Clayton Jennings Preacher
Since of the historic impact of the life and ministry of Jesus', his life's work was from a variety of point of views on scandal after another.
Case in point, the lowly birth. His mother Mary a teenage mom and a virgin ... seriously? The|story of the immaculate conception redefines "crisis pregnancy."
Let's get into his public ministry. He was "inactive" as far as being beyond the general public eye for the first thirty years of his life. Bible does not have many recommendations to his youth or teenage years, save for the reality we understand he impressed lots of religious leaders in the temple at a young age (Luke 2:46 -50).
Jesus carried out many wonders. From turning water into wine to recovery a man born blind. The instant curing of 10 individuals who were plagued by leprosy. The raising of Lazarus from the dead, the feeding of thousands with a few fish and a couple of loaves of bread provided by a young boy. Not to point out that truth that Peter strolled on water. The religious leaders of the day might not explain these wonders. And because they could not comprehend it, they could not let it stand. They needed to make an example of this male who dines with sinners and performs works of marvel.
They asked themselves- "Who Exactly who is this guy? And where does he derive such strange and yet undeniable powers?"
The biggest scandal of Jesus' life isn't exactly what he did. It's is exactly what he said ... about himself.
" Extremely truly, I tell you, anybody who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, however has passed from death to life." John 5:24
" Those who consume my flesh and consume my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is real food and my blood holds true beverage." John 6:54 -55.
" I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never ever clayton jennings walk in darkness but will have the light of life." John 8:12.
" I am the method, the truth and the life. NOBODY comes to the Dad other than through me." John 14:6.
Scandalous-blasphemous statements like this would get any guy or female nailed to a tree in an unpleasant death sentence. And a lawbreaker's death is what Jesus got. Jesus was brutally beaten, tortured and embarrassed completely view of the leaders of the Jewish religion. Those very same individuals in power thought that the scandal died with Jesus. They did not know the entire story.
Then, 3 days later, never mind the reality that armed guards were positioned right outside the tomb of Jesus (and that the rock in front of the burial place was more bouldered size than anything else) Jesus' burial place was found empty. Therefore for 40 days after his resurrection the scandal of Jesus Clayton Jennings continued. He advised his disciples to continue the Clayton Jennings scandal by taking the bright side of the greatest scandal ever told to all countries.
The excellent news is a story of the outrageous, wreckless love of God, for people who rebel, take him for granted and treat each other badly. The great news is that we do not get what clayton jennings we are worthy of. We get grace.
If you want to discover more about Clayton Jennings, his ministry or upcoming dates for his revival please see him at ClaytonJennings.com.
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