Sunday, May 30, 2010
Harry and Levina Friesen have just returned from Paraguay.
Greetings in Jesus' name.
Spent 2 months preaching teaching in Paraguay. His brother Ted helped preach a one week series from John
The church has an empty suite that any one can enjoy.
The church is doing well. Sunday School has been started at Rio Verde. 5 Couples have recently moved from Canada to help along in the church.
The church is producing one hour daily radio Program. Morweena Paraguay farm is doing well.
We fly there. It is on the other side of the world.
Hopeful this message will encourage your heart. Children believe in God. All preaching has one focus to get to know who Jesus is. Who is he?
What kind of Jesus does it take to be my Saviour? the one I believe in.
John made it obvious that Jesus tried to tell us who he is. We all have an enormous need for a savior. Do we know that need?
How do you bridge the gap. From lostness to God. That is a profound thought. Edwin Wright: "From the guttermost to the uttermost."
Jn 1:1 In the beginning Genesis
We found the Messiah- an awesome statement
1. We need a man. Someone who can feel with us. Some of his contemporaries had a problem with that. How could a man be a Savior? Who made himself out to be God.
He had grandma's features. An ordinary man.
Jn 6 bread of life. How can he give us his flesh to eat? He was a blood and flesh Man. John the Baptist did not recognize him as the savior. But as a cousin.
The Word tented among us.
2. We need a Messiah. God needs to come to bridge the gap. Not the highest angel. But God himself. Not a JW Jesus. A riddle of being God and man at the same time. Believe in him. Stand in awe of Him. He is God. Reverence Him. The Word was God. John Stott writes how Jesus God does a miracle and teaches how that applies to him. Light Life Resurrection
Jesus knew where he came from. God in eternity. One with the Father.
The church over the centuries has struggled with and flip flopped on the God-Man.
How important are Jesus' statements? Ch 8 Jesus said "I am" 3 times. Unless you believe that "I am" you will not have eternal life.
The resurrection will underline the ''I am" the God of Abraham. Before Abraham existed ''I am" said Jesus.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Oberammergau Passion Play happens every 10 years for almost 400 years. This year was better than 10 years ago. We plan to go again in 10 years.
Click on picture to see the last of our Europe trip pictures or click on title above to go directly to the slide show
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I used to have grandpa's old car And it served me well. Then I bought this nice red Grand Prix car and I began to serve the car.
The industrial revolution changed society. Community became less important and my stuff became important.
What is God's will for me. What is my purpose in life? What am I supposed to do with my stuff?
Solomon accumulated tons of stuff and he said it was all Vanity
Oz Guinness says we have too much stuff and not enough to live for.
God desires us to have a purpose. Phil 3:8 to know Christ
God, pour some purpose into my life.
1 Sam 13-14 King Saul is celebrating a victory and then the enemy returns with 10x as many people. They have only 2 swords in their army. They are waiting for the prophet Sam to show up. Jonathan says let's go and see if they will kill us. If not God will deliver us.
Jonathon acted on what he believed God wanted him to do.
Sometimes we wait for predictable results when we should be stepping out. Discern Gods will through action.
God's Spirit will GUIDE us. Open doors for us. If we are willing to step out into unpredictable life we begin to make a difference.
We need to make our ourselves step out. Do we believe in something bigger?
God is often saying - you have a sword. Go and do something.
Jonathon had someone to stand behind him. Who is God sending with you? God never sends us alone.
Are you willing to step outside of yourselves?
Oh Lord I bring an offering to you.
Take myself and I will be ever only all for you
Saturday, May 22, 2010
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Our family of 5 is travelling Europe and going to Oberammergau May 17-19
Our schedule is as follows:
Thursday May 6 Paris Disneyland
Friday May 7 Paris – La Louvre 9am-10pm, Shopping
Saturday May 8 Paris – Les Tuileries: Jardin des Tuileries 7am-9pm, Opera House 10am-4:30pm, Palais Royal
Sunday May 9 church in Paris, catacombs 10am-5pm, shopping
Sunday May 9 church in Paris, catacombs 10am-5pm, shopping
Centre Mennonite de Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral
May 10 Shopping
May 11 Champagne Tour - Reims: Mumm cellar tour @ 11am, Epernay: Moet and Chandon Cellar Tour @ 2:15
May 12 Chateaus- Chenonceau 9am-7pm, lunch at The Orangerie; Chambord 9am-6:15pm, Chablis – dinner and stay at Hostellerie de Clos
May 13 Bern – Rose Gardens Hotel Waldhorn Zollikon
May 14-15-16 Austria - 3 nights Shlossmittersol tel 6562-4523
May 15 – Salzburg Castle, Mirabel Gardens and Palace
Sunday May 16 church Austria
17th – 19th may 2010 2 night Oberammergau Package - Parkhotel Sonnenhof May 17 & 18
May 19 Neuschwanstein
May 19 - 20 2 nights at Seeburg castle beautiful southern Bavaria +49-1785-9619-21)
May 21 depart Munich 7am
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our Attitudes.