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Come to the Mountain: Read the Word Over SFU

Come to the Mountain · Read the Word · Pray

 Collectively Read the Bible over SFU in One Day

 Take Territory, Spiritual High Ground

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Come to the Mountain2  (Click to download the Come to the Mountain update)

SFU has over 30,000 Students.  If the Spiritual atmosphere changes at SFU it will change elsewhere, across Canada and around the World!

Sign Up for your scripture set at WWW.readthewordoverourcities.com

 

Wherever and Whenever the LORD Leads on

Sept. 12, 2015 Come to the Mountain and Read and Pray the Word Over SFU!

Or

As the LORD leads, join us for:

  1. Opening scripture reading, prayer and sounding the shofar 12:01 A.M. (Friday midnight) Saturday morning at the Burnaby Mountain lookout by the Horizons Restaurant.

And/Or

  1. The main gathering of the body to stand together in unity to cry out to the LORD and to exhort one another to go out, read scripture, invite the Holy Spirit to change the spiritual atmosphere and claim territory in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Time 1 P.M. at the SFU Convocation Mall


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Read the Word over SFU and across our land

edhird:

Here is the latest update on the Read the Word over SFU and Our Cities.

Originally posted on Edhird's Blog:

Join us in a special reading the Word over SFU and across our land.

https://www.facebook.com/events/856004707818293/

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Read The word over Simon Fraser University

“You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent” Isaiah 62:6

Goal:
To read the whole of the Bible over SFU in one day.
How: The Bible has been broken down into 343 scripture sets. If each person who joins in reads their scripture set on September 12, then collectively we will have read the whole Bible over SFU in one day.

Method:
Whenever and wherever the LORD leads you on Saturday, September 12, read/pray your scripture set over SFU. Go as group, gather friends and family, or individually, or as a church, or as a fellowship group – His Word does not return void!

Feel free to join us at the special gatherings planned for that day:

  1. 12:01 am – opening prayer, scripture reading and…

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Rev. David Larlee: On the edge of his seat…

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Restoring Health kept me on the edge of my seat as I tore through its pages. With great insight and captivating examples, the author, makes a convincing case for confident leaders who will not shy away from the most arduous of challenges. What will these leaders look like? They will be self-motivated, fearless, trouble-shooters. What is the key to raising up this kind of leader? An old way, a first-century way of approaching spiritual formation.

 

042With great handling of the scriptures and drawing on the example of Titus, the author paints a picture of healthy leadership completely dependent upon the power of the Spirit. A fresh look at the book of Titus, with the help of the Reverend Dr. Ed Hird, will demonstrate how a holistic approach to health and formation will produce the leaders needed today in our communities, our churches and in every sphere of our culture. 

Rev. David Larlee, Associate Priest

All Saints Anglican Church, Dallas, Texas
Anglican Mission in the Americas

-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook form. In Canada, Amazon.ca has the book available in paperback and ebook. It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook).

Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form.  Nook gives a sample of the book to read online.

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

To receive a signed copy within North America, just send a $20 cheque (USD/CAN) to ED HIRD, 1008- 555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7N 2J7, Canada.

– In order to obtain a signed copy of the prequel book Battle for the Soul of Canada, please send a $18.50 cheque to ‘Ed Hird’, #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.  This can also be done by PAYPAL using the e-mail ed_hird@telus.net . Be sure to list your mailing address. TheBattle for the Soul of Canada e-book can be obtained for $9.99 CDN/USD.

-Click to download a complimentary PDF copy of theBattle for the Soul study guide :  Seeking God’s Solution for a Spirit-Filled Canada

You can also download the complimentary Leader’s Guide PDF: Battle for the Soul Leaders Guide

 


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Celebrating the Gift of Family

By the Rev. Dr. Ed and Janice Hird137

We fell in love forty years ago, and have never looked back.  With three adult sons and two grandchildren, we are so grateful for the gift of family.  This past summer has been a time of family reunions for many of us.   We deeply appreciated the opportunities to hang out with our family members, particularly those who live far away.

Most families are complicated and messy.  Reconnecting with our family members during the summer can be challenging for many people.  Setting boundaries with people that we love is never easy.  Saying no to our family members, even when necessary, can sometimes be really hard. Even Jesus, who was never unloving, had problems at times with his family.  He said that sometimes there would be painful division even within our families.  Jesus said that family cannot be the ultimate, but rather a penultimate very high priority.  He said that if we sought first God’s kingdom, then everything would go better, including our relationships with our family.

40ae4-thegoodshepherdicon2One time Jesus was so involved with helping people that he did not have time to eat.  This so upset his family and friends that they decided that he must be out of his mind.  In some cultures, skipping a family meal is almost unforgivable.  Eating three square meals a day is on the same level for some families as following the Ten Commandments or the Golden Rule.  Because there was such a large crowd, his mother and brothers could not even reach Jesus.  You can imagine how their anxiety level would have been spiking.

In the midst of family anxiety, Jesus had a very clear idea of who he was and what he was called to do.  This gave him the courage to say no to his family, when they were trying to stop his important work.  He said the shocking phrase: “Who is my mother?  And who are my brothers?”  If we said that with our families, they would not likely be pleased.   They might say back to us, “What are you talking about, Ed and Janice?  We are your family.  We were there at your wedding thirty-eight years ago.”  Jesus went on to memorably say “ My family, my mother , brothers and sisters are those who do the Father’s will”.  Family for Jesus is bigger than just the physical 042nuclear family.  Jesus dearly loved his nuclear family, but he had to remind them that even our family cannot come first in our lives.   This is not an easy lesson to learn, because we love our families so dearly.   Our prayer for those reading this article is that we may learn to celebrate the gift of family in a way that still allows us the freedom to say no, to set healthy boundaries.

The Rev. Dr. Ed and Janice Hird

St. Simon’s Church North Vancouver

Anglican Mission in Canada

-an article for the September 2015 Deep Cove Crier

-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook form. In Canada, Amazon.ca has the book available in paperback and ebook. It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook).

Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form.  Nook gives a sample of the book to read online.

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

To receive a signed copy within North America, just send a $20 cheque (USD/CAN) to ED HIRD, 1008- 555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7N 2J7, Canada.

– In order to obtain a signed copy of the prequel book Battle for the Soul of Canada, please send a $18.50 cheque to ‘Ed Hird’, #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.  This can also be done by PAYPAL using the e-mail ed_hird@telus.net . Be sure to list your mailing address. TheBattle for the Soul of Canada e-book can be obtained for $9.99 CDN/USD.

-Click to download a complimentary PDF copy of theBattle for the Soul study guide :  Seeking God’s Solution for a Spirit-Filled Canada

You can also download the complimentary Leader’s Guide PDF: Battle for the Soul Leaders Guide


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The Family Christian Stores tragedy

By Rev. Dr. Ed Hird

Special thanks are due to Chip Thanks to Chip MacGregor for this incisive analysis of a tragic situation. So many people have been hurt. Yet there has been very little media coverage. Yes, it is good that there is still a chain that is not owned by a denomination. I wonder if Family Christian Books sell John Chapman's excellent book 'The Five Languages of Apology' and whether the FCE CEO & his Executive have taken time to read it. Walking the walk is more than just saying we're sorryMacGregor for this incisive analysis of a tragic situation. So many people have been hurt. Yet there has been very little media coverage. Yes, it is good that there is still a chain that is not owned by a denomination. I wonder if Family Christian Stores sell John Chapman’s excellent book The Five Languages of Apology and whether the FCS CEO & his Executive have taken time to read it. Walking the walk is more than just saying we’re sorry (Apology 1). It is also admitting that we are wrong (Apology 2), Making restitution (Apology 3), Trying not to do it again (Apology 4), and Requesting Forgiveness (Apology 5). Skipping these important languages often leads to covering over offence with christianese and cheap grace. http://www.chipmacgregor.com/current-affairs/the-family-christian-follies/


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Read the Word over SFU and across our land

Join us in a special reading the Word over SFU and across our land.

https://www.facebook.com/events/856004707818293/

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Read The word over Simon Fraser University

“You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent” Isaiah 62:6

Goal:
To read the whole of the Bible over SFU in one day.
How: The Bible has been broken down into 343 scripture sets. If each person who joins in reads their scripture set on September 12, then collectively we will have read the whole Bible over SFU in one day.

Method:
Whenever and wherever the LORD leads you on Saturday, September 12, read/pray your scripture set over SFU. Go as group, gather friends and family, or individually, or as a church, or as a fellowship group – His Word does not return void!

Feel free to join us at the special gatherings planned for that day:

  1. 12:01 am – opening prayer, scripture reading and sounding of the shofar from the Burnaby Mountain Look Out by the Horizons Restaurant

  2. 1:00 pm Convocation Mall SFU – Group prayer in preparation to go forth/go out and proclaim the Word of GOD

Sign up:
1. Online at signup@readthewordoverourcities.com
2. At the midnight gathering noted above
3. The Convocation Mall at 1 pm.
4. For more information: http://readthewordoverourcities.com/

Why:
Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
Roll back the darkness and bring on the Light
Effect Spiritual change in the atmosphere of SFU

Things people say about Read the Word
–> Very necessary
–> Spiritually important – critical
–> Foundational to effecting change in the land
–> Joy
–> Reading the whole Bible in one day – amazing!
–> Theses scriptures were meant for me!
–> While reading the LORD brought a divine appointment and I got to speak into someone’s life
–> I like to set aside this day and take four or five sets and spend the time with the LORD and soak in the scriptures – I love this!

If you are interested in standing for the future of our generations – come and join us at SFU – a place where the future is planted.

For the word of God is living and active (Hebrews 4:12) and the word of the Lord stands forever (Hebrews 4:12)

Glenn Houghton, a leader at St. Simon’s North Vancouver, has forBishop Silas Ng's visit to our St. Simon's NV Prayer Group 005 many years been encouraging people to take part in reading the Word over our cities.  This September 12th Saturday, you are invited to join us. Just check out the website and sign up to read the Word from where you live and/or work. God’s Word will not return void. For more information about the Read the Word over Our Cities vision, just click here.


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The ‘Loving God, Blessing Israel tour across Canada

Dear friends in Christ, 

You are encouraged to connect with the ‘Loving God, Blessing Israel’ team who are driving ten white trucks this summer to forty cities across Canada from west to east and then donating ten trucks to people in Israel.  Marty Schoub, a leader with Return Ministries has previously preached at our church.  Bring a friend or family member to come see one of the ten trucks when they visit your area.

Yours in Christ,

Ed Hird+

http://stsimonschurch.ca

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