The big “Q”: Who do men say I am? The answer can be found in how people spend their money, use their time, what they talk about, and how they conduct themselves. There’s a book written some years ago titled, “Amusing Ourselves to Death.” So many in today’s world are doing just that, amusing themselves, unfortunately, to death.
If you attend Pastor Josh’s sermons on a regular basis, you’ll hear him say, “Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people.” It’s something he says with regularity. Does it ever sink in? I hope so. Christianity isn’t a “fluffy” religion. It requires faith, study and growth.
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (I John 2:16,17). If thou doeth well, shall thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. (Genesis 4:7).”
Who do people say Jesus is? When people buy something for themselves rather than helping someone in need: when people gossip and talk about their neighbors: when people would rather sleep in or do something else rather than attend church: when people withhold tithe to do other things? Who is Jesus to those people? Really, who is he?
After it is all said and done, there is only one answer to who Jesus is: He is the One who loved mankind so much that He came and died for us so we could live with Him in eternity.