In Matthew 16:13-20, Jesus asks the disciples, "who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
The disciples tell Jesus that the people say he is a prophet or John the Baptist. But then Jesus redirects the question and ask the disciples: "who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter says: "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!"
Jesus points out that only the Father in heaven could ever reveal such a claim as this.
So we must ask ourselves, "who do we say Jesus is?" Because the answer to this question affects our worship, our praise, and our view of God. If we respond like Peter, this requires an action. Jesus told Peter that he would build the church upon that claim, that Jesus is the Messiah and Son of the living God. We must act as a Church, proclaiming this good news as we go. When worshiping, we must realize that we serve a high and lifted God, and also the God-man Jesus who humbly came to live among us.
Who we say Jesus is will shape our actions and our view of God.
Come worship this Sunday with us! Click here for a list of the songs we will sing. It will be the first five on the list.