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