But who do you say that I am?

    03.25.21 | by Eric Segool

    But who do you say that I am?

    You might have heard that quote before--it’s from Matthew 16:15. If you recall, Jesus asks the disciples two questions. The first question was, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” In other words, Jesus asked the guys, “Hey, what’s being said around town about me?” In response, the disciples gave an array of answers--feel free to check it out. 


    For the moment, though, I want to focus on Jesus’ second question, “But who do you say that I am?” Rather than focus on what the masses were saying, Jesus brought it home and point-blank asked the guys, “What do you believe about me?”


    With Easter approaching, this is a great time to reflect on that question. Who Jesus is to you might be the most important question you ever process. 


    Here’s what’s coming up: 

    • Sunday, March 28--Pastor Steve Smickley will be sharing a message titled, “When God Cleans House.” Read ahead: Matthew 21: 12 – 22.
    • Wednesday, March 31--Midweek meetings continue at 2 and 7 p.m. We have been enjoying our time together as we explore the book of Ruth. This Wednesday we will take a break and spend our time focusing on Easter.
    • Easter Sunday, April 4--We are looking forward to a wonderful morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Easter story has been handed down through generations by countless men and women whose lives have been transformed. Looking forward to telling some amazing stories! 
    • Sunday, April 18--Painting Freedom joins us at 9:30 a.m. We are excited to welcome one of our Ministry Partners to Hope. Painting Freedom uses the arts to communicate the Gospel of Christ to both searching and unsuspecting crowds. Experience this ministry first hand.  

    See you soon,




    Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

    Matthew 16: 16