Listen to the Sermon.
After a long day of teaching and traveling, Jesus turns to his disciples and asks, “Who do you say that I am?”
Let’s stop the story in that moment and look around. Jesus is in the hey day of his ministry. In the chapter leading up to this passage, he has been feeding the thousands, healing people left and right, and dealing with the seemingly-constant theological challenges of the Pharisees and Sadducees. He and his disciples have just arrived in a new place, and he asks the disciples who the people say he is. For that matter, who do his disciples say he is.