Many people today are confused about Jesus. Some people think of him as a great moral teacher, spreading a message of love and peace. Others think of him as a great prophet, who taught about God. Yet others still dismiss him altogether as an imaginary character who never existed.
But what we’re going to see in this passage is that this is not a new debate. From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, the issue of “Who is Jesus?” was a hot topic, much as it is today. For the next two weeks we’re going to see this story unfold and people divide over who they believe Jesus to be.
We as Christians hold to the truth that Jesus is divine. We believe that Jesus is God revealing himself to us in the flesh. Our future is secure because God has revealed to our hearts the truth about Jesus and we have responded in faith!