Sunday, April 28, 2019
JoyFountain church 70 attendees
The Word of God is able to build us up and give us an inheritance.
Sundays we gather. Coffee in the hall. Prayer in 101
Spring cleaning May 4th
Mother's Day bring your family.
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
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
"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.
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
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
14 Lazarus is raised.
19 Jesus crucified
21 Jesus raised