This past Sunday as we continued in our Foundations series, we were talking about God the Son – aka Jesus.
I found the preparation of this Sunday so daunting because there is SO much for us to know about Jesus and also because Jesus is a common topic – how do we make it new?
My hope is that, whether it was new/fresh this past Sunday, that it was a call back to the basics, the roots, truly the foundation of our beliefs.
I started off with one simple question – Who Is Jesus? Or put another way, who do you say Jesus is?
This is in reference to Matthew 16:13-17, where Jesus asks Peter “Who do you say that I am?” This question is the foundation and the starting point to our Christian faith. We must be able to answer this question for anything else to truly matter. Jesus is the centre and the foundation of our faith. If we fail to fully or properly answer this question, we are building on a faulty (or possibly even wrong) foundation.
My encouragement for you this week is to read the Scripture – Old & New. Begin to put into words who YOU say Jesus is. Not just the things you learn in church, or learned in Sunday school, but truly who you, in your heart, say He is.
If you need a good place to start – read the book of John.
Another good place is the passage I focused on this past Sunday – Colossians 1.
I would love to hear your “answer” to who you say Jesus is – it can be as short/simple or long and complex as you want it to be. Please email me your thoughts to email@example.com.
As we continue in this series, I pray that week after week we are laying a firm foundation (or re-affirming the foundation that is there) so that we can build on the strongest foundation possible – for the glory and honour of God.