Campus Ambassadors @ UAlbany

Jesus is calling you to be a Disciple!

Jesus was and is the creator of everything we know!  He could have snapped His fingers and just demanded that we all follow Him, but He didn’t.  He could have had the greatest “mega-church” the world has ever seen, but He didn’t.  Instead, he chose to build into 12 men and left them with the call to build into more.  Why would he do that?  Was it an accident?  Did He make a mistake?

Kicking off the year, Steve preached on the call to be a disciple.   Please learn with us why the most powerful being ever, would choose to act in such a way!

Due to technical difficulties we were not able to record this talk.  Please read the notes and powerpoint.  Talk given 8/31/10.

Discipleship Notes

Discipleship Powerpoint

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Was Jesus God?

Steve gave the talk at the last session of our regional fall retreat this year.  The theme of the weekend was “Mythbusters: we don’t just believe, we put it to the test!”  and was largely oriented around many typical questions that skeptics have about the Christian faith.  It was a great time with nearly 150 in attendance and 35 of those were from UAlbany!  It was a powerful talk, that challenged both believers and non-believers to know and follow Jesus!

When he was finished speaking he went to the back of the room to get some materials for the small group he was leading only to find a woman named Michelle sitting near his bag.  She spoke up and said, “It was like you were talking just to me!”  and then followed with, ” You mentioned that if a person wanted to start a relationship with Jesus, there was a prayer we should pray.  What was that prayer?”  Steve asked, “Do you want to pray that now?”  She responded, “YES!”

After leading her in prayer for salvation, Steve asked if he could tell everyone of her exciting decision and she said “Sure!” Steve walked to the front of the room and spoke into the mic… “Ladies and Gentlmen, Michelle just gave her life to Christ!  Welcome to the family Michelle!”  The room exploded in applause and rejoicing!

Additionally, Joe Shea [Senior CA Staff] stated, “That was one of the most thorough talks on the resurrection I have ever heard.”  Maybe you will agree.  Maybe not.  Please listen and find out.

Maybe you are like Michelle and after hearing this message want to know Jesus personally.  If that is true, please contact us via email:  campusambassadors.ualbany@gmail.com

Or Facebook at the following page:   http://www.facebook.com/pages/CA-UAlbany/278343568894138

Was Jesus God?

Was Jesus God? – Notes

Was Jesus God Powerpoint

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Jesus IS Practical!

What have we learned this year?  As we wrapped up 2009-2010, we looked back at the vast amount of topics and distance we had come in just one year with Jesus’ help and direction!

It was a powerful year and there is some great testimony to that in this talk!

Due to technical difficulties we were not able to record this talk, however please read the notes and view the slides below.  Talk given on 5/4/10.

Jesus is Practical – Year end wrap up [powerpoint]

Jesus is Practical – Year end [Notes]

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Jesus is Practical: Sabbath

REST!  Some never get any.  Some get way too much!  Yet, neither extreme is healthy.  God teaches us from the beginning of the Bible, and all throughout it, to take a break, to rest, to contemplate, to fellowship with Him; to sabbath!

Why is this so important to God?  Why did He rest?  What does this do for us?  Is this a hard and fast rule, or a concept or a suggestion?  What does it look like to rest?

Join us for this teaching as we investigate God’s heart for our rest!

Talk given 4/27/10.  Sadly, due to technical difficulties we were unable to record this message.  However please see the notes and powerpoint below.

Jesus is Practical – Sabbath [Powerpoint slides]

Jesus is Practical – Sabbath [Notes]

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Jesus is Practical: Prayer

Prayer is our direct line of communication to God!  It doesn’t get any better than that!  It is how we stay in tune with Him at any time of the day in any situation.

So why do we struggle to do it?  What happens when it seems like nobody’s listening or hearing our prayers?  Why should we pray?  What does it look like to pray effectively?

Please listen and find out.  This talk was given 4/20/10.

Jesus is Practical: Prayer

Jesus is Practical – Prayer [Powerpoint Slides]

Jesus is practical – Prayer [notes]

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Jesus is Practical: Accountability

It is seldom talked about but urgently needed… Accountability!  What does it mean and what does it mean to be accountable?  Who are we really accountable to?  If this one topic were taken seriously by the church alone, what would our world look like?  We would be the beacon of light that the world is looking for in all it’s “darkness” and attract people to Jesus!

Accountability isn’t easy, but it is necessary and very healthy to any individual, group, or society in general!  We NEED this in our lives, but so many of us avoid it like the plague.

Join our discussion as we investigate!  This talk was given on 4/13/10.

Jesus is Practical: Accountability

Jesus is Practical – Accountability [Notes]

Jesus is Practical – Accountability [Powerpoint slides]

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Jesus is Practical: Serving Those In Need

Jesus’ words to His disciples and followers were consistent with the major thrust in Scripture towards serving those in need.  There are poor and oppressed people in every culture, environment and economy.  Oppression happens on multiple levels and has many ways of manifesting itself.  This talk focuses on the many ways people are either oppressed or are the oppressors and discovering what we can do about it.

Talk was given 4/6/10.

Jesus is Practical: Serving those in need

Jesus is Practical – Serving [Powerpoint slides]

Jesus is Practical – Serving those in need

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Jesus is Practical: Community

The natural reaction to the resurrection by the disciples of Jesus was to band together and love one another in remarkable ways!  Why?  What is so powerful about being a part of a community? A Family? Why do we need this?  Please listen as we learn together about being God’s family/community!

This talk was given 3/9/10.

Jesus is Practical: Community

Jesus is Practical – Community [powerpoint]

Jesus is Practical – Community [notes]

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Jesus is Practical: Forgiveness

What does it mean to forgive?  Why is it so important to be forgiving as a follower of Christ?  How do we do this?

Please listen to one of the most powerful talks/discussions given this semester!  Many said that they were deeply moved from this talk and that burdens that they had been holding on to were finally let go that evening and a peace and restoration was seen and felt in their hearts and even some damaged relationships were healed!

Talk given 3/2/10.

Jesus is Practical: Forgiveness

Jesus is Practical – Forgiveness [powerpoint]

Jesus is Practical – Forgiveness [notes]

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Jesus is Practical: Celebrating Diversity

Who might be seated next to you in Heaven that it might bother you that they are there too?

During the middle of “Black History Month” we decided to see what Jesus had to say about diversity!  This talk focuses on some hard-hitting truth about Jesus’ love for ALL people and what that means for whom we are meant to love!

Steve gave this teaching on 2/23/10.

Jesus is Practical: Celebrating Diversity

Jesus is Practical – Celebrating Diversity Powerpoint

Jesus is practical- Celebrating Diversity [Notes]

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