Sabbath: The Son

Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 24:30; Dan. 7:13-14; Matt. 11:27; Luke 5:17-26; John 8:58; Matt. 20:28.

gless02-2014cMemory Text: For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many (Mark 10:45, NKJV).

After more than two years of public ministry, Jesus asked His disciples: Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am? (Matt. 16:13, NKJV). It was not difficult for them to report what they had heard people saying about Jesus. More challenging, however, was Jesus’ next question: But who do you say that I am? (Matt. 16:15, NKJV). Now it became a personal issue. Jesus did not ask their opinions about His external appearance or about His character traits. His question, instead, went to the essence of Jesus’ very being. It required the disciples to express their individual conviction and faith.

Sooner or later, everyone has to answer this same question. Each has to decide, individually, who Jesus is. It doesn’t help to repeat what other people say or believe; the answer must be genuinely our own personal belief. And, of course, on that answer the destiny of every human being hangs.

This week we will seek the answer on the basis of what Jesus Himself said and did. Our aim will be to arrive, by faith, at the same response Peter gave: You are the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matt. 16:16, NKJV).

*Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, July 12.



Sabbath: The Son — 12 Comments

  1. I may not be good in replying in english but I fully agree with what you are saying every individual will have to answer for their own doing.(Thanks to God for people like you to spread the true gospel of God (Jesus's custom Sabbath day) .I'm just scared that people call them selves christian but they don't want to do the wll of God. Trully its not everyone that is calling Jesus king king who will enter the kingdom of God. And most are keeping the 1st day of the week(sunday) while God rested on the 7th day saturday and blessed it.

  2. Thought of the day: Who is Jesus to you???
    Never be in hurry when answering this questions.
    If there is anything In between, He says let us reason together

    • Jesus is a father to me he is love, he is always closer to me in good or bad time so he is everything good to me

  3. “I can of mine own self do nothing; as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” (John 5:30)

    This means to me that Jesus did/does only what the mind of the Father dictates. Does this mean that the mind of the Father is the mind of Christ or at least the same as the mind of Christ?

  4. I am impressed by the way Jesus demanded something more than the apparently Theological review of what "they" say about him. He went as personal as "what do you (that is I) say, or take Him to be, or more precisely, who is He to me? I wish the lesson to be taken as seriously as it deserves. Be blessed all readers.

    • Was Peter's answer his own answer only or was it something God told him? How did God "talk" to Peter? Is this what the church of Jesus is founded on?

  5. This is a question that has many answers;but it is all about your own personal relationship with God.Our Savior has touched us all in different ways,each experience is different from one situation to the next.However we all have to remember one important thing He died for us all;and He wants us to open up our hearts and let Him in.This is the most important thing we all should understand.In closing God is love so let us show love to our brothers and sisters in our daily walk with our Heavenly Father.Amen

  6. Samuel, I don't know for sure why Jesus used "son of man" as His title, but maybe He wanted to identify with humanity or maybe it was because He was totally human and it was the truth that He was the son of man. I think that His claim to the title "I Am" was because of the Holy Spirit. I think that it may be that the Holy Spirit was the motivating force of His thinking and feelings such that He had the "mind" of the Father as His own mind and this is what motivated everything that He did and said. So that He could rightfully say, "I do nothing but the Father teaches Me." He also said something like, "I do nothing of myself."

    He seems to me to be "one" with the Father throughout His entire life. This is why I think He didn't sin and it is also the way we can keep from falling into sin. We are told by God's messenger that the marriage feast in the parable of Jesus is depicting the union of Divinity with our humanity making us true children of God, both human and Divine, like Jesus. With our consent the Holy Spirit can do the same thing for us He did for Jesus--give us the motivation to walk in perfect righteousness.


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