Sunday, March 17, 2019

Funeral notes Martha Kroeker

Les Kroeker. Aunt Martha nudged me to accept Jesus 
"Martha," Jesus said, " You don't have to wait until then.  I am the Resurrection, and I am Life Eternal. Anyone who clings to me in faith, even though he dies, will live forever.  And the one who lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"





John 11:25‭-‬26 TPT

Dan Steinhilber song leaning on the everlasting arms 
Trevor Olfert piano
Obituary by Jennifer Kroeker


Afterglow poem 

A short funeral poem by Helen Lowrie Marshall about happy memories living on after a loved one has gone.

Afterglow

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done









Peace 
Sisters tribute
Elsie 
She was depressed. 
Can't say goodbye just see you later
Erna traveled together
Scrabble was a challenge
Lots of hiking and walking
2 weeks ago she had a wonderful dream. The angels took you there. We will miss you. 
Yolanda Quirung my aunt loved us. We had her in Mexico as a school teacher
She was a good strict teacher.
Dad Jake teased her on the narrow roads. 
Lived with her for one summer. She decluttered all the time. 
Worked together on newsletters for www.LifeLightMinistries.org 
Rose Wiebe 35 years of friendship. Her clients felt safe with her. We went hiking in Pinawa knowing this could be the last time. She read missionary letters. If you have not made that commitment to follow Jesus do it today
Elsie. We are grateful to all the friends that loved her

Solo Dan Steinhilber  

O Praise The Name (AnĂ¡stasis)
I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me.
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet.
My Savior on that cursed tree
His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph's tomb.
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone
O praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forever more
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God

Gary Koop pastor it's OK to clap

Martha and I had a special relationship. Proof reading and editing for each other. 1994 she joined SEMC
She wore a bright dress to brighten her environment
Jesus's death was devastating and then the joy of the resurrection followed by I'm going away. 
In 2008 we prayed about macular degeneration. The dark clouds lifted. 
She shared with her SS class that she was depressed. Communication is necessary. 
Where is God? She died at home alone. 
All authority has been given to Jesus He'll be with us to the end of the age. I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. 
You shall call him God With Us Always
This era will end when Jesus returns. The risen one is alive. 

Jesus is with you whenever. Shopping. Driving. Through all the stages of life.  I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. 
Be encouraged. Jesus was with Martha. She heard the voice of her shepherd escorting her into eternal joy. 
There are times when we fail. A book is never finished but there is a time to publish. 
Know that Jesus is with you. Jesus made a partnership commitment. 

Dan song 
How Great Thou Art 

Jesus is the way the truth and the life

"Don't worry or surrender to your fear. For you've believed in God, now trust and believe in me also.
John 14:1 TPT

Delbert Enns pastor www.EasTview.org
Our family was very competitive. Mom was a great cheer leader. 

Jesus challenged Peter. Tradition does not compare to Jesus. You can follow. 
John 8:48
Jesus answered them, "If I were to tell you how great I am, it would mean nothing. But my Father is the One who will prove it and will glorify me. Isn't he the One you claim is your God?  Jesus said to them, "I give you this eternal truth: I have existed long before Abraham was born, for I AM!"
John 8:54‭, ‬58 TPT

Jesus replied, "Loving me empowers you to obey my word. And my Father will love you so deeply that we will come to you and make you our dwelling place.
John 14:23 TPT
I got lost in the wilderness of Arizona. Out of water. 7km off track. Finally found a road. 

How do I get to the path. Follow Jesus. 

Jesus explained, "I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through  union with me.  To know me is to know my Father too.
John 14:6 TPT
What map do you need? Jesus is the way. Follow him and you need no map. There is no other way.

You can't reinvent a way. He died for you.

Do you love Jesus as he loves you?

What is God to you? How can I bring more glory to God? 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

In the world but not of the world

Preaching is scary
Bro Ger Reyes
Heart of Worship www.howic.ca
Delivering message from God. 

We will all transition to eternity some to heaven some lost in hell for all eternity. 

You shall be holy to me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.
Leviticus 20:26 ESV
What's holy? To separate. Set apart. Unique. Which one is more like God? Firefly or fiery angels? Neither

I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
John 17:15‭-‬16 ESV

Real joy is for those who follow Jesus and continue in sanctification. 

What leads to self assurance of salvation? Those who think they are Christians because their parents are. 
Reduced the gospel with no Christ in their life. 
The alter call, the prayer, raised hand
Conversion requires sanctification. Conviction of sin. 
We think we have a plan for our lives. God's plan may be worse.
Put your faith alone in Jesus. 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins.

At Paul's time Christians lost their lives of they wouldn't Hail Caesar. 

We announce in front the church how many were saved today when they raised their hands. We should start coaching them. 

Repentance and faith is what it takes to be saved. 
Doctrine of Regeneration.
Paul Washert said God changes a heart of stone to a living heart.

God goes deeper into your heart. 
A pig enjoys the bucket of slop. When he becomes a Christian he vomits at the slop.

Christianity is a love God relationship not hate God. 

Married men have a NO relationship with all other women.

Sin is serious 

3. Go through sanctification so God can conform you to Jesus. Take on his shape. 
4. You will bear fruit. Recognized by Jesus fruit. If not you should tremble. Are you truthful? Lifetime of good fruit. 
5. You are disciplined. Only the parent disciplines their children and so does God. 

God hates Esau and loves Jacob. 

Your assurance lies in Jesus and his finished work. 

The gospel. Open the Bible and get saved and get a sense of joy.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

The Prayer of Jabez

Living Word Church in San Pedro Belize pastor Ian Zaldivar http://www.sanpedrolwc.org

Outreach in San Pedro every month until the rainy season starts

The Beatitudes part 8
V3 and verse 10 - for theirs in the kingdom of heaven. Be born again and be persecuted. 
To be harassed consistently. 
Blessed are you when you are persecuted falsely. You will have your reward in heaven

2 Timothy 3:10-12
The doctrine will produce a new life style when living in Christ Jesus. 
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be treated badly.
2 Timothy 3:12 NIRV
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem. I went there to get to know Peter. I stayed with him for 15 days.
Galatians 1:18 NIRV

Expect persecution 
Paul had 3 years of revelation from Jesus. Not from a Bible school.

Rejoice and be glad. 

Some were laughed at. Some were whipped. Still others were held by chains. They were put in prison. Some were killed with stones. They were sawed in two. They were put to death by the sword. They went around wearing the skins of sheep and goats. They were poor. They were attacked. They were treated badly.
Hebrews 11:36‭-‬37 NIRV

We need to put Jesus first. 
Persecution is a sign that we are effectively living for Jesus.
The result of the gospel is peace. The immediate result is conflict. 

"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. Anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And anyone who does not pick up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. If anyone finds his life, he will lose it. If anyone loses his life because of me, he will find it.
Matthew 10:37‭-‬39 NIRV

His parents disowned him 29 years ago when he got saved. 9 months later they blessed him.

Everyone in the Roman Catholic church was good with immortality but rejected following Jesus.

God rewards the faithful persecuted. 
If we are having trouble, it is so that you will be comforted and renewed. If we are comforted, it is so that you will be comforted. Then you will be able to put up with the same suffering we have gone through.
2 Corinthians 1:6 NIRV

Jesus stuck it out and said "It is Finished"

But suppose you suffer for being a Christian. Then don't be ashamed. Instead, praise God because you are known by that name.
1 Peter 4:16 NIRV

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be treated badly.
2 Timothy 3:12 NIRV