Sermon for the 20th of August, 2011, 9th Sunday after Trinity.
Readings: Isaiah 51. 1-6, Romans 12.1-8, Matthew 16.13-20.
Who do you say that I am? Now you don’t have to answer that question, in fact I’m a bit fearful of what you might say. When I started thinking about this sermon a couple of weeks ago, that question rolled round in my mind time and again. As we’ve just heard, Jesus asked this to his disciples-“Who do you say that I am?” It seems a bit of an odd question to ask to friends, people you’ve spent any length of time with, as Jesus did to his disciples.