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"The I Am Sayings of Jesus" September 21-23, 2015

"Growing Pains in the Early Church" September 23-25, 2015

The I Am Sayings of Jesus

The “I AM” Sayings of Jesus in John. The Gospel of John is unquestionably different from the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Some of the material that is unique to John includes the “I AM” sayings of Jesus, part of the reflection of John’s community on who Jesus truly was and is. As we study each of these statements in John’s gospel – as we pay closer attention to what Jesus said and did – we will come to understand more clearly what God is like. In the same way that the ‘signs’ in John point us to the coming of God’s kingdom, the “I AM” sayings of Jesus point us to who God is.

The “I AM” Sayings of Jesus in John:

  • I Am the Bread of Life (John 6)
  • I Am the Light of the World (John 7-9)
  • I Am the Good Shepherd (John 9-10)
  • I Am the Door (John 10)
  • I Am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11)
  • I Am the Way, Truth and Life (John 14)
  • I Am the True Vine (John 15).

Growing Pains in the Early Church

Growing Pains in the Early Church. In the book of Acts, we see the explosive growth of the early church, as the apostles acted under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. As we know from experience, rapid growth rarely comes without some difficulties and challenges – growing pains. Take a look at several of the challenges or barriers to growth in the early church (surprisingly like many of the barriers we face today) to learn how the early believers stayed true to the leading of the Spirit in order to carry the Gospel not just to Jerusalem, but to Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Growing Pains in the Early Church:

  • The Class Barrier
  • The Language Barrier
  • The Prejudice Barrier
  • The Reinterpreting Scripture Barrier
  • The Secular World (Pagan) Barrier
  • The Philosophy Barrier
  • The Barbarian Barrier
  • The Bad Government Barrier.

Program Fee:

September 21-23 and/or 23-25: $167.00 per person, for one seminar, $187.00 with workbook.

                                                          $297.00 per person, for both seminars, $337.00 with workbooks.

CEU's: 1.0 for each seminar attended