READ: Matthew 16:13-20
“Jesus said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?'”
REFLECT: This is the most important question of our entire lives. How we respond to Jesus' question determines our direction in life. What are your options? Some will say he was fake. Others say he was real but simply one of many righteous men. As C.S. Lewis noted, many even point to him as a lunatic. Anyone who would ask his followers to “eat his flesh and drink his blood,” must have been crazy, right?
When we claim to be His disciples we must realize our lives tell the truth about our answer to this question. No matter what our mouths confess it is through our actions that we truly say who He is. “But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.' Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18)
1. What kinds of actions would demonstrate that someone does not believe Jesus was the Son of God?
2. How can your life match what you claim to believe as a Christian?
3. As a Christian, how can your actions affect the faith of those around you?
“I…urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called“ (Ephesians 4:1)