Sorry for the delay, I had computer issues for awhile, but I also felt like God said "rest". That has been difficult to do…there's that word…we are so caught up in doing, that often we forget about being.
In our culture even to mention that it's more important to be, rather than do, people tend to have a negative. Ok, that's a blog for another time.
I wasn't sure where God wanted me to go after 1st Samuel and "Launch the Love", so I've been waiting. I think I have found some clarity this morning.
We are in a series called Jesus –Revolutionary; looking at some of the revolutionary statements, concepts, ideas, about Him in the book of John. So this morning I went to 1 John…"didn't you say JOHN?" Yes, but I wanted to look a little further at John's writings and here's what struck me:
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 1 John 1:1-2
John was so certain about Jesus, he had no problem proclaiming and testifying about Him.
What about you?
That was the ultimate question He asked in His ministry:
15"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Matt 16:15
I think that question more than others defines you; how you answer that defines your beliefs, values, attitudes, purpose and destiny.
But instead of us saying this is who Jesus is; I'd like to look at some of the most radical statements Christ made about himself.
To start here's what I'd like you to do; open your Bible to John and make a list of the "I am" statements Jesus makes about himself.