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Cody Favor: Answering the Question (Matthew 16:13-20)
Cody Favor, pastor of First Baptist Church in Cisco, Texas, acknowledges he’s been a Christian for a long time and that he has considered if he wanted to remain a Christian. He asks what his younger self would think of the Christian he has become. Along these lines, Jesus asked his disciples a question still relevant today: “Who do you say I am?” “How we live answers the question as much as our words do,” Favor said.
This sermon was delivered online on Aug. 23, 2020, for the morning worship service of First Baptist Church in Cisco. Matthew 16:13-20 is the lectionary text for the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.
A script for this sermon is available here.