Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Ultimate Question


From the time we begin to speak, questions are an important part of the process of learning.  Sometimes the same question is asked again and again until the answer is comprehended or until someone is tired of asking or answering.  When writing an article or promoting an event, one is taught to make sure the answers to each of the questions above are addressed.  Teachers ask questions to help assess if the information has been understood and can be applied.  Some questions have only one correct answer while others may have more than one. At times, some questions may not have a ready answer at all for now.

Jesus was the master at asking questions, especially when replying to a question asked with an ulterior motive.  He would often ask his disciples questions to see if they comprehended who He is, what He is teaching them, or what they need to know and remember.  One day, Jesus asked his disciples the ultimate question that we must each answer, Who do you say I am?”  The response to that question will make a difference both now and for eternity.

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
But what about you?” he asked. Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus replied, Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.
 Matthew 16:13-17

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
John 3:16-17

How can you invite Jesus to be your Messiah?

ADMIT you are a sinner, and that only the Lord Jesus can save you. 
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.   Romans 3:23

REPENT by being willing to turn away from sin and submitting to God.  
I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”   Luke 13:5

BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross and shed his blood to pay the price for your sins, and he rose again. 
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”   Romans 10:9

ASK God to save you.
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”   Romans 10:13

ASK Jesus Christ to be the Lord (take control) of your life.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.   Romans 12:1-2

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