The Big Bible Adventure – Mark 8:27-30
Powerpoint Pictures: Lady Gaga; Barak Obama; Queen Elizabeth II; Lisa Simpson; Batman
Can you guess who the following people are if I give you some clues about them?
Mystery Person 1: I was born in 1986 in New York; My real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta; I’m famous for wearing over the top costumes; My songs include Telephone and Bad Romance. [Lady Gaga]
Mystery Person 2: I was born in Hawaii; I support Chicago White Sox baseball team; I am a world leader; I famously used the slogan “Yes we can”. [Barak Obama]
Mystery Person 3: I am the Supreme Governor of the Church of England; My children are Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward; I keep corgi dogs as pets; My father was King George VI of England. [Queen Elizabeth II]
Mystery Person 4: My middle name is Marie; I appear on TV regularly; I am a vegetarian and a Buddhist; My brother’s called Bart and my sister’s called Maggie. [Lisa Simpson]
Mystery Person 5: I was created by Bob Kane; I am an American billionaire; I have a butler called Alfred; I defend the city from villains such as the Joker and the Penguin. [Batman]
We’ve seen lots of clues as to who Jesus is. We’ve seen him turn water into wine, call people to follow Him, heal a paralytic, forgive sins, calm a storm and feed 5000. These are all clues at to who He is.
It is now time to see if His disciples know who He is. One day as He is walking along with them, He asks them the question: “Who do people say I am?” Their response is to say that some people think he is a prophet, one of God’s messengers like Elijah and John the Baptist.
Jesus then turns and asks them: “Who do you say I am?” Peter steps up and answered Him: “You are the Christ.” (Mark 8:29)
Peter has seen Jesus heal and teach and all the miracles He has done, and putting all the clues together, concluded that Jesus is the promised King and Saviour, God Himself who has come in person to rescue His people.
But how would He do that?
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