Sunday, August 25, 2013

All Peoples Church Falcon Lake

Pastor Brian Hamilton has a twin. His name is Brian Hamilton and he works for Ambassadors For Christ of Woodstock NB a mission that works in Cuba and Cambodia.
Oh wait no, he is the same fellow!

Philippians 3.7 I consider everything rubbish compared to Christ.
A popular movie that came out a few years ago, Elephant Man. Brought people to evaluate self worth. The man was considered a freak and a circus object until a doctor saw through his deformities.

It is now 50 years since "I have a dream" speech by Dr Martin Luther King.

There are cultural ideas of ideas of worth. Handsome males and beautiful women are in. All others are...

Sweat pants used to be only for exercise. Now our gods and goddesses make many people feel useless.

A man from Switzerland with the Elephant Man syndrome came to Falcon and was amazed at the beauty here. He shared how he had been shunned.

If a doctor who works among the poorest of Africa is ignored. Angelina Jolie gets lots of attention.

Jesus identified with the poor and outcast. God loves the poor. He made so many of them.

God chose the week to shame the wise. Anything we rely on can become an idol to us. In Cambodia idols were easy to see. Our idols are more difficult to see. Our idols are the things we think about all the time.

Dr Paul Brandt wrote lots of books. There were lots of good preachers in England. Then he encountered a fisherman preacher Willie, a simple man who showed Paul the image of God. That changed his life.

Beauty fades wealth gets left behind.

Mother Theresa said when she looked into the face of a begger she prayed that she would see the face of Christ.

Music by James Fast of SCHS. His chamber choir won top honors in Chicago recently.
Next Sunday Harry Funk will lead the music and devotional. Pastor Brian and Linda will be in Nova Scotia to celebrate his father's 80th birthday.

May all who come behind us find us faithful.

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