I am the Son of God


In Matthew 16, Jesus asked his disciples “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” By the time of our text today, Matthew 27, not only had the disciples heard who he was but the those who were ready for His death were too. In the narrative today, the people were not convinced that Jesus was the Son of God, but they surely remembered that Jesus proclaimed to be the Son of God. Everything about our faith in Jehovah hinges on Jesus being the Son of God. Jesus claimed to be the Son of God, and I believe Him by the grace of God. There were many at His crucifixion who doubted. They needed another sign. The sign of getting off the cross in their immediate sight, but God does not prove Himself on anyone’s terms other than His own. Listen to an excerpt from the scene of His crucifixion.

Matthew 27

32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. 37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews. 38 Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”

41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 In the same way the robbers who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

 Once more, they wanted God to rescue Jesus now, but they forgot that Jesus said, “‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.” Matthew 26:61 Many attests to Jesus’ resurrection as proof that He was indeed the Son of God. Jesus also said, “11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.” We like the disciples and those who crucified my Lord have to answer the question “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” Jesus has told us I am the Son of God.
If you believe Jesus is the Son of God, think like it, talk like it, act like it. This is the battle of our lives. John 14:23 23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
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