Since it is God who stands behind his people when he calls him, there can be no excuses to carry out his desires. That is why God says in Romans 1 -- "what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. The journey of beginning and becoming at the start of the new year is especially powerful and exciting. What an extraordinary risk God had taken in sending His Son. .....and many times we look at the work of God in our lives as getting rid of the bad and replacing it with what is right. Genesis 17:5 A sermon based on Mat.16:13-20 by Rev. To summarize our Scripture reading in a nutshell: the disciples report to Jesus what people are saying about him, and Jesus asks them: "well, who do YOU say I am? In his classic book, Mere Christianity C. S. Lewis addresses the idea of Jesus being who he said he was, the Son of God: “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about (Jesus): I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. The Gospel was there in front of the people and no one seems able to grasp it… apparently. Why donât you spend time and search the scriptures, and find out what God says about you, and believe Him â and you will become who He says you are? Whereas God can say I Am who I Am, you and I can only say, I am who God says I Am. 2:18; I am chosen to bear fruit John. The first one is Genesis 17, from verse one. I want you, friends, to picture Abraham in a party, at a friendâs house, the following day. Just like Simon you gave it all you had through your proverbial night time experience. Who God Says I Am. Then Jesus said to Simon, âDo not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.â. Psalm 9:10 says that people who know Gods name will trust him. he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. God says I am a member of Jesus Christ’s body: “And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. The second scripture is from Judges Chapter 6, from verse 11. That is also what this psalmist says: How precious are God's thoughts! 3:6 He said further, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesusâ knees, saying, âGo away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!â. I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. God has given you power to speak and establish a thing. (2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.E. No revelation can ever plumb the depths of God. Those who know your name put their t… " I am a child of God. And the title of the message is: I Am Who God Says I Am. He did not like what he saw. And they are quick to ask you, do you know who you are talking to? These sermons will certainly minister to a broad range of denomnational perspectives, but they are built upon a Full Gospel foundation. I am who God says I am. Romans 8:12-16 (KJV) 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. As I hear God’s Word, I do what it says and I am blessed in my actions (James 1:22, 25). And who God says you are is what you will become, if only you will believe. “God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.” (Exodus 3:15, ESV) I am free and free indeed (John 8:36). I am … Youâre getting ready to exerpience a NEW BREAKING POINT! Learn how your comment data is processed. Apparently… God Opens the Minds and the Mouths of People. F. Schaefer. we have yet to really taste the aha moment of our lives where we are operating in all that God has created us to be. How great, how impossibly great, are his thoughts toward us. (Matthew 5:13-14) You are complete in God’s eyes. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. But to all who have received him--those who believe in his name--he has given the right to become God's children … (John 1:12). It is up to you to open your mouth and speak who you are in Christ. And you are who God says you are. And hereâs what God showed me right here.... And what God was showing me is that....... ......Simon you would have went home with nothing, .....Simon you was supposed to be in an empty experience. "Who do You Say I am?" But those who knew him did not find anything wrong with his nose. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. And you know, this is His covenant Name which was revealed to Israel through Moses in Exodus 3. (John 1:12) I am a branch of the true vine, and a conduit of Christ’s life. I. I AM - A child of God! A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. The first thing that God wants Moses to recognize is that He is a God who is with His people (v. 12), who will deliver them from Egypt (v. 8), and who has redeemed them for the purpose of worshiping Him alone (v. 12). In order words, God is the only One who can say: I Am who I say I Am. I am a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17). A wonderful sermon. I overcome the enemy of my soul by the blood of the Lamb and … I am created in his image (Genesis 1:27) I am delighted in Christ (Zephaniah 3:17) I am washed clean (Isaiah 1:18) I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) I have been guaranteed victory (Psalm 18:35) I am set apart (Jeremiah 1:5) I am … There was a young man in England (I have told this story before) who committed suicide, because he did not like his self-image. The first passage we read about Abraham in Genesis 17, we find that Abraham, ultimately, eventually, became who God said he was. You are fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s eyes. • I am a child of God. Will you listen to God to find out who He says you are? When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. Picture a friend of Abraham cutting in and saying, but Abram; and Abraham said, no â not Abram but Abraham. "Peter, of course--who else--, is the one to speak up: "you are the son of the living God." And God said to Moses: thatâs in â, âI Am who I Am.â And He said, âThus you shall say to the Children of Israel, âI Am has sent me to you.ââ, God is the I Am. The first passage we read about Abraham in Genesis 17, we find that Abraham, ultimately, eventually, became who God said he was. And you are who God says you are. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 3:6, NLT; see also Ephesians 5:30). Paul said in Galatians 2:20: 'I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me'. Lisa G. Fischbeck . I know you would say, Peter said, You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God â No: because Jesus said, Peter, that did not come from flesh and blood. I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. He would either be a lunatic—on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of hell. ......you have done everything you know how to do to become successful at what you do, in the text means labored or toiled until weary. (Jeremiah 31:3) You are worth delighting in. Thatâs why the devil throws lies at our lives on a daily basis. It does not matter who you say you are. I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me (Romans 8:37). In Zachariah 3:1-4, he also maligned Joshua the Priest. It seemed to me therefore that the Lord would strengthen our confidence in him for the future of our life together if I could help you know the name of God better. Genesis 17:1. I am God's co-worker. Who am I? is by placing us into an identity crisis where we are chasing options of becoming that have nothing to do with who we really are. Grant this, O God, we pray in Jesus Name. And even when we sometimes experience what we call success........... ............if we are not standing in our. And this is from where we get His Name Jehovah â the Self-Existent One: and Who, by implication, is the Self-Sufficient One. And that is what he became; because he ended up becoming a father of multitudes of people: biological as well as spiritual multitudes. Just listen to who God says you are. There were so many different persons â so many things people said about Jesus. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. . Faithful Father, Iâm praying now that You would reveal to my friends who they are, from Your own standpoint. I am HIS! You may end up having an inflated ego. 2And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.â 3Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4âAs for me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. And Jesus turned to them and said, But who do you say that I, the Son of Man, am? II. God said, “I Am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.â. I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Some said, You are Elijah; some said, You are John the Baptist who came back to life; some said, You are Jeremiah; some said, You are one of the prophets. Romans 8:15 (KJV) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.. F. Led by the Spirit of God Abraham-Abram-Abraham how come you say you are a father of multitudes of people? I am who God says I am, I can do what He says I can do. .....could have never imagined the magnitude of what Jesus was doing in his life on that regular day of fishing....... .......but he decided to follow Jesus and give him everything he had, .......he followed him and watched him die on the cross, But fast forward to Pentecost in the book of, And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, âSave yourselves from this corrupt generation.â. That’s when Jesus turns to the disciples and asks them directly, “But who do you say that I am?” Look at what happens next. ........thatâs why God brought you to Church this morning. And who God says you are is what you will become, if only you will believe. We are co-heirs with Him, to bring the power of the Holy Spirit here! John 15:1-5 I am a friend of Jesus. I know, friend, you must be saying Amen to that. Amen. The answer did not come from Peter. You may develop a poor self-image, leading to depression, a feeling of hopelessness, and even suicidal thoughts. 2 on Godtube.com the largest video sharing platform offering online Christian videos with faith-based, family friendly content. We are going to read two short scriptures. Thatâs not from a human being, but my Father in heaven revealed that to you. John 15:15 I have been justified and redeemed. I can have what He says I can have. Have I not sent you?â. I know, friend, you must be saying Amen to that. I am anointed by God (1 John 2:27). You are watching Joel Osteen-I Am What God Says I Am Pt. We pray now, dear Lord, that Your Spirit would speak to the hearts of us all, especially to my friends reading this, in Jesus Name. So when it was time for him to introduce himself, he said, I Am Abraham â I am father of great multitudes of people. And I would imagine that the reason why....... ..........what Jesus is sharing with them is so powerful is because he is awnsering some pivotal life questions for them through the Word of God..... And whenever you have life questions....... ......when you find someone who has the awnser. Year B – Proper 19 The Advocate @ Unity September 16, 2012 The Rev. You may end up having a false impression of who you are, causing you to become arrogant, self-deceived and self-conceited. Only God can say, I Am who I Am. 5No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be called Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.â. Romans 3:23-24; Romans 6:6 I will not be condemned by God, I have been set free from the law of sin and death. (Psalm 139:14) You are the salt and light of the world in God’s eyes. Preaching is one means to that end, and therefore when I ponder what to preach, I look for things that will stir you up to trust God with all your heart. This is why he responds to Jesus by saying...... âMaster, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing!â, âAs a professional fisherman I have done everything possible to be successful!â. 5No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. ...........just like Simon if we are going to experience the reward that Jesus has next we have to be willing to obey teaching that makes absolutely ZERO SENSE...... .......there are some things that God has dropped in my own personal life boat. The magnitude of how the people are being affected is observed in the fact that as Jesus was standing beside this lake in Galilee that the bible says.... âThe crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of Godâ. I am a child of God. Our ability and willingness to listen to teaching needs to be our next move! 11Now the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belongs to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. Please pardon me. He used to say that. .....I find my faith level being challenged at a new and deeper level! But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. You know, Satan maligned Job, in Job 1-6-11. Yourâe getting ready to have your best catch! But here Jesus is dropping life awnsers that for most of these people are so life changing they begin to...... Freedom family may I suggest to you....... .......that the teachings of Christ should do the same thing to us. â.....take his boats out into the deep water and drop his nets to go fishingâ. A son of God. • I am a branch of the true vine, and a conduit of Christ’s life. I am who God says I am. 3. And this is all that matters. 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. The creation is placed under the feet of all those who are children of God, and now we are to submit - everywhere we walk, placed under Him. Matthew 16:13-16 But now God had said to him, you are no longer Abram. How vast is the sum of them! Recall the conversation Jesus had with His disciples, in the region of Caesarea Philippi, in Matthew 16. May they not take from men; may they not take from themselves; may they not take from the devil, the assessment of who they are. What matters, friend, is who God says you are. If you choose to define yourself, or you permit people or even the devil to define you, one of two things will happen: Donât allow people to define you; and donât try to define yourself; and donât allow Satan to define you. John 1:12 " I am a branch of the true vine, and a conduit of Christ s life. I am loved by God (1 John 4:10). "World's Greatest Sermon Series, Vol. I am a child of God. What are God’s thought of us? Which means then, that what mattered was what the heavenly Father said about Jesus Christ. SERMON: BUT, WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? … Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. 2 Corinthians 6:1; I am seated in heavenly places with Christ. The first thing is that Simonâs name in the Greek actually means..... And everything great that happens in this verse is only possible because Simon is. B. Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. The aim of all my ministry is the advancement and joy of your faith to the glory of God (Philippians 1:20, 25). Hereâs the next thing I see in the text...... Jesus is giving Simon an instruction that is completely contradictory to what a proffesional fisherman would do. Yet God gives us more than a passing acknowledgment – He concentrates on us – He dotes on us. Eph 2:6; I have direct access to God Ephesians. Sermon: I Am Somebody Summary: God is a God who calls ordinary people, in spite of their limitations, inabilities, and weaknesses, to do his will. In this part of the world, we come across people, from time to time, who are full of themselves. It does not matter who you say you are; it does not matter who people say you are â and in fact: it does not matter who the devil says you are. ......Every professional fisherman in Simonâs timeframe knows that you donât fish with nets in deep waters! 1When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, âI am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. Amen! Today, we are going to speak on something that is dear to my heart; and I believe, when we are done, you will find that it is dear to your heart. 3:7 Then the LORD said, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry … Friend, would you believe God? So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. How wide is the range of fact that God comments upon in his revelation. I am who God says I am! Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. Not only did Jesus show Simon how to really catch fish......... .....but he also showed him who he really is! This is what happens when we find out who we really are!!! Here God identifies Himself as the covenant God, the One who has sovereignly initiated a relationship with His people. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in Text: Exodus 3-4 Intro: 1. You know, friend, that it is only God who can say and has said, I Am who I AM. . Since 1960, not a day goes by that the first thought is "I am what God says I am". You must make your choice. And Moses said, if I go now, who would I say sent me? I wonder if there are any professionals in here this morning! Jeremiah tells us: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to … In that scripture, God appeared to Moses; and He sent Moses back to Egypt to deliver the Children of Israel. But what God is getting ready to do is show them........ And if we are truly going to be an OVERCOMER......... We have to be willing to follow Simonâs example of obedience.... As soon as they dropped their nets into the deep....... .......there was a CATCH so big they needed help to bring it in! When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, âPut out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.â, Simon answered, âMaster, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. John 1:12 I am a branch of the true vine, and a conduit of Christ's life. But the worst mistake many of us make is by.......... .......trying to be somebody that does not match who we really are. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 15:16; I am one of God's living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house. I believe God has gifted me to write powerful expository sermons that will bless many congregations through anointed pastors, evangelists, and teachers. And he committed suicide. Abraham replied: I am who God says I am. How he defined himself when he looked in the mirror, he did not like what he saw of himself. Introduction ... -- Even before we heard about Jesus, we knew the truth about God. D. A new Creature. 12And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, âThe LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!â 13Gideon said to Him, âO my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? I Am What (God Says) I Am! . Me and Mekaâs discussion on educational choices...... Would you have selected the same Bachelors degree out of high school if you had it to do all over again? And according to verses 8 through 10....... ......Simon is so shocked at Godâs power to include him in an OVERCOMING moment that he doesnât even feel like he deserves to be in Jesusâs presence.... Simon donât worry about who you thought you were...... âIâm getting ready to show you who God says you are!â, âFrom now on you will be catching people!â. YOU are no longer going to experience an identity crisis..................... Let me help you see how huge this is for us! Welcome back, friends. When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him. We will search the scriptures when we come back next time to see exactly who God says you are. I Am Who I Am Exodus 3:13-22. In this outline we lay out some of the wonderful things God says we are. Even if you come to the end, says the psalmist, God is still more. When it was his turn to introduce himself, he did not say, I am Abram. 29 March 2015 [Modified from 20010415] I. I am who God says I am. ........the Pull or the desire to search out that awnser is greater than GRAVITY! What he said these two men were was not true. For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Jesus asked them, Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am? And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. I am a friend of God (John 15:15). In the movie OVERCOMER that weâre going to be viewing this month on Tuesday nights...... John Harrison makes his living as a high school basketball coach........ .......and through the plotline we learn that what he does should never be all he is. When last we were together, God had revealed Himself in this manifestation of the burning bush to Moses, and had announced to him His intentions to make … Or, you may have a sense of self-worth that is damaged. This is our responsibility now as children of God. I AM WHO GOD SAYS I AM. ......He is asking Simon to do something different. (Colossians 2:10) You are loved in God’s eyes. And the reason he committed suicide was because he did not like the shape of his nose. sermon, keyed on the Gospel of Luke 23:43 by the editors of Sunday Sermons preaching resources -- serving the preaching community since 1970. And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, âDid not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?â But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.â 14Then the LORD turned to him and said, âGo in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hands of the Midianites. Jesus is instructing Simon to do something else with his boats........ ......At first he asks Simon to turn his boat into a pulpit on the beach because of all the people squeezing in to hear the message. But what mattered was what God said that these servants of His were. Praise the Lord! Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God. So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added. .......and then he REDEFINED what his future purpose was going to look like! God sees you in Christ, and when He looks at His Son He says: 'You are My Beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased'. And the end results of your professional efforts is the fact that....... ........you are ok with those results because you feel satisfied that there is nothing else that can be done differently to get any different results.... Because now that Jesus has showed up........ ........he is asking both Simon and you and I to do something that, .......there are some things that God has dropped in my life boat. And I find who God says I am in the pages of the bible. We have two scriptures. He said, ok: Abraham. In chapter three of Exodus, we shift gears drastically a. Please, help them to see themselves from your standpoint; for only what you say, who you say we are is what we ultimately become, and that will be to the glory and praise of Your Name, a blessing to Yourself and to others who will come in contact with them. 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