After a 25-mile hike from the Sea of Galilee to Caesarea Philippi, Jesus initiates a conversation with his disciples, asking, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They share several options that they’ve heard: John the Baptist, Elijah, or another prophet. Then Jesus redirects the question toward them, asking, “Who do you say that I am?”
This summer, join us for a 5-week study answering this important question. Grab your family or a group of friends and dig into God’s Word together. Then share your discoveries and insights with us at SummerSteppingStones@NCFCA.org
Week 1: Jesus is God
“Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 15:16) This question, posed by Jesus himself, continues to echo throughout the ages. Was he an ordinary man? A good moral teacher? Or was he God?
Week 2: Jesus Became Man
All for love’s sake, God became man. This concept, known as the incarnation, is described by J.I. Packer in Concise Theology as the "mysterious miracle at the heart of Christianity."
Week 3: Jesus Is Our Mediator
Jesus was the perfect mediator between holy God and sinful man when he left heaven, took on flesh, lived sinlessly, and died on the cross—paying the price for sin.
Week 4: Jesus Is Our Messiah
Have you ever waited with a strong sense of anticipation? Maybe for a loved one to visit or a special trip (or the power to come back on)? In Genesis 3:15, God promised someone would come and take away the sin and death that had just entered the world.
Week 5: Jesus is the Word of God
The New Bible Dictionary notes that the phrase "'the word of God' is used 394 times in the Old Testament to describe divine communication from God to man.