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Friday September 24th: His True Identity

Today there are as many opinions about Jesus as there are people in the world.

Luke 9: 18 – 22.

Jesus’ questions: “Who do the crowds say I am” and “Who do you say I am” are not trivial, they are serious. Today there are as many opinions about Jesus as there are people in the world. Everyone calls him something else. It is a case of people making Jesus into their own image and likeness and even that chaanges from need to need.

Peter’s response ought to resonate in our heads and hearts. We must know and believe that Jesus is one thing only. He is the Christ of God. That means he was the one who, though his passion and resurrection, brought about salvation for everyone.

Jesus is Saviour. Whatever else we may think of him based on our personal and individual needs is secondary. First and foremost, Jesus is Saviour. His passion, death and resurrection gained the world the salvation it needs. No one should reduce Jesus to just one among many or a bosom buddy of sorts. He is the Christ of God.

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