Thursday, March 26, 2015

Who do YOU say that I am?

"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God." 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. Luke 9:20-21 Jesus told his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ but that does not apply to us. Just the opposite is true! Jesus’ last words to his followers was,”Go make disciples…” Jesus told his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ because at this point they didn't fully understand the significance of that confession — nor would anyone else. Everyone still expected the Messiah to come as a conquering king. But even though Jesus was the Messiah, he still had to suffer, be rejected by the leaders, die on a cross, and three days later rise from the dead. When the disciples saw all this happen to Jesus, they would understand what the Messiah had come to do. Only then would they be equipped to share the gospel around the world. And so are we. Go tell someone today who YOU say Jesus is, the Christ, the Son of God and your Savior. Then tell them that this Sunday, Palm Sunday, is the beginning of Jesus’ last week on earth and that they can hear the greatest story ever told if they join you at church. Then invite them to Beach Schmidt Auditorium for Easter Sunday services at 9 & 10:45am. Your pastor and partner in ministry, Kyle

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