Sunday Morning Teaching
Do you remember the first verb you learned in French? If you were like most - it was “etre.” Je suis, tu es, Il est, elle est, nous sommes, vous etes, ils sont elles sont. It’s the verb To Be. I am, you are, she is, we are etc. They’re the most important words to learn because they are words of existence. I am here right now, I have being. That verb also allows one to state things that are true about situation or ability. I am hungry or I am an excellent golfer. When someone makes an “I Am” statement, the listener can then evaluate to see whether it’s true … and they would then easily see that I am not an excellent golfer! Jesus makes key “I Am” statements and those statements are relevant to us now. Our new Sunday morning teaching series will look at their significance and then in light of those claims we'll ask ourselves the most significant question Jesus ever asked - “Who do you say that I am?”
Sunday June 24: From the I AM to the You Are>
When was the last time you were “awed”? Maybe a time when you were overwhelmed by something amazing that it figuratively took your breath away or maybe literally you felt your knees weaken? What was happening - what were you encountering? A couple of weeks ago my family visited Yosemite National Park in California and I felt awed! In the presence of that kind of beautiful grandeur - I felt tiny in comparison to the massive granite cliffs and really magestic scenery. I had to work hard to take it all in as it was overwhelmingly beautiful. When God created - the angels watched and spontaneously praised Him - I’m not sure what that sounded like - but it was a response to feeling “awed!” This Sunday we’re finishing up our “I Am” series and thinking about God’s power, majesty and at the uttering of God’s name - “I Am” an entire detachment of Roman soldiers are knocked off their feet! You can read about it in John 18:1-11 and this week we're looking at the difficulty man has in keeping our footing and Jesus’ mission to provide a lasting solution. It’s the reality of the I Am becoming the You Are in life and we’re looking forward to being together as church!
When we gather as church there's always a warm welcome, good coffee and plenty of time to hang around connecting with each other. We share in each other's joys, pray with each other in times of hurt and pain, and encourage each other as a people who are living out the love of God!
Hope to meet you!
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