Sunday, March 27, 2016

American College of Pediatricians

Transgenderism of Children is Child Abuse, American College of Pediatrics Rules

Mar. 26, 2016 9:49am Carly Hoilman

The American College of Pediatricians released a statement this week declaring that gender reclassification of children, also known as transgenderism, constitutes child abuse.

"The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex," the statement, entitled "Gender Ideology Harms Children," began. "Facts – not ideology – determine reality."

The statement, published Monday, March 21, with a full statement to follow in summer 2016, listed what the association ruled to be eight objective facts supporting their argument for why gender reclassification will now officially be classified as abuse:

1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: "XY" and "XX" are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder.

2. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one.

3. A person's belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such.

4. Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty-blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child.

5. According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.

6. Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.

7. Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT – affirming countries.

8. Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful as child abuse.

The policy statement was authored by President of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr. Michelle A. Cretella, Vice President of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr. Quentin Van Meter and Johns Hopkins Medical School Psychology Professor Dr. Paul McHugh.

McHugh, who once served as Johns Hopkins' head psychiatrist, penned an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal in 2014, proclaiming that transgenderism is a "mental disorder" and calling sex change a "medical impossibility."

Indiana Jones and the Ark

Where is the Ark of the Covenant?
In Ethiopia?
Pastor Mark tells us where the Ark is. Revelation 19:11
Raider of the lost ark is Jesus
Matthew 27:45-54  Now from the sixth hour, darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. About the ninth hour Yeshua cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me?" When some of those standing there heard it, they began saying, "This Man is calling for Elijah." Right away one of them ran and took a sponge. He filled it with sour wine and put it on a stick, and was offering it to Yeshua to drink. But the rest were saying, "Leave Him alone! Let's see if Elijah comes to save Him." And Yeshua cried out again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit. And behold, the curtain of the Temple was split in two, from top to bottom. And the earth quaked and rocks were split apart. Now the centurion, and those with him keeping guard over Yeshua , when they saw the earthquake and what was happening, they became terribly frightened and said, "This really was the Son of God!"
1. Jesus raids the temple. Fashioned a whip and overturned the trading tables. 40 years after that the temple was ripped apart stone by stone.
The veil of the temple was ripped in 2. The holy of holies had a huge veil. 4 layers thick. The earthquake could not have done that. Only the finger of God could do that. Jesus shed his blood. The Old Testament system was finished.
2. He Rescued the Hostages We are all captives of the sin nature. We are not inherently good. How do you explain Stalin Hitler Rwanda slave trade?
Guilt is a gift that keeps on giving. Weekly confession. Hail Mary. Penitence. 
We talk about forgiveness glibly. Jesus bore your sIns and God forsook him.
A chief's mother was caught stealing and ordered to get 20 lashes. The chief came and covered his mother so the mother did not get the lashes.
3. He releases the Captives
Matthew 27:45-54
The old uncles came back to life. Jesus went down to the lower part of the earth and released all the Captives and took them to heaven with him.
Come you are no longer hostage to sin.
Being a Christian is about making Jesus Lord of your life.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday 2016
Choir Song Jesus died for me.
Now it was the third hour when they nailed Him on the stake. And the inscription of the charge against Him was written above: "THE KING OF THE JEWS." Those passing by were jeering at Him, shaking their heads and saying, "Ha! You who are going to destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself by coming down from the stake!" Likewise the ruling kohanim , along with the Torah scholars, were also mocking Him among themselves. "He saved others," they were saying, "but He can't save Himself? Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down now from the stake, so we may see and believe!" Even those executed with Him were ridiculing Him.

Song Lord I crucified you.
This I know with all my heart His wounds have paid my ransom
Be still and know that he is God
While we were weak Christ died for us while we were still sinners
Just as I am without one plea oh Lamb of God I come
Create in me a clean heart oh God that I might serve you

God's story us being told again and again. Adam and Eve were made in perfect unadulterated joy in harmony with heaven and earth. Until sin separated us.
Jesus wants to restore the harmony. Mark 14:32-36

Why would the innocent son of God give his life for us.
2 kinds of people those who love the Cadbury x eggs and those who don't.
John. After this knowing that it was all finished Jesus bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Jesus loved the woman at the well and she responded and was restored with living water.

Jesus invites us to come to the Lord's supper in reminder of what He has done for us.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ruth's mother in law

Ruth's mother in law Naomi felt God had betrayed her and she wanted to me called Mara bitterness. Her husband died and her sons died. Nothing went right for her.
She had no place to shed her bitterness.
Ephesians 4.1-3
Paul said maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond off peace. Not be on an island of our own. Wars have been fought in the Spirit of bitterness.
Community clubs are easier to deal with than churches. It's easy to get stuck in the rotating script of pain. You want to be free of that. Philippe got upset when his brother slept with his wife. He killed his brother and lived with the pain for the rest of his life.
I'm angry confused and what do I do about it?
James 3.4
Bitter jealousy.
Mara misery.

Paul says So lay aside lying and "each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another. "Be angry, yet do not sin." Do not let the sun go down on your anger, nor give the devil a foothold. Let no harmful word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for building others up according to the need, so that it gives grace to those who hear it. Get rid of all bitterness and rage and anger and quarreling and slander, along with all malice. Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other just as God in Messiah also forgave you.

Speak the truth with your neighbour. Social media interrupts our lives with idle talk. Proverbs 26:20 no idle talk and quarrels cease.

Angry but do not sin. No abuse allowed. When you get angry snap yourself with a rubber band. That will help.

Don't give room to the devil. Spiritual warfare, the church needs to help with that. Do something. Love on others. Get to work. Don't think me me me. Get off your butt.
Let ALL bitterness be put away from you. We can't do that on our own. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit. Give room to him.
Be kind and forgiving.
Jesus went to the cross. He took all the anger to set us free.
Christ is our only hope.
Celebrate this Friday.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

I Am New

Easter at EasTview
Good Friday March 25
9:15 & 11:15 a.m.
EASTER Sunday March 27
9:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Jim Bell was President of the Blue Bombers. In October he ran for parliament. Felt it was God's calling. Lost. Felt the journey was over.
One night they were walking, campaigning. Helen had a tough time keeping the pace but told him to keep walking. Learned a few non linear things. Not much grows at 12,000 feet. It grows in the valley. Trust God. You'll find your identity.

Baptism coming up. Intro to EasTview on Tuesday.
Next Sunday March 20 6:30 Dan Bremnes and The Color band in concert.

Dave Ens
Ephesians 4.11
It's time to grow up.
Growth is not flashy. Slow behind the scenes. What does the church look like? You'll reach the measure of the full stature of Christ.
What if you aged but never grew up? In our early years we are consumed by ourselves. The world is you. As we age our perspective changes. Relationships change. You find love. With someone different. Encounter tragedy. Life is not about me. There is more. So I tell you this, indeed I insist on it in the Lord—walk no longer as the pagans do, stumbling around in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance in them due to the hardness of their heart. Since they are past feeling, they have turned themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of immorality, with greed for more.
You can't live selfishly. Grow up. As a follower of Christ certain culturally acceptable practices must be discarded.

However, you did not learn Messiah in this way— be renewed in the spirit of your mind, So lay aside lying and "each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another. Get rid of all bitterness and rage and anger and quarreling and slander, along with all malice. Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other just as God in Messiah also forgave you.

The life we live should be in Grace. Not to absolve ourselves and continue to walk in sin. Be inspired by God to walk with him.

We need to get rid of things and allow God to grow my garden. The Spirit creates a God recreated character in us. We don't become good so we can get God. The negatives are cast off to make room for God to work in us.

We are anchored by prayer to hold us together.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

C2C network

C2C network in Canada. Presenting the needs.  Bill from Scotland
Jesus working through us despite us.
Don't tell people where you are from. .5% of Quebec is evangelical. A dark area.
Elton and Bill know what real football is.
Extrovert perceiver
What are you? What is your personality profile?
Ephesians 4
You have spiritual gifts. But to each one of us grace was given in keeping with the measure of Messiah's gift. Therefore it says, "When He went up on high, He led captive a troop of captives and gave gifts to his people." Now what does "He went up" mean, except that He first went down to the lower regions of the earth? The One who came down is the same One who went up far above all the heavens, in order to fill all things. He Himself gave some to be emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers— to equip the kedoshim for the work of service, for building up the body of Messiah. This will continue until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Ben-Elohim —to mature adulthood, to the measure of the stature of Messiah's fullness.
A P E apostles  prophets evangelists. Welcome to the planet of the apes. We need to celebrate them. Serve from your gifting for maximum joy.
Some Pastors have a mercy Gift and are happy to spend all day at the hospital eating hospital food. Others are apostolic.
We need them all and follow Jesus into the mission field.
Evangelists are neglected. We need the heralds of the gospel. C2C has 100 APEs.
The Quebec church planter did not want to be called but now he's baptised 160 people. He thinks by 2025 25% of Quebec will be evangelical.

Bill and his wife were roaming Scotland when she said we need to move across the pond. She's prophetic.

Evangelists are charming and want to be out there sharing the gospel. We need more of them. They create the culture of evangelism. He taught his staff to evangelize and baptize.