What Jesus Did! 'You Are ...!' — Luke 9:20

Monday, June 8, 2015

Then Jesus said to his followers, "And who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ from God."
— Luke 9:20 NLT
Illustration of Luke 9:20 NLT — Then Jesus said to his followers, "And who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ from God."

Key Thought

No matter what the world might think of him—whether it is Herod or the crowd or the enemies of Jesus—Jesus' real concern was that his disciples know. He would leave his mission in their hands. They would be called upon to put their lives on the line. They would be called to move from being merely followers to becoming followers who were leaders, mentors, and guides for thousands of others. Peter answers for them: "You are the Messiah sent from God!" Who is Jesus to you? Is he your Messiah, the gift sent from God to save you? If not, what stands in your way?

Today's Prayer

Loving Father, full of mercy and compassion but altogether holy and righteous, thank you for sending Jesus. I truly believe that Jesus is your promised Messiah, sent by you to save me from my sins and to give me the assurance of an eternal home with you. So I praise and thank you in Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Acts 2:
  • Romans 1:2-6
  • Matthew 26:62-64

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.