Sunday, October 27, 2019
Randy Friesen President https://multiply.net/
"Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:19-21, 34 NET
Real privilege to be here. We live in Abbotsford with 2 kids.
Took youth to park to distribute food. Met an engineer reading the Bible. Rich millionaire Christian investing his money in church planting in 3rd world.
Where is your focus? Where is your heart?
Multiply started a coffe plantation in Thailand. Want to produce 200 tonne of coffee. Dave offered the angry man a watermelon and a job. That man Isaiah is now a pastor. Baptized 10 people last Sunday. They have a meeting in Rangoon today. They are asking 100 people to come to the Lord today.
Where is your treasure?
Where are your eyes? Lust?
Business man had a model of a jet he meant to buy. What he was worshipping. Will you allow God to refocus your life? He lost everything including his marriage. Things would have been different if he had surrendered his heart.
Jesus invites us to give him our time. What's your focus? Focus is worship.
Self focus leads to anxiety. Worry.
Is your smart phone giving you worries. Narcissism is self absorbed and destructive.
Told investment advisor he wanted eternal returns.
Algeria has Christians volunteering to follow Jesus even in the face of persecution.
Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world. Millions of people have been killed there. A refugee from there started 6 churches in NA
MB missions sent a missionary there 100 years ago. Now those descendants are planting churches in NA.
One refugee now has 400 people in a new church plant.
Is your life focused?
Lord deliver us from evil. Father help us not to get distracted from your work. Thank you for calling us today.
Lord what I have is yours. Tell Jesus
Monday, October 21, 2019
The climate alarmist chickens twist everything. The actual text 30,000 B.Sc and Ph.D.s signed was:
We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth
Sunday, October 20, 2019
180,000 people a day will accept Jesus today. Went to a conference of missionaries in Cambodia.
India is making a law preventing conversions.
Pastor Brian Hamilton
Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice – alive, holy, and pleasing to God – which is your reasonable service. Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God – what is good and well-pleasing and perfect. Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good.
Romans 12:1-2, 9 NET
Dehee Haust was a missionary in China. Everyone has forgotten him.
Others are sacrificing time and effort to reach others.
Live to be forgotten. For the joy of serving Jesus.
Be in a healthy relationship with Jesus. Highlight the word therefore.
Chapter 12 begins with therefore referring back to the chapters before it.
Our body is not ours anymore. Sacrifices were the killing of animals. Christians need to consider themselves sacrificed. Living sacrifices.
Reasonable service. Reasonable logical spiritual.
Your Mind Matters by John Stott if it's spiritual it's also logical.
Worship = service. True worship cannot exist outside of active service to God for the benefit of others.
Worship often means a good musical time. If that's all your worship is it's not worship.
Give yourself away in service to others.
Present your physical body to God.
Pavle would lead people to sing a simple song in their own language. Then all nations sing together. His people his body.
Some of us think that God is lucky to have me in his followers. None of us are self sufficient spiritually. The River church was teaching self sufficiency. No gospel.
What's our task? Go and reach the world with the gospel. That the world may know Jesus is Lord. Live to be forgotten. Find your life.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Mr. Menno B. Dueck age 91, went home to his eternal rest on Saturday, October 12. The funeral is planned for Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00 pm at Ebenfeld Church in Quellen Colony, Jagueyes, Chihuahua, Mexico. It will be simulcast from the church.
Menno was born in Morris Manitoba on October 20, 1927, moved to Mexico in 1948, and married Liesbeth P Loewen on January 16, 1955. They had 6 children.
Menno was predeceased by his parents, his wife Liesbeth, a daughter in law, and a grandson.
Left to mourn are his children and grand children and his one remaining brother Willie B Dueck, 96, of Arborg, Manitoba.
Pastor Mark Hugheshttps://www.churchoftherock.ca/
10 lepers were healed
The Samaritan was thankful
The Jews hated them. They hated the Jews
Lepers were cursed and ostracized. They stood afar off. A heart breaking situation.
They knew who Jesus was. As they went to the priest they were healed. Why did only one come back to say thanks?
1. Appreciate small things
3. Greatness of God
1. We miss the blessings of small things. The opposite of gratitude is grumbling complaining. God hates grumbling. Do things without complaining. Who was grumbling when it started snowing?
Children of Israel were champions in grumbling.
They ate angel food cake every day and then they complained. God gave them quail until they vomited it out.
How many of you did your business and hugged your toilet?
Had clean drinking water? Food to choose?
Has an 18 year old van. Being thankful for what you have is very liberating. My dream car is a red Tesla S. My wood said do it. The good life only exists if we're happy with what you have.
2. Appreciate others. Don't feel sorry for the people who are not sorry for themselves. Went to a village of stick homes. Outlaw town everybody steals. Learn to love their neighbors sermon. They stole the gas. They did not appreciate others.
What are the magic words? Please and you. Now abracadabra and no thank yous.
Create a culture of appreciation. That's what we do.
Norman Vincent Peele said find one person to show appreciation. The guy wrote a letter to his teacher. By the end of his life he had written 500 thank you letters and lived a happy life.
3. God's greatness. Young girl could hardly walk. Prayed for her told her to run around the room. She's completely healed and thankful.
Attitude of gratitude. Will change your life!
Sunday, October 06, 2019
God has designed us to be a family.
Delbert Enns pastor www.EasTview.org
To live with others in heaven will be wonderful but on earth it's a different story.
We can't allow indifference to poison our hearts. We all have people we don't like.
Jesus will help you.
This series is hard. Lust divorce etc. Are hard to talk about. It's hard to pattern after Jesus. He's an upside down kingdom. None of us can do the Sermon. We need a Savior.
How to be a witness? How well do you handle your emotions?
We don't say revenge retaliation. We just say I have my rights to get even.
"You have heard that it was said, ' An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth .' But I say to you, do not resist the evildoer. But whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well. And if someone wants to sue you and to take your tunic, give him your coat also. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to the one who asks you, and do not reject the one who wants to borrow from you.
Matthew 5:38-42 NET
The OT said there is a financial penalty for doing evil. The Jews made more laws. Jesus declared himself an authority to change the law. Do good to those who wronged you.
They liked to slap people on the right cheek with the back of the right hand.
Jesus said give them what's yours. Offer 2 miles when the soldier asks for the 1 mile of help.
Show unrestricted love to others. Don't be so demanding. Avoid narcissism.
Revenge will be canceled through prayer. Matt 26:38, 39
Not my will. Jesus knows how to forgive. He prayed.
Time to pray. God I want to let go.