It was a sunny afternoon in Louisville KY. The Ohio River was glistening that day as I walked hand in hand with my girlfriend, Suzy White, along the Louisville Riverwalk. The moment arrived. We sat on a park bench and I asked her the most important question I have ever asked anyone. “Will you marry me?” Each day for the past 34 years I am grateful that she said yes.
In Matthew 16:15, Jesus asked an even more important question, “‘But what about you?’ … ‘Who do you say I am?’”
This is the most important question we will ever answer, even more important than a marriage proposal. The way we answer that question will have profoundly personal and eternal consequences.
How would you answer Jesus if he asked you, “Who do you say I am?”
As we continue our series, Seeking God, we come to
Important Truth #3- To Know God you must know God’s Son.
In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
So the Word became human and made his home among us.
Imagine you are all-powerful, and you want to communicate with an ant colony to let them understand how much you love them. How would you do it without terrifying them?
About 2,000 years ago, an angel of God appeared to a young virgin girl named Mary who is engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, and informs her that she is pregnant through a supernatural work of God.
The angel said to Mary, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God.”
Important Truth #4: Jesus was both fully human and fully God in one person!
Jesus had a human body and experienced physical limitations. He grew intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Jesus expressed human emotions and faced all the temptations we face but never sinned.
Yet even in His human fullness Jesus was fully God. In addition to his supernatural birth, Jesus displayed attributes of deity when He changed water into wine, multiplied food, calmed a storm, revealed people’s thoughts and forgave sins.
As I share with people in my life who seek to know God, it is critical that I help them to know Christ because Jesus is God who visited earth in the flesh. It was Jesus who said, “The Father and I are one. If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.”
So encourage those you are sharing with to get to know Jesus. Challenge them to read through one or two of the gospels. Pray with them that God will reveal His son Jesus to them. We can’t know God apart from knowing Jesus.
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