I want to write a sermon series on the I AM statements in the book of John. The assignment that we did in this class on the I AM statements was eye opening to me. I'm hoping that the study, work, prayer and contemplation will help me solidify my testimony. I want to be able to preach first to myself what the Bible says about who Jesus is, what He came to do, and the role that believers play in His ultimate plan.
Mar 15, 2018
Jim Penn Week 5 Assignment I have selected the devotional format for my assignment. My church constitution requires a devotion at the opening of the monthly board meeting. This step has been neglected for a long time for unexplained reasons. We have eleven meetings per year (we skip December) this gives me ample opportunity to share a message with the leaders of the congregation. I have chosen Ephesians as the book to work from. I will work with one chapter at a time. This will give me six devotions to start with. I will choose a key verse or theme from the chapter as I proceed. The purpose of this set of six devotions will be to focus members’ attention toward unity, prayer, and humility. As I work through this first set of six devotions I can address some difficulties in the congregation. None of them are large, they can all be considered small bumps in the road, but it would be beneficial to focus members attention on these challenges to living a Christian life.