Sunday, October 13, 2019

Menno B Dueck

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. 

Appreciation Pieces of Eight

Pastor Mark Hughes
https://www.churchoftherock.ca/
Thanksgiving
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
2. Others
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

Sermon

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.