Sunday, February 24, 2019

Who would you like to meet

Spanish Lookout EMMC
Patrick Friesen SBC

"Our father Jacob gave us the well. He drank from it himself. So did his sons and his flocks and herds. Are you more important than he is?"  Jesus answered, "All who drink this water will be thirsty again. But anyone who drinks the water I give him will never be thirsty. In fact, the water I give him will become a spring of water in him. It will flow up into eternal life."  The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water. Then I will never be thirsty. And I won't have to keep coming here to get water."
John 4:12‭-‬15 NIRV

For a Jewish man to ask a Samaritan woman was all wrong. Do you think you are better than ancestor Jacob?
Look at this adulterous woman. 5 husbands might have died. 

A woman was not left single. She might have been living with her brother. 

When she had a chance to ask a stumper question she asked about where to worship. It was the biggest question you could ask. Gord Penner says focus on the who or why. 

What does it mean to worship God in spirit and truth? Focus on The Messiah Jesus. I AM  Jesus said. That's the first time he revealed himself. 

Is our worship a response to God who he is? 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Menno & Leona Loewen wedding

Milton Loewen message
The house is full. Lots of friends. 
I'm happy for my brother and pleased to be here. 
Let your faith guide your life. 
Be joined as one as you pray. 
God ordained the marriage. It is very good. 
Rejoice when you trust God. Let them always shout for joy. God's promise is for those who trust him. 
Revelation 19.7 rejoice at the marriage supper of the lamb. 
It's the blessing of God's creation to have a wedding. 
Be patient in tribulation. 
Isaac was comforted when he married Rebekah. 
Boaz was friendly to Ruth and Ruth was comforted.
I'm happy for Menno and for Leona. 
We are close brothers. 
Menno was joyful when he announced he had a girlfriend.
Let's pray. 
We thank you Lord that they want to follow you and we ask that you bless them. 

We have all prayed for them and we trust that this is God's leading. 

Will you in the sight of God promise to... as long as God gives you life. 
Will you accept his children and grand children as your own?

Will you his children and grand children accept Leona as your own mother and grand mother?

Please stand to affirm. 

145. Song. Welch ein segen

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Baptism and Membership Celebration

Membership is a weird word
Johnny Dodsworth

Does church membership give you a discount? Do you get an ID card?

As a hockey player I lost control. Everything stopped working. Couldn't communicate for a while. Brain scan showed a stroke at age 14. 

Listen with new ears:
For just as the body is one but has many parts; and all the parts of the body, though many, constitute one body; so it is with the Messiah. For indeed the body is not one part but many. If the foot says, "I'm not a hand, so I'm not part of the body," that doesn't make it stop being part of the body. So the eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you"; or the head to the feet, "I don't need you." Now you together constitute the body of the Messiah, and individually you are parts of it.
1 Corinthians (1 Co) 12:12‭, ‬14‭-‬15‭, ‬21‭, ‬27 CJB

A group of people connected to Jesus. Participate in the life of Christ.
The pastor is no more important than any other member. Encourage one another. Connected with one another.
We ask membership candidates to share their testimony. That changes our DNA. Become a member today. 

Jesus said:
I united with them and you with me, so that they may be completely one, and the world thus realize that you sent me, and that you have loved them just as you have loved me.
Yochanan (Jhn) 17:23 CJB

Alithia Slavik grew up going to church. At age 7 we were baptized. In Alberta we were in a spiritual desert. 
Now 20 years old. Feel at home in 

Lyubov from Russia
Oleg at age 32 was baptized

Brittany Dueck. Grew up in a Christian home. Baptized in 2005 married 2008
Brian moved to Canada. Shallow faith. NKMB. 2012 first child. Baptized. Now have 4 children. Wanted a new church. 
Libby a senior at REC. Rejected Jesus in private school. Now more open with Jesus. Parents are patient and kind. Want to be baptized today. 

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Rev. Dr. Lennett Anderson
EBC, The MEETing Place)

And David said, "Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?" And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, "Mephibosheth!" And he answered, "Behold, I am your servant." And David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always."
2 Samuel 9:1‭, ‬6‭-‬7 ESV

Who's missing? Why am I here? God must a reason for leaving us here? 

Jesus leaves us with departing  instructions.
He did not call us to feel good. Go MAKE DISCIPLES. Walk with people. We can do a lot of stuff and miss out on Jesus's command to us. 

Give me eyes to see. Who do you not see? Locally. Who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you meet when you walking down the street! 
Who's missing from the party? A 40 year celebration. Father was missing. A tissue for my issue of tears. 
Daddy invested in me. Showed kindness. That's still the kindness sunshine in our world.
Our DNA must be kindness. The Samaritan showed kindness. Local missionaries need a heart beat. 
David heard Jonathan's last instruction. He kept his promise. Became a man after God's own heart. 
We should not forget where we come from. Jesus's promise is still alive. GO. LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE LOCALLY. Charity begins at..... David looked for an opportunity. Give me an eye to see the people on the street. 
My identity does not depend on someone's inability to see. He was broken as a child and still broken as a man. 
God does not change depending on your location. That's not your final destination.
God needs to do something on the inside so people will see the change on the outside. 
In the king's eyes we are valuable. 
Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so. Shut up! It's simple. Your condition is not your conclusion. 
My condition is not my conclusion. 

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound. When you come to the table of the Lord your condition is behind you. 

Is there someone to bring to the party? 

The people that you meet when you walking down the street!


John - Truth

He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—

Delbert Enns 
Democracy depends on truth.  Knowledge. 
Is our ability to know truth. Truth is drifting because everyone has their own truth. Everything is relative. Is that a true $20 bill? 
Truth needs authority. Relative truth is my own experience. 
Fake news is becoming truth. We have become a cynical society. We don't trust anyone.
Is there such as stealing? I'm just borrowing it without asking. 
Jesus said I am the Way. That was a revolting statement in Greek world view. 
Are we truth tellers when we believe that? Live truth in a cynical world. 

Pilate then took Yeshua and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted thorn-branches into a crown and placed it on his head, put a purple robe on him, and went up to him, saying over and over, "Hail, 'king of the Jews'!" and hitting him in the face. Yeshua answered, "You would have no power over me if it hadn't been given to you from above; this is why the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin." On hearing this, Pilate tried to find a way to set him free; but the Judeans shouted, "If you set this man free, it means you're not a 'Friend of the Emperor'! Everyone who claims to be a king is opposing the Emperor!" Then Pilate handed Yeshua over to them to have him put to death on the stake. So they took charge of Yeshua.
Yochanan (Jhn) 19:1‭-‬3‭, ‬11‭-‬12‭, ‬16 CJB

How does truth become compromised? The Jews invented sub laws. Pilate had power because Cesar gave it to him. 

The Word became a human being and lived with us, and we saw his Sh'khinah , the Sh'khinah of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth.
Yochanan (Jhn) 1:14 CJB

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.  I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.  I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.  For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.  I and the Father are one."
John 10:1‭, ‬9‭-‬9‭, ‬11‭, ‬17‭-‬17‭, ‬27‭-‬28‭, ‬30 ESV

THE GOOD SHEPHERD knows His sheep. Willing to lay down his life. He knows the TRUTH. 
1. We're called to believe in the crucifixion and resurrection. Read Lee Strobel's book The Case For Christ
2. Believe in miracles
3. Pray for grace and truth in your life. Live with faith. Read the Book. 
Know how to articulate your faith. 
4. Let the generous love of God flow through you.
Ask God to take over 
Look at Jesus. He's the only non counterfeit. Genuine Truth. 

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Sent by God Matthew 28 Let's Go

Dr. Lennett Anderson

The Great Commission
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 NLT

Shame on us if we send missionaries to Africa but can't witness next door. 

Thank you God for sending us. 
Let's go. 

Very little is said about GO. 
Keep moving forward. Reaching forward to the goal. 
He'll say Well DONE! 
Achieve the goal. 
Run well. Follow him. His last is our first. We have been twiddling our thumbs. 
We act like the frozen frozen. We need to be the scattered church.

Many of our churches are museums.
We build monuments not movements. 
For such a time as this? Are you a seat warmer?
If I perish I perish but I'm moving. 
The Commission is still our Mission. You need permission to stay. 
Go is still the LAST WORD.

There is no one like you God.
Change is not optional. It's necessary. 
Too many are existing not living. Get a life. He died so we could have life. 
It's wrong to have buildings and not life. 

Acts 1:8 You will be my witnesses. 

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Acts of the Apostles 1:8 NLT
Start fishing in our ponds. How you gonna catch men if you don't go fishing.
YOU WILL BE. Not a choice. You will go. What kind of witness will you be? Lay, expert, hostile?
I'm just a nobody that can tell everybody there is someone who can save everybody. 
Hostile witnesses refuse to tell anybody. 
There is someone to catch. 
Be on the DREAM TEAM. 
Jesus preached on a mountain so we could live in the valley. 
Make disciples. 
He came from heaven to earth. Is your heart beating for the lost?
All power all authority. Waves obey. You are authorized to Go! 
We can't clean a fish until we catch it.
The process. Feed them. 
The Promise. God is with us.
I'm with you always to the end of the age. Diluted gospel will kill the church.
You go to mission because you know the Promise Keeper. 
You are a carrier of the BEST NEWS! 
Speak truth in love. 
I have GOOD NEWS. Spread it.

Friday, February 01, 2019

John North at Mission Fest

Ambassadors For Christ International

Sent By God
What are God's 3 greatest purposes for the church in the world? Know God Live Free Share

Make disciples. Teaching. The Greatest Commandment. Love the Lord your God and your neighbor as yourself. 

What is God's purpose for me? 
We are all unique. 4 kids none are the same. Life experiences change you. 

I need to understand my own sentness. Jesus is with me personally to interact with others. 

The Father sent his son into the world. Gospel of John SENT appears many times. There was a man or woman Sent From God whose name was ___________

There was a man sent from God whose name was Yochanan.
Yochanan (Jhn) 1:6 CJB

Yeshua said to them, "My food is to do what the one who sent me wants and to bring his work to completion.
Yochanan (Jhn) 4:34 CJB

Jesus said what energizes me is to make a difference in this woman's life. 

Just as you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
Yochanan (Jhn) 17:18 CJB

Jesus saw everything and everyone through the lens of his sentness. 

Father and Son sent the Holy Spirit. 
"When the Counselor comes, whom I will send you from the Father — the Spirit of Truth, who keeps going out from the Father — he will testify on my behalf.
Yochanan (Jhn) 15:26 CJB

You will be my witnesses. Move with His Purposes. 
The Father Son and Holy Spirit are sending YOU. 

John 17 the commissioning

Just as you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
Yochanan (Jhn) 17:18 CJB

Everytime you encounter anyone How do you Lord want me to minister to them?

Are you spending all of your time in ther church or into the world. 
You have been sent into every encounter with anyone by Christ. 

You must respond to God.
Moses had to flee. 40 years later God sent him to Pharoah. He said who am I?
God said I will go with you? Who are you? I AM. 
What if they won't believe? That's not your job to make them believe. Say yes no. 
I can't speak. God said I'll send someone with you. I can't speak. Stutter. 
Everyone will know it's God that does things. 
I'm choosing you. Lots of encouragement. 
I'm not available. God's anger was the response. Don't ever say NO to God. 
Say Lord I hear what you're saying to me. YES LORD.