Sunday, February 19, 2017

Faithful leads to Fruitful Maturity

Winston Churchill board chair www.EasTview.org
A vision is never free. This church was founded 25 years ago with great affliction. 

Joseph
Virginia and our family started attending here 5 years ago. Started men's group. John 12:24 no one showed up at the 1st meeting. No one came. Till 7:45. One showed up. Prayed together. 

Grandpa preached Watching Joseph Die. His father showed his preference and the brothers became jealous. Hatred became evident. They sold him. Made some money. 

Joseph never regained his freedom. He died to his freedom, to his nationality, family. 

39:9 how can I do this great wickedness? 
He wouldn't do it. He said to his master's wife, "Look, with me here, my master doesn't give a second thought to anything that goes on here—he's put me in charge of everything he owns. He treats me as an equal. The only thing he hasn't turned over to me is you. You're his wife, after all! How could I violate his trust and sin against God?"
Genesis 39:8‭-‬9 MSG

Joseph ended up in prison and interpreted dreams. Thought he could get out now. It took 2 more years until he was brought in front of Pharoah. Joseph gave all credit to God. 
He was 30 when he became the 2nd in command. 

He named his children putting God first again. 

Eventually he met his brothers and asked about his father. 

"Come closer to me," Joseph said to his brothers. They came closer. "I am Joseph your brother whom you sold into Egypt. But don't feel badly, don't blame yourselves for selling me. God was behind it. God sent me here ahead of you to save lives. There has been a famine in the land now for two years; the famine will continue for five more years—neither plowing nor harvesting. God sent me on ahead to pave the way and make sure there was a remnant in the land, to save your lives in an amazing act of deliverance. So you see, it wasn't you who sent me here but God. He set me in place as a father to Pharaoh, put me in charge of his personal affairs, and made me ruler of all Egypt.
Genesis 45:4‭-‬8 

He gave God the credit. The brothers had difficulty accepting forgiveness. 20 years later they thought Joseph was going to kill them. 

Joseph replied, "Don't be afraid. Do I act for God? Don't you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good, as you see all around you right now—life for many people. Easy now, you have nothing to fear; I'll take care of you and your children." He reassured them, speaking with them heart-to-heart.
Genesis 50:19‭-‬21 MSG

Hating our life is putting our life always 2nd to God. Follow me Jesus said. 

There is always a continuing cost. Leading people to Christ and on to maturity in Him.

Do you understand the cost? Financing. God has blessed. Where are Financing coming from?

Trends show a shortfall this year.

We took over a company some years ago. Some things the customer wanted were unethical. Found it hard to die to the profits. 55 people millions of dollars at stake. God took away the contract. Laid off 30. Now he brought life. 18 people left. 

12 or 15 years ago dad told me to change what God wants you to change. Life will come. 

He will increase when I decrease. 

Together we count the cost. 

Hebrews 4 don't let a heart of unbelief get in the way. Philippians 3:7 know Christ and the power of his resurrection. Move forward in Christ. 

Celebrate with Soup for Soar. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Love on Kaanapali beach

VDP very difficult people
www.BeachMinistry.org
VDP are Draining rude 
Demanding people self centered demeaning pushy
Disappointing people disloyal
Destructive hateful people harm you
How to respond in love 
1 Corinthians 13 
Love is patient and kind, never jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. Love isn't selfish or quick tempered. It doesn't keep a record of wrongs that others do.  Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil.  Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting.
1 Corinthians 13:4‭-‬7 

10 pet peeves of rudeness
Smokers
4 junk mail send it back
3 people who leave church during the offering
1 steal my parking

4 marks of love
1 love is not rude
Respond in love
We often interrupt before listening

It's stupid and embarrassing to give an answer before you listen.
Proverbs 18:13 

Telling out like it is destroys people. Telling it like it might be builds them up. 
Never persuasive when I'm abrasive. 
Good judgment proves that you are wise, and if you speak kindly, you can teach others.
Proverbs 16:21 

Tone changes meaning

2. Love does not demand it's own way
Be nice to the waiters and flight attendants. Do not demand. 
Treat people with respect. 

Be understanding and not demanding
Watch Fireproof movie a low budget

Do not say cruel things or argue. They should be gentle and kind to everyone.

Be contagiously grateful. Understand other's 3 Bs background burdens battles

Be encouraged. If you say Can or Can't you are right. 

How far have they come? What are their 3Bs?

Overlook offenses. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Be tender without surrender. 
Everyone will disappoint you because they are not perfect

3. Gentle not judgemental
Christians sometimes get judgemental. Pray before you speak. 
My friends, you are spiritual. So if someone is trapped in sin, you should gently lead that person back to the right path. But watch out, and don't be tempted yourself.
Galatians 6:1 
We must stop judging others. We must also make up our minds not to upset anyone's faith.
Romans 14:13 

4. How to deal with Destructive people
Don't repeat it. Delete it. 
Don't keep bringing it up. That puts you in prison. Repeating only hurts you. Let go here and now. 
Resentment is self destructive. You hurt yourself. 
In your mind. To gossip to others. 
Mind
Rehearse it you resemble it
Arguments nagging does not work
Love forgives 
Unloving people gossip
Why are you doing it? What's the source of your information. May I quote you? That stops gossip. 

God will settle the score. God is not expecting you to gloss it over. Not fake it. Face it. Forgive it. Let it go. 
Baptism is a symbol of forgiveness. Confess your sins. Ask him to come into your heart. 

True love is action.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Church in Hawaii

Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new. God has done it all! He sent Christ to make peace between himself and us, and he has given us the work of making peace between himself and others.  What we mean is that God was in Christ, offering peace and forgiveness to the people of this world. And he has given us the work of sharing his message about peace. We were sent to speak for Christ, and God is begging you to listen to our message. We speak for Christ and sincerely ask you to make peace with God. Christ never sinned! But God treated him as a sinner, so Christ could make us acceptable to God.

Missionary to Thailand speaker 
Lord's Team Ministries http://www.wordoftruthmaui.org

Works in the Golden Triangle
Pristine wilderness awesome beautiful.  
Lots of people that need to be saved. 
Live in poverty sleep on a mat. Gather food from the forest. They can live on not much. Pastor Morris. 15 baptized. Things are getting better. I'm the postman bringing them spiritual food. 
Walk in righteousness. And love and minister. God protects. 
Ps 37:5 God saves.
Follow the Holy Ghost. 
Go forth God says. Pastor Masee. Thankful that we can go. Pray with me. Jesus died for my sins. We lift up the food and call it blessed. 

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Business by the Book

www.BusinessbytheBook.ca lunch at Law Courts Building Vancouver
Presention by Shannon from Deloitte Toronto talking about http://alpha.org and the life change
This event happens every 1st Wednesday of the month.  

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Fireproof Marriage

Pastor Delbert Enns www.EasTview.org 
Divorce is painful. The pain never stops. God did not intend for the pain to go on and on. Lawyers don't help couples to reconcile. 
Where should couples go?
The Bible portrays a beautiful covenant. What does it take to make it last? 
Selfless Love. Jesus shows us what that means. He died for his church. 
Intolerable Cruelty movie. George Clooney did a good job. He spoke from the heart. Vulnerable in love. Good no fear no shame. Cynicism destroys us. Council fear or trust? Make the leap of love. Don't ever go back. 
Love is a verb. 
Is there a way to talk about divorce? Matthew 5:31-32 adultery. 
There are moments when we have to make critical decisions. 
Deuteronomy 24:1 If a man and a woman have been married less than one year, he must not be sent off to war or sent away to do forced labor. He must be allowed to stay home for a year and be happy with his wife.
Deuteronomy 24:5 CEVDCUS06

There were several rabbi interpretations of this teaching. In Jesus's day any excuse was grounds for divorce. It was acceptable to have girlfriends. 
For 500 years the Romans had no divorce until the they conquered Greece and adapted their promiscuous lifestyle. 

What prospective guides you. Jesus wanted the biblical joys of marriage. He made a regrettable concession. Not as intended. 

3rd concession: But I tell you not to divorce your wife unless she has committed some terrible sexual sin. If you divorce her, you will cause her to be unfaithful, just as any man who marries her is guilty of taking another man's wife.
Matthew 5:32 

The disciples didn't get it. Jesus said marriage is beautiful. 

Know yourself first. God blesses those people whose hearts are pure. They will see him!  God blesses those people who make peace. They will be called his children!
Matthew 5:8‭-‬9 

Don't tolerate abuse. Forgiveness is for all. Grace is extended to all. 
Leo and Cynthia video. Got divorced. Became co-dependant. Got married. She withdrew. Divorced. Lonely. Sad. Went to church recovery group. Went to ask Leo for forgiveness. He started attending an apologetics class. Accepted Christ and got remarried. With Christ at the centre.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Chapel at Providence

Elisha Director of student development
Psalm where do I look for help?  hills? The God of Jacob is our fortress

Jeremiah 1:1-10 build and plant
Romans 8:28-30

David Johnson
We know God works for the good
God spoke through Jeremiah and he reflects on what God said. Hopefully you all will do the same. He was the weeping prophet. He changed his world. 
God makes the first step in the dance of life. 
God has a purpose. He calls us.
God works things together. 

Our sufferings can't be compared. God turns them to good.
Was sharing the faith on campus every day. Lost the Student Card. How God could you let it happen? Even the things we do wrong God works for good. 
Study the Greek word. God is working to conform us to the image of Christ. Taking the initiative. 
Reflect on what God has done. Suffering. Parents. College. Marriage. 
Seminary. And suffer. Miscarriages. Suffering as a pastor. Free lodging and enough to pay for food. 25 people. Barb said why do we stay? Then to doctoral studies. Then professor and Dean, Provost, President. 59 years of preparation. Suffering. We want to run from it. But God uses that. 
In the midst of our suffering God is at work. For His glory and ours. We are the objects of His glory. 

God is working on the nations. How does God do that? He can and he does. 

God is calling us to glorify Him. From your mother's womb to today.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Opportunities

Henry Dueck is involved with Hockey Ministries and invited me to see the Stanley Cup. I got there on time but it left before I could take a picture. Church of the Rock
There are opportunities in life. They are invisible. We miss them because they
1. Are an obstacle. I'm on a mission when I shop. Anything in the way is an obstacle. 
2. Timing. It often interferes with opportunities. Are you afraid to die? No I know where I'm going. 
Ephesians 2:10 good works God has planned for us. I want opportunity. 
3. Some people just pop in. 20 years ago that happened. Company just came. Now we hide. We miss opportunities. 
Matthew 25:1-10 the wise and foolish virgins. They missed the opportunity.
We struggle to own the opportunity. 
Some discernment is needed. What exactly is God asking me to do? Pray for the teachers. For healing of her back. Be prepared. 
Our biggest obstacle is self. 
We are not a liability. We died with Christ and now you are an asset to God.
Grow from the missed opportunities. Philippians 3:13.14
Go forward. Press into God's goal for you. 
I miss lots of opportunities by an inch. My priorities are slightly off.  Matthew 23:23 do the important stuff. Do the weightier matters. 
Intimacy into-me-you-see. God wants that with you. Ask him to speak into me. 
How do I get there? Where do you connect with God? Go deep with Him. into-me-you-see comes at a cost.
Pray the sinner's prayer with me. 

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Aubrey Krahn Transformation

Will do the series of studies by Rick Warren 
I always tithed.
Had an uncle that was a real cranky dude. 3 days before he died he became a Christian and the nicest guy you ever met. He's now with Jesus. 
Jesus was transfigured John 14,33 
Transformed from glory to glory. Not making a better list but God changing us transforming us.
God has all kinds of transformations for us. 
Rom 12.1-3 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.  Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:1‭-‬2 NLT
We don't need conformed people but transformed by renewing the mind. What does that mean? No movies? 
Eph 4 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
Ephesians 4:24 NLT

What is the default setting of your life? Only God can change you. Delete refresh save 
1. Delete fake news. Resolve is not enough. It numbs. God said change. God wants you to face and acknowledge you can't. What are the things God wants to delete? Feeling bad is not repentance. Name the Transformers. Rich young ruler. Zachaius. There are lies in your heart. Go sell your stuff. He walked away sad. He needed his money. Zachaius was hiding but Jesus came to him. He repented by paying back all rip-offs.
Transformation is amazing 
2. Refresh fake news. You can have it in 3 easy steps. That's not how it works. It takes a long time. You don't get rewards for nothing in real life. We want it all to be easy. Mother gave us a dresser and it was in awful shape. Didn't clean out all the corners. Too impatient. Don't blame others. Get Scripture into your mind. Get it. 
3. Save the good patterns. 

Make the declaration now. 

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Time for a Faith Lift

Mark Hughes 

Hebrews
We need to grow from faith to faith. 
Micah had 3 principles
Habbakuk said the just shall live by faith.
We forget the simple command. 
Live by faith. Paul said it. 
Hebrews said confidence has great reward. Not self confidence believing in what I can do but in what God can do. 
Shadrak and friends had God confidence. You can have low self confidence and high God confidence. 
Read your Bible and develop God confidence. Moses had no self confidence. Joshua knew God could do a few things. He made the universe stop.
5'3 David versus 9'9" Goliath uncircumcised. 
David knew on whose side he was on. He ran to meet the giant and defeated him. 

Prayed for a couple to have a baby. 9 months later they had a baby. Prayed for him to get a job. He did. Prayed for him to find a house. He will. 

Wesley encountered a storm. 26 Moravian missionaries were on board. They sang and prayed. They got across. 

Lord give me the steadfast confidence. He changed history. 3x7x40 years he preached.

Confidence and endurance are the requirements of faith. 

Faith is believing and trusting God even when it's not working. He'll heal me in His time. 
Endurance is the lost part. Abraham waited 25 years for the baby. Noah built a boat for 100 years. It had never rained before. 
Joseph mentioned his bones on his death bed. 400 years later.

Obedience. After you have done the will of God things happen. 
The Ten Lepers got healed when they obeyed. Nahaman got healed after he obeyed. 

2017 has started. God's mercies are new everyday. 
Do you need a new start? You can know Jesus right now. Just pray this prayer right now. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Summit Church Thunder Bay

Tonkanin the police officer:
Finnish do Christmas on Christmas eve
We have some untruthful people here. Who is here for the first time?
Melody the best gift ever? Got 7 dinky cars at age 6.
Mr Fairs leads the men's group. Dad made a little barn for me and a little non functioning rifle at age 5. We now gave it to Caleb. 
Leslie and Sue made lunch for others. 
Gift. A chatty Cathy doll. Pull the string and it talked to you. Loved it very much.
Finns don't have guns. 
We have memories. The material possessions pass away. 
Isaiah 9:6,7
A child is born to us, a son is given to us, and authority will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be vast authority and endless peace for David's throne and for his kingdom, establishing and sustaining it with justice and righteousness now and forever. The zeal of the LORD of heavenly forces will do this.
Isaiah 9:6‭-‬7 CEB

There are refugees who have seen atrocities. Jesus was born 2022 years ago. 
In times of stress we get upset. I play worship music and pray and the stress lifts. I remember God's peace. We have no excuse. In times of turmoil remember God gives us peace. There is God's peace for panic attacks. Share it with family and friends. The angels brought good news.
Fear NOT!
Luke 2:13
The message of hope. Celebrate the hope. Share the message of hope that comes from Easter. 
Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 CEB

Went to Nigeria for dad's funeral. Sang Give me Jesus. 
That gave me peace. That funeral was not easy. 
If the enemy is tormenting you or if you have never given your life to Christ you are not here by mistake. Give your life to Christ now. Think about the peace that God gives you. There is Jesus's peace. Get on your knees and pray. 
Joy to the world the Lord has come. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Happy 4th Advent!

Dave Ens www.EasTview.org 
Think ahead 3 weeks. Christmas is done. Your wallet is empty and you are searching for weight loss plans. 
Was it worth it? Think about it now. How will you make it worthwhile? 
John the cousin of Jesus was also born.
Matthew 3
In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, "Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!" He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said: The voice of one shouting in the wilderness, " Prepare the way for the Lord;  make his paths straight. "  Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. I baptize with water those of you who have changed your hearts and lives. The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I'm not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Matthew 3:1‭-‬3‭, ‬8‭, ‬11 CEB

John's story is short. Was he successful? Is his life what a God honoring life looks like? The next time we encounter him he is questioning Jesus. "Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?"
Matthew 11:3 CEB
Are you real? John got beheaded shortly after. 
Jesus answer: Those who were blind are able to see . Those who were crippled are walking. People with skin diseases are cleansed. Those who were deaf now hear. Those who were dead are raised up. The poor have good news proclaimed to them .  Happy are those who don't stumble and fall because of me."
Matthew 11:5‭-‬6 CEB

The LORD 's ransomed ones will return and enter Zion with singing, with everlasting joy upon their heads. Happiness and joy will overwhelm them; grief and groaning will flee away.
Isaiah 35:10 CEB
Out of lifeless will come life. Handel's Messiah includes this chapter. 
What will your salvation look like? 
Yes. This is what God's salvation looks like!
All are one in Jesus. 
Was it all worth it? Who is your neighbor that needs to hear?

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Balancing the Scales

Isaiah 11
LIn 586 a terrible army destroyed 
Israel. Yahweh wants a people that love him. 
500 years later Jesus came.
A shoot will grow up from the stump of Jesse; a branch will sprout from his roots. The LORD's spirit will rest upon him, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of planning and strength, a spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD. He will delight in fearing the LORD. He won't judge by appearances, nor decide by hearsay. Righteousness will be the belt around his hips, and faithfulness the belt around his waist. The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; the calf and the young lion will feed together, and a little child will lead them. A nursing child will play over the snake's hole; toddlers will reach right over the serpent's den. They won't harm or destroy anywhere on my holy mountain. The earth will surely be filled with the knowledge of the LORD , just as the water covers the sea.
Isaiah 11:1‭-‬3‭, ‬5‭-‬6‭, ‬8‭-‬9 CEB

Luke 1.31 Matthew 2.2
Psalm talked about justice. 
God came in and punished Israel.  We judge too often. God knows what we do. To often it becomes oppression. 
The season is not about us. The kingdom is coming to celebrate what God is doing

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Testimony journey

Ken Silk.
Grew up in Christian home. Billy Graham was in town. Sat up on the top level. When he made the alter call he dragged his girlfriend down all those stairs to get to the floor. Someone came to talk and pray. He started preaching on the bus but his parents had no use for what he had done. 
It took years. 
Now involved in business and traveling around the world. Heart in ministry. Youth leader pastor. Doing gospel work in all sorts of ways whatever God has asked for. 
In Ireland they loved the accent. 
At a church meeting met the girl that God told me I would marry. 3 years later got engaged and married. Wonderful wife she was and is now in heaven. Geoblastoma. At age 40. 3 days to surgery. 6 months to live. She ate healthy. She was a stay at home mom.
They cried and committed it to God. People were getting saved. The 12 year old kids became involved. They helped pray and call on Jesus. She lived 25 months. We did the medical trip. Every relative had a cure.
Fasted and prayed and prepared for the memorial. She had a massive seizure and after that she couldn't talk. That was hard. 
What I did for her was sacrificial but nothing compared to Christ. Had respite help. Knew something was happening. There was never any anger. 
God if this is your time then take her quickly. Called her parents. They came she stopped breathing. Took her pulse. When it stopped we prayed and thanked God for who she was. 
We could not have anger about this. She was my precious partner. 700 people showed up for the memorial. She is now in the fullness of Christ.
In 2015 God brought another woman into my life. She's a makeup girl. So different. 
God taught me so much through her. I want to die to self. And learn what God has for me. 
It's about what God has for me. 

Sometimes the only thing we can do is pray. 

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Baptismal Sunday 12 baptisms 4 transfers

See the video at www.EasTview.org/sermons
Jaylene believes and is baptized.

Susan and numbers. She no longer wants to go through the wilderness. Wants to be baptized.

Matthew grew up in non Christian home. Now his family is here. Now believes that Jesus is the son of God and died for him. He accepted and chooses to follow Jesus.

Leoni felt unloved and unworthy. Wanted to end her life and then God intervened. At that moment she knew. Came to a youth event scarred. Found out they were not so scary. I know I've been saved. I want to be Baptised.

Nathan started coming to www.EasTview.org earlier this year. Felt he was not good enough for redemption. Went to a retreat and decided to become a follower of Jesus. Johnny prayed with me. Wanted to be baptized. Is choosing to follow Jesus.

Juanita grew up in a wonderful Christian home. Went to a weekend retreat at Briercrest. Baptised just before wedding. Told that her 2nd baby should be aborted but he was born alive and is now doing fine. Had a third healthy baby.

August was into sports. Went to church as an obligation. Got major injury. Baptised at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church. When our son was about to be born a lady helped our daughter off the play structure. It turned out that she was the head nurse at NICU. My play book now is the Bible. We want to be part of this.

Sing now. Hark the herald angels sing glory to the newborn king.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mission Sunday

Dave F has been fellowshipping at Willowdale Tyndale church for 2 years. They are a small church plant from www.EasTview.org

Stephane S spent a year in Sweden and did outreach to Poland from there. Basketball camp. Now want to be an ongoing witness. To Pray with people.

Dave Sinclair-Peters working with Burmese migrant workers and planted 3 churches among them. Isaiah was trafficked into Thailand and Jesus transformed his life. He is now planting churches in Burma Myanmar. 10 interns were sent to discipleship school.
Louise and a team delivered computers to a school of 300 when they were interrupted by 5 angry monks. After Louise spoke to them they calmed down but forbade them to go to the next village. But they did anyway.

Message by Louise
That encounter was scarry. The Spirit of intimation is what Satan uses to stop Christians from witnessing.
2 Timothy 1:7 God has not given us a spirit of timidity but with power love and a sound mind.
Courage is learned. Try it 50 times. Pastor Isaiah has planted 10 churches among the Burmese migrants. Share your testimony again and again. Pray and pray.
MBMSI prayer team was sent out to be ninja warriors. Isaiah started to teach farmers how to farm. Developed trust and farmers became Christians. At Christmas he put on a party. The monks wrecked the generator. A woman from another village came and was healed of breast cancer and told their neighbours inviting them to the next village.
Isaiah was arrested and released. The doors are wide open now.

The prayers are effective. 2 Moravian Christians sold themselves for Christ knowing they would never come back. Are you prepared to do that?

Dave and Louise have been missionaries since 2000 and are now moving to Burma and learning the language.

Eastview has a mission budget of $140,000 to be raised December 23 & 24

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Share Your Story

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty gain,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven's joys, O bright Heaven's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Delbert Enns pastor www.EasTview.org
Begin your day with prayer

Pastor Dave Ens
Stories - Exodus the story of Moses
Moses is redeemed from the Egyptian curse. He became a ruler over his own people. He killed an Egyptian and was found out and had to run.
Your story is the most effective witness the church has. About a life that is lived. Your way of life. Not just theory and ideas. Your life is a witness.

Micah 6:8 walk humbly with your God
We love embracing love but not so much to walk with Him. We don't like conflict. We are uncomfortably doing what God wants.
Moses ran from conflict. To do the right thing. The only way to avoid conflict is to do nothing. He went to the wilderness. Herding sheep. Moses's story is not about him but about God. A new chapter in life. God called Moses to act 3:7-10
This was God's plan. Save your people. God will do this. Moses said BUT 5 times. Send someone else. He knew he would have a lot of conflict if he did this. Pharoah doesn't like me. I hear you God BUT
Don't let the negatives get you down. Accept and embrace what God has for you. John 10:10 the Sheep have to do their part to survive.

What's your story? What drives you?

Nobody likes conflict. Focus on God. 4:14 God was getting angry at Moses. But God was patient with him and the story becomes a story of God's grace.

What's your story? Face your fears. Tell it.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Wedding ceremony for Elizabeth and Adam

Wedding ceremony for Elizabeth and Adam
http://bible.com/111/jhn.17.20-23.NIV "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,  that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—  I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

True unity is only available in Jesus. The cross is also the way to restore unity through prayer.

As a doctor Elizabeth knows about unity. As a doctor Adam knows the importance of reduced resistance in the wind tunnel. Prayer sustains and reduces the resistance. God holds the universe together. God loves you just like he loves his Son.

Help the world believe.

Will you be faithful to her alone as long as you both shall live?

I give you this ring as a sign of the covenant

Living: For Others

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

Dec 4 Baptism Sunday

Dave Ens www.EasTview.org
Others
What is the church? What would the world look like if God were in charge?
Meeting the needs of others is foundational in reflecting God. Do we develop donor fatigue?

If our motivation is in the wrong place it can be damaging. 7 sons of the priest thought they could drive out a demon but the demon overpowered them. Acts 17

Jesus said invite the poor. Don't just consider them a project.

Genesis 12:1-3 you will be a blessing
Matthew http://bible.com/111/mat.6.25.NIV "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
It's hard to be a blessing when we worry.
Trust God to meet your needs and God will bless you and make you a blessing.

We help others and expect recognition. That's wrong. We need to do it because of what God has given us.

The love of Christ motivates us. Even when people are ungrateful.

When we meet needs the way God wants us to there are going to be people that will pick up the desire to help others.

God wants to pour into others like Jesus did for us.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Evening Service Teen Challenge

Cory Rettaler Program Director at:
https://www.facebook.com/New-Hope-Fellowship-Church-201130143247053/

Music: Sweet Holy Spirit
There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place
And I know that it's the Spirit of the Lord
There are sweet expressions on each face
And I know they feel the presence of the Lord

Sweet Holy Spirit... sweet heavenly dove...
Stay right here with us
Filling us with Your love

And for these blessings
We lift our hearts in praise
Without a doubt we know
That we'll have been revived
When we shall leave this place

One of our favorite Pat Boone songs after our first born son Kris died.

Message:
We each need a personal revelation from God.

David Wilkerson asked: whatever happened to repentance?
http://www.tscpulpitseries.org/english/1990s/ts990802.html

Real change comes after real repentance. Jesus preached repentance all the time. Get ready now for Jesus's coming again.
Woo woop!
What are you holding on to? Repent. Get in the right place! You might look good on the outside but be full of dead man's bones. You can't fool God.
Acts

Repentance is more than walking in the opposite direction. The Bible tells us it's more. To feel remorse and to WANT to change direction. Do what it takes. Get good mind food. Train yourself to want it for yourself. Change comes when I realized that I was hurting my Father and his creation. When I'm hurting me I'm hurting everyone. Need to Want real change.
Godly sorrow produces Repentance. Need to get sick of the sinful life. Not having fun. Homeless. In a crack shack. Not Fun.
Do you think just believing in Jesus is enough?
Are masses of unrepentant people thinking they'll get to heaven on easy street?
TC has impacted 100s of 1000s over the years. You need true repentance.
Jesus died on the cross for you. Repeat after me. My wife had a huge collection of horror movies. Now she has repented and can't stand them any more.
Real repentance can lead to a pile of tears. Overwhelmed about what God is doing. Peter cried when he realized that he had denied his Lord Jesus. God is greater than anything.

Keep repenting. Sorrow for sin should be our constant teacher. Deep sorrow is good. 7 churches of Revelation are given a view of themselves. 2:4 lost love.
We are here to dedicate our lives to Jesus. Love God with all your heart.
Repent. Not enough time?

Become best friends with the Holy Spirit. Say yes to Jesus.

SUMMIT CHURCH Thunder Bay

Pastor Giuseppe 807.622.1030 www.summitchurchtbay.ca
Christmas Child deadline next week Nov 13 aim to pack 300
This is transformational

Starting point class starts in a few weeks.

Christmas day and New Year's falls on Sunday this year. We will have normal church service times.

Spirit Empowered Living
1. Passionate. Be Christ centered.

2. The Word of God is living and active

3. Passionately Spirit Empowered

God wants to birth something new and timely. To be Spirit led.
Focus on the Supernatural God. The Holy Spirit is the doorway providing the right equipment. Jesus rules.
Make disciples of all nations. We cannot fulfill the Great Commission without the filling of the Holy Spirit. Wait for the Power.

How he equips us
1. Clothes
2. Gifts 1 Corinthians 12:3
http://bible.com/111/1co.12.3-5.NIV Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.  There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.

Without it we can't be witnesses. There is confusion about supernatural gifts. Satan can do it to. Through people. Acts 8:9 Phillip is traveling through Samaria and there was a man who had been doing magic.

You can tell a tree by its fruit and God's spirit will not scare you. Satan has experience in heaven and can imitate Christ. Quit messing around with things that are not of the Spirit of God.

Gifts here means charisma - grace endowment. Undeserved. This charismatic church has been endowed. The phone has to be plugged in and it comes alive when it's charged.

Last week Mel spoke in tongues for the 1st time.

Practice the gifts - prophecy and all other gifts. Pursue them. Make room for the gifts. 1 Corinthians. They are for the purpose of God. Ephesians 4. Build in love.

3. He guides us into all truth. Let him lead you. It is something to grow into. Worship in Spirit and in Truth. John 4:

4. He speaks to us what he hears. I recognize my wife's voice from across the noisy room.

5. He HELPS us. Paracletos - someone alongside. A legal advocate.