Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

By September 15, 2016Sanctuary, Senior Pastor

Tim BrusterDear Friends,

This Sunday in the 9:30 and 11:00 am worship services in the Sanctuary I will wind up my “Questions We Should Answer” series. This final question in the series is perhaps the most important one. It comes from a question Jesus asked his disciples (see Matthew 16:13-18).

Jesus asked this question in a significant place — Caesarea Philippi. This was an area where a number of pagan gods were worshipped, and chief among them was the Greek god, Pan, the god of desolate places. There were a number of niches there with statues and images of various gods. So it was in this place of competing loyalties and competing understandings of the divine that Jesus asked his question: “Who do you say that I am?”

That’s the question I now want to consider with you. Who do you say Jesus is?

Your answer to that question makes a difference. It matters in your own life and how you live it. It matters for your family. It matters for your community. It matters for your own peace of mind and for your own motivations. It matters for your spiritual well-being and for the course of your life. It matters. I look forward to thinking more deeply about this important question with you on Sunday.

The following Sunday, September 25, we welcome Dr. Jim Fleming back to the pulpit as we kick off our 2016 Goostree Lecture Series. Dr. Fleming is quite simply the best Bible teacher I’ve ever heard. He’s an archaeologist and scholar who has spent much of his life in Israel. This will be his third time to teach here and you won’t want to miss his lectures. In addition to speaking in traditional worship on Sunday morning, Dr. Fleming will lecture on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings on the topic “Seeing God Through the Biblical Mind” and at noon on Monday and Tuesday on the topic “The Current Middle East Situation.” Click here to read the details.

Grace and Peace,




Dr. Tim Bruster
Senior Pastor


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