Christians believe and confess that Jesus is the Anointed One from heaven.

BibleGateway: Mark 8:27-30

ESV Text: Mark 8:27-30

Mark 8:27–30 (Listen)

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

27 And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.

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KJV Text:

The section starts at about 3:2 and ends at about 3:38

     27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? 28 And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. 29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. 30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 132 (LSB 810):
O God of God, O Light of Light

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. O God of God, O Light of Light, 
Thou Prince of Peace, Thou King of kings! 
To Thee where angels know no night 
The song of praise forever rings. 
To Him who sits upon the throne, 
The Lamb once slain for sinful men, 
Be honor, might, all by Him won, 
Glory and praise! Amen, Amen. 

2. Deep in the prophets’ sacred page, 
Grand in the poets’ winged word, 
Slowly in type, from age to age, 
Nations beheld their coming Lord, 
Till through the deep Judean night 
Rang out the song “Good will to men!” 
Hymned by the first-born sons of light, 
Reechoed now, “Good will!” Amen. 

3. That life of truth, those deeds of love, 
That death of pain, mid hate and scorn, 
These all are past, and now above 
He reigns our King, once crowned with thorn. 
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates; 
So sang His hosts, unheard by men; 
Lift up your heads, for you He waits. 
We lift them up. Amen, Amen. 

4. Nations afar, in ignorance deep, 
Isles of the sea, where darkness lay, 
These hear His voice, they wake from sleep, 
And throng with joy the upward way. 
They cry with us, “Send forth Thy light, 
O Lamb, once slain for sinful men; 
Burst Satan’s bonds, O God of might; 
Set all men free!” Amen, Amen. 

5. Sing to the Lord a glorious song, 
Sing to His name, His love forthtell; 
Sing on, heaven’s host, His praise prolong; 
Sing, ye who now on earth do dwell: 
Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain; 
From angels praise and thanks from men; 
Worthy the Lamb, enthroned to reign, 
Glory and power! Amen, Amen. 


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