Bulletin for 2-26-23

Birthdays and Anniversaries

None this week

Prayer requests:

Stacey Esner has a severely sprained ankle

Chaney Reames is undergoing extensive dental work.

Danny Bannister, nephew of Tommy’s, recovering from double pneumonia with complications

Paul Tyler has a bad sort Parkinson’s. Got stem cell treatments. Pray for their success.

Bill Grubbs recovering from surgery.

Shirley Weeks, Steve’s mom, continues to have trouble.

Teresa Weeks, Steve’s sister, having age related issues. She has Down’s Syndrome.

Sarah, Chris Girvin’s sister, on hospice care

Robert and Sue Waller, health issues

Darla Nitti, Wendi’s mom, good report

Leta, has a recurring cancer, prayer request from her granddaughter via our website.

Tammy Jones, Weeks’ neighbor, kidney failure/dialysis



“I am…” – Ex. 3:14

God, to Moses via the burning bush in Exodus 3:14,

“I am…”

”I am who I am.”

God IS.



We assert who we are, but is that always who we are? God is who he is – no pretense.

We can make ourselves appear other than we are. God is who he is and is incapable of being otherwise.

We can delude ourselves to believe we are something, though we are not. God is who he is and is incapable of self-delusion.

Others may impose on us their view of us, and deceive us. God is who he is and is not capable of being deceived.

Jesus repeatedly says, “I am…” Often this is followed by a description of what he is about:

“I am…”

• the bread of life
• the light of the world
• good
• meek and lowly in heart
• from God
• sent from God
• with you
• Jesus
• Master and Lord
• from above
• not of this world

Other times, he simply says: “I am” (John 8:24,28John 8:58John 13:19John 18:5-8).

Like Father, like Son.

He is.

He is who he says he is.

And he cannot be otherwise.

Rick Kelley, link to original article