Sunday, February 28, 2016

Be still

"Be still and know that I am God" theme today at
Interview with Joy Klassen of

Be still movie and communion
Jesus we remember you

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Tale of Two Kingdoms

150 people meeting at
We represent two kingdoms. Ron Burkholder founding pastor
This world and following Jesus. This is a good reminder.
My story
I learned this in the marketplace. A willful suspension of disbelief. You need that to enjoy a movie. Batman or Fast and Furious
Some of us want to suspend belief to have success in the marketplace. We think it's too hard to follow Jesus in the workplace. Jesus said you can't serve God and money.
Daniel worked hard for the king.
Is positioning the truth in marketing a conflict?
How do you talk about Jesus without being offensive?

Daniel's friends were brought before the king because they did not bow to the statue. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn't, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up."
Start with your allegiance and trust forward not the preferred outcome. I'm ready to represent Jesus no matter what.
Daniel knows lions eat people. In spite of that Daniel starts with allegiance.
Deceitfulness of wealth can cause problems. To layer Him in causes problems. Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."
Jesus still says there will be burdens. Don't start at the end and work backwards.
Many Christian feel compromised... Bryan Chappel

Daniel went to his friends for prayer support. Are  you In a fellowship of risk? To help you through difficulty?

If you can balance your agenda share it with someone. But be prepared when things change. It's difficult to live in Babylon.

Next week goals in the kingdom.
Is life in Jesus's kingdom better than this one?

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Today we talk about gluttony at www.Soul We have a channel dedicated to Food.
Gluttony is to be exceedingly eager to eat to much.

Food is a gift. Festivals of the Old Testament had food at its centre. Jesus was called a glutton.
Wise temperance of the stomach is good.
Luke 12 life is more than food.

Gluttony shows up in 5 ways.
1. Drink. Customized. To the last item.
The Screwtape Letters all I want state of mind.
Life is not perfect. The glutton insists on being pampered. Petty and foolish. Seriously? Harassing the employee. Stop it. It's foolish and petty.
2. Sumptuously. Cookies. Want it all the time. Cry and throw a tantrum. Needing to feel valued. Nobody appreciates me. Eat decadent foods.
3. Hastily. The Arches. How fast you get it. Busy busy busy. Consume. Hash browns. Egg McMuffin. Genesis 25 first story of fast food. Feed me or I'll die. I need the red stuff. You can have my inheritance. Need to eat. Missing God's gift. Food is meant to be shared. Are you addicted to the rush in your life?
4. Chips. Greedily. At the Paradisio Mexican serves unlimited chips. It becomes a bottomless hole and every one digs in in the scarcity mindset. A long line and you take and eat all the chips. 40% of our food gets wasted. Costco and we buy 2 when we only need one
5. Too Much. We want one more. Dessert.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Peter and Aliens & Strangers

Beautiful sunshine at
Founded five churches in Portland. Mission: We exist to follow Jesus in authentic community for the world.
Leader-In-Training program. Annual budget $1,300,000.
Associated with Christian Missionary Alliance.

Noise is called Worship. No one except the "Worship Team" is actually singing. 60% of 100 attendees are under 30. 3 services each Sunday except on Super Bowl Sunday.

Tell everyone you hope the Broncos will win today.

Tim lead pastor.
We invest in the next generation of leaders. Jake and his wife are heading to Phoenix.

In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over by observing your pure and reverent lives.

In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.

This is hard to hear today. Throughout history men have dominated women. Africa rape. Sex trade in Asia.

This doesn't say: men make sure women are submissive. Read it again. The love of God is to be demonstrated in our lives.
Dear friends, I warn you as "temporary residents and foreigners" to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.

2000 years ago when people read this they were shocked. In their world women were by nature inferior.

It takes men years to figure out that women are more emotional but not inferior.

Women were now entitled to think. A gentle and quiet spirit is a character trait. Honour and respect does not mean do things that are immoral or illegal. Don't stop the cackle if that's what you do. Jesus determines my worth.

Husbands be considerate. Weaker only means physical strength. We are created differently. Women are empowered. Considerate means think what God thinks of them. Treat them well. A Greek order said we have mistresses and concubines and a wife to keep the house.
God designed sex for a husband and wife exclusively. No other intimacy. Since creation men and women are created equal. Heirs of God shared.
Different but equal. Submission does not mean inferiority. Putting other's needs above our own.

Equality and rights. Equal rights might be equal but without love. Love is affirming. Send him her a text of affirmation.
Passive aggressive manipulative response.
Clean the shower. I don't know where the stuff is.

Take the initiative to communicate.

Communion. Take a piece of bread and dip it in the wine in memory of Jesus.