In today's text we're going to look at two questions that Jesus asked the twelve apostles. The first question was, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" They had a brief discussion about this question. But the second question He asked them had huge implications. It was a life-and-death question. Jesus asked, "But who do you say that I am?" There are other crucial spiritual questions, but perhaps none more important than this one.
This question cannot be answered simply by accumulating more information. This question cannot be answered by knowledge alone. When one answers this question there will be a risk and a radical trust involved. Either we commit ourselves to Christ or we separate ourselves from Him, His identity, and His mission. This crucial question in today's passage is for us as well. "Who do you say that I am?"