Tuesday, February 7, 2017


"When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God’” (Matthew 16:13-16 NIV).

I came in contact of a newspaper article with the title, “Do you know Jesus Christ?” The article was the compilation of interviews conducted with some children of ages ranging from four to six to know whether they know Jesus Christ or not. The responses of these little children were quite revealing. Some of them identified Jesus as a man that their pastors have been talking about in their churches; some of them recognized Him as the Son of God, or simply God; some were even frank to declare that they do not know Him. When asked further, some of the children believed that Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world and that He is presently in heaven.

After being with His disciples for some time, Jesus Christ also wanted to know whether the disciples knew who He was or not. He firstly asked them who the people around them thought He was. They gave many answers. When it was their turn to tell who Jesus Christ was, none of them could answer except Simon Peter who answered, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God’” (Matthew 16:16 NIV).

If you are asked the question, “Who is Jesus Christ?” what would be your response? Do you really know Him? Some people believe that He is just one of the prophets. Some believe that He is just the Saviour, and NOT the Lord of their lives. Who is Jesus Christ to you? Apostle Paul said, “[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]” (Philippians 3:10 AMP).

In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

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