Jesus’ 7 I am sayings

Screen Shot 2016-07-23 at 8.37.27 AMI want to write on the 7 I am sayings of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, when Jesus claimed “I am” He was making connection to the Old Testament name “Jehovah“, the name that God revealed to Moses when he asked God, “who is sending me”? God stated that this is His name for all generations. The Jews knew what Jesus meant when He called Himself “Jehovah”, that He was and is God. As Jehovah, He is also El Shaddai, the God who has life in Himself and imparts that life in the lives of His followers. In the Gospels, Jesus tells us what He imparts to us as His followers. Do you know what all Christ has to pour into you as His follower? I would say that many “followers” are unaware of what is at their disposal as disciples of Jesus Christ. This has been my experience over the past 17 years of ministry, literally all over the world. Continue reading

Jairus learns to have faith

003-jairus-daughterHi everyone, it has been a while since I last wrote a post. I have been busy with summer ministry. In June we had VBS where we learned about the life of Noah and the Great Flood. Then, I left with a team from our church to travel to Romania where we served at 2 day camps with children and teens. Upon returning home, we had our own Day camp at church. Now, I am getting back into the swing of things for a few days until a much needed vacation.

This week, I am teaching at our preschool age children’s worship service. The kids are 2-5 years old, depending on when they are able to start kinder and move up to the elementry age children’s worship service. Our topic is a miracle performed by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. The story is close to the end of chapter 8. The story falls in line with the main teaching of Chapter 8. People hear the message of the Gospel proclaimed by Jesus, understand the Gospel, believe the Gospel, see your life changed by the Gospel, follow Jesus, and proclaim that Gospel to all who are around. This is seen with the parable of the sower and the seed, the healing of the demon possessed man, the healing of the woman, and other teachings in the long passage of Luke 8. Continue reading