Ephesians 4:14 “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.”
Paul called the newly born again Christians infants. Some translators say babes or little children. The point is that he wants them to believe the truth and then tossed into believing lies. A new believer or babe needs to learn truth and never be persuaded otherwise in order to grow. The faster they learn the faster they learn truth and stop believing lies the faster they will grow.
Just like little children are easy to deceive and fool into thinking things that aren’t true so are new Christians. One way of teaching comes by and they believe it. Usually because it is the first thing they hear or what they grew up with. Then they could easily be persuaded otherwise. They haven’t learned or got into the habit of searching the Scriptures and see if things are true and standing firm in their faith.
Paul encourages the new believers and gives them advice. I love this because the advice is to a specific group of people so if you are in the category of being a new believer then this advice is for you so that you can grow and become more mature. Paul says to the new born Christians Ephesians,
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13
So the new Christians weren’t “built up” hadn’t reached “unity in the faith” “in the knowledge of the Son of God” nor had they become “mature“.
A built up Bride of Jesus Christ or Church is united in the same doctrines and beliefs of the Bible. They have experiential knowledge of what it is like to be united to and have a relationship with Jesus Christ that they have acquired over time.
So we have all these various gifted Christians to equip young Christians for “works of service… so that they may become mature.”
“Then” v.14 “You will no longer be infants.”
Find your place in the body of Christ or Church. Get equipped to do your role better and better so that you may become mature.
See the transition. Once you got going on what’s in Ephesians 4:11-13 then you would move to the next degree of maturity.
We have pastors to shepherd the new sheep and we have teachers so that the sheep can learn, grow (sanctification) and be equipped for works of service.
What doesn’t the infant have that he needs so that the body of Christ, Bride of Jesus Christ, “may be built up“? Then no longer be an infant or babe.
1 They need to know there Goal
2 They need to know how to get there
Have the same idea of God that He has of Himself and the doctrines of the Bible with a proper heart response to each truth.
1 Ultimate Goal. The Gory of God. Chief goal that ultimately glorifies God is unity of faith. Having the same beliefs about God, Jesus Christ the Son of God, Salvation by faith and grace alone, by Christ alone etc. To have the same mind as to all the essential truths of Scripture so that they would be united in faith. Paul wanted both the Jews who believed in Jesus and the Gentiles who believed in Jesus to be united in faith, the body of revealed truth that constitutes Christian teaching, including a full Gospel. Oneness, unity and peace are founded on loving God and sound doctrine. Not only should they seek to know truth in general. To be more specific they should seek to grow in experiential knowledge of the Son of God.
2 Grow in their experiential knowledge of the Son of God. This is to say that once you were separated from God and now united through Jesus Christ. You are now united to a Heavenly Husband. Similar to how the life of a woman changes from being under the authority of her parents to being under, hopefully, the wise and loving leadership of a Christian man. She would have a knew life and her experience of what life is to be united to a type of Jesus Christ would grow. She would learn her husbands and his role for he is hers. He is her shepherd and provider among other things. But the point is that before marriage she should have only gotten a small taste of his shepherding as a brother in Christ. But now in marriage everything is closer and more intimate. The same with Jesus. Once born again you are now closer to Him, united to Him and more intimate by experience in prayer, worship and daily life.
If you were to ask a new believer what it is like to be in a relationship with Jesus?
They really won’t be able to tell you as much as a Christian who has been united to Jesus Christ for a years.
The one who has lived life longer has had more time and thus more experience of what it is like to be united to Jesus Christ, similar to how a Christian wife would grow in her knowledge of being united to her husband who is a type of Jesus Christ.
Both husbands/Husbands make promises yet Jesus keeps all of His. Both provide for their/Their bride/Bride. Both love their bride/Bride. But to have actually have lived united to Jesus Christ to see many many ways in which He was faithful takes time.
Babes, though you do not see Jesus you are in a relationship with Him.
The life you know live is by faith.
Meaning Jesus says something and you believe it, trust Him to keep His word and see Him keep His promises.
Jesus says, “Do not worry.” “Be anxious for nothing.” Since I take care of “the birds of the sky” “who don’t labor or store up in barns.” and value you “more then them” “I will primarily provide for your spiritual need s and also physical” not your greeds.
In this relationship there is a Provider. A heaven Husband who is united to you in love and He promises to provide. Your primary concern should not be worrying about the things God promises but to primarily focus on seeking first to advance God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven, trust His righteousness is counted to our account and seek to be righteous like Him.
In this new relationship Jesus says He will provide and time after time He will not fail to do His part or leave the relationship ever!
What does it feel like to have a heavenly Husband provide over and over again. Each time a sweet expression of His love to His Bride whom he will present to the Father holy and blameless.
It’s primarily His job to change and renew the heart of His Bride by the Almighty power of the Holy Spirit and Love.
Now how much experience does a new believer have in getting to perfection, holiness or full Christlikeness? Not much. They have little experience and “knowledge of the Son of God.”
Learn who you are united to. His role. His promises to you. His commands, will or desire for you. And in time you will grow in your knowledge of the Son of God and no longer be a babe tossed back and forth between believing one thing about God, Jesus and salvation then believing another thing all together different.
Now if you have only been taught as a child one belief system that is correct then you will know the truths in your head but often not live them out. So as time goes by your faithfulness to Jesus Christ, in the relationship should increase. Meaning that knowledge of Jesus, the Son of God is not just head knowledge but close intimate relationship knowledge that leads to more and more love, faithfulness and less sin. This is what it means for Jesus to save you from not only the punishment of your sins but save you from living a sinful life as well. So that you know by the experience of being united to Jesus by faith and in a love that produced more and purer obedience.
Get a better and better idea of what this experience is like. Get real familiar with Jesus Christ, the Son of God so that you will no longer be a babe in your experiential knowledge of Him. Grow in the School of Jesus Christ. Your in a new relationship. How is it supposed to work? To keep it as simple as possible READ BIBLE and OBEY your conscience for it is the Holy Spirit that give you convictions to do the good you know you ought to do as you read the Bible. The Bible is the only way you know what pleases your new heavenly Husband. It is His Word, His love letter to you! The Bible, the way by which He talks to you and the way by which you talk to Him is in prayer.
Learn everything that pleases Him, which is everything He commands and do what pleases Him so that you can please Him and prove your love in the relationship.
Do you see your grandparents? How much they know each other compared to when they first met? A new believer or babe is someone who has just truly fallen in love with Jesus Christ and is spiritually married to Him, united and they are one positionally but not so much does the believer think, feel, say and act like it.
In your relationship with God, what relations are there?
Father to a child. 1 Means discipline (Hebrews 12). 2 Means assurance that you are a child based on knowing you have the same nature that manifests itself in your thoughts, feelings, words and actions. 3 Means origin. Where we came from. Born of the Spirit of God the Father. With the implication to remember our “Creator in our youth.” Ecc. 12:1. 4 The newfound love relationship you have now with God the Father should also manifest itself in love to Jesus.
“If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I came forth from God and am here; for I have not even come [n]on My own, but He sent Me.” John 8:42
First, spiritually you were born a “child of the devil.” Yes, it’s true. Due to Adam’s first sin we are all born with a heart more like than Devil than like God’s. We are born selfish, prideful and delighting in doing our own will. We must be born again with a principle in us more powerful than our continual evil intentions. Love is more powerful than human ability by himself.
Children of the devil do not read and obey their Bibles. Children of the devil don’t read and obey everything but pick and choose. Children of the devil are generally self righteous and believe they get to heaven because of trying to be good rather than faith in Jesus Christ doing everything we need done for us to be accepted into heaven.
Children of God read His Word, love it and get better and better at obeying Him. Children of God read God’s Word and accept all His commands and don’t pick and choose for they give their whole self in every area to God. It’s a direction of perfection in all directions that matters. For perfection in each direction is not possible. Yet, the child of God the Father is morally perfect in Jesus Christ or due to His union with Jesus Christ. Children of God do not continue in self righteous thinking but believe that they are not righteous, but a sinner in need of a savor and that their works can’t save them.
You are in either of these camps. There are only two. Either you are a child of the devil, living deceived as to were true meaning and purpose of life is. Or you are a child of God living for the purpose of pleasing Him. Once a child of God, always a child even though sin in your life will bet you to doubt you are a child at times mainly because at the time you are not clearly manifesting the character of your Father in your life.
The new believers relationship with Jesus Christ must also be understood so that their experiential knowledge of Him will grow. Thus they grow in their personal knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Your King is your Savior.
Jesus Christ is your Husband. The idea of having Jesus Christ as our Heavenly Husband carries with it strong and clear idea’s of both Love and ownership. Marriage and the love therein is a reflection of the reciprocal love of Jesus Christ to His Bride. And the strong idea of ownership that comes with thinking of Jesus Christ as our Bridegroom and Husband comes from John the Baptist when he first saw his Heavenly Bridegroom and said,
John 3:29 “He who has the bride is the groom.” “Has” speaks of ownership. John the Baptist see Jesus and knows He is the Groom because he has the Bride the Father gave Him. She is His. A main point here is that the new believer needs to start thinking of the fact that he belongs to Jesus Christ, which is the Best and Highest honor and privilege she could have!
Jesus has, owns and belongs to His Bride. The Bride the Father gave the Son before the world began belongs to the Groom. Knowing who you are in Jesus Christ should help change the way you used to live. I mean if you know you are a love gift from the Father to the Son, then how morally beautiful would you want to be when you meet Him face to face? So knowing you are a Bride of Jesus Christ should motivate you to get rid of sin in your life so that Jesus Christ could admire and enjoy you and your beauty, which is a reflection of Himself in you, Christ in you, love incarnate in you.
Knowing who God and Jesus Christ are in relation to you and all the beautiful and delightful details of this love relationship with a proper heart response is humility.
You could go on and on as to who Jesus Christ is and due to who He is and His relationship to us and what they means.
Jesus Christ is our LORD and King are words that remind us of His Royal Majesty and Authority.
Jesus Christ is our Savior, Reminds us what the hell we deserved and He saved us from both the penalty and power of sin.
Jesus Christ is our Shepherd. Who leads our souls to find true rest and spiritual peace that passes our understanding.
Jesus Christ is our (you fill in the blank then grow in your knowledge of Jesus as your Lord, Savior, Shepherd, King, Husband, etc.)
Now the question may come that you you think of Jesus as someone who’s role it is in the relationship to rid my heart of sin and you mainly keep on sinning then you might question whether or not Jesus is truly your Savior. I mean if you conclude that you know Him to be letting you know His will in the Bible, convicting you by the power of His Spirit and yet obedience doesn’t follow then it’s your stubborn rebellious will that is the problem not Jesus Christ.
Saved in 2000 at age 27. Nearly immediately I fell in love with the Song and grew very fast the first two years memorizing large portions of scripture purifying my mind the started chewing on meat to soon and struggled for 12 years and Christ has me on track like always but I just took the long way around and now I love leading others closer to Christ by seeing His love reflected in Solomons love for an enemy slave girl.
I have experienced God's love to me in the Song in ways that words can't express. There are many portion of the Word where she experiences extra ordinary outpouring of the Holy Spirit of God. If you have a burning desire for a close intimate relationship with God by experiencing His Love to you over and over again at greater and greater heights, depths, lengths and breaths then The Song of Songs is where you need to be.
I can help you with this process of Growing in the experience of God's love. As of 7-23-16 I have experienced everything prior to chapter 8. The Song of Song is progressive in experience. Meaning that if you are mature then you can experience the joys and extraordinary outpourings of God's Love shed abroad in your heart.
If you are not so mature then the delights in the first chapter of the Song will satisfy your thirst for experiencing the Love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Many Christian are living in sin because they do not know how to experience God's love and get hooked on Loving Him. It feels good to be loved and to love Him. His burden is not heavy and His yoke is light, Jesus said in Matt. 10:28
I believe God wants to use me to help beautify His Bride through the Song of Solomon.
If you see the book literally you will not understand nor grasp the Love God has for you. If you see the book and the verses in it relating to Christ's love to you then I would love to show you how to experience this Love to the fullest. I will pray for you daily and guide you every step of the way.
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
I grew up going to church but was a hypocrite. I lived my life how I chose but went to church on Sunday because my family went.
Mom and Dad divorced when I was about 5.
About this time I was sexually abused by "Bob" a made up name. This incident changed my life for the worst. I had no clue how to deal with it.
As I got older I grew in my hatred for Bob. I didn't blame anyone of my family because I was to young to know any better. Some of what happened during the abuse was in a bathroom. So overtime I would use the bathroom and look at my private parts that night would replay in my mind. My hatred for Bob would continue to grow each time.
Now I know this only happened to me one night. I can't image the pain other's go through who have had this happen to them over and over. Even as I write this now I cry with many tears for those hurting. God love you even though you may not know it or feel it. Go to Him in your time of need.
I was a really bad teenager. I only cared about myself and not even my family. I always came first in my mind. Even at the expense of hurting others. I was growing in my hatred for God by now.
I was going to church and was learned that God was in control. I thought well, if God was in control then He must have let me be sexually abused. I didn't understand this, How could a good and loving God allow this. I hated Him for it. My hatred for Bob grew as well. I was still using the bathroom and memories kept coming back. My heart grew even harder for Bob and God. As far as I was concerned God would have nothing to do with my life so I lived even worse. I thought I would be in jail or dead and I really didn't care, I thought it could be much worse than reliving your painful past over and over again. Little did I know that God's plan later would be to use these events to give me a burning passion for the closest most intimate love relationship with Himself through Christ mainly through the love poem in the Song of Songs in the Bible.
I remember hating Bob so much that the only thing that would relieve my pain was actually thinking he would suffer forever for what he did. I grew so much in my hatred for him that I had to continue to think that he would get even worse than what I imaged before. After some time I would only be relieved of hatred for him unless I thought he would burn in a hotter and hotter hell for all the suffering he put me through.
I never told my mom or family what happened, although I think some of them knew something had happened.
I grew up quite rebellious and even went to jail at the age of 20. I was living the fast life pursuing all my sinful desires and wanting more. It never seemed to be enough. I was quite happy in my sin but I just wanted more of it.
I lived life thinking I would die at a young age, riding motorcycle and living on the edge put me in the hospital many times and I should have been dead.
California at age 26.
I moved to California for a job opportunity at the age of 27. While trying to figure out what radio stations to program in my car, I ran across a RC Sproul talking about "people who have the faith that saves and people who only say that have faith" only the people who have the faith that saves will go to heaven. I thought "I don't think I have the faith that saves because my life was so bad." I searched the scriptures to try to get this faith. I found a church and thought people there could help me get this faith that saves. All along God kept showing me how sinful I was and that I deserved punishment from Him for living my life hating Him.
One weekend I read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John desperately trying to find out how to get this faith that saves. By now I knew that if you had the faith that saves that Jesus would be saving you from a life of sin. I still liked my sin and Jesus sure wasn't saving me from a life of sin, so I rightly concluded that I didn't have the faith that saves.
By the time I got to John, I saw "believe" everywhere. John 3:16 and other verses and wow the whole book was written so that you may believe. John 20:31 "these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." So at night I would pray "I believe Jesus died for me, I believe, I believe. This was just an intellectual belief. I knew that in history and the Bible that Jesus died for everyone, so I believed it. But this belief did not change my life.
I would go on night after night saying the same prayer only to wake up the next day wanting to fulfill my sinful desires. The prayer wasn't working so I started to word it different each time hoping some prayer would work. After about 2 weeks of this I was fed up with it all, nothing was happening. I still was living in my sin and wanted more of it. A Christian hates their sin and does something about it, and certainly they don't continue to make plans to sin. The prayers weren't working so I gave up. I thought to myself "God, I tried with all my might, I searched the Scriptures, went to church, read the Bible and prayed all to no avail. If Im going to be saved your going to have to do it because I tried."
So I quit praying but still the Bible kept calling me so I read more. 3 Days later I was laying in a tanning bed and God convicted me really hard that I had offended Him by the life I was living. I was so scared of God, where could I run. You can't hide from God. It seemed like forever that I was under these terrors of being punished by a Holy Angry God. This lasted about 10 minutes then this is how I understood it. God let me understand that all that anger that He had for me for all my sin should come my way but He had poured that anger out on Jesus 2,000 years ago. I immediately started weeping an couldn't stop for about 20 minutes. All the sins that I could think of I confessed for that 20 minutes one after another after another, I was so sorrowful and grieved it physically hurt inside.
After I stopped crying I thought that was the weirdest thing that ever happened. I walked out of the tanning salon and stood outside and everything seemed so beautiful, the tree's, the birds, even the air seemed pleasant. Now I was really wondering what was going on.
I pondered all of this as I drove to work that day. I brought my Bible to work and was thinking what am I doing, I want to take my Bible to work so I can read it. As soon as I got to work I started reading my Bible. I couldn't believe what I was reading!! It all was so wonderful. It felt so good to just read my Bible. My client showed up and as I was training them the only thing I could think about was getting back to my Bible. I read all night and slept about 2 hours and was reading again.
I had sinful things in my apartment and I rounded everything evil up and threw it in the garbage. It was weird I was thinking but it felt good so I left it all in the garbage. I called my girlfriend to break it up and she thought I had another girl, I said no, I just think this is wrong we shouldn't be sleeping together. She didn't understand so I told her I was a Christian now and she still thought I had another girlfriend. She said "Im glad your a Christian, so am I" I thought to myself, "I have a strong conviction that sleeping together is wrong and she thought it was okay" I wondered how she could think that. Anyway we broke up.
I kept reading my bible and repenting, there was so much to repent of and I had lived a very sinful life. I was a thief for some part of my life and all the people I stole from kept coming to mind. I owed so much money. I was instantly in debt about $80,000. As I could I paid them back. As of 7-18-2016 I still owe about $25,000 but it sure is a joy to be paying them back.
The first week of being saved a car just about ran me over, they hit me but I wasn't hurt at all. The guy in the car felt so bad. I just looked at him and said "God bless you and have a great day, I am okay" smiled at him and moved on. Now I was really wondering what was going on because I normally would have cussed him out left and right and instead of cussing I blessed him. That was so weird. But again it felt good. I learned to do good by what my conscience told me was good and that it felt good. I got hooked on this feeling good by doing good and did it more often.
About two weeks after being saved I thought of Bob. I immediately prayed for him, something like "Lord help him.." then I stopped praying and said out loud "What am I doing?" I'm praying for a man that I hated my whole life, but it feels good and right, so I did it again. I stopped again midway in the prayer and started pacing around. I was trying to make sense of what was going on and couldn't figure it out. But again it made me happy to pray for him so I did. Bob would often come to mind when I went to the bathroom and each time I would pray for Him. The more I did this the less weird it got. And the greater my love grew for him.
I started memorizing large portions of scripture and this was wonderful because it felt like the words were cleaning my mind and as Proverbs 2:10 "For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul." I wanted more and more of this pleasantness. So I memorized even more and the joy got more and more.
Then this life changing advice came:
A friend from church told me to find a book of the Bible and really understand it. Read through the Bible and pick one and read it over and over and study it and really get it. So I started in Genesis and read through. When I got to Proverbs I really liked it so I thought that would be the book. I started by memorizing all of Proverbs chapter 3. After that I thought maybe there is a better book than Proverbs. So I read on. Then I came to Song of Solomon. I read it with quite some confusion. It wasn't as good as the other books, I didn't know why. So I bought a commentary on it. George Burrowes commentary on the Song of Solomon.
In the commentary I found that George and other saw the book as illustrating God's love to the Church. And not only illustrating it but displaying the Love of Christ better than any other book. This caught my attention big time, because I was having a burning desire for a closer relationship with God and desperately learning about His Love so that I could Love God. You see I had hated Him for so long that God used that old hard heart to spur me on in loving Him. I so much did not want to hate God anymore that I was on fire to learn to Love Him as much and as fast as possible. So here was a book that would help me do that. So I landed on the Song of Solomon. I committed to learning as much of this book as possible.
I memorized the first chapter and would repeat it often throughout the day. I didn't know much of what I was repeating but it sure made me happier and on fire for God. I grew so fast repeating the first chapter over and over again all day, like a dozen times a day at least. It felt so good and I never found any other book that caused me to weep so much. I would often weep everyday just reading it. I was to immature to know what was going on. Even though it hurt to weep so much, I felt like my heart was being cleansed from the filth that was in it by repeating it over and over again so I did. As I read the commentary I understood more and more. What God was doing in me through the Song was greater and faster than any other portion of Scripture so I tended to stay there often. I was so excited about God that I thought it funny that other's in church weren't the same way. Some where happy but it seemed most of them didn't seem to care much about God. They would talk about work, football the weather. The only thing I wanted to talk about was Jesus and God and how can I grow closer to Him.
About this time there was a mission trip to Ireland.
I started to have convictions that I should try to find Bob and witness to him. I kept praying for him but how could he be saved if he hadn't heard the Gospel that has power unto salvation. So I asked family if they had any information. Like me before, my family hated him and thought he deserved hell. After some time I got his name but no location or phone number. Either they didn't know where he was or didn't want to tell me. I prayed some more and then started to get stronger convictions to do something about finding Bob.
So I went on the internet and typed in "his name and child molestation sex offender court" thinking that some court record would have some info leading to where I may find him" I even talked to a private eye and he couldn't help. So I googled some key words and spent hours each day looking through each page. I believed it was God's will for me to witness to Bob. I wanted him to be saved. Really bad. So much so that I thought God would save Bob if I were to witness to him. So I didn't stop searching for him. I kept my computer on each day and went page by page. It took two years to go through about 15,000 pages but I found someone who matched his name in a prison for molesting his grandchildren. I wrote the prison and he wrote back. All kinds of emotions went through my body when I saw his letter from the jail. I didn't open it right away but two hours later God gave me enough courage to face my fears again and I opened the letter. He admitted to being the one who molested me. We wrote back and forth I told him I was angry before but now I was saved and that I loved him and believed God wanted me to talk to him. He read my letters over and over again. I shared the gospel in each one.
I got mad at Bob 2x. Once he said that he love me. I got really angry with him. He didn't love me. That night it was hard to love Bob, I had to call a friend to pray for me to repent, after he prayed I felt greater love for Bob. Then I wrote him back saying "I'm sorry but you can't say that you loved me. You did not love me you lusted after me." He admitted he didn't love as he should have and admitted that it was lust and sinful. Finally some conviction. Yet I only thought he was saying that because I was being nice to him. All his family had left him and he said I was the only "friend" he had.
Wether or not it was true Bob said that he had cancer in his arm and that the help the prison gives was not enough and if he had money he could see a different doctor and get help. I sent him some money and since I was in jail before I knew what it was like to be in there without money, so I sent him money.
About 4-5 months in the economy went down, it was 2008. Work was hard. I still sent him money and I had to work harder. This was a really good lesson for me because I had to "work hard for the benefit of someone who did not deserve it." This was one of the greatest blessing ever because I realized with great certainty that Jesus was in me. This is what Jesus did. Jesus worked his whole life for me and I didn't deserve it!! Christ was in me! This was one of the best feelings ever and it put me in worship for months.
Then a mission trip to Croatia.
Each time I had to leave my business and amazing as it is I was completely okay each time. I am a self employed personal trainer and it is normally absurd to just leave and start over, but each time I had enough work within 2 weeks of coming back. This is a flat out miracle. I trusted God to provide and he did. How many people can start up a business in 2 weeks. Only with the help of God. God was teaching me early on in my walk that as long as I did what He wanted me to do then I had nothing to worry about.
About 3 years saved now.
I Taught the 4 year old's at church Sunday morning for 10 years.
Left my business 2x for mission trips and God miraculously provided when I came back.
I taught 5 x a week plus held a job.
Sunday morning to the kids.
Sunday night with the 5th graders
Friday afternoons at Good News Clubs. Sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Friday Nights with the Kids teaching through Pilgrims Progress, I did this 2x
Teaching Monday afternoons at a nursing home. I taught through the Song of Songs once then John, then Romans then back to the Song again! I love the Song of Songs.
I grew up hating God for what happened to me, and now I love Him because He first loved me. My passion is for children to grow up loving God and not hating Him.
My other passion which has become ever greater is to help others see the Love of Christ to His Church in the Song of Songs!!
I would love to help you, just let me know and I will lead you and pray for you.
God demonstrates His love to us in sending His one and only Son to suffer in our place, taking our sins upon Himself so that whoever believes they get to heaven because of what He did for us will not perish but have everlasting life.