Sunday, June 30, 2019
Dr Terry LaBlanc
Why Can't You be Just Like Me?
Lives in PEI
MIC MA ACADIAN married to Bev 48 years twin daughters and one son Matt.
Professor Terry LeBlanc, a Mi'kmaq-Acadian, is the Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways and also the founding Chair and current Director of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS), an indigenous learning community. Terry holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Asbury Theological Seminary
Why Can't You be Just Like Me?
is the most damaging question in the church causing all kinds of conflicts.
Acts 15 the pharisees Christians said you can't be saved unless you become Jews. Religious legalisties are everywhere. Jesus had the inability to follow the law verbatim and Jesus paraphrased.
Acts 15 they have a council meeting.
The lawyers argued for their side and Paul and Barnes shared the evidence of God working outside the Jewish customs.
There are only 4 requirements essentials to become a followers of Jesus. To get a driver's license there are requirements you have to meet.
When did you last check on the spiritual status of your butcher? The rules were intended to allow believers to fellowship together.
It didn't take long for Christians to demand all citizens be Christians or get killed.
Modern missions expected heathen to become civilized before they could become Christians.
We can't comprehend God would allow people to be different from me. It's got to be about following Jesus. Many nations gentiles will come from Abraham and Jesus came to complete the circle.
Unfaithfulness is a good part of the Bible.
When we got saved we were required to burn all our cultural stuff. We get locked into our culture and think that everyone should be that way.
A drum made of elk skin is considered sinful. So I etched Yamaha into it to make it holy.
What does it take to be a genuine Jesus follower?
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Andrea Toews children's pastor www.EasTview.org
Passing on the faith
This is a new Family Fusion Sunday
The kids are dancing to the music
Kids are advancing to the next level.
Prayer for the kids
Savannah teaching Graham prayer of blessing
God is the story weaver weaving his story into our lives.
We're supporting a child in Mexico and the kids brought enough money to pay the support.
Luke 17 NIrV
As he was entering a village, ten men with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance, When he saw them he said, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went along, they were cleansed. Then Jesus said, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
Luke 17:12, 14-14, 17 NET
Leprosy was a terrible disease. Pain then loss of sensation and loss of digits. It still happens. They have to be removed from families and contact with others. They had to stay far away and announce that they were unclean.
These 10 men yelled at Jesus. He told them to go see the priest, the health inspector. That didn't heal them until they were on their way and they were healed with new digits. Their nightmare was finally over. Only one came back to yell his thankfulness.
The other 9 were likely thankful too. They didn't come back to Jesus. Our gratitude should take us back to Jesus. He is the author of our stories.
Thank you God that you are the Great Physician.
I'm never alone.
We teach God's every Sunday. We choose to follow Him.
Gr 4 students. We are walking through life together. You each get a Bible from your parents. They have written notes to remind you to pray for them. Bless them together.
Gr 6 are passing from children's to youth ministry.
Andy prayer of blessing. This morning is a morning of hope.
Pastor Dwight has a gift.
Gr 12s tribute video. Pray for them.
Take your stone and write a blessing on it and put it in the box.
Blessing and a song about God's blessings.
Sunday, June 02, 2019
Pray for Alberta fire situation
Pray for Donald Trump day
Tragedy in Budapest
Pastor Brian Hamilton
Father in heaven we thank you for loving us. You know more about me than I know about myself. Thank you for hearing us. We can come to you with all our burdens.
We pray for rain.
Pray for all leaders that you would give them a heart of wisdom from you. Give them a passion for righteousness.
Give Christians your passion and fervor.
Pray that the kingdom would reach all areas of the world.
Pray for hurting families. Health issues. Grief. Korean families. Where there is despair we pray for hope. In Jesus name, amen.
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, Now the church is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Ephesians 1:15, 23 NET
Many are looking for the perfect job. 11.7 careers or jobs per lifetime.
We have been blessed.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him, – since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength. This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
Ephesians 1:17-21 NET
I am where I am because of where Christ has placed me.
What a powerful prayer. 2 boys spent Christmas at grandparents. New Year's eve Mrs. Santa would come. The younger boy prayed real load for a smart watch because grandma was hard of hearing.
Paul prays that the Ephesians would get to know Jesus better. Only God can give it to them. Not for selfish reasons.
1. 17 keep asking
1. Know him better. A relationship. Devotions often don't reflect a good relationship with God. 30 seconds of prayer. Poor relationship. Share the heart of life. 100%
A couple I know- he starts a sentence and she completes it. Every time. That's how we should know Jesus.
Thank you Lord that you are in me. Lord help me getting to know Christ better. Thank him.
2. Know the hope to what he has called you. Not wishful thinking. It's true. God gives us hope.
I've never been as old as now. I'll never be as young as now.
3. Know the inheritance. Jesus has given us righteousness. We are one with Christ. He has your heart to do his work through you. Who are the people in our neighborhood? As we're walking down the street?
Whatever is over our head is under His feet. 3 times Jesus said satan is ruling this world. Jesus is above all rulers. Satan will be banished.
Bad things happen to good people. It's a fallen world. In Christ we are safe.
Your security is in Him.
Pray these things into our lives.