I was excited going to Bible study tonight as we started a new series that will carry us through the next few weeks leading up to the Invincible conference in Denver, CO. The goal of the series is to get our teenagers discussing and answering the question: “Who do you say Jesus is?” It was interesting tonight throwing that question out there tonight and getting several short answers:
Savior, Salvation, Lord, the Definition of Love, Ultimate Sacrifice, Forgivess, Man, Son of God, God, our Father, and several others.
I then shared with the kids Matthew 16:13-18 when Jesus poses that same question to the Disciples. After reading the passage I told the kids the most significant question they will ever answer in their lives is that very question Jesus asked His Disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” I then read a few additional passages to help stimulate in their thinking who Jesus is: John 1:1-5, John 10:10-11, John 14:6. At that point, sharing the Gospel was the obvious and easy thing to do and sure enough, one of our young guys in the group made a decision to put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ. I had the chance to connect with him a little more after the study and he was excited about his decision. His older brother is in our group as well so I made sure he knew what was going on so he could help his little brother get started strong in his journey.
It was exciting to have a packed house tonight, 22 kids in all. But what was obviously more exciting is the decision that was made to follow Christ and to see our students engage in answering the question, “Who do you say Jesus is?” So have you thought about that question? How would you answer it?