What Do You Say?

 

While following the Read Scripture Bible reading plan (see either Pastor Joel or myself if you want to try it), I came across this unequivocal statement from Jesus, as to who He is. He said this while talking to the woman at the well in Samaria at Sychar. I encourage you to read the full passage: John 4:4-38.

What hit me in the face was the clear statement of His identity: John 4:25-26 (NIV)

25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” 26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

That is as clear as it gets. Jesus was in no doubt as to who He is, which renders absurd any suggestion that Jesus was just a good teacher or a leader of a rag-tag group of hopefuls.

As C. S. Lewis suggested, this is something we cannot ignore.

Either Jesus was a liar, which means He knew He wasn't the Messiah but wanted others to think He was. Or Jesus was a lunatic, which means He thought He was the Messiah but wasn't. Or Jesus is Lord, which means He is who He said He is.

The question every person on planet Earth has to face is: who do YOU say Jesus is?

Is Jesus a liar?

Is Jesus a lunatic?

Or is Jesus Lord, Messiah, Son of God, Lord of all creation?

I believe Jesus is Lord. What do you say *|FNAME|*?

God bless,


Tim Connelly

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