Sunday, October 30, 2011

All People's Church Falcon Lake

Reading Psalm. The voice of the Lord makes the deer to calve
The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows
God we pray when our brains are confused your loving arms are holding us. Forgive us, restore us to be the people you want us to be. We need you in every aspect of our lives. Thank you for Gordon Turner's life, for Dodi in her last days. Pray for Roger. Touch him, bring him out of this coma.
We pray for earthquake victims. Thailand flood. We pray for missionaries and those preparing to go out.
We pray for those who serve us in public.

Message Pastor:
Joseph. Rm 8:28 in all things God works for the good. Tragedies happen. In Fredericton a wonderful young deacon and bank manager got struck with pancreatic cancer and he was gone.
Joseph the 2nd youngest of 12. Hated because he was favored. Got the special Technicolor Dream Coat.
Dad sent him to check up on the boys. They sold him to the gypsies. He went from a charmed life to a slave. He became the favored servant falsely accused of rape and sent to prison. Years later Joseph said "You meant it for harm God meant if for good."
3 teenagers recently died in Alberta why?
God Cares. He sees everything. He cares. Joseph must have been overwhelmed many times. But "the Lord was with Joseph". God has given every one freedom of choice. We can choose to ignore God or trust him.
God allowed Joseph's brothers to sin against him then turned it around for His glory. Joseph was almost at death a few times. God turned it around. He has given us free choice. He turns the bad things around. Joseph continually trusted in the Lord. I was in a no win situation with stress mounting praying Thank you Lord you knew I was going to go though this before this trauma hit me. That helped a great deal.
4 sources of strength
1. God's Plan God will make it work out for good. We are tempted to say Goa rejected me. One moment we feel good then it goes off the rails. Then He turns my mourning into dancing. God can turn failures around.
2 The 7000 Promises of God. They tell us God is always with us. Write them out. Stick them everywhere. What a difference that makes in my life. To realize God is with me.
3. The People of God. Loneliness makes our troubles more overwhelming. When we support each other we encourage each other and help us grow. The people of God are here to be our helpers. A great cloud of witnesses is cheering us on.
4. The Presence of God in Jesus Christ and our personal relationship with him. We can succumb to bitterness or bring the broken pieces to Jesus to help put our lives back together again. He can transform us because He knows what's best for us. With our heavenly father who has created a loving community

God be with you till we meet again

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