Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kit teaching this Sunday

I will be teaching at both services this Sunday out of 1 Timothy chapter 3 about leadership. I have been so blessed to have enough energy and protection from the LORD from getting sick to be able to teach. Your prayers have kept me going...so keep it up! Know that you are constantly in my prayers as well. I always thank God for you and pray for you that you will find an even deeper relationship with God as you grow closer to His heart each day. I also pray that God will give you peace in these troubled times and a deep joy that can't be removed by the circumstances in life because it is based on His eternal love for you. I pray you will experience His love for you today by remembering His great sacrifice and gift of His Son (Rom. 5:8). God bless you and thank you for all your wonderful prayers, cards, support and love for me and my family.

In His love forever,

Saturday, September 27, 2008

About Friday Night

I gave the message from John 3:1-21 Friday Night and it was a wonderful experience for me...I hope it was helpful to those who attended as well. If you missed it and want to, you can listen to it on-line at hopechapelmaui.com under Friday sermons posted by Wednesday of this coming week. The auditorium was pretty packed out as I talked about God's love for us. When I was growing up I never really experienced the love of God for myself because I thought God was more like a concept that may or may not actually exist depending on what you believed. In other words, I thought God was something people sort of made up like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny! It wasn't until much later in my life, around 30 years old, that I actually read the words of Jesus for myself and realized what He was really saying. In John Chapter 3 a man named Nicodemus comes to Jesus at night. This man was a Pharisee, part of the religious ruling class during the time of Jesus. He begins to chat with Jesus and Jesus goes right to Nicodemus' heart and tells Nicodemus that the answer to all his questions (before Nicodemus had even asked any) is this..."you must be born again..." It is the same answer Jesus gives each of us that no matter what the question is you have to go through a new birth...a spiritual re-birth. Jesus says this new birth will then allow you to actually see His Kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven. Our hearts are simply not open to His Kingdom until we are born-again. I experienced this re-birth almost 30 years ago and have since experienced the very real presence and love of God in my life. The relationship has not always been fun and games, often it has been very painful as God has humbled me and shown me the not so pretty truth about myself. I have struggled to be obedient to His desires for my life and have often times come under His hand of loving discipline. But, through all the years, God has continued to reveal Himself to me in a deeper and more profound way and our love relationship has continued to grow. Nicodemus asked Jesus how does this new spiritual re-birth that allows you to enter your Kingdom take place? And Jesus told Nicodemus that He [Jesus] would be lifted up by the Father (just like Moses lifted the bronze serpent up in the desert on a pole to save the children of Israel from dying from snake bite) on the cross to die for the sins of the world and all who looked upon Him [Jesus] would enter His Kingdom and be given the gift of eternal life. It is simple but costly! Jesus' perfect life would be given for our failures, brokenness, and sins...paying the price for those things... which is separation from God and giving us entrance by faith in what Christ has done for us into the Kingdom of Heaven and eternal life. Many religious people try to make it complicated, but it's not...it's just Jesus and His love...He just wants to give us the gift and asks us do you want to be born again? The answer to that question is between Him [Jesus] and ourselves. Of course, it is my prayer that each of us would answer yes to God, yes to His gift, yes to His pardon, yes to eternal life. I hope and pray your day is a blessed one...one that draws you closer to the love of God in Christ and the peace that passes understanding, knowing that you are firmly in His Almighty hands. Thank you so much for your love and prayers that sustain me each day and keep praying for that miracle healing...that God would allow me to stay longer here on earth with my family, friends and loved ones...working for the Lord until He takes me home.

Love forever and still overwhelmed by yours!
Loving God With All Your Mind seminar CD's (for the brainiacs who want empirical evidence for God's existence) are still available by contacting john.hazdovac@hopechapelmaui.com and giving him a mailing address)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

working away!

I am busy working on Friday Night's message out of John 3:1-21...what a powerful passage of scripture. I am feeling good and don't have any infections or illnesses. You guys have covered me with prayer and good thoughts and I appreciate it so much! I know your love is keeping me healthy and going! So...thanks for the wonderful support and encouragement. As I work away on this message I am so in awe of how God has always made a way for those who love him to find peace in the midst of chaos and fear. When everything around us is crumbling the LORD himself stands in the middle of His people and calls them to look to Him. In the middle of chaos and fear He calls us to look to His provision for our life. "You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you,
whose thoughts are fixed on you!" Isaiah 26:3
...the only way I can keep the fear at bay in my life is by focusing my thoughts on God. My prayer for you today is that you would find His perfect peace as you fix your thoughts on Him, the lover of your soul, the one who purchased you for all eternity with His on blood so you could know His peace, His love and eternal life in Him. Keep up the prayers!

I love you

Monday, September 22, 2008

Kit teaching friday night

My white blood cell count continued to go down today to only 1.7 (normal 5.0 - 10.0) also nutraphils only around 10% so the oncology department is warning me about infections, illnesses etc...this is why I can't be around a lot of people, which is a real bummer. The rest of my blood count is fine so I have energy and my body is able to repair itself etc...I plan on teaching this Friday Night, Lord willing...and I will be teaching out of John 3:1-21...of course...Nicodemus' famous night meeting with Jesus...we are calling the message 'Nic at Nite' ( not so clever really, I am sure many teachers have used this title before). It is always such a wonderful privilege to teach at Hope Chapel, especially on Friday Night because the Friday Night Service was started by my brother Buddy and myself over 10 years ago and has grown into our largest total single service. "The Gathering", as it is called, is just a wonderful service with great music (of course fantastic teaching!...actually I have a stable now of young upcoming teachers) and wonderful fellowship outside in the large courtyard area.(remember we are in Hawaii) It is a place where people feel comfortable bringing their friends. I am so thrilled to still be a part of such a wonderful ministry! Thanks for all your hopes and prayers for me. Whenever I get the news my blood counts have dropped I am always saddened and then I just think of you praying for me. I think of the Lord loving me and giving His life for mine. I think of my church , my family and my friends and I always feel instantly better, strengthened and ready to face whatever comes my way! I love you guys very much...keep me in your prayers!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy to be here

I woke up today happy to be here. I thought about my friends, my family, my church and everyone who has prayed, cared, supported and encouraged me through this journey.... And as I thought about you, huge tears began to flow down my cheeks because I realized it is your love, the love that flows from God through you to me that has kept me alive. So, keep praying, keep encouraging, keep loving all the way through the toughest things in our lives. When we pull together for one another we are a strong force against the things in life that would break our spirits. We need one another more than ever before. I know I certainly need you. Your prayers have not only kept me alive, but well enough to still teach and help others along in their own journey. Your generous support has held me and my family together for the last 6 months. Your encouragement has kept me going, fighting the good fight for God's glory. Whatever is good, pure and lovely the Apostle says think on these things...and whatever is good, pure and lovely is worth giving our lives to. So I pray for you today, that you will dwell on those things that are truly good, pure and lovely and even further, that today, you will be deeply touched by those things...the things of God. "...he keeps the one's heart in perfect peace, whose eyes are focused on Him."

Please continue to pray for my white cells to go up (the % of nutraphils) so I can be close to everyone and so I can continue to teach and be of service... And don't stop praying for the big miracle as well...a complete healing. This would be a miracle never before seen by the medical profession...wouldn't that be something!?

If anyone would like the CD's of the seminar on the Cosmological discussion on God's existence or How to convince your skeptical friend that God exists, simply request copies by e-mailing John.hazdovac@hopechapelmaui.com and John will send you copies of the seminar on CD.

In great appreciation for your love & prayers,

Monday, September 15, 2008

Another day given

Kit Lauer here....I want to say that the seminar was a fantastic success with over 200 people in attendance on a Saturday morning at 8AM...it just shows how determined people are to learn more about God...which is great for me because that is what my life is all about! I prayed God would keep me healthy and strong to be able to teach at the seminar and He did! So, I want to thank God for sustaining me and all of you for praying for me. I also want to thank all of you who attended the seminar and especially those of you who worked the seminar and made it such a great success! If you were not able to attend but you want the video or CD just let me know by e-mailing me at kit@maui.net (let me know what you would like and where to send it). My blood counts are still all normal with the exception of my white cells which still need to come up a bit and I need more nutraphils to protect me from illnesses....this is why I can't be around a lot of people and give hugs and kisses:( But I did get a bit of a bump up in the white cells from today's blood test. So just keep praying for me...your prayers are keeping me around...and we just keep praying for the big miracle...something the oncologists have never seen...a man with AML (m1) miraculously healed...now that would be a great day and a day that would glorify our God...for those of us who trust and believe in Him know He has the power to heal me instantly. But, whether God heals me from cancer completely or the cancer takes me home to be with Him my faith in Him remains the same. I know God exists, I know He loves me because He gave His only Son so I could live and I know God always makes something really good out of the bad things that happen to us. For further discussion along these lines go to www.hopechapelmaui.com click on Apologetics Reasons & Answers and listen to mp3 of "Why is the world so messed up?" Again, thank you for your prayers and generous support of me and my family as we battle this cancer. My desire is to just keep serving God and loving my family, friends and His people until my final breath! It is a good life and I live it moment by moment as God gives me strength!

My love and God's Blessings

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Apologetics Seminar on Sept. 13th

Kit Lauer Ph.D will be conducting a seminar Saturday, September 13th at the Hope Chapel Auditorium in Kihei from 8:00am until 12:30pm. This seminar will help the Christian believer demonstrate the necessity of God’s existence through modern cosmology and logic.

This study will include a continental breakfast and study materials at the cost of $15 per persons or $10 for 18 years and younger.

It will answer questions and give reasons for:
Why God must be uncreated or infinite
Why God must be one and not a multiplicity
Why God cannot change
Why God must be personal (have volition or will)
Why God must be good
Why God must be omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient

Basically, this seminar will help increase your understanding of why the God of the Bible must be the only true God there is.

To register or for more information call Kimberly Brown @ 870-7292 or call the Hope Chapel office @ 879-3853.