I Am The Good Shepherd: Part 2

May 15, 2016By Tim Yee

In yesterday’s devotion I highlighted the world’s need for a shepherd and the opportunity God has given us to provide shepherd-like leadership amidst all kinds of crises. Today I want to emphasize our own personal need for the Good Shepherd, especially as we seek to meet the needs around us.

I Am The The Good Shepherd: Part 1

May 14, 2016By Tim Yee

In my previous posts on the leadership of Jesus, I’ve been asking about the significance of Jesus calling himself “the light of the world” and “the bread of life.” Today we’ll look at Jesus calling himself, “the good shepherd.” To a hungry world, Jesus says “I am the bread you are really hungry for.” To a dark world Jesus says “I am the light that will show you the way.” To a lost world Jesus says “I am the shepherd you need.”

I Am The Bread Of Life

April 17, 2016By Tim Yee

In yesterday’s post I highlighted how Jesus surprised his hearers by saying, “I am the bread.” The Jews of his day were looking for a Messiah who could bring manna like Moses. Jesus did offer literal bread from a supernatural source when he multiplied the loaves and fish. But what he offered most of all was himself. He was the manna from heaven. He was the bread.

Jesus is not only “the bread” but also and specifically the “the bread of life.”

I Am The Bread

April 16, 2016By Tim Yee

When Jesus says, “I am the bread,” he is confirming their hopes that he is the Messiah while challenging them to understand that he is something much more than a problem solver. Instead of saying, “I will give you bread,” he says, “I am the bread.” For those who are seeking something from Jesus, he offers himself instead.

One of the most common mistakes we as leaders can make is wanting the gifts of the Giver more than the Giver of the gifts.

The Light of the World, Part 2

March 20, 2016By Tim Yee

In yesterday’s devotion, I suggested that the candles lit in the temple from the annual Feast of Tabernacles was the backdrop to Jesus claiming, “I am the light of the world.” In fact, because he probably said this on the last day of the festival, Jesus was creating an even more vivid contrast than it appears at first glance.

The Light of the World, Part 1

March 19, 2016By Tim Yee

Throughout John’s gospel, distinctive “I am” statements point toward Jesus’ divinity, centrality, and authority. In John 8:12-20, for example, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.” What does this mean?

Eucharist: Thanks

February 21, 2016By Tim Yee

As I’ve been reflecting on the meaning of the Lord’s Supper, I have enjoyed finding deeper meanings of this Passover meal that Jesus reinterprets to place himself at the center of the biblical story.

Jesus is the Lamb

February 20, 2016By Tim Yee

When you read Matthew’s account of the Last Supper, something is missing from this Passover meal, in which Jesus powerfully transforms it into a meal about himself. Let me explain what I mean.

Jesus is the Center

February 7, 2016By Tim Yee

Participating in Communion can seem like a thing we do on Sunday that has little impact on how we live on Monday and throughout the rest of the week. The truth is, however, that Communion helps us remember the centrality of Jesus.

God Can Use Our Brokenness

February 6, 2016By Tim Yee

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Matthew 26:26 A Note from Mark: I want to introduce you to my friend Tim Yee. I have known Tim for many years as an exceptional student of mine, … Read More