Who Do You Say That He Is?
- View SourceOne evening Jesus was in a boat with his disciples crossing
the Sea of Galilee. A sudden, violent storm enveloped them,
high waves filled the boat with water and the disciples were
terrified. Jesus, however, remained asleep. They awakened him
and said, "Don't you care that we are going to die?" Of course
Jesus cared about them, and after all, he was on the boat with
them. He arose, rebuked the storm, and the turbulent sea calmed
right down. The terrified disciples said among themselves, "What
manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
They had never seen anyone act with such fearlessness and such authority, nor wield such godly power. In the Greek text, the
apostles' question reads: "Who then is this one?" Indeed, this
is the question of the ages, and one that every person must
answer for himself.
Some time later, as his ministry developed and his fame grew,
Jesus asked his disciples a question of his own: "Who do people
say the son of man is?" (Matt 16:13). After they reported to him
the various opinions circulating among the people concerning who
they thought he was, Jesus asked them: "But what about you? Who
do YOU say that I am?" Peter's response was "You are the Christ,
the son of the Living God." Jesus affirmed that not only was
that the correct answer, but that Peter knew it because God
Himself had revealed it to him.
His question continues to hang in the air even two thousand
years later, and it is the question that one day every man
and woman will be required to answer. Why? Because God "has
set a day when He will judge the world with justice by THE MAN
He has appointed" (Acts 17:31). There is no more important quest
facing mankind than finding out the true identity of Jesus Christ
and understanding the significance of his life.
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Posted by Tim H
- View SourceIn a message dated 11/28/2009 10:13:21 A.M. Central Standard Time, pashanab@... writes:
It seems I have no idea what constitutes a name?
Ism't a title, or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known?
ABBANA is HIs name, and it is How I know him as, and that is how most Christians relate to Him as "Our Father".
in the Christxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxyes, it does seem that way- take for instance the sayingbob, the firemanbob is the person's namefireman is his title- the apple