" Who Do You Say I Am"

by: Olivia Riesgo

What does "Who Do You Say I Am" Really Mean?

Jesus rose the question in Matthew 16: 13- 20, "who do you say I am?" This is a complicated question that cannot just be answered on the spot. With time to think about this, I have to come to think that this phrase is asking us who we personally think who Jesus is. We all have our own interpretations or visions on who Jesus is and how he appears. I personally believe that Jesus is the only one who can save us from the destruction of humanity. Others see him as the Messiah and other images. In a general statement, "who do you say I am" is asking ourselves how do we see Christ.

Insight on Footnotes

In my opinion, footnotes are interesting because they give you helpful insights on what the passage is really saying. One interesting footnote that I am came across that is pretty controversial is the 16:18 which is saying how Peter means rock. Now this has been interpreted in different ways meaning that some people have said that Peter's statement is the rock, or Peter is the rock. In my opinion, Peter's statement that Jesus is "the Christ, the Son of the Living God" is one the foundations of the church.

Additional Biblical Passages

Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Jeremiah 23:5-6) - Old testament

I like this passage because it shows how God is righteous King, and how we can feel safe with him protecting us.

When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, "Who then can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19: 25-26) - New Testament

I like this passage as well because it gives the perfect example that we can do anything if we have the faith that God is always with us. Do our best and God will do the rest!

Song Where I Hear Jesus

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Original Studio Version)

Depictions of Jesus

Reminder of Jesus

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I picked nature as an example because God is responsible for all the nature that we live around. I specifically chose this picture because the world is full of good and unpleasant surprises. This painting demonstrates the idea of life/death, good/bad, or happy/sad. All of these are characteristics of the world, and as terrible as it sounds there is probably as much bad as there is good in the world. Even though this is not part of God's plan, there is always a reason to why unfortunate events happen in our lives. God makes everything happen for a reason because there is always that one silver lining that we find to solve our problems. From these mistakes, we learn not to repeat them, and we move on from them, which is what God intended.