Sunday, September 24, 2017

40 Days of Praise Worship Warship

Pastor Mark Hughes 
Worship versus Praise
The Great One versus Jonathan Toews 
Worship is recognizing we are not worthy. Falling face down to God. Moses Joshua Isaiah
Sensing the greatness of God. 

Jehoshapht was a good king. He was attacked. Stand still and see God's deliverance. The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the ways of his father David before him. He did not consult the Baals but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel.
2 Chronicles 17:3‭-‬4 NIV

You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.' "
2 Chronicles 20:17 NIV
King Leopold the King of Kings humbled himself and bowed his knee to the Lord of Lords and the plague in Vienna was stopped. 
There is a statue that celebrated that. 

The Samaritan woman and Jesus chatted. John 4.19
"Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem."   "Woman," Jesus replied, "believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.  You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.  Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.  God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."
John 4:19‭-‬24 NIV

Spirit and truth is to worship with heart and head. Who do we need to worship? Everyone worships something. God created mankind to worship. The Harley or something. Safeway in Kenora has a dock and fancy boat owner came with a hot babe but kept looking at his fancy boat. 
1. Draws us Closer to God. Kiss his hand. Dog that licks his master's hand. Devoted. What's the difference if you lock someone in the trunk or a dog? The dog will be happy to see you. 
When will you the bridegroom bow down to touch dad's feet? He has done it many times. He bowed down to his pastor's feet.

2. Draw near and God will draw near to you. He'll meet you where you are. Brother had cancer. Got healed. Broke his neck. Got healed. Got cancer and died. Had to keep preaching powerful messages through it all. 

3. He drives our enemies away. Tuesday we prayed for legs. Prayed for Pastor Keith. Couldn't run. Now he ran for the 1st time in 9 months. He prayed for 30 people and they all went for a run. One lady had not run for 7 years.
God defeats our enemies. 

Raise your hand if you want to follow Jesus. 
Thunder sticks to bang to the music. God is fighting for us. God is on our side carrying our burdens. 

Bow down. Our God is alive. Every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb. Who can stop the Lord Almighty?

10s of Thousands before the throne cry day and night bowing before the Throne. Surrender it all. 
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain 
Activation to transform the church. 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CBMC John Bergen speech

80% of negative life experience is mental emotional. 20% physical. 
Cast out the Spirit of blindness from 2 people in Haiti

Dr Carolyn Leaf knows it all. 
Attitudes are everything. Live healthy. Rebuke the pain. Don't receive it. 
Thoughts can make structural changes to your cells. 120 trillion cells with DNA molecules. All coded to work together. 
The power of your thoughts is everything. Don't tolerate negative thought. 
Change to positive thought patterns. The immune system will get rid of cancer. The digestive system will work better. Cardiovascular system will work better. The heart has a brain of its own. It needs positive brain. 
Thinking is feeling. Negative thoughts destroy memory and mental health. 

Renew your mind in 4 days. 3 weeks to build new thought patterns. 

She connects Scripture with brain health. Give thanks in everything. You'll get peace. Health. 
Seek God's attitudes. 

Be encouraged to go after attitudes. 

Let's not be the sickest class of people.

Q&A no unforgiveness toward the perpetrators. Was healed of unforgiveness when he forgave his dad as a young man. 63 years ago. 
Jesus Help Me was the prayer. 
They weren't part of the equation. 

Wife was restored 3 years after the event. 

Does God use suffering to improve us? Yes. Count it all joy. "My strength is made perfect in weakness."

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Are we basically good or bad? Both. We are broken. Good to begin with. Sin = Not together. We are infected with sin. Created in God's image. A worm is a worm. It's OK for it to live in the mud. 
We have imputed righteousness. Justified = just as if I'd never sinned. Luther called it Snow covered dung
Imparted righteousness. A new heart. 
For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
Romans 3:28 NIV
God Rightousified Abraham 
What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? What does Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
Romans 4:1‭, ‬3 NIV
A financial metaphor. Credited. Your account has been credited. A gift. Not earned. Gratuities. God doesn't owe you. Thank God for the gift. 

However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.
Romans 4:5 NIV

God is putting the broken pieces together. This is good news for the broken. Not so much for the "good". Jesus calls the sinners. 
Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
Luke 5:31‭-‬32 NIV

How come we are so often monsters? Leaches are sucking.

What's the cosmic time-line for justification of Christ? 2000+ years before and after.

Can God save a sociopath? A serial killer? Cannibal? Yes.

He's gone to heaven. If that makes you blue. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

I AM of Jesus the TRUE grapevine

Brian Hamilton Pastor
"I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.  Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.  When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
John 15:1‭-‬2‭, ‬4‭-‬5‭, ‬8 NLT

3 functions
1.True vine
2. Father is the gardener that prunes the branches
3. You are the branches to bring fruit

I AM the True vine. The Vine is the symbol of Israel. Psalm 80 God planted a vine. Come back, we beg you, O God of Heaven's Armies. Look down from heaven and see our plight. Take care of this grapevine that you yourself have planted, this son you have raised for yourself. For we are chopped up and burned by our enemies. May they perish at the sight of your frown. Strengthen the man you love, the son of your choice.
Psalms 80:14‭-‬17 NLT

A vine's only function is to grow grapes. Bear much fruit. That's the evidence of your connection to Jesus the source of your life. 

There are branches that look like Christians but bear no fruit. They may say the right things but not know Jesus. We had apple trees that bore no apples. They had not been pruned.

We confess with our mouths because we have Life. Examine our hearts. Are we bearing much fruit?

We often measure success by the dollars earned. 

3. You are the branches. Abide. Remain. In Jesus. Bear much fruit. You can be a pastor but not bear fruit. Peter denied Jesus. 

Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. "People of Israel," he said, "what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness? For it is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of all our ancestors—who has brought glory to his servant Jesus by doing this. This is the same Jesus whom you handed over and rejected before Pilate, despite Pilate's decision to release him.
Acts of the Apostles 3:12‭-‬13 NLT
What is so surprising? Abide in Jesus. 
Read your Bible every day. 
Fruit always comes when we abide in the vine. 
What does it mean to bear fruit?

Friday, September 08, 2017

Conservative Breakfast

Cathy Cox
Harold Albrecht Kitchener-Waterloo Conestoga 
Karen Veccio Elgin London
John Brassard Barrie
James Bezan Interlake MP 5X

Harold EDA is so important. Constituency work is so what we do every day
Human life. Suicide prevention. Palliative care. Pro life

Karen. Worked for MP Joe. Understand personal life issues
Shadow minister Family Services
Walked in pride parades. Inclusive party. Mother of 5. Cut the bull. 

John. Barrie ON. Son at Vancouver Canucks knows lots of hockey players. Worked at Brandon. 
Deputy Whip in Parliament
Andrew is doing a great job. Unified. Focused. Share the message with your friends. Canadians are starting to smell the rats. Be a good team player. 

James Bezan buddy MP
We have a complete disaster MP that was unceremoniously dumped from cabinet. She called Chief Peguis an immigrant. 
Facebook is the news media. Use it. 
JT is sliding all kinds of bad stuff. Payment to terrorists. Stop the evil tax grab. 
Opposition sucks. We need 15 seats. We need your teams to go door to door. 
Halifax policy convention is coming up.

Q&A tax argument
There is a record tax flow. Class warfare. Fair taxation for everyone. Reduce government costs. 
Money is portable. 
JT is committed to force this. Working with the Senators. We have all kinds of tools. We filed a dissenting report on suicide. 
Carbon tax? How do we compete? We produce 1% of world carbon. Stop it. It's a regressive tax grab. We'll stand against it against the bullies. 

Phoenix payroll is still a problem. Government employees are having problems. 

Rick Doerksen supply management? It does not increase cost of food. USA milk and cheese is more expensive than Canadian. They have boom and bust cycles where the government buys cows and makes hamburger with tax money. 

Sunday, September 03, 2017

The I AMs of Jesus

Michelle Sawatsky sister and sister in law
Sometimes I'm all alone with no one to share.
My problems and heart aches that I cannot bear.
Then Jesus comes whisp'ring love in my ear. 
Fills me with sweet joy and holds me so near. 

Jesus, You are the one 
to make my day bright when I can't see the sun. 
Jesus, I need only You 
To lead me and guide 'til my life here is through. 
Sometimes I look around, and sad feelings flow
To see what has happened in this world here below.
Then I remember there's coming a day 
when Jesus will take all His children away.

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace

Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not our home

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise

Written by Liz Story • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group
Pastor Bryan Hamilton 
School starts this week. 
5 people were baptized last Sunday on the shores of Falcon Lake. Thank you for being so exuberant 
Hymn 352 Blessed Be the Name
80 year old Johnny Sawatsky and grandson singing with Michelle: keep me safe till the storm passes by.
What a beautiful name it is! 
Pastor Bryan
"Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.  Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.  Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.  Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.
John 14:1‭, ‬6‭-‬6‭, ‬10‭-‬11 NLT
Jesus said I AM THE WAY. That's emphatic and exclusive. This is the most controversial statement of Jesus. If this is true that changes everything. NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH JESUS. 
I AM is the Centre of the gospel and becomes non negotiable. Truth is Truth no matter what. Not consensus. If a religion is false you can make it compatible with another religion. 
Inter path dialogue is the fashionable discussion. Invent your own truth and follow it while you dialogue and take a different route to get to the top. Be sincere to your own truth. If Jesus is to be believed there is only one truth. You will be sincerely wrong if you believe anything else. 
The Foundation of the Gospel is this exclusive claim in 3 parts. Way. Truth. Life. 
Way means origin and destination. Jesus's journey is to the FATHER. Reconciliation is the key. 
What makes heaven so special is to be in the presence of God forever. Not just fire insurance. A relationship not a destination. God has brought us to himself. 
Heaven is not the reason for becoming a Christian. God brought us to himself. 
Truth. Anyone who had seen Jesus has seen the Father. 4 times Genesis says we are in the image of God. Jesus is God in action. 
Life. To live in truth we need Jesus's life. Adam and Eve lost their spiritual life. We need to be equipped to be Jesus's life in the world. 
If we live in relationship with Him we will have Life and Truth to walk in the Way. Born again with power. 

I'm so confused
I know I heard you loud and clear
So, I followed through
Somehow I ended up here
I don't wanna think
I may never understand
That my broken heart is a part of your plan
When I try to pray
All I've got is hurt and these four words

Thy will be done

I'm so confused. My broken heart is part of your plan. Thy will be done