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Who do you say I am?

The question Jesus asks his followers, "Who do you say I am?" is at the heart of our faith?  Throughout the years, people have answered the question quite differently.  Even if they have answered with the same words as Peter, "You are the Messiah."  As Elizabeth says to Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, "I hear such different accounts of you as puzzle me exceedingly."  

Here are just some of the choices my seminary worked through:  Wisdom incarnate, Son of God, Son of Man, the Holy One of Israel, the Human One, Prince of Peace, a fishhook for the devil, Prophet, Priest, King, crucified God, Perfect God-consciousness, Lord who became servant of all—servant who became Lord of all.  Who do you say I am?  Puzzling indeed.

In the next three classes in Confirmation for the Rest of Us, we'll be taking up this question using Calvin's rubric of the three-fold office: Prophet, Priest, and King.  The first class, which isn't intended to reduce Jesus to one notion, but to put further substance into a particular confession of faith, takes on the doctrine of Jesus as prophet:


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