When Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say that I am,” He received a variety of responses, none of which were correct (Mark 8:27-28). When He asked His disciples, “Who do you say that I am,” Peter responded correctly, saying, “You are the Christ” (Mark 8:29). If posed this same question, how would you answer, and what would be the basis for your response? Let’s revisit the identity of Jesus by asking, “who did Jesus say He is”?
58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”
– John 8:58
“13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.”[a] And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord,[b] the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.
– Exodus 3:13-15