”?
Peter says that Jesus is “the Messiah” and Jesus says that Peter is right. But who or what is the Messiah? Watch the video below from the Bible Project to find out.
A Prayer to conclude your Family Church time
you have revealed your Son Jesus to be the Messiah.
May we hear his word and follow it, and live as children of light.
We ask this in his name. Amen.