Today’s passage is Luke 9:18-36. Let’s go!
Luke 9:18-21 (NIV)
18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”
19 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”
20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”
21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
On verses 18-21: The most important question you will ever need to answer is the question Jesus asked here, which is: who do you say Jesus is? My prayer is that the more you get to know Jesus, like Peter you will come to the same conclusion, which is that Jesus is not just a legend, a fiction, a good person, or a famous prophet, but that Jesus is the Messiah (the Christ) and the one we need. It matters to God who you think Jesus is.