Posted by Jenny Morgan

Del Escritorio del Pastor

Comparti el pasado mes que Jesus tenia un estilo unico de enseñanza. El utilizaba lo que la biblia describe como parabolas. Porque parabolas? Cual era el proposito de Jesus enseñar en parabolas?

La respuesta a la pregunta es que este era al “PowerPoint” de Jesus para que la gente pudiese entender el mensaje que el estaba trayendo. Lo gracioso de todo era cuando Jesus hizo la pregunta “Ustedes entendieron todo esto?” y ellos respondieron “Si” (Mateo 13:51). Cuando leo esto, me dije a mi mismo “ Estoy casi Seguro que esta gente no entendieron completamente lo que Jesus quizo decir” A veces estas cosas pasan: decimos que lo captamos pero en realidad no entendemos.

Lo que hablo este capitulo al final de Mateo 13:52 (“Todo maestro de la ley que ha sido instruido acerca del reino de los cielos es como el dueño de una casa, que de lo que tiene guardado saca tesoros nuevos y viejos”) es que todos temenos un pasado el cual Dios nos ha permitido vivir aun antes de que le entregaramos nuestras vidas a Cristo. Algunas personas deciden olvidar sus historias del pasado. Yo decidi no hacerlo porque es mi pasado que me ayuda a comprender al perdido, a amar al perdido y alcanzar al perdido. Para esto hemos sido llamado: a conectar a esta gente quienes no conocen a Jesus a tener una conexion especial con El una relacion personal con El.

El punto es, todos temenos una historia. ¡Todos temenos nuestra propia parabola. Usemoslo para conectar a la gente con Jesus!

Bendiciones a todos,
Pastor José

From the Pastor’s Desk

I shared this past month that Jesus had a really neat style of teaching. He used what the Bible describes as parables. Why parables? What was the purpose of Jesus teaching in parables?

The answer to the question is that this was Jesus’s “PowerPoint” so people could understand the message that He was bringing across. What was funny to me was when Jesus asked the question, “Did you understand all this?” and they replied “Yes” (Matthew 13:51). When I read this, I said to myself, “I am almost sure that these people didn’t understand fully what Jesus meant.” Sometimes it happens: we say we get it, but we really don’t.

What this chapter spoke to me at the end of Matthew 13:52 (“Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old”) is that we all have a past that God allowed us to live even before we gave our lives to Christ. Some people decide to forget the story of their past. I choose not to because it is my past that helps me to understand the lost, to love the lost, and to reach the lost. That’s what we are called to do: to connect those people who don’t know Jesus to have a special connection with Him and a personal relationship with Him.

The point is, we all have a story. We all have our own parable to tell. Let’s use it to connect people with Jesus!

Blessings to all,
Pastor José