Thursday, June 29, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Who Do Men Say That I Am?





Thursday June 29
(St. Peter the Apostle)

Bible Reading:     Matt. 16: 13 - 20
Topic:         Who Do Men Say That I Am?

Today is St. Peter's Day.

We have an opportunity to remember and reflect on the life and ministry of Apostle Peter.

Once Jesus asked His disciples "Who do men say that I am?"

He received different answers; and He then pressed for what the disciples thought about Him (v. 15), "Who do you say that I am?"

"You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God" replied Peter (v. 16) Jesus blessed him and said this is a revelation from God and on this truth, "I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it".

Christ is the Rock upon which the Church is built.

Like Peter do you actually know Who Jesus is"
Have you helped to open the eyes of other to the true identity of Christ?
Have you confessed Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?

Someone has rightly observed this Jesus question as the most dramatic and life's important question. It is life. It is the one question every man, every woman should answer for it is on it that our life and destiny hang.

No man can and should avoid or ignore answering it. On it will be determined whether a man goes to heaven or hell.

Jesus Christ is the ONLY WAY, the Truth and the Life; no one can be saved and no one can go to God except through Him.

Apostle Peter says of this in Acts. 4: 12 "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

Dear Reader, Who is Jesus to you?

Prayer
Help me O God to know and confess that Jesus Christ is indeed the Son of  the Living God, Amen.

Memory Verse             Matt. 16: 17
"And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee but My Father which is in Heaven."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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