If your child were to ask, “who am I?”, how would you answer?

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If your child were to ask, “who am I?”, how would you answer? This question is very important and needs a good answer. As important as it is to understand who we are, understanding who Jesus Christ is will put anyone’s life into perspective. So important is this question that Jesus asked a similar version of His disciples. While on the way to some villages by Caesarea Philippi, Jesus questioned His disciples. He asked them, “Who do people say that I am?” (Mark 8:27)

They replied with several answers: 1) John the Baptist, 2) Elijah, and 3) one of the prophets (Mark 8:28). When pressed, Peter stated that Jesus was “the Christ (Messiah)” (Mark 829).

Parents can take several principles from this passage as they talk with their children:

  1. To begin with, Jesus engaged in discussion with His disciples. Notice that the discussion was not simply what to believe (stating biblical facts)…

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