The disciples had been following Jesus for a while now. They had heard His teachings and witnessed the miracles. They had seen His confrontations with the Pharisees and other religious leaders. Now, it was time for the rubber to meet the road.
Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” (Mark 8:27 TNIV)
Ultimately, Jesus needed to know what their estimate of Him was. Dr McGee quotes a verse in his commentary on Mark, and it goes like this:
“What think ye of Christ” is the test
To try both your state and your scheme;
You cannot be right in the test,
Unless you think rightly of Him.
This is a question every human being who has heard the Gospel must come to grips with and answer. Knowledge of Jesus Christ demands some kind…
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