Sunday, October 30, 2016

Are you listening?

Delbert Enns pastor

We tend to be busy preparing to respond before we're finished listening.

Jesus prayed all night before appointing his disciples.
Listen with our ears eyes and heart.
God spoke to Abraham. Genesis 12.1

The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father's family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.

Listening is the bedrock of community. 'I love you' can be said with at least 3 different emphasis. Body language changes the meaning as well.

Luke 18.35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road. So he began shouting, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" When Jesus heard him, he stopped and ordered that the man be brought to him. As the man came near, Jesus asked him, And Jesus said, "All right, receive your sight! Your faith has healed you."

The rich man wanted money and Jesus's blessings. This man wanted mercy.

Jesus heard and responded. He healed. But first he asked an obvious question. What are you looking for?

Last Sunday's assignment was to get to know someone. This week's assignment is to learn to listen.

5 of 11 grandchildren are handicapped in one of our church families. What can we do for you? Let me listen to you and do what will benefit you. What can I do for you today?

Listen to what you know that needs to be done. Can you hear the whimper?

The Father is always at work in each one of us.

Martha welcomed Jesus into her house. Mary sat down to listen. Sit at Jesus's feet. Many of us are Marthas. Listen to the small voice. Share the Lord's Supper and say YES to Jesus!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Begin with Prayer

Mark Enns report on Shamattawa.
They had tent meetings and touched many people.
The new church is free to go on for hours singing loudly.
We did a barbeque and 2 kids helped and gave their burgers to someone that was more hungry.
Greg started this whirlwind and MB MISSION happily got sucked into it.

What can the future look like for Shamattawa? God has invited everyone to come alongside.

We went to a wake. Daniel Redhead and Eli were leading the singing in Cree. They asked us to join them in Cree. We are no longer outsiders.

Greg. Thankful for the monetary support to make banana muffins. Perimeter Aviation takes the muffins up there at no charge. Contact if you want to help.
Met a man at Remand that wanted help.
2 teachers started a volleyball and basketball teams. Need jerseys and other supplies. Check out his Facebook page.

Camp Arnes youth leader's convention this coming weekend.

Pastor Delbert Enns
I begin each day with a blessing prayer. Send someone in to bless and be blessed.
Had a call from someone wanting him officiating at a funeral. Missed 2 opportunities recently. My plate is so full.

I am a child of God and a benefactor of the grace of Jesus. I'm an official child of God first. God leads us to bless others.

Genesis 12.1 God said I will make you a blessing.
Blessing people is your mission. It begins with prayer. Jesus takes us from our comfort zone. I might love being a do gooder but not build relationships.

Luke 6.12 It was around that time that Yeshua went out to the hill country to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. When day came, he called his talmidim and chose from among them twelve to be known as emissaries:

Jesus spent all night in prayer before selection of his key followers. Away from everyone to keep from being side tracked. Do you begin the day with prayer?

Would you go to the top of the mountain to pray for guidance? Or Google to solve your problems?

Do you too need to pray all night?

2. Prayer impacts people and events. You need the Holy Spirit
Luke 11.11 "Is there any father here who, if his son asked him for a fish, would instead of a fish give him a snake? So if you, even though you are bad, know how to give your children gifts that are good, how much more will the Father keep giving the Ruach HaKodesh from heaven to those who keep asking him!"

God grant me a miracle. I was praying and weeping because of a sciatic nerve problem. Someone came up to be blessed that night.

3. Prayer changes your perspective. Change me first. What was the first thing that came out of your mouth? Peace or frustration.

5 minute drill assignment: reach out to someone today.
Build community: how can I pray for you today? I want to bless you. If this is difficult you need of Jesus.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Discover your mission

Who likes Monday?
Del Enns pastor
C. S. Lewis quote

Do you have the same old same old? Face the fear of the unknown and do something else.
What do we HAVE to do?

Why am I here?  John 4.1
When Yeshua learned that the P'rushim had heard he was making and immersing more talmidim than Yochanan (although it was not Yeshua himself who immersed but his talmidim ), Yeshua left Y'hudah and set out again for the Galil. This meant that he had to pass through Shomron.

Samaritans believed they had the original books of Moses. Jews thought Satan had defiled that version.
Jesus decided he should go there because he had to meet the woman at the well.

Jesus changed her life.

Jesus mission is about reaching the lost. She wanted the water Jesus offered. She was spiritual.

A Paraguayan fellow responded to a radio program and eventually he was baptized and he now lives a different life.

The Father's love is for everyone. Jesus reinstated people into God's love.

She was never happy. Never had enough.

1990 some people left the River East MB to establish EasTview with a mission to lead people to Jesus and on to maturity with him.

Genesis 12
I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed."

Introduce yourself to someone today.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Summit Church

In Thunder Bay with Justin at
Pastor Giuseppe. Approx 60 attendees. Room for 200
Open up the heavens we want to see you
Come now is the time to worship x10
Some other unending noises
I called you answered you came to my rescue and I want to be where you are. slowly x10
I long for your embrace every single day I fall down on my knees I can feel your presence here. I surrender to your grace I surrender to the One caught up in the wonder of your touch I surrender to your love.
Teen Challenge will have the service next week with leading in worship and testimonies.
The kingdom advances with prayer. God hears our prayers. Thursday at 10am.
Pro Life speaker Oct 21-22 how to change society. Lia Mills pro woman pro choice pro Life
Operation Christmas Child change the world. Goal 300.

Brian preach on The Book of Truth
Hockey sermon illustration
The Amazing Race
Thank you Lord for wives that put up with silly husbands.
Passion Purpose People Committed to Biblical Truth
What's so great about the Bible?
No one challenges other ancient texts. There is something different and all universities try to discredit it.
Isaiah 41.21 God of the Universe challenges us "I am the lord ; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols. Everything I prophesied has come true, and now I will prophesy again. I will tell you the future before it happens."
Predictive prophesy is the best indicator of God is God.
40 authors over 1400 years are all declaring the same truth. 17-20% is predictive. The rest is contemporary. Some predictions are 2000 years into the future.
Predictions of Jesus to be born in Bethlehem and coming from Nazareth. The Ruler of all. With a forerunner. The odds are multiplied. 300 verses Predict Jesus. The odds are astronomical for this to just happen. Isaiah named Sirus 800 years before he showed up.
Daniel predicted 490 years from the decree to the time of the Messiah.
Isaiah 53 points to Jesus. 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered including all of Isaiah. That same Lord is here right now.
John 5 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches.  One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, "Would you like to get well?" Jesus told him, "Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!" Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking! But this miracle happened on the Sabbath, so the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, "You can't work on the Sabbath! The law doesn't allow you to carry that sleeping mat!" But Jesus replied, "My Father is always working, and so am I."

Jesus called God Father. He said He has authority.

How you treat the son is how you treat the father. He is also the judge of the universe.
He had witnesses. John. Father. The Works. I am the unmarked son of God. The 4th witness is the the Word of God.
Have you ever been there? You could know the map but not know the Truth. John 5:40 they refuse to come to the source. Lord have mercy on us.

Pharisees - we say thank you God I'm not a Pharisee and I become one.
We must come to the Living Word devotionally. Learn it well.

Facebook is about seeking praise.  People cherry pick and proof text the Bible. We need to come to Jesus to have life.
Beware of the confirmation bias. When we meet the Living Word we will constantly be challenged. It will cut off the bad stuff. It will change us.
It will transform us.
The only affirmation Jesus needed was from the Father. Can we get to that point? No wonder you can't believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don't care about the honor that comes from the one who alone is God.

Has Bible reading become dull? Now is the time to meet the Living Word.
No wonder you can't believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don't care about the honor that comes from the one who alone is God. If you really believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me.

If John's baptism was the washing away of sin why did Jesus get Baptised? Sermon on the Mount.
Jesus was re-enacting the exodus of Isreal and Moses. He was the real Moses the real Isreal
V28 Jesus said we will hear his voice. If you've heard his voice on this side of the grave you'll hear it on the other side.
Have you heard?
John has the story of Lazarus. Jesus wept. I am the resurrection Jesus said. Martha do you believe? Lord have mercy.
Please diligently read the scriptures. It will come alive.
John 4:23 for next time

Service started at 10am concluded at 12:30
Doing the works or worship the truth. Scriptures are infused with the supernatural Holy Spirit and will change you.

Rooted in Scripture

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Oakville MeetingHouse

Special presentation starting a new course on financial management this Tuesday. Choose to live simply and help the less fortunate.

Bruxy Cavey
Soldiers for the Jesus Nation
The Victoria Cross is given most often for falling on a grenade. Osborne grabbed grenades and threw them back until there was one that he couldn't throw back and he was killed.
Jesus died forgiving his enemies. We practice enemy love because Jesus did.
2 Timothy 2
You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;

The war we fight requires us to be committed.
The War and the Way and the Why we Fight
The war against argument

Jesus's kingdom is not of this world. We don't fight.
We are rooted in enemy love.

Enlist in Jesus training. Get baptized.