Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sermon

What does it mean that Jesus is Lord? 
Delbert Enns pastor www.EasTview.org

What does it look like when we empty our self glory? 
Blessed. Happy.
Embrace Jesus. Blessed life. 
Chuck Swindle 
A man was lost in the desert and found a shack. Found a rusty pump. Nothing came. He found a bottle of water with a note to pour it into the pump. He could choose to drink the old water or risk all for fresh cold water. 
You must make choices. SALT. LIGHT. HURT. 
1. Beauty
Matt 5:13 salt was a preservative. Prosciutto.
People want to jump in to help to show they are needed. You are not the savior. Are you stopping the decay.
2. You are the light to be seen to give glory to God. 
We live in a fighting age. Grey Matter book. A church that is different will attract. 
3. Countercultural Family
Not just you and me
4. Mission
Not just selfies
Do we live an easy life? Not

2. Terror. 
Hurt. Salt Light will hurt. You'll be persecuted. You'll get a reward. A blessing. 
Blessed are you when...
2 Tim 3:12 you will suffer persecution for Jesus's sake.
Jesus is the most hated human in history. Both grandfathers died in Russian prison for being pastors. They died for Jesus. 

3. The Hero
There is a special spirit in us. Did your camp counselor tell you you would be persecuted? 
Phil 2:5-11 Jesus set aside divinity and lived a selfless life and died a terrible death. 
Every year 100,000 believers lose their lives for Jesus. 

The guy at the pump poured the water into the pump. You have to give it all away to get anything back. 

Sunday, September 08, 2019

The Law Reveals God's Character

Paster Brian 
https://www.facebook.com/allpeopleschurchfalconlake/

Father we thank you that you know all about us. You count the hair on our heads. We bring our needs to you. Minister to us. Help those who are struggling, need healing, forgiveness, encouragement. Speak deeply to our hearts. 
We pray for those impacted by hurricane Dorian. Halifax and Nova Scotia. 
We pray for those who have not heard the gospel. Help us all to impact others for the gospel. 
We pray for our country and leaders to serve our country. May your will be done in these elections. Grant that those who have ethics be elected. 

Matthew 5
When Jesus was preaching about sin it makes us feel hopeless. 

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them.  For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:17‭, ‬20 NET

What Jesus said was radically different. He had good news. Will he take away some of the commandments? 
No. Any one who breaks the smallest bit of the law has broken it all. 
Jesus came to fulfill the law. 

What did Jesus mean? 
Sin is missing the mark. Archery. Missed by an inch or a mile. Sin.
Not how good. How good we are not.
Missed the flight by a minute. Fall short. 
We miss the target and the glory of God. The moral character of God. 
In Jesus we see the glory of God. We were created in the moral image of God. We're supposed to reflect the glory. 

People should see Jesus in me. The reason God says don't steal is because God doesn't steal. We are to reflect the character of God. The law tells us what God's character is. 
We miss the mark. 

Jesus ramped it up. Just look at a woman lustfully and commit adultery.
Be holy perfect as God. 
They were amazed. What do you mean you should be perfect? You were created perfect. 

Only when we know the depth of despair can we really come to God. Christ in you the hope of glory. We've all come short of it. 
Christ living in you is your hope of glory. 
God's Spirit helps us convert the law into a promise. We say thank you Lord. 

Exciting. Putting the life of God back into the human experience. God sent his son to fulfill the law so that the law can be fulfilled in us. We don't tell lies. The law is written in your hearts because your sufficiency is in Christ. When you live by the Spirit you will not commit adultery. 

Fulfillment of the law is to allow the Spirit in you. 

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Michelle Sawatzky at Falcon Lake

All Peoples church 
Terry & Erna Wiebe chair
Bolivia friends
Andy Partington Warren
NOVO is focused on empowering people to reach their community
Bolivia center for recovery. Helping people who struggle

NOVO has some businesses to help support the ministry. Motorcycle tours and painting

Michelle Sawatzky 45 years of camping at Falcon Lake sings 5 songs. 
You are everything you are https://youtu.be/b6gfrK-WCbI
God is the maker of the moon and stars Lord of All

Erica the librarian bought a few new books
Jews that sing
Seeing Allah finding Jesus
Unplanned
I was once an Arafat man

Potluck in 2 weeks
Need an audio man Jonathan says

Michelle
It is well with my soul
The Lord transforms lives

He hideth my soul
Why do people talk so much about songs when the songs speak for themselves
Broken Lives Never asked to be rich

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them.  I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter will pass from the law until everything takes place. For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:17‭-‬18‭, ‬20 NET

These were the most discouraging words from Jesus. The Old Testament was all about recording failure. 

What's good news? A grandfather god with 6 commandments. 
Jesus said he is not here to apologize for God's law. Jesus fulfills. 
1. What's the purpose of the law? Why does Jesus raise the bar? We have all broken the law of God. Why did God make rules people can't keep? Was he having a bad day? 
1 John 3.4 to miss the target is to sin whether it's a cm or km
If you miss your plane by one minute you still missed it. God is not so concerned about by how much we miss the mark. 
The law is a target. Romans 3.23 everyone falls short of the glory of God. 
What is the glory of God? The character of God. 
John said we've seen the glory in Jesus. We saw what God was like. 
Loved the kids. Sat next to an embarrassing woman. 
Gentle, patient, understanding, loving, is to see God. 
Understand what God is like. We were created in God's image. God is not a thief, adulterer, 
The law was not arbitrary but to clarify what God's character is. 

2. The effect of the law
To show us our failures. Moses was shocked at the golden calf. God was not. Romans 3.20 For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
Romans 3:20 NET
Look at a woman and you commit adultery. 
Be perfect
They were amazed at his teaching. 

3. How does Jesus fulfill the law? Christ in you the hope of glory. My Spirit in you. 
Hit the target in Jesus. Live the life of the Spirit. 
Can we be perfect? No. 
And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18 NET

We've been given a ticket to heaven and the Spirit to live in us. Restore 
You are living in me. 

Song In the morning when I rise to meet Him

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Elijah

Dave Ens pastor One88.org http://www.one88.org/

Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the Lord , the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word." And the word of the Lord came to him: "Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there."
1 Kings 17:1‭-‬4 ESV

Who's in charge? The rain god or the God of the universe? 

What we trust influences guides our life. When following Jesus we find peace. 

Trusting God can be hard. 

Queen Jezebel was not happy so King Ahab was not happy. Elijah had to hide. He had to speak and then trust God. Not worry about what else God has for us. Do what God has called you to do. 

The ravens fed Elijah and then God called him to go to a window in the middle of Baal country. The widow's food did not run out while the famine was in the land. God can be trusted. He is the provider. His jar never runs out. He has abundance. He does not disappoint. He was willing to die for you. 

And she said, "As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die." And Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son.
1 Kings 17:12‭-‬13 ESV

Communion table has bread and juice to symbolize Jesus's broken body and blood. 

Come out of the darkness
So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are
Come as you are
Fall in his arms

Monday, August 12, 2019

Competent counseling

J Adams 
I went to my psychiatrist to be psychoanalyzed to find out why I kicked the cat and blacked my husband's eyes
And here is what he dredged up from my subconscious mind

When I was one my mummy hid my dolly in a trunk and so it follows naturally that I am always drunk

When I was 2 I saw my daddy kiss the maid one day and that is why I now suffer from kleptomania

At 3 I had feelings of ambivalence to my brothers and so it follows naturally I poison all my lovers

But I am happy now because I've learned that everything I do that's wrong is someone else's fault

Sunday, August 04, 2019

God is Making Things Right

Songs 50 attendees less than 1/2 inner city
Dave Ens http://www.one88.org/
Rwanda genocide no one wanted to help. Why? Why should anyone care? Rwanda has no international value. 
Justice and reconciliation. God loves justice. Criminals don't know what justice means, but all who respect the Lord understand it completely.
Proverbs 28:5 CEV

Ahab was married to Jezebel. Naboth's family had generations of vineyard next to the palace. It was a blessing and gift from God. Ahab wanted it for a vegetable garden. When Naboth refused the king pouted. Jezebel said aren't you the king? I'll get it for you. 
We may think we are doing the right thing, but the Lord always knows what is in our hearts.  Doing what is right and fair pleases the Lord more than an offering.
Proverbs 21:2‭-‬3 CEV

We always think what we do is right. But is it?

How can I find justice for those around us? 
My prayer is that we would respond with vigor to bring justice. Hunger and thirst for righteousness. 
I'm forgiven because you were forsaken. Amazing love. How can it be that my king would die for me?

Saturday, August 03, 2019

There is no such thing as incompatible

There is no such thing as incompatible. It's a term made up by the divorce attorneys. We're all different. No one is going to be completely compatible with you. Because no one is exactly like you. You can get along with anyone you choose to get along with. You can choose to love anybody you choose to love.

Here are the two words you need for your marriage to be a success: "Grow up!" It's immaturity that causes a marriage to die.

Inflexibility is the problem. The first cause of conflict is self-centeredness.

The greater your differences in marriage the greater your potential for growth. The primary purpose of marriage is not to make you happy but to make you holy. It's not a matter of compatibility but am I willing to grow up and learn.

It's always more rewarding to resolve a conflict than to dissolve a relationship.

Our nature is to be self-centered. You're always thinking about you. Not about me. It's my nature to be stubborn. If I want a good relationship I need to think less about me and more about you. 

The second cause of conflict is pride. With pride I get my feelings hurt easily. Humble people don't get their feelings hurt. Pride only leads to arguments. Proverbs 13:10 Too much pride causes trouble. Be sensible and take advice.

Proverbs 13:10 CEV

https://bible.com/bible/392/pro.13.10.CEV

That's the first verse to memorize on your honeymoon.

Here's a secret sentence that will break a log jam in any conflict "I'm sorry I was only thinking of myself."

Memorize that and get over your conflict.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Willowdale Fellowship

Dave Falkwa guest minister at 

The trumpet players and singers made music together as if they were only one voice. They praised the Lord. They gave thanks to him. Some of them played their trumpets, cymbals and other instruments. The others raised their voices to praise the Lord. They sang, "He is good. His faithful love continues forever." Then a cloud filled the temple of the Lord.  The priests couldn't do their work because of it. The glory of the Lord filled God's temple.
2 Chronicles 5:13‭-‬14 NIRV

Psalms are worship songs with specific details and requests

Is God's will inline with ours? 
He cares about us. 
We tend to rush rush. Take it easier is better. 
Pray for Ben. Lady Jean with COPD has only a short time to live. Funeral of Christian lady was very healing. True healing is spiritual. 
Arthur's mom's brother died. Arthur's doing well. Working full time. Doesn't know what he wants to be. 
SIL has fibromyalgia 

Dave
You created the deepest parts of my being. You put me together inside my mother's body.  How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful. I know that very well.  None of my bones was hidden from you when you made me inside my mother's body. That place was as dark as the deepest parts of the earth. When you were putting me together there,  your eyes saw my body even before it was formed. You planned how many days I would live. You wrote down the number of them in your book before I had lived through even one of them.  God, your thoughts about me are priceless. No one can possibly add them all up.  If I could count them, they would be more than the grains of sand. If I were to fall asleep counting and then wake up, you would still be there with me.
Psalm 139:13‭-‬18 NIRV

God's been working on this message for a long time. God wants me to say it. 
Read
"Listen! A farmer went out to plant his seed. He scattered the seed on the ground. Some fell on a path. Birds came and ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky places, where there wasn't much soil. The plants came up quickly, because the soil wasn't deep. Still other seed fell on good soil. It grew up and produced a crop 30, 60, or even 100 times more than the farmer planted."
Mark 4:3‭-‬5‭, ‬8 NIRV
4 types of results based on conditions
Then Jesus said to them, "Don't you understand this story? Then how will you understand any stories of this kind? The seed the farmer plants is God's message.
Mark 4:13‭-‬14 NIRV
Don't you understand? 

We think we are executing the seeding. 
Let's look at it the other way. We are the soil. We get locked in on the results and forget the people. Team building is tough. An employee left because I wasn't listening to him. I was the path. Lots of superficial social media posts becomes rocky soil. 
We were too busy for neighbors. They stopped going to church. The thorns destroyed the relationship. 25 life groups. We help them find a group. We sacrifice our time. 

Good soil. Conflict becomes about growing and learning. Pray. Learned about managing conflicts with each other by going to prayer. God is there. If you are fertile soil God gets the glory. His way changes us to produce fruit. No relationship is ever too complicated. 

At 47 Dave was 300 pounds now less than 200. Now taken the time to live healthy. Went on a mud race with Kara to build relationship with her. 

If you're breathing God is not done with you yet. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

All Peoples Church Joshua

Music by Don Doerksen and daughter Shania of St Adolphe. 

Child Dedication is a special time in the life of the Church. Pray a Blessing. A village to raise a child. Holden Unger. Bless you. God's gift of life. Pray God's rich blessing. Everybody touch him and bless him. 

Preaching Joshua be strong and courageous. 

Shania sang the baby boy was king

Is faith more important than truth?

Joshua chose two men as spies and sent them from their camp at Acacia with these instructions: "Go across the river and find out as much as you can about the whole region, especially about the town of Jericho." The two spies left the Israelite camp at Acacia and went to Jericho, where they decided to spend the night at the house of a prostitute named Rahab.  So the king sent soldiers to Rahab's house to arrest the spies. Meanwhile, Rahab had taken the men up to the flat roof of her house and had hidden them under some piles of flax plants that she had put there to dry. The soldiers came to her door and demanded, "Let us have the men who are staying at your house. They are spies." She answered, "Some men did come to my house, but I didn't know where they had come from. They left about sunset, just before it was time to close the town gate. I don't know where they were going, but if you hurry, maybe you can catch them." The guards at the town gate let the soldiers leave Jericho, but they closed the gate again as soon as the soldiers went through. Then the soldiers headed toward the Jordan River to look for the spies at the place where people cross the river.  "Rahab," the spies answered, "if you keep quiet about what we're doing, we promise to be kind to you when the Lord gives us this land. We pray that the Lord will kill us if we don't keep our promise!"
Joshua 2:1‭, ‬3‭-‬7‭, ‬14 CEV

A crumpled or new dollar bill are worth the same. 

Rahab The Prostitute is called The Prostitute in the New Testament. The title sticks.
Joshua sent spies. They went everywhere. 38 years earlier Joshua was a spy. Milk and honey. There are giants in the land. 10 men said we can't do it. Only Joshua and Caleb had faith. Only the 2 entered the Promised Land. 

1. Where they went. 
Check out Jericho. Rahab always had strange men coming and going. The spies went to her house to camouflage them. Someone noticed them. 10,000,000 Israelites were only 10 miles away. Rahab told a huge lie to protect them. She ran a brothel on the city wall. Lying was part of her life. 

Lying cannot ever be justified. 

2. What the spies heard. 
I know God has given this land to you. The inhabitants are petrified of the Israelites. They had heard about the Red Sea. They knew that their days were numbered. Og the giant with the 6'x13' bed was defeated. 

The Lord your God has already given the land to you, she says. The enemy the devil knows he has been defeated. The Lord is God of heaven and earth. The Israelites did not seem to know that. Do we trust God on Monday? 

3. What the spies did
Preserve the house with the scarlet cord. Symbolize the blood of Christ. 
The 2 dollar bills are guaranteed by the government. 
Her faith made her righteous. 
Which is more important? Character or faith? FAITH.
Justification is by faith. Rahab trusted God. 
They rescued her and put her in a separate place. Eventually she became part of the genealogy of Jesus?.

Don & Shania song I see it on the steeple.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Wheat and the Weeds

Johnny Dodsworth Associate Pastor www.EasTview.org 

Jesus told the crowd another story. "Here is what the kingdom of heaven is like," he said. "A man planted good seed in his field. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the workers what to do. Here is what I will say to them. First collect the weeds. Tie them in bundles to be burned. Then gather the wheat. Bring it into my storeroom.' "
Matthew 13:24‭, ‬30 NIRV

Song New Wine Make me vessel 

Good morning. Children's Feature 
Week 3 of Parables

Kingdoms advance by force. 
The kingdom of heaven does not. Jesus says the kingdom of heaven is like a sower.
Get your Sermon guide to journal what Jesus wants to teach us. 
What does Jesus want to teach? 

Then Jesus left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him. They said, "Explain to us the story of the weeds in the field."  They will throw them into the blazing furnace. There people will sob and grind their teeth. Then God's people will shine like the sun in their Father's kingdom. Those who have ears should listen.
Matthew 13:36‭, ‬42‭-‬43 NIRV

A parable only explains a little bit so we need to be careful not to create theology. 
The Sower Jesus
The Field the world
Good seed Jesus's people
The enemy the devil

Jesus flipped expectations upside down
Jesus was speaking to the Jews with a violent background. 
The church is advancing. Peace and gentleness. 

People from many nations will go there. They will say, "Come. Let us go up to the Lord's mountain. Let's go to the house of Jacob's God. He will teach us how we should live. Then we will live the way he wants us to." The law of the Lord will be taught at Zion. His message will go out from Jerusalem.  He will judge between the nations. He'll settle problems among many of them. They will hammer their swords into plows. They'll hammer their spears into pruning tools. Nations will not go to war against one another. They won't even train to fight anymore.
Isaiah 2:3‭-‬4 NIRV

The Jews thought they should bring God to the world. Jesus will eliminate evil from the world. Pray that the kingdom will come on earth as in heaven. 

Are the weeds condemned to be that way? 
Gentile and Jews can't be identified. Only God can separate. Weeds and wheat. Darnel weed looked very much like wheat. Bring the message of the gospel. Jesus is the judge. 
Gently sow the seed. Imitate Jesus. Ceasar had no control over sowers of peace. 
We don't have to be weeds but proclaim. 
Not ours to judge. Only God can do that. Who is a wheat and who is a weed? 
Jesus hung out with sinners and they became wheat. 
Jesus invites us to partner with him with the good news. There will be persecution. 
The righteous will shine like the sun. Evil eliminated. What a promise! Read the parable again. Meditate on it. 


Sunday, July 07, 2019

1st Presbyterian Church of Southold NY

Dr Rev Peter Kelley
https://www.fpcsouthold.org/

Luke 10:1-11 Psalm 66 Selah
Selah is an important word that appears 3 times in Psalm 66. It appears 3 times in OT. Habakkuk 3 
It's a direction for the singer or reader to rest stop listen. One of the reasons for worship is rest stop listen.

You went out for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of your anointed. You crushed the head of the house of the wicked, laying him bare from thigh to neck. Selah
Habakkuk 3:13 ESV

Do a study of the word Selah. How did I get here? It's a good exercise. Stop look and listen. Those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength. Start with 3 minutes. Breathe in, breathe out. How did I get here? Look backward look forward Selah.
Let us pray.
Disney offeratory We could live a hundred years.

Communion Open Table 
Scatter Christians and invite others to come. 

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Dr. David Jeremiah session 8

God has given you EVERYTHING YOU NEED
BROTHERLY KINDNESS 
Opening David Michael Jeremiah
What does it mean to live life in godliness? God's promises EVERYTHING for life and godliness. For that reason add... BROTHERLY KINDNESS
The real definition of Jesus followers. The mailman Floyd Martens retired with a big party. He was their pastor and confidant. Mr. Rogers Neighborhood was the opposite of the world's media. Peter wanted us to LIVE IN Philadelphia the city of brotherly kindness. 
I. Forge Your Friendships with Trust   Ephesians 4:25 
The commentary to describe the Philadelphia Christian life. With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience.  Ephesians 4:2 TPT  https://bible.com/bible/1849/eph.4.2.TPT
Paul's 7 delivery points of what it means to be a Christian 
Forge friendships. We're members of one another. Trusting spirit. Being honest doesn't mean to bury the next person. Trust each other. Honest kind. Be angry but sin not. Be angry about sin but not at people. Anger is the most fun sin. You eat yourself. The more you grow up the less you blow up. Settle your issues before you go to bed. We live in an angry world. Don't sin. Anger gives the devil a foothold. 
II. Fill Your Relationships with Grace   Ephesians 4:26-27 don't be angry. 
Ill. Feed Someone Who ls Hungry   Ephesians 4:28 
Quit stealing and work so you can share and help others. Help the homeless. Be willing to be suckered rather than not sharing. Buy them a pizza. Ask the Lord for sensitivity. Help the helpless. Adopt. Add radical kindness. 
IV. Fortify others with Your Words   Ephesians 4:29 
Impart grace. No gutter mouths. Compliment at least one person every day. Fiddler on the Roof. Got 4 tickets. Yiddish. Went anyway. It was fun. Great story. Let the office know that they are good. That comes back to you. Abraham Lincoln carried an article by someone who appreciated him. Quit being snakes. 
V. Flush Bitterness out of Your Spirit   Ephesians 4:30-31 
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit. He lives within us. Don't make speeches about how you'll get even. Foster was expelled from the University when she was young. She now got an honorary degree. 
Vl. Find New Ways to Practice Kindness   Ephesians 4:32 
I don't have to agree with you. Practice kindness. 
Vll. Forgive quickly   Ephesians 4:32 
Be kind tender hearted. Forgiveness and kindness. Random acts of kindness creates a chain reaction. Buy a meal for someone who's mad 
Conclusion 

This session is scheduled to air on Turning Point television November 3, 2019

Dr. David Jeremiah session 7

GODLINESS
Introduction   1 Timothy 3:16: John 1:18; 1 Peter 2:9-12
July 4 weekend is the least attended Sunday. Had a big car show. Honor the military. They cry. Gave away 4,000 medals. 2 marines repelled down the ceiling. Had indoor fireworks. Proud to be American. Everyone wants to come here. 
Everything you need is in the Bible. 
and to understanding add the strength of self-control, and to self-control add patient endurance, and to patient endurance add godliness,  2 Peter 1:6 TPT  https://bible.com/bible/1849/2pe.1.6.TPT
Someone broke into Roman's house and cleaned it top to bottom. We need cleaning from the inside out. We have that yearning. The mystery of godliness is only available through Jesus. God has no grandchildren.
The only way to heaven is by God's grace. Not your works. When you accept His gift you take it from there and live out God's blessings. Jesus is the earthly portrait of God. Jesus showed us what God would do. Read Jesus to know God. Study Him. You are the only Jesus many people will ever do. I'm different because of Jesus. In preparation for the role of Judy Garland, Renee Zellweger she studied Judy to be like her. 
I want to be like Jesus. Read his word. WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? Study what Christ is like. 
I. Examining Your Identity   A. You Are God's Possession   1 Peter 2:9-10; Deuteronomy 7:6 
You are chosen. His SPECIAL people. But you are God's chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual "nation" set apart as God's devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world .  1 Peter 2:9 TPT  https://bible.com/bible/1849/1pe.2.9.TPT
If you are a Christian you are unique and special. Peter wrote to the everyday believer. I never felt special. You can have a special relationship with Jesus. God wants you. Jesus loves you. 
B. You Are God's Pilgrim   1 Peter 2:11; 1 Chronicles 29:15; Philippians 3:21 
Sojourner and pilgrim. Not John Wayne. We're not citizens of earth going to heaven, but citizens of heaven going through earth. My watch needs to be kept on heaven time. John Bunyan's book is still a best seller. The Celestial City is what he was obsessed with. As Christians we want to build our spiritual muscles. 
C. You Are God's Platform   1 Peter 2:12 
We're to be witnesses a testimony to everyone. The Nuba people are bombed.  Dr. Katina is Jesus Christ to them. Honorable conduct. Our hands become the hands of Jesus. 
II. Exercising Your Identity 
A. Godliness ls About ownership-Act Like You Belong   1 Corinthians 6:20; Romans 1:6-7; 8:1;14:8 
You belong to God. Don't embarrass Him. You are not your own. Honor God. We belong to him. Our world has lost its sense of belonging. We have become faceless button pushers. There is no condemnation for those who belong to Jesus. Let his wish be your will. Trust him. 
B. Godliness Is About Citizenship-Keep Your Eyes on Heaven   2 Peter 3:10-14 
Keep your watch on heaven's time. You become like the place you want to go and who you want to follow. Don't you think you'd want know about the place you're going to spend eternity. 
C. Godliness Is About Stewardship-Carry out Your   Assignment   Peter 2:12 
Carry out your assignment. 500,000 people attend Satish's church in a Hindu environment in India. They bake cakes for everyone's birthday and do so much good doing their ministry. They have their own cemetery. They give away 20,000 chicken dinners.
Conclusion   1 Timothy 4:8
While you are here as a pilgrim. Work on this. 
Thank you for attending this session! This message  is scheduled to air on Turning Point Television October 27, 2019 

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Dr. David Jeremiah session 5 Self Control

San Diego Chargers Draymond Green is a new man because his 2 year old showed him what he looked like. 

Self Control the 4th tool in Peter's tool kit
God has given us everything we need if we take advantage of his gifts. 
Where do you most need Self Control? God taught Peter Self Control. We're now studying what he wrote. 
Self Control is one of the main issues in the New Testament. 
1.0 Self Control deserves priority. It's make or break.
2.0 Self Control displays maturity. Paul visited the island of Crete that was infamous for evil and liars and gluttons. Instead he should be one who is known for his hospitality and a lover of goodness. He should be recognized as one who is fair-minded, pure-hearted, and self-controlled. A certain one of them, one of their own prophets, said, "Those Cretans are nothing but liars, worthless beasts, and lazy gluttons."
Titus 1:8‭, ‬12 TPT
This goes on in our city. God wants to purify us as Spirit controlled disciples. No one had self Control
3.0 Self Control deepens discipline. Barbara needs discipline and Organization. Freedom is the length of a cord from the point of restraint. The kids can run in the fenced back yard but not the front yard. 
Limitations give freedom. 
4.0 Self Control demands strategy. There is no such thing as time management. Only self management. 
4.1 Ask for the Holy Spirit's help. As you yield freely and fully to the dynamic life and power of the Holy Spirit, you will abandon the cravings of your self-life. For your self-life craves the things that offend the Holy Spirit and hinder him from living free within you ! And the Holy Spirit's intense cravings hinder your old self-life from dominating you! So then, the two incompatible and conflicting forces within you are your self-life of the flesh and the new creation life of the Spirit.
Galatians 5:16‭-‬17 TPT
If you follow the Holy Spirit you can be free. Gallup was an alcoholic. Jesus saved him. Controlled him. The only way to be able to have self discipline.
4.2 Adjust your thoughts
So then, prepare your hearts and minds for action! Stay alert and fix your hope firmly on the marvelous grace that is coming to you. For when Jesus Christ is unveiled, a greater measure of grace will be released to you.
1 Peter 1:13 TPT
Your body doesn't want tobacco or alcohol. The mind wants it. 
Set your mind on Christ. The things of heaven. Most battles begin with your mind
4.3 Aquire New Habits. Steven King got lots of rejections. Now one of the most successful writers always writing 10 pages a day. Self-discipline is his freedom to fulfill him. Exercise profits a little. Get into your spiritual gym and exercise toward godliness. Ask God to give you a small victory. Your habits will become better. Omit one item a week. Don't play with your self control. Read a verse every day. Reading the Bible in a year could be hard. Clean one drawer this week. Do something. Better to do something than nothing. If you fall in a hole today take a different route tomorrow. 
4.4 Avoid Tight Spots. Don't put yourself into the same spot. Take your problems off your agenda. If your television offends you throw it out
4.5 Accept the process. With the Holy Spirit's help. If you fail don't give up. Don't get haughty. Start again. For the lovers of God may suffer adversity and stumble seven times, but they will continue to rise over and over again. But the unrighteous are brought down by just one calamity and will never be able to rise again .
Proverbs 24:16 TPT
When the horses get away from you you're in trouble. Ask God to show you the enemy's strategy. The pathway to the problem has to be shut down. 

October 13, 2019

David Jeremiah session 4

Download Airship Genesis game Pathways to Jesus
July 4th is a privilege to be in New York 
Each time you read Scriptures it jumps out at you. 

Knowledge
2 Peter May grace and perfect peace cascade over you as you live in the rich knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
2 Peter 1:2 TPT

People who follow 2 Peter will never stumble

But continue to grow and increase in God's grace and intimacy with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May he receive all the glory both now and until the day eternity begins. Amen!
2 Peter 3:18 TPT

Marriages fail because of slow leaks. 

So devote yourselves to lavishly supplementing your faith with goodness, and to goodness add understanding,
2 Peter 1:5 TPT

Education is always a plus. You find out what you didn't know. I still have things to learn. 

This is Peter's exit letter. Nero was emperor. He ended up crucified upside down. These were the final words to his congregations. Grow in grace. 14 times Peter said knowledge. There is no premium for ignorance. 
You need to know what you know. All your mind to love God. 
Steps
1.0 I will follow Jesus.  Like the disciples did. Day by day wherever He went. Jesus said I AM THE TRUTH. Get in line with him. 
What is a Christian? You have an opportunity to become a Christian. Decision. We become Christ followers. 
1.1 Move from the shoreline. Disciple was a follower. Long before they were called Christians. Say I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ. I'm a learner. Mathew 4 I'll make you fishers of men. Jesus was the ultimate story teller. Tell a story to open the truth. Follow Jesus and he'll change your life. Lord you have a plan for me. I want to follow. When you follow Jesus your life gets exciting. Get away from your comfort zone. 
1.2 Move from Head Knowledge to Heart Knowledge. A pastor's job is to teach. 
God gave us brains for a reason. Knowledge here means the most intimate relationship there is. It's not knowing about but to know personally. 
2.0 I will study you
2.1 Study His Word as a textbook. Start there. Not stop there. It's a treasure trove direct from God. Today more than ever, we have resources like never before. There is still a lot I have to learn. Underline the words "these things". There are new things you'll learn. That brings healing. The living Word is in the written Word. If you want to know Christ know his Word. Ruth Bell Graham: Have a special place to study the Bible. Take notes. Always keep your Bible open. Study every day. Start with 10 minutes. Started to journal when he had cancer 20 years ago. What a rich time it was! Millennials have fall fallen in love with the Word again. What does the Bible have to say. 
2.2 Study His Word as a survival guide. You are in a storm or going into one or coming out of one. 
18 year old Aldi was adrift for months. After 49 days it rained. He read the Bible. The Lord's Prayer became so real. 66 installments from God. 
Don't wait until you're in trouble. Storms are coming. Know where the promises are. Isaiah has more than any other book. 
3.0 I will obey
3.1 Be prepared to Change your Values.  Get in the Word. When you fall in love Jesus old things fall away and things become new. 
3.2 Be prepared to Change your Vision. Tony Evans said the Bible is the vision. 
It's not a doorstop. Go find it. Read something every day. Practice. 
The best way to get to heaven is through the front door shouting Hallelujah. 

Watch this on October 6, 2019

Dr Jeremiah Session 3

Dr Jeremiah Session 3

Recorded for television July 2, 2019
VIRTUE   Quality control will make or break any commercial enterprise. Quality   control is essential in business, in public utilities, in agriculture   in education, in sports - in every area of life. And it is vital to our personalities too. You and I are not exempt from the need for personal quality control. If we're going to be strong and effective people who can withstand the pressures of this world and bear a testimony and leave behind a legacy we must be people of quality.
  The Bible has a word for that - virtue.
  That's a word we seldom hear anymore, but it in the Bible. It's the Bible's quality control division, and the apostle Peter tells us we should be diligent about adding virtue to our faith (2 Pet. 1:5).
If you long to be a person of moral excellence in our anything-goes culture, let Dr. Jeremiah show you the ways God is equipping you to live a quality life!
Broadcast date September 29, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Way of Jesus

Dr Terry LaBlanc 
Indigenous Pathways

Why Can't You be Just Like Me?

Lives in PEI

MIC MA ACADIAN married to Bev 48 years twin daughters and one son Matt. 

Professor Terry LeBlanc, a Mi'kmaq-Acadian, is the Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways and also the founding Chair and current Director of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS), an indigenous learning community. Terry holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Asbury Theological Seminary

Why Can't You be Just Like Me?
is the most damaging question in the church causing all kinds of conflicts. 

Acts 15 the pharisees Christians said you can't be saved unless you become Jews. Religious legalisties are everywhere. Jesus had the inability to follow the law verbatim and Jesus paraphrased. 
Acts 15 they have a council meeting. 
The lawyers argued for their side and Paul and Barnes shared the evidence of God working outside the Jewish customs. 
There are only 4 requirements essentials to become a followers of Jesus. To get a driver's license there are requirements you have to meet. 
When did you last check on the spiritual status of your butcher? The rules were intended to allow believers to fellowship together.

It didn't take long for Christians to demand all citizens be Christians or get killed. 
Modern missions expected heathen to become civilized before they could become Christians. 

We can't comprehend God would allow people to be different from me. It's got to be about following Jesus. Many nations gentiles will come from Abraham and Jesus came to complete the circle. 

Unfaithfulness is a good part of the Bible. 
When we got saved we were required to burn all our cultural stuff. We get locked into our culture and think that everyone should be that way. 

A drum made of elk skin is considered sinful. So I etched Yamaha into it to make it holy. 

What does it take to be a genuine Jesus follower? 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Markers Stones of Remembrance

Andrea Toews children's pastor www.EasTview.org
Passing on the faith
Music
This is a new Family Fusion Sunday
The kids are dancing to the music
Kids are advancing to the next level. 
Anita
Prayer for the kids
Savannah teaching Graham prayer of blessing
God is the story weaver weaving his story into our lives. 
We're supporting a child in Mexico and the kids brought enough money to pay the support. 
Luke 17 NIrV
As he was entering a village, ten men with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance, When he saw them he said, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went along, they were cleansed. Then Jesus said, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
Luke 17:12‭, ‬14‭-‬14‭, ‬17 NET

Leprosy was a terrible disease. Pain then loss of sensation and loss of digits. It still happens. They have to be removed from families and contact with others. They had to stay far away and announce that they were unclean. 
These 10 men yelled at Jesus. He told them to go see the priest,  the health inspector. That didn't heal them until they were on their way and they were healed with new digits. Their nightmare was finally over. Only one came back to yell his thankfulness. 
The other 9 were likely thankful too. They didn't come back to Jesus. Our gratitude should take us back to Jesus. He is the author of our stories. 
Thank you God that you are the Great Physician. 
I'm never alone. 

We teach God's every Sunday. We choose to follow Him. 
Gr 4 students. We are walking through life together. You each get a Bible from your parents. They have written notes to remind you to pray for them. Bless them together. 
Gr 6 are passing from children's to youth ministry. 
Andy prayer of blessing. This morning is a morning of hope. 
Pastor Dwight has a gift. 

Gr 12s tribute video. Pray for them. 

Take your stone and write a blessing on it and put it in the box. 

Blessing and a song about God's blessings. 

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Falcon Lake People's Church

Pray for Alberta fire situation
Pray for Donald Trump day
Tragedy in Budapest 

Pastor Brian Hamilton


Father in heaven we thank you for loving us. You know more about me than I know about myself. Thank you for hearing us. We can come to you with all our burdens. 
We pray for rain. 
Pray for all leaders that you would give them a heart of wisdom from you. Give them a passion for righteousness.
Give Christians your passion and fervor. 
Pray that the kingdom would reach all areas of the world. 
Pray for hurting families. Health issues. Grief. Korean families. Where there is despair we pray for hope. In Jesus name, amen. 

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, Now the church is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Ephesians 1:15‭, ‬23 NET

Many are looking for the perfect job. 11.7 careers or jobs per lifetime. 
We have been blessed. 

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him,  – since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength.  This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms  far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
Ephesians 1:17‭-‬21 NET

I am where I am because of where Christ has placed me. 

What a powerful prayer. 2 boys spent Christmas at grandparents. New Year's eve Mrs. Santa would come. The younger boy prayed real load for a smart watch because grandma was hard of hearing. 

Paul prays that the Ephesians would get to know Jesus better. Only God can give it to them. Not for selfish reasons. 
1. 17 keep asking 
1. Know him better. A relationship. Devotions often don't reflect a good relationship with God. 30 seconds of prayer. Poor relationship. Share the  heart of life. 100% 
A couple I know- he starts a sentence and she completes it. Every time. That's how we should know Jesus. 
Thank you Lord that you are in me. Lord help me getting to know Christ better. Thank him. 
2. Know the hope to what he has called you. Not wishful thinking. It's true. God gives us hope. 
I've never been as old as now. I'll never be as young as now. 
3. Know the inheritance. Jesus has given us righteousness. We are one with Christ. He has your heart to do his work through you. Who are the people in our neighborhood? As we're walking down the street? 
Whatever is over our head is under His feet. 3 times Jesus said satan is ruling this world. Jesus is above all rulers. Satan will be banished. 
Bad things happen to good people. It's a fallen world. In Christ we are safe. 
Your security is in Him. 
Pray these things into our lives. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Brain stuff

This is such a rip off. Pay $40 to listen to a 2 hour sales pitch for coffee extract derived from serotonin. 

A woman had 6 months to live. Decided not to watch anything or anyone not happy. Comedians. Positivity. Lived 4 years. Died no cancer. 

Be positive. Cycle of life. 

Brain health connected. Neuro plasticity. 
Debra has been learning a long time. Brain stops growing at 20. Starts shrinking at 40.
Males lose memory after 40. Blood flow slows down after 40. 17 year old retains 75% more than a 70 year old. 

Dr. Amen endorsed EHT supplement. 

Debra 30 years in alternative health. Passionate about life to help others improve their life. 

Suck your money is what this is all about. 

Have faith that the stuff will work. Lives in Vancouver. Flies around all over pedaling her wares. 

Will laugh all the time. All the natural health stuff

There are all kinds of rip offs at Starbucks now. 

Alzheimer's starts 30 years before you know it. Now we're into preventative health. 

400% more bad stuff than 100 years ago. 
70% of military applicants get ejected. Attention spans are short 7%.
Be a brain warrior. 

Financial. Bank account and brain health go together. Your brain can change. And get rich quick. 
Told my son he would get a brain tumor if he ate something from the microwave. 

Was addicted to the news. Karma treatments all that eastern religion stuff. India. 

When you see trauma drama it plays in your brain for 3 days.

Not eating breakfast for 30 years. No wine. 

What to do what not. Some people don't like me. Pot THC affects every area of the brain negatively. Bad food is bad for your brain. 30 pounds over weight your brain shrinks. Processed food are not good for you. 
Buy rice in a bag. Buy fresh organic. Avoid high sugar potatoes rice pastas bread carbonation. 
Take probiotics. Sugar hits the same cravings as pot. No red bull. Alcohol 2 drinks makes your brain smaller. Fat cells make your brain smaller. Brain grain avoid glutton. 
The advertisers stars spit their food. They don't eat the hamburger. 

Need to get 7+ hours sleep. Zen in the floaty water tank. Sleep masks. Circadian rhythm used to help us and light blows us off. 

Anxiety. Not all of it is bad. 90 year study of teenagers to old age. The ones with some anxiety and conscientious life lived longer. 

High levels of stress is bad. 

Laugh therapy a bunch of people in India laugh together. 

Music. Do it consciously. Don't play soccer. Brain damage is easy to get. Life altering. Concussions can be lifelong. NFL studied rats with helmets. It took them 20 years to put up a warning poster.

Swimming is the best thing you can do. Ping pong is good for the brain. 

Peer group is important. You are the middle of 5.

Karma night club. Country music is good. Rap is a story. 

EHT is a rip off.


Low glycemic index food. Reduce unsupportive food.  Lymphatic drainage is so good. Aroma therapy is easy to implement. 

Breast cancer is highest in stay at home women because of chemicals. 
Gingko biloba cleans your brain. 
Clean your brain for healthier relationships but can't keep her husband.
Buy my stuff. Patented the money cow. 
Jeffrey Stock 

It's coffee extract. This is so science. To prevent getting sick.

Get this over priced coffee stuff out there without testing. All you need is multi level sales pitch get rich quick zealots. 

PP2A is the technical story twist. 

Pay us a ton for this coffee extract and you'll feel incredibly good. It's emotionally good. It's complicated. Brain health so we can become sheep dogs. It'll change your life. Chuck got a stroke and he was magically healed with coffee EHT.

We are developing beauty mind and face products to help you all get rich quick. 

As we get richer we'll develop new products so we all get richer.

Brain fog is insidious. Take EHT to remember everything. 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Prairie Presbyterian at University

Pastor Matt www.PrairieChurch.ca

New member testimonial Sarah 
I'm from Alberta. Decided to join
Baptized twice. As a baby and as a 10 year old. Accepted Jesus. At age 16 found out about my older sister was gay. We were not allowed to speak at church and eventually got expelled. Came to Winnipeg stopped going to church and lost God. 
HillSong I lost my heart changed my life

John 9

His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who committed the sin that caused him to be born blind, this man or his parents?"  Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but he was born blind so that the acts of God may be revealed through what happens to him.
John 9:2‭-‬3 NET

That was normal thinking back then. Jacob and Esau battled in the womb. They sinned before they were born.

God's work is to be revealed through this. Day night imagery. Jesus is day. His death is night. 

Jesus spit smeared mud and sent the blind man to the pool. 
Siloam means sent. Wash your dirty face. 

Then the neighbors and the people who had seen him previously as a beggar began saying, "Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?" He replied, "The man called Jesus made mud, smeared it on my eyes and told me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and was able to see."  (Now the day on which Jesus made the mud and caused him to see was a Sabbath.)  Then some of the Pharisees began to say, "This man is not from God, because he does not observe the Sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is a sinner perform such miraculous signs?" Thus there was a division among them.
John 9:8‭, ‬11‭-‬11‭, ‬14‭, ‬16 NET

He's a prophet? Old testament prophets did washing. 

They asked the parents, "Is this your son, whom you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?" So his parents replied, "We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. But we do not know how he is now able to see, nor do we know who caused him to see. Ask him, he is a mature adult. He will speak for himself."
John 9:19‭-‬21 NET

You're out!  was a new term for the Jews. John's community had experienced expulsion. 

Then they summoned the man who used to be blind a second time and said to him, "Promise before God to tell the truth. We know that this man is a sinner." He replied, "I do not know whether he is a sinner. I do know one thing – that although I was blind, now I can see." The man replied, "This is a remarkable thing, that you don't know where he comes from, and yet he caused me to see!  We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but if anyone is devout and does his will, God listens to him.  If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
John 9:24‭-‬25‭, ‬30‭-‬31‭, ‬33 NET

He could have argued with them that Jesus was not a sinner. Sometimes arguement works but often solidifies position. Sharing the story works. 

You also want to become his disciples? 

Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, so he found the man and said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"  He said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.
John 9:35‭, ‬38 NET

Jesus does the finding.

Jesus replied, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin, but now because you claim that you can see, your guilt remains."
John 9:41 NET

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother's Day

Pastor Andaza Hezekiah
Jesus is here. We worship you. https://JoyFountainChurch.com/
Hiding The Next Generation
Exodus 1
A man from the household of Levi married a woman who was a descendant of Levi.  The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a healthy child, she hid him for three months. Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get a nursing woman for you from the Hebrews, so that she may nurse the child for you?" Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child and nurse him for me, and I will pay your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed him. When the child grew older she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, "Because I drew him from the water."
Exodus 2:1‭-‬2‭, ‬7‭, ‬9‭-‬10 NET

There is a contract out on today's children. So there was at Moses' time and at Jesus birth

The grace of God is good. When we make our homes an ark for our children. If we allow the world to influence our family the kids will follow the devil. 1 teaspoon of poison will mess you up. 25% evil influence will mess you up. 

Why is Christ vilified today? 
This generation is thrown into the Nile river of drugs. 17 year girls are addicted. 
Jesus nailed the contract to the cross. 

Mrs. Pastor
I will not sign a contract for the devil. We're responsible for saving them for the rest of life. Send them scripture verses when they need them

Mothers that love Jesus are a huge asset to the public. 

Train up the children they will follow you. 

Encourage your children to go to church and Young Adults. They will be the leaders of tomorrow. Tell them they are being prepared to be great leaders of tomorrow and stand for Christ. 

It's possible to be great mothers today. Jochebed had God's grace. You have that grace for your race. 

Take care of yourself in order to take care of the next generation. Fathers support the mothers. Help them to take a break. Treat yourself and refresh. 
Don't dwell on the past. Jesus does not condemn the past. Don't let the past condemn you. 
Kick discouragement in the guts and keep hope alive. Rise up against discouragement. Jochebed preserved a generation. 

Therefore, strengthen  your listless hands and your weak knees ,  Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness, for without it no one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:12‭, ‬14 NET

There is serious conflict in homes. That should not be. Love the children equally.

Hide the next generation. You'll see the results. 

Mothers get tote bags. 

Sunday, May 05, 2019

1 Thessalonians 2

Bible Project video https://youtu.be/No7Nq6IX23c
For you yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our visit with you was not without result. On the contrary, after we had previously suffered and were treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, we were emboldened by our God to speak the gospel of God to you in spite of great opposition. Indeed you are our glory and joy!
1 Thessalonians 2:1‭-‬2‭, ‬20 CSB

Johnny Dodsworth www.EasTview.org 
Everyone has issues about reading the Bible every day. 
The Word of God v13
This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the word of God, which also works effectively in you who believe.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 CSB

Paul Sylvanas Timothy PST
team
Share life together. Food fellowship
What does it mean to receive the Word of God as it is from God?
In the NT there is a new definition. Jesus is the Word from the beginning. 
Starts with belief, obedience, into eternity. 
Including the sufferings of Christ. 
I believe in the infallible Word Jesus. Bruxy Cavey
When we read the Word we are meeting with Jesus.
Information retention is the world's mantra. We need to read the Word for Formation with an engaged mind. To meet with Jesus. 
Come to Life Journal 8pm Wednesday to learn more.

Share your experience in faith and life in Jesus openly and honestly. Allow the Holy Spirit to do the convicting. 

How can we bring joy to God? Accept the Word as is and work in and through us. 
This is a lifelong journey. Get into a Lifegroup. Learn to share the gospel. 
Action step 1 watch the video. Read the Bible more to meet with Jesus. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The field is bigger than your house

JoyFountain church 70 attendees

The Word of God is able to build us up and give us an inheritance.
Amen

Sundays we gather. Coffee in the hall. Prayer in 101
Spring cleaning May 4th
Mother's Day bring your family.
Prayer Points 
1 children and youth
2 families strong in faith
3 strong church and lots of baptisms
4 declare higher ground

Along the way they found an Egyptian man in a field and brought him to David. They gave him some bread to eat and water to drink. They also gave him part of a fig cake and two clusters of raisins, for he hadn't had anything to eat or drink for three days and nights. Before long his strength returned. "To whom do you belong, and where do you come from?" David asked him. "I am an Egyptian—the slave of an Amalekite," he replied. "My master abandoned me three days ago because I was sick. "Will you lead me to this band of raiders?" David asked. The young man replied, "If you take an oath in God's name that you will not kill me or give me back to my master, then I will guide you to them." Nothing was missing: small or great, son or daughter, nor anything else that had been taken. David brought everything back.
1 Samuel 30:11‭-‬13‭, ‬15‭, ‬19 NLT

You are always in a battlefield. There will always be challenges. Married couples have trouble. Jesus came to give us more life. 
Athletes are fighters. When the odds are against you it's easy to forget who you are. Faith has to be challenged. 
Churches tend to fight the leader. That happens in business. We are all under attack. 
David's fighters were well trained. They were a team. You can't win alone. 
They found someone in the field. They took time to help him. 
You do yourself a favor by being part of a team.

Give them water. The Holy Spirit is the water. Those found in the field must be brought to the PRIEST and given WATER. 

Truth can survive on its own. Dreamers come together and there will be an explosion. 
Joseph had a dream. 
The field is bigger than your house and family. 
You have to depend on the Lord and train our children the best we can. We need our friends. We need to look up to God. Help the neighbors. We need at least 3 fathers in our lives. Fellowship after church is part of maintaining our fire. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Lazarus Palm Sunday

Mission trip

Hope
John 11
A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. Then he said, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up." So he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead.  Thomas, nicknamed the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let's go, too—and die with Jesus." Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died. Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.  Then Jesus wept. Then Jesus shouted, "Lazarus, come out!"  And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, "Unwrap him and let him go!"
John 11:1‭, ‬11‭-‬11‭, ‬14‭, ‬16‭-‬16‭, ‬21‭, ‬25‭-‬25‭, ‬35‭, ‬43‭-‬44 NLT

Delbert Enns pastor www.EasTview.org 

The cemetery evokes emotions. 4 funerals in the last 4 weeks makes me reflective. Death is something we have no control over. 
When will I die? We plan to live not die. 

If Jesus could not handle death then everything he did would be meaningless. 
Jesus dealt with death. 

For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless.
1 Corinthians 15:13‭-‬14 

You want to see a miracle? 
Has death been spoken over you? 
Are you emotionally dead? 

The one you love is ill.
The Father will get the glory. Everything needs to glorify God. 
Jesus said you need to wait. Resolve the problem? 
Nothing ends in death. 
There are a lot of people in the story. Thomas the doubter had questions. He was riddled with unbelief. Let's go die with Jesus. 
Martha met Jesus saying you don't care. Mary was sitting in discouragement. Why bother? Her faith had died. Satan likes discouragement. 
Jesus talked to daddy. Prayer was his response to hard times. Get rid of the deadness. Unbind the death. It does not have the final word. 
Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life.
He calls you by name. He called only Lazarus.

Jesus was a man of sorrows. Jesus is calling you out of the deadness of your marriage. We think we can fix it on our own. 
Pray. Jesus I let you take control today. 

Sunday, April 07, 2019

The Healing of the born blind man

John 9
"Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
John 9:3‭, ‬5 NIV
There are 5 stages to the story
1. The person
2. The problem Jesus sinner? 
3. The parents
4. The persecution 
5. The pardon 
What else is there behind the story? 
Jesus has love. A miracle happens. Ultimately it's about healing the soul. 
Jesus is the satisfying bread of life. 
This is the 6th miracle recorded by John. 35.000.000 people are legally blind. This man was born blind. 
He was thrown out of the synagogue when he confessed Jesus. 
Do it yourself is easier than asking for help. 
Spiritual Transformation 
1. A man called Jesus
The man was a beggar. A nobody. Who sinned? Adam and Eve sinned and thought that God punished them. Blame came in. 
How was the wrong question. 
  "How then were your eyes opened?" they asked.
John 9:3‭, ‬5‭-‬5‭, ‬10 NIV
2. A prophet. The pharisees had to investigate
This prompted them to turn on the man healed of blindness, putting him on the spot in front of them all, demanding an answer. They asked, "Who do you say he is—this man who opened your blind eyes?" "He's a prophet of God!" the man replied.
John 9:17 TPT
3. Man of God I tell you, if this man isn't from God, he wouldn't be able to heal me like he has!"
John 9:33 TPT
A human divine individual. One to worship
4 son of God 
Jesus replied, "You're looking right at him. He's speaking with you. It's me, the one in front of you now." Then the man threw himself at his feet and worshiped Jesus and said, "Lord, I believe in you!"
John 9:37‭-‬38 TPT

5 worship
Jesus is indeed the Son of God.  John 1.49

Nathanael blurted out, "Teacher, you are truly the Son of God and the King of Israel!"
John 1:49 TPT

To worship Jesus is the fullest expression of faith and transformation. 
We the beggars worship Jesus the Good Shepherd. John 10
Jesus wil set you free to worship. Where are you? 
Let's worship now. 

I'm a child of God 

Coming up
14 Lazarus is raised. 
19 Jesus crucified
21 Jesus raised