Sunday, November 21, 2021

EasTview today

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Testimony by Darrel
Grew up in a Christian home. Mom died on Mother's Day. A few years later wife left. Recently lost his job. 
Now some heart attacks. More pressure. 
Got professional help for depression and nutrition. Daily Scripture reading. Subscribe to Daily Audio Bible with Brian. https://dailyaudiobible.com
How to cope with depression. 
Nature is amazing. Birds, deer, pets.
Get a hobby. Find a creative activity that you're passionate about.
Not one solution. A combination of things. The alone Mother's Day is a good time to weep into the garden. Youngest daughter helps me plant the garden in memory of her grandmother. 
What is God teaching you? Passion for living gave motivation to sing. Hard to come to practice some weeks. Then someone said you touched me. No, you were touched by God. But God uses imperfect people. 

That's my story too! 
All my Delight is in You Lord! 

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Advent boxes are ready to share Jesus with our community. 
19th Christmas in the Neighbourhood
Dec 24 5 and 7 pm Christmas program
Need firepits and decoration
Need double the volunteers to get it all done. 

Pastor John Neufeld:
Go to https://mcccanada.ca/stories/mcc-bc-flood-response to help with the flood in BC. Pray for safety. Financing. 
Pray for the family of Abe Hiebert funeral Thursday. 

Confession is good for the soul. 
When our kids were little we had Bible reading and memorize Scripture before bedtime. And pray for people and confess our shortcomings. We don't practice it so much any more. 
Confession is good for the soul. 

Got a call for a meeting at 3pm some time ago. His family was falling apart. 
He said, I'm not confessing to you but you are sitting in Jesus's chair. He confessed everything. 
He began to experience freedom. 

Got another call from someone who called him "Father John" for a Step 5 review.
John reviewed the 4 prior Steps with him. 
The fellow pulled out 4 pieces of paper with 30 lines on each. Jesus is God. That's the first confession. With God who created us. 
Romans 10:9-13 No one who believes in Him will be put to shame. That's why we come to church. 
Confess. I promise agree declare
We gather as followers of Jesus to connect. 
Heart Will Spirit, Mind, Body, Soul.
Confessing that Jesus is Lord is going in the right direction. 
1 John 1:5-10 there is no darkness in God. If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 
Pain is a symptom of a problem. It's a privilege to be forgiven. Some people will not forgive no matter how often you say sorry. 
James 5:13-16 Jesus's brother wrote this. Confess your sins to one another so you may be healed. Renewal and change begins after confession. Go with a mentor. 
You are forgiven. You are free in the name of Jesus. 
What's stopping you from confessing? Jesus died so you can. Forgiveness has happened already. Confess to be free. 

My kids could sleep well because they had confessed and mom and dad had heard them.

Intervarsity developed the 12 steps

Sunday, September 19, 2021

How God Will Change the World Through Church


How God Will Change the World Through Church
Welcome Home: Finding our place in God's plan
We keep being bombarded with lies. That creates destabilizing. We need to learn to trust. 

APPETIZER: LOVE AS WORSHIP
The brutal cycle of loneliness: Loneliness > Hypervigilance/Critique > Suspicion of others and/or preoccupation with self > Others move away > Loneliness

We need communities of patience and perseverance to break the cycle!
North Americans are the loneliest people in the world
Let's begin by normalizing loneliness…

Hey, I'm hungry. Wanna grab dinner together?
Hey, I'm lonely. Wanna grab dinner together? This should be normal

The church is not given God's mission and is not on God's mission – the church is God's mission!

Jesus helps us gather up all of our spiritual intuitions and impulses and channel them into a movement of other-oriented agape love. This will change the world.

1. Jesus binds love of God to love of neighbour into a bi-directional spirituality. Don't even think about one without the other.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." -Jesus (Matthew 22:34-40)
God wants to bring us together. Not race but grace. 
The religious impulse is not going away. We are a worshipping creature. 
Jesus says the 2 have to go together. 

2. Jesus reverses the direction of emphasis in our vertical love from love FOR God to love FROM God.

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." -Jesus (John 13:34)
Make sure you know much you're loved and then love others. Share the love. 

3. The Church practices neighbourly love as our worship service.

"For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'" -The apostle Paul (Galatians 5:14)

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters." -The apostle John (1 John 3:16)
He did something for us. We worship God by loving our neighbor. Hug passionately. Welcome to my space. Take the initiative to pull others close. 
Go around and be invitational. 

"Accept/Embrace/Receive/Welcome one another, then, just as Christ accepted/embraced/received/welcomed you, in order to bring praise to God." -The apostle Paul (Romans 15:7)
Love is the one command. Love your neighbor to show you love God. Bring praise to God. 

DINE IN: MIND BLOWING LOVE
Ephesians 3:14-21

About this passage…

All one sentence in Greek
Completing a thought begun in Ephesians 3:1... a prisoner
Thoroughly Trinitarian (Father, Son, and Spirit intertwine)
Exceptionally emotional (prayer posture was normally standing)
Prayer that we TOGETHER might be empowered by God's Spirit to know (experientially) what is unknowable (intellectually) - the extent of God's love for us expressed through Christ
Whatever we can imagine, God's love is greater
Prayer is for this life (all generations) and eternity (for ever and ever)
Paul is praying for the church. 
I pray that you would learn how much God loves you.
V14 Paul recaptured what he was starting to say in verse 1
Getting to know Jesus better and Paul the human. We get mentored by Paul. 
May God strengthen you with God's power in the Spirit. To make wise decisions. 
Power with other saints to grasp how deep is the love of Christ.
Amazing love. Mind blowing. Love that surpasses knowledge. Experience beyond words. 
Imagine how much God loves you and it's beyond that. 
Apart from the church Jesus is theoretical. 
God wants to change the world through the church. 

Jordan asks. Did Jesus change his teaching? A new command I give you love one another. 
Step 1 love God and your neighbour
Step 2 love God by loving your neighbour

Louise how can we convince our neighbor? Not forcing. 

Pray Paul's prayers in your own words. 
We pray for others to give them eyes to see God's love. Change the world. 

TAKE OUT: WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
John 13:34-35

Matthew 5:13-16

We are surrounded by dark forces that lie to us about our lack of love. When we accept how loved we are, we will love others better and be the light of the world Jesus says we are.

Remember to use these questions like a menu, not a checklist. These questions are not mandated material you have to cover but options to help guide your discussion as much or as little as you like.

HANGOUT [Warming Up to the Topic – in one Large Group]
1. What about the Sunday teaching stood out to you?

2. Have you tried any of the next steps in the Take Out? Talk about your experience.

HEAR [Listening to God through Scripture – in Discussion Groups]
3. Read Ephesians 3:14-21.

a) What stands out to you in this passage? (If processing your thoughts around this question is all you have time for, this is enough!)

b) Paul sees God as the ultimate family, from which human families derive their identity. In what ways is the idea of "family" indigenous, inherent, intrinsic to God's identity and experience? What are some implications of this?

c) Talk about how verse 18 and John 13:34 relate to and reinforce one other. Describe how this partnership expresses the basis for Christian ethics, Christian worship, and Christian spirituality as a whole. Pretend you are trying to explain this to someone who is not a Christian and has very little working knowledge of Jesus and the Christian faith.

d) Why do you think it is important for us to get a good grasp at how much God loves us in this life? Why not just get by, move ahead, and wait to discover the fullness of God's love after we die? What's the big deal here and now?

e) What are some traits from your immediate and/or extended family (or think of other healthy loving families) that you have been emotionally nourished by? Talk about examples of traits and traditions that have built you up in love over the years. What are some things we could do to make our church experience more like this?

HUDDLE [Making it Personal and Praying Together – in Huddles]
4. What is one thing you can do this week to invest more into your immediate family, extended family, and/or your church family? Talk about what God has been saying to you this week, and/or about how you are doing in your lives, and pray for one another.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

The Lonely Hearts Club

 
The Lonely Hearts Club
Welcome Home: Finding our place in God's plan
APPETIZER: WHAT DO YOU HUNGER AND THIRST FOR?

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." -Jesus (Matthew 5:6)

RIGHTEOUSNESS: Relational rightness, justice, loveliness; being in right relationship, with God and others; a gift of grace declared over us and infused into us by God.

Secular approach: We focus our fight for justice on laws and systems without offering a solution to the human heart.


Religious approach: Creating safety through rule-keeping and rigid boundaries.


Kingdom approach: We focus our desires toward being in right relationship with one another, modelled and taught by Jesus.


THE ROOT PROBLEM: To be human is to be, at some level and at all times, in every moment and in all circumstances and experiences, deeply and disturbingly lonely.


"We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies—all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes." -Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception
Bruxy's favorite quote 

THE BRUTAL CYCLE OF LONELINESS: Loneliness > Hypervigilance/Critique > Suspicion of others and/or preoccupation with self > Others move away

Loneliness
Hypervigilance criticism self absorbed
Suspicion of others preoccupation with self

We need communities of patience and perseverance to break the cycle!
Let's be family. I'll never run away even when you become difficult

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." -Jesus (Matthew 6:33)

DINE IN: THE CHURCH AS GOD'S MISSION
Ephesians 2:14-22
Bruxy's favorite passage
Masks post at Bruxy.com
No after party
Paul is opening the need to get along between cultures. The Jews were victimized by their enemies. 
Christ himself is our peace. He destroyed the hatred. There is now no dividing wall. 
The purpose the why behind the cross. 
and to reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by which the hostility has been killed. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near,
Ephesians 2:16‭-‬17 NET

A single plurality and a plural singularity.

"You [plural] are the light [singular] of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your [plural] light [singular] shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16)


"We [plural] are the temple [singular] of the living God." -The apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 6:16)

"You are like living stones [plural], being built into a spiritual house [singular]." -The apostle Peter (1 Peter 2:5)

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies [plural] as a living sacrifice [singular], holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship." -The apostle Paul (Romans 12:1)

The church is not given God's mission and is not on God's mission – the church is God's mission!

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." -Luke the Physician & Historian (Acts 2:42-47)
Love is nimble. Law just is. Love can be flexible. 
We love God by loving your neighbor is New Covenant
Adam and Eve didn't need words. Sin means separated. The Holy Spirit connects us. 

Acts 2.42.47 they shared 3 ways. 
Large gatherings Learning
Home groups Living
Communities interacting with all the people GIVE
You ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD AND SHOW THE LOVE OF CHRIST

TAKE OUT: MY NEXT STEP
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." -Jesus (Matthew 6:33)

How will you do this? Start by pursuing three spaces of grace…

SPACES OF GRACE…

Temple = Central large group [LEARNING]
Homes = Local small groups [LIVING]
Communities = interacting with "all the people" [GIVING]

Next Steps This Week

1. Sign up for Home Church (let's practice what we preach)

2. Take 15 minutes every day to invest in a close relationship (give the gift of your full attention to a family member or friend)

3. Do one thing every day to invest in a distant relationship (be intentional about connecting in some small way with a stranger or neighbour)


Further Study…

Together by Vivek H. Murthy, M.D.
The Search to belong by Joseph R. Myers
What is the Church by David E. Fitch
Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson, M.D.
The Soul of Desire by Curt Thompson, M.D.
Remember to use these questions like a menu, not a checklist. These questions are not mandated material you have to cover, but options to help guide your discussion as much or as little as you like.

HANG OUT | Large Group
1. What about the Sunday teaching stood out to you?

2. Have you tried any of the next steps in the Take Out? Talk about your experience.

HEAR | Discussion Groups
3. Read Ephesians 2:14-22.

a) What stands out to you in this passage? (If processing your thoughts around this question is all you have time for, this is enough!)

b) Read God's Grand Plan in Ephesians 1:10. How does this connect with Paul's thoughts in chapter 2?

c) Paul encourages Gentiles to "remember" what life was like apart from Christ. Why encourage anyone to think back over the negative aspects of their life while also considering the newness that Jesus brings? What might be the benefit?

d) Jesus "destroyed" the Law through the cross, yet we can still learn from the Old Testament scriptures (see 2 Timothy 3:15-17). Talk about how we can use the Old Testament today. What are its benefits? It's limitations?

d) Paul saw grace, not race, as defining our identity. Being Jewish or non-Jewish was infinitely secondary in forming one's sense of self. The Christian household, the family of Jesus, the church was a completely new way of being human (also see Paul's language in 1 Corinthians 10:32). So, what are the benefits and dangers of celebrating our particular nationality or ethnic origin today? How can the church do a better job of uniting as one distinct "race" or family?

f) Take time to meditate on verse 22. Then talk about what God might be showing you.

HUDDLE | Huddles
4. Recall question 3c above. What has Jesus helped you "remember" differently?

5. Talk about what God has been saying to you this week, and/or about how you are doing in your lives, and pray for one another.

Sunday, September 05, 2021

The Meeting House September 5


Cheryl Nembhard (Co-Founder at Exousia Media Group)
Maintaining a Posture of Faith
Jesus People
APPETIZER: WE'VE ALL BEEN THROUGH THE RINGER
Joshua 1:6-9
"Be strong and courageous, for you will distribute the land I swore to their ancestors to give them as an inheritance.
Joshua 1:6 CSB

If we're honest, many of us would agree that the past 18 months have served up some of the biggest challenges of our lives:

Global pandemic job losses, losses losses losses
Racial tensions
Natural disasters earthquakes 
Political upheaval Taliban persecuting Christians
Mass job loss
Trying to people in this is hard
So many of us have been deeply changed by the events that we have experienced and are left wondering what life will look like on the other side of this new normal.
How do we navigate from here? Joy? Freedom? Abundance? 
Joshua is encouraging. 40 years they looked for the Promised Land until their beloved leader passed away. Pain. Prayers being answered. 
In the midst of devastation God is still good. God is still leading. 
2020 was hard. 7 people in our family died last year. An Ocean of grief. Wave after wave. Getting crashed against the rocks. Why me? Why another one? 

DINE IN: OUR FUTURE IS STILL BRIGHT
In order to get into the land that God had for them, the people of Israel had to cross the river Jordan. No small feat, and they had already been through so much. But through it all God was faithful. Through it all God was still going before and leading His people.
God is faithful.
Step out of the prison of why. Shift to what? What can I be grateful for. My heart opened up to see the blessings of God in the storm. Some storms clear a path to something new. Speak on social justice. Crossroads See Her Love show. Words for 2020 
Resolute hope
Purposeful. Hope is the glorious holy posture of deviance against the darkness. Hope. Trust. Reconnect. God is calling us to Hope. Trust. Reconnect. God's promises. Trust humanity. Love our neighbor. Step out of the bubbles. 
God is still God. In everything. Still Good. 
Pray for strengthening faith. Plans for the future. 
Ps 42,11 why am I sad? I will hope again. 
Elijah had a posture of faith praying for rain. 6x no. Yes on the 7th.
He had seen the fire of God. God answers prayer. 
Abraham had faith. Willing to sacrifice his son trusting God to raise him from the dead. 
Only God is God. He doesn't want us to understand, just trust HiFree fall into God's hands
Paul and Silas sang in their hardship. 
Daniel's friends stood on faith in God's power. God can. I will trust no matter what. 
Hope is defiance against the darkness. 
and declared: May the name of God be praised forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to him. He changes the times and seasons; he removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals the deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with him.
Daniel 2:20‭-‬22 CSB
God is calling us to live open handed. Not pandemic fatigue. Pray. Care. 
Self centredness. God is saying. Turn back. Worship. Trust. Not be apathetic. Ignite faith. 
God is good and faithful. 

TAKE OUT: GOD WANTS TO REIGNITE OUR HOPE
Hope in our God is this glorious holy posture of defiance to the overwhelming darkness that tries to surround us.

He is still God and He will never leave you without hope.

Stand in faith on the promises of God – Jeremiah 29:11
Encourage yourself – Psalms 42:11
Put your hope in the promise keeping God – Isaiah 46:8-10
Worship – Acts 16:26
Stand your ground – Daniel 3:17-18
Remember that we serve a Great God!

Remember to use these questions like a menu, not a checklist. These questions are not mandated material you have to cover, but options to help guide your discussion as much or as little as you like.

HANG OUT | Large Group
1. What about the Sunday teaching stood out to you?

HEAR | Discussion Groups
2. This week, we're going to apply the HEAR method to our Home Church discussion...

H- Highlight key themes in the passage
E- Based on your reading, explain what the passage means in its context
A- Draw application for our own lives
R- Respond back in Prayer (in Huddles)

a) Read Joshua 1:1-9. What are the themes of this text? Highlight the challenges that Joshua and the children of Israel were facing. Explain all the things that God told Joshua, including His promises to him.

b) Read Daniel 3:17-18. In what way does this passage impact your faith?

4. If you were to describe your current posture in this season, what would it be and why?

HUDDLE | Huddles
5. Talk about what God has been saying to you this week, and/or about how you are doing in your lives, and pray for one another. 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

God @ Church

The Meeting House Bruxy Cavey 

God @ Church
APPETIZER: WE'RE ALL SO LONELY
THE PROBLEM:

To be human is to be, at some level and at all times, in every moment and in all circumstances and experiences, deeply and disturbingly lonely.

How compact your bodies are. And what a variety of senses you have. This thing you call language though, most remarkable. You depend on it for so very much. But is any one of you really its master? But most of all, the aloneness. You are so alone. You live out your lives in this shell of flesh. Self-contained, separate. How lonely you are. How terribly lonely.

-Spock/Kollos (Star Trek, Season 3, Episode 5 (Is There in Truth No Beauty?)
A race of telepathic beings is authentic in communication. Makes comment on Spock's life. Processed that for a long time. 
Abraham got an extreme command that made him lonely. Only depend on God. Absolute. Huxley. He wrote the best stuff outside of the Bible. 

The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God.

-The Apostle Paul (Romans 8:26-27)

DINE IN: GOD'S SOLUTION FOR OUR SEPARATION
John 20:19-20, Romans 8

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. … On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

-Jesus (John 14:16-20)

We have the mind of Christ.

-The apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 2:16)
Hanging out in the game world Red Dead Redemption and making friends there. 

PROFOUND INTIMACY:

John 14:16-20, John 14:23; John 15:1-17; John 15:26; John 16:12-15; John 17:26

Romans 8:14-15, Romans 8:26-27;
The Spirit of God. No condemnation. V14 led by the Spirit of God. Not slaves. Sonship. For men and women. Crying ABBA Father. Now Co heirs. Jesus is our brother. 
The Spirit helps us in our weakness. When we feel down and alone the Spirit prays for us. 
Lack of engagement drains our energy. We need to contact our friends. 
We don't have to find the words. Just hang out with God. 
Groan moan the Spirit gets it. He'll groan with you. 
Be open and honest with each other. Jesus's presence is increased when you meet with others. 

Galatians 4:19; Ephesians 2:3-7; Ephesians 3:14-15; Colossians 1:27; Colossians 3:1-4; 2 Peter 1:3-4

Perichoresis: The persons of the Trinity interpenetrate one another.

Theosis: We are welcomed into the love life of the Trinity.


TEMPLE
Matthew 18:20; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Peter 2:5; Revelation 21:22; Acts 17:28

BODY
Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 3:6; Ephesians 4:15-16; Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18, Colossians 1:24

FAMILY
Matthew 12:50; 1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Timothy 5:1-2

For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit.

-The apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 5:3-4; Colossians 2:5)

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. (John 20:19-20)

Acts 2 and onward… With the Spirit they are truly together, truly one, even though they move out into the world, often in different directions.

TAKE OUT: MY NEXT STEP
Hey, I'm hungry. Wanna grab dinner together?

Hey, I'm lonely. Wanna grab dinner together?

My Next Step This Week…

1. Read and meditate on the Scriptures in the sermon notes.

2. Read a book on the importance of soul friendship (e.g. Vivek H. Murthy's Together).

3. Confess your loneliness to one trusted, wise, and loving person.

4. Spend 15 minutes each day investing in your closest relationships.

5. Look up "one another" commands in the Bible and start researching for learning together in September. (Just make sure your research includes learning by doing!)

Remember to use these questions like a menu, not a checklist. These questions are not mandated material you have to cover but options to help guide your discussion as much or as little as you like.
Bob asks: if loneliness is human, When is it a crisis? Live a life of love and light. Tune into the lonely around you and share. If it prevents you from living life get help

Ask questions is refreshing. Patina. Questions need to be part of our love language. Blocking questions creates loneliness. I don't worry about unicorns Hinduism and other things I don't believe. Doubting your faith means you have faith. 

Having said this, he showed them his hands and his side. So the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
John 20:20 CSB

HANG OUT | Large Group
1. What about the Sunday (and/or After Party) teaching stood out to you?

2. Have you tried any of the next steps in the Take Out? Talk about your experience.

HEAR | Discussion Groups
3. Read all of Romans 8. (And keep in mind our theme of experiential intimacy as an antidote to loneliness, and spiritual family as an antidote to the dislocation and disorientation of our time.) NOTE: If time is short, just read verses 26-end.

a) What stands out to you? Talk about wherever this passage leads your thoughts.

b) In Christ our intimacy with God and one another is fundamentally nonjudgmental, without condemnation. How can we manifest this well in a community where we as a family are also supposed to rebuke and challenge one another?

c) We have living in us "the Spirit of God", "the Spirit of Christ", and "Christ" (verses 9-10). Is Jesus in heaven or in us or both or what? Try to explain this to one another simply. (Recall the concept of "perichoresis".)

d) Have you ever experienced the "wordless groans" of the Spirit? What is this experience like for you? (Or what do you think it might be like?) Take time to meditate quietly on verses 37-39. Then talk about any new thoughts or feelings.

HUDDLE | Huddles
4. Talk about what God has been saying to you this week, and/or about how you are doing in your lives, and pray for one another.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Attention: Editor. Extended lockdown distressing and counter productive.

I'm a strong Conservative but I agree with the NDP on this one. The Premier needs to be the one facing the public. A butt protecting bureaucrat should never be given the power to destroy the economy. He should not be seen in public. 


Every year approximately 5,000 Canadians per million die of all causes. This last year, 500 deaths per million were attributed to COVID. This is not a pandemic. Total death rate in 2020 was slightly lower than in any of the previous 4 years.

Thousands of Manitoba businesses are needlessly closed or limited due to our government's health orders, while big businesses remain open and unaffected. Why is the government forcing us to shop Amazon? These orders do not promote equal opportunity to all Manitobans.

Myself, along with the vast majority of Manitoba business owners believe that the incomes of all Manitobans are essential. We are calling on our government to reopen all businesses effective immediately. We will not tolerate a government that dictates whether we are able to earn an income and provide work to employees.

The safety of Manitobans is important. Our businesses can and must reopen safely and responsibly by implementing the same safety and hygiene protocol used by the businesses which have remained open. 

The local Smitty's and Sals have taken isolation protocols seriously and are not contributing to the spread of COVID. They and their customers should not be punished. 

Blocking the sales of books and Christmas cards is beyond silly. The recent kerfuffle of vilifying churches that choose to hold drive-in services, is another way to discredit the province's efforts at controlling the virus. Please don't continue to stoop to those levels of silliness and then forget to protect our vulnerable seniors. Dr Roussin should be replaced or hidden.

There are proven tools for fighting Covid infections. Use them. https://budesonideworks.com/
https://thezelenkoprotocol.com/ and more info at http://ZephyrBus.com/cure.pdf

I look forward to your reply. 

Raymond Dueck
204-782-2112
www.ZephyrBus.com

The wisdom of many is better than the wisdom of one.
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