Monthly Teaching Letter Archives

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?(9) SEE MATTHEW 16:13-17

Dear Friends, –“The ultimate good in life is to treat things according to their true value.” (Jonathan Edwards) Jesus spoke more about the temporal versus the eternal than any other topic. Why? Because the world, the devil and the flesh … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?

  WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?     SEE MATTHEW 16:13-15 (8) JESUS – A MAN OF THE BOOK, RELATIONAL NOT RELIGIOUS, AND he SUFFERED GREATLY IN ORDER TO FORGIVE Dear Friends,         As we continue to study the life of our Lord … Continue reading

THE BEATITUDES (BLESSEDNESS) – THE CHARACTER OF THE CITIZENS OF THE KINGDOM – MATTHEW 5:1-16

Dear Friends, As we continue to study the life of Jesus we see the emphasis He gives to our inner life, our character, not just our outward appearance and actions as the former precedes the latter in true spiritual righteousness. … Continue reading

JOSEPH – ADVANCING THROUGH ADVERSITY – FROM THE PIT TO THE PALACE- GENESIS 39:20-41:57

August 2009 Dear Friends,             {As may be the case with some of you, we are experiencing the impact of the economic downturn and our contributions for 2009 have declined. If you are in a position to help, would you … Continue reading

STATE OF THE MINISTRY — AUGUST 2005

Dear Friends, My advisory team and several friends encouraged me to do this report on an annual basis. It gives an overall view of the ministry and some new venues the Lord is calling us into. I’ll list these different … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? MATTHEW 16:13-15 (6)
JESUS CALLED THE TWELVE AND HE IS STILL CALLING DISCIPLES TODAY

Dear Friends, In the passage above we see three important questions: Who do men (others) say Jesus is? Who do you say that He is? Who does God say that He is, i.e., through a revelation from the Father through … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? MATTHEW 16:13-15 (5)
PROCLAMATION — EXPLANATION — DEMONSTRATION

Dear Friends, "Jesus did not fit the stereotypical messianic molds with military and political power but He was powerful enough to conquer Satan in the wilderness, universal enough to include both Jews and Gentiles in His messianic gospel, authoritative enough … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? (4)
THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS — HE TOOK IT LIKE A MAN AND WON

Temptation Mathew 4:1-11 Genesis 3:1-7 1 John 2:15-17 Physical needs Turning stones into bread The fruit of the tree was good for food Cravings of sinful man Appeal to personal gain Rescued from a fall by an angel You will … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? (3)
THE AMAZING HUMILITY OF THE SON OF GOD

Jesus is always asking the question he asked his disciples: “But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?” As A.W. Tozer put it, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? (2)
THE PRE-ANNOUNCED, SUPERNATURAL CONCEPTION, BIRTH AND PROTECTION OF THE DELIVERER – JESUS

"So the LORD God said to the serpent, "And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."" (Genesis 3:14-15) Here in the … Continue reading

KNOWING OURSELVES AND HEARING FROM GOD

February, 2005 "The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7) In our image-based, superficial culture with people only looking at our … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?
A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS

January, 2005 Dear Friends, "When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah … Continue reading