The Word Among Us

October 2021 Issue

Who Do You Say That I Am?

What Kind of Messiah Was Jesus?

Who Do You Say That I Am?: What Kind of Messiah Was Jesus?

At a pivotal moment in his ministry, Jesus asked his disciples two vital questions. The first, “Who do people say that I am?” wasn’t too hard to answer; they all had a sense of what people were saying about Jesus. But then came the next, really challenging one: “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:27, 29, emphasis added).

Jesus didn’t ask these questions on a whim that day. He had spent years praying, poring over the Hebrew Scriptures, and asking them...


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