plan, design, devise,
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Dave Ens pastor One88.org2,600 years ago the Babylonians demanded taxes and Israel refused so Nebuchadnezzar conquered and enslaved Israel.
Daniel was one of the slaves.
By the rivers of Babylon — there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion.
Psalms 137:1 CSB
For I know the plans I have for you" — this is the Lord 's declaration — "plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 CSB
God wants the best for us. His plans trip us up. We want our own plans to comfort us in knowing what's happening or going to happen. Control of the future.
We make plans for a good day and good results. We think we know what plans God should make for us. Can we hear what God is saying? Even if we are busy?
Do we accept God's plan? He knows the plans he has for us.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways." This is the Lord's declaration. "For as heaven is higher than earth, so my ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9 CSB
God can only work with you in the place you are. We need to take each other's well being into account.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Delbert Enns pastor www.EasTview.org
For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass away from the law until all things are accomplished.
Matthew 5:18 CSB
Jesus is our hero. To be blessed we need to follow Jesus. We need to pour ourselves into Jesus.
Jesus does not shy away from hard sayings.
1. The Bible is true
2. It's about Jesus
3. How will it change your life?
1. Not a dot will pass away. How to read this book? V18 refers to v17. Jesus came to fulfill the law. It's supernatural book. Not just a book. It's divine. From God. Inspired. Every part of every character. It's authoritative. It has to be followed.
Who can do it? There is a broken world. Jesus has to fulfill it. He died an unjust death on the cross. Father forgive them for they don't know what they are doing.
Jesus redeems fallen world. He has fulfilled scripture.
2. The Bible is about Jesus not about you. Christocentric mindset is what you need to understand the Bible.
Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice.
A cup is just a cup. If your pour something in it. Jesus fills the cup. He's the ultimate prophet. He rewrites it all. He is the hero of the story. We're now walking into his presence directly.
When Jesus broke the bread they recognized him. He had explained how he is the fulfillment.
3. Change your life. If you understand what Christ did, it changes your life. Jesus did it. He helps you understand the Bible. The focal point of the story.
Your identity in Christ. Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who prophesied about the grace that would come to you, searched and carefully investigated.
1 Peter 1:10 CSB
You are blessed if you allow Jesus in or you are an empty cup.
I'm no longer a slave to fear
Sunday, September 15, 2019
What does it mean that Jesus is Lord?
Delbert Enns pastor www.EasTview.org
What does it look like when we empty our self glory?
Embrace Jesus. Blessed life.
A man was lost in the desert and found a shack. Found a rusty pump. Nothing came. He found a bottle of water with a note to pour it into the pump. He could choose to drink the old water or risk all for fresh cold water.
You must make choices. SALT. LIGHT. HURT.
Matt 5:13 salt was a preservative. Prosciutto.
People want to jump in to help to show they are needed. You are not the savior. Are you stopping the decay.
2. You are the light to be seen to give glory to God.
We live in a fighting age. Grey Matter book. A church that is different will attract.
3. Countercultural Family
Not just you and me
Not just selfies
Do we live an easy life? Not
Hurt. Salt Light will hurt. You'll be persecuted. You'll get a reward. A blessing.
Blessed are you when...
2 Tim 3:12 you will suffer persecution for Jesus's sake.
Jesus is the most hated human in history. Both grandfathers died in Russian prison for being pastors. They died for Jesus.
3. The Hero
There is a special spirit in us. Did your camp counselor tell you you would be persecuted?
Phil 2:5-11 Jesus set aside divinity and lived a selfless life and died a terrible death.
Every year 100,000 believers lose their lives for Jesus.
The guy at the pump poured the water into the pump. You have to give it all away to get anything back.
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Father we thank you that you know all about us. You count the hair on our heads. We bring our needs to you. Minister to us. Help those who are struggling, need healing, forgiveness, encouragement. Speak deeply to our hearts.
We pray for those impacted by hurricane Dorian. Halifax and Nova Scotia.
We pray for those who have not heard the gospel. Help us all to impact others for the gospel.
We pray for our country and leaders to serve our country. May your will be done in these elections. Grant that those who have ethics be elected.
When Jesus was preaching about sin it makes us feel hopeless.
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them. For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:17, 20 NET
What Jesus said was radically different. He had good news. Will he take away some of the commandments?
No. Any one who breaks the smallest bit of the law has broken it all.
Jesus came to fulfill the law.
What did Jesus mean?
Sin is missing the mark. Archery. Missed by an inch or a mile. Sin.
Not how good. How good we are not.
Missed the flight by a minute. Fall short.
We miss the target and the glory of God. The moral character of God.
In Jesus we see the glory of God. We were created in the moral image of God. We're supposed to reflect the glory.
People should see Jesus in me. The reason God says don't steal is because God doesn't steal. We are to reflect the character of God. The law tells us what God's character is.
We miss the mark.
Jesus ramped it up. Just look at a woman lustfully and commit adultery.
Be holy perfect as God.
They were amazed. What do you mean you should be perfect? You were created perfect.
Only when we know the depth of despair can we really come to God. Christ in you the hope of glory. We've all come short of it.
Christ living in you is your hope of glory.
God's Spirit helps us convert the law into a promise. We say thank you Lord.
Exciting. Putting the life of God back into the human experience. God sent his son to fulfill the law so that the law can be fulfilled in us. We don't tell lies. The law is written in your hearts because your sufficiency is in Christ. When you live by the Spirit you will not commit adultery.
Fulfillment of the law is to allow the Spirit in you.
Sunday, September 01, 2019
All Peoples churchTerry & Erna Wiebe chair
Andy Partington Warren
NOVO is focused on empowering people to reach their community
Bolivia center for recovery. Helping people who struggle
NOVO has some businesses to help support the ministry. Motorcycle tours and painting
Michelle Sawatzky 45 years of camping at Falcon Lake sings 5 songs.
You are everything you are https://youtu.be/b6gfrK-WCbI
God is the maker of the moon and stars Lord of All
Erica the librarian bought a few new books
Jews that sing
Seeing Allah finding Jesus
I was once an Arafat man
Potluck in 2 weeks
Need an audio man Jonathan says
It is well with my soul
The Lord transforms lives
He hideth my soul
Why do people talk so much about songs when the songs speak for themselves
Broken Lives Never asked to be rich
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter will pass from the law until everything takes place. For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:17-18, 20 NET
These were the most discouraging words from Jesus. The Old Testament was all about recording failure.
What's good news? A grandfather god with 6 commandments.
Jesus said he is not here to apologize for God's law. Jesus fulfills.
1. What's the purpose of the law? Why does Jesus raise the bar? We have all broken the law of God. Why did God make rules people can't keep? Was he having a bad day?
1 John 3.4 to miss the target is to sin whether it's a cm or km
If you miss your plane by one minute you still missed it. God is not so concerned about by how much we miss the mark.
The law is a target. Romans 3.23 everyone falls short of the glory of God.
What is the glory of God? The character of God.
John said we've seen the glory in Jesus. We saw what God was like.
Loved the kids. Sat next to an embarrassing woman.
Gentle, patient, understanding, loving, is to see God.
Understand what God is like. We were created in God's image. God is not a thief, adulterer,
The law was not arbitrary but to clarify what God's character is.
2. The effect of the law
To show us our failures. Moses was shocked at the golden calf. God was not. Romans 3.20 For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
Romans 3:20 NET
Look at a woman and you commit adultery.
They were amazed at his teaching.
3. How does Jesus fulfill the law? Christ in you the hope of glory. My Spirit in you.
Hit the target in Jesus. Live the life of the Spirit.
Can we be perfect? No.
And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18 NET
We've been given a ticket to heaven and the Spirit to live in us. Restore
You are living in me.
Song In the morning when I rise to meet Him