Speaker: Jerry Cisar
The editor of Time magazine—in a special edition that came out after 9/11—said that if you want to humble an empire, you attack its cathedrals. Apparently, the enemies of this nation assumed that wealth and its power were the gods of this nation and, therefore, the Twin Towers were its representative cathedrals.
“Who do people say that I am?” (Matt. 16:13). Imagine how one might answer that question if Jesus were walking down Wall Street. What do those people say about Jesus? Or, on a University Campus? What if that same question were asked in a small town in the Bible-belt south?
Where you are makes a difference in how you hear a question. It also may change how you understand the answer. In the centerpiece of our text, Jesus travels 25 miles to Caesarea Philippi to ask a question. How should that location affect our understanding of the answer?
Join us in worship as we explore an understanding of who Jesus is, how he operates, and what that calls us to do as His disciples from Matthew 16.