RASHIE KENNEDY, SR.
I am one that agrees with John Newton, author of Amazing Grace who said,
“I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.”
Jesus, the unique Son of God, claimed the unique title of “I AM” indicating His deity and all sufficiency. When we give our I ams we are not indicating our deity or all sufficiency – but to repeat as Paul said, “By the grace of God, I am what I am.”.
I have compiled a personal and scriptural listing of "I Am's" as I believe they apply to me. I believe the scriptural listings can apply to anyone who is a born again Christian dedicated to serving and honoring our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
I AM ...
one who is first of all, a wretched sinner.
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
one who can say with Paul,
Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am!
one who can say with Isaiah,
Isa 6:5 “Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.”
one who by my sins, caused the death of my dear Saviour.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
one who can say with Job,
Job 42:5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. 6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
one who can say with the publican,
Luk 18:13 God be merciful to me a sinner.
one whose sins are forgiven
Rom 4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
one who is declared righteous through Christ.
Rom 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
one who has been adopted
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
one who has been blessed with every spiritual blessing
Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
one for whom everything works for my good.
Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1Co 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am
I, Rashie, Am ...
one raised around the family altar! My parents prayed with us four times each day as long as they lived and were able!
one who weighed 13 1/2 pounds at birth! That was most unusual!
one that was happy and still happy at age 96.
AMEN! & AMEN!
one described in:
Pro 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
one described in:
Eph 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
one described in:
Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
one that was called and chosen!
Mat 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
one that was called to write at age 90!
one that has written over 30 articles!
one that has over 30 articles on the web!
one described in
Psa 92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
8 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.
9 For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
one described in:
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
one described in:
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Jesus Christ is THE only begotten Son of God and we that are saved are sons through Him!!!
"I am the Messiah,"
Joh 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
"I am the bread of life,"
Joh 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
"I am from above,"
Joh 8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
"I am the eternal one,"
Joh 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
"I am the light of the world,"
Joh 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
"I am the door,"
Joh 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
"I am the Good Shepard,"
Joh 10: 11 & 14 I am the good shepherd and giveth his life for the sheep ... I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
"I am the Son of God,"
Joh 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
"I am the resurrection and life,"
Joh 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
"I am Lord and master,"
Joh 13:13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
"I am the way, truth and life,"
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
"I am the vine,"
Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without m~ ye can do nothing.
"I am alpha and omega,"
Rev. 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
"I am the first and the last,"
Rev. 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last.
Because He is Who He IS,
I, Rashie, am
Determined and dedicated to fulfilling God's will now and in the future! AMEN! AMEN!
Determined to apply James 4:15 continually!
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
Determined to apply 1 Joh 2:17. AMEN!
And the world passeth away, and the lu~t thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
one that had a beautiful and faithful wife! She bore and helped raise one beautiful girl and two handsome sons!
one called to preach at age 30!
one that went to Bible College at age 30!
one that started a church in Nashville, TN while in college! Sylvan Park FWB
one that preached the 60th anniversary of the church at age 93! AMEN! AMEN!
one that served as chairman of our Free Will Baptist Foreign Missions many years!
one that pastored in five states!
one still writing at age 96!
one that rejects SECRET ORDERS! IT IS NO SECRET WHAT GOD CAN DO!
one that pastored churches in two of the larger cities in the U.S., namely, Nashville, TN and Houston, TX plus three in North Carolina, two in Florida, and three more in Texas, also, one in Louisiana.
one who has a sixty-six book library! The Thompson Chain Reference Bible! A study Bible that cannot be beat!!!
one who is saturating my heart and mind using this library of sixty-six books!
one who is sharing the Good News via the web. Visit me at www.rashiekennedy.com
one who is not a giver-upper or quitter!
one keeping on keeping on until my lord calls me home to Heaven!!! AMEN!!!
one that married again after Myrtie, my first wife died! I stayed single for several years then married a former girl friend from one of the churches my father pastored, namely Folkstone FWB Church! We are happy together and are now living at Autumn Village Retirement Home, Room 46, Beulaville, NC, 28518. Her name is Kathleen Hansley Everett Kennedy. She had six children, two boys and four girls. One died and the others are Christians and doing well! We all love each other! We all love God and know He loves us! We named ourselves Ray & Kay for short!
one that GIVES GOD ALL THE GLORY!
Not due any GLORY! HE IS DUE IT ALL!. Praying God's blessings upon all MY READERS! one who LOVES YOU ALL! AMEN! Rashie
Just any person that gets saved, and lives a dedicated life can write their "I Am's" as I have done!