“Christ in you, the hope of glory” Colossians 1:27 (NIV)
These short phrase is absolutely astounding! Paul just finishes elevating Christ to the highest place, the image of the invisible God, the one who created all things, who holds all things together, reconciles all things. . . this same God lives inside of me! All I can say is wow. Thank you God that we don’t just sign up for a set of beliefs, a way of living, but we say yes to you taking up residence inside of me.
And this reality leads to hope. Hope is one of our greatest needs, that there is something more, something better, something beyond.
My identity begins with knowing Christ is in me. . . and this leads to the hope of glory!
Look how Colossians 1:27 reads in the New Living Translation.
“This is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.”
Eugene Peterson puts it this way in the Message Paraphrase.
“The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message.”
Thank you for this foundational truth that really does change everything!
An awesome afternoon with our amazing IMPACT group @ KGF, touring Guisachan House Gardens and Fezziwigs Coffee Shop. Wonderful to see such strong relationships growing! If you're 60 plus, there's room for you, first Tuesday of the month and more!
There's two places to enjoy a sports event. . . from the stands or on the field. We can be spectators or participants. The good news is there are a lot of benefits when we move from the stands and get in the game!
For the month of June, I am inviting you into five tangible ways to engage in our series, "Center Point". The photo here is from a KGF family member who brought Colossians into her breakfast corner! Way to go!
2. Journal / write down your reflections.
3. Personal Reflection Questions online here:
4. 2 by 2 by 2 prayer - at 2 pm pray for 2pm minutes that Jesus would be center of your life 2-day!
5. Invite others to experience Christ as their Center Point, through KGF ONE @ City Park Sunday June 29.
The full messages are available here: http://kgfchurch.com/messages
Excited for all God is going to do in us through His word and Spirit at work!
Shari Laurie allowed us to use this beautiful painting of hers for our new series, 'Center Point'. Here's her description:
“This painting was designed for the youth "HUB" room at Kelowna Christian School. I started with a Celtic cross design found on an very old Irish gravestone and integrated it with a spokes and blocks of color that center in on the cross. The Celtic knot work in the cross can have many meanings and chief among those is that it represents living water. It is important for me represent the ebb and flow movement of this water. The flowing outward from the cross and the knot work actually being freed and untangled as it moves out into the world."
Join us at KGF for the month of June, as we journey together towards the true "Center Point" of our lives, Jesus Christ!
As we come to the end of a ministry season, we wanted to take an evening to pause and say thanks to our God who has been so faithful!
Romans 15:6 says "Join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."
This is your invitation to a brand new gathering that will be happening twice a year at KGF, entitled "ONE Voice: Praise & Prayer Night. We are putting together an amazing evening of worship and directed prayer, both individually, small group, and corporate, that is focused on what God has accomplished and what lies ahead.
If you love worship, you'll love this night. If you love prayer, you'll love this night. If you're intimidated by prayer, but want to grow your prayer life, you'll love this night!
Facilitated by all four pastors (Rolly, Mike, Levi & Marcus), and beginning with coffee & goodies at 6:30pm, this night will be an amazing opportunity to celebrate recent victories and invite God for all that is ahead.
Join us Sunday June 1st for our first ever "ONE Voice Praise & Prayer Night" 7pm in the Sanctuary at KGF.
The Okanagan Valley Pregnancy Care Centre 9th Annual Baby Bottle Brigade - bottles are due back Father’s Day, Sunday June 15!
Pick up a bottle and fill it with cash / bills / checks to help moms during unplanned and unexpected pregnancies. Over the past 4 years, KGF has raised over $40,000 for this amazing partner ministry.
Below are a couple of Thank You letters from clients of the Pregnancy Care Centre - what a wonderful ministry!
I just wanted to send a quick note to tell you how great you are doing with your messages. I think you really pinned it last Sunday.
I just came out of a hugely (potentially) disappointing real estate transaction last week. After working my butt off all week, the deal (actually 2 deals joined at the hip) collapsed and we have to start over. My worldview has always (in recent years) been about discipleship and maturity as the thing that God is primarily concerned with. From that standpoint, I am often able to re-group and get a sense of the bigger picture that allows me to quickly get over the disappointment of my temporal set-back. In this case, I was able to quickly realize that the failed deals and the process that surrounded them, meant that my client could observe my responses and my character through them - and we get to start over again, so that the story is not over.
Nevertheless, the experience and the accompanying disappointment/frustration for me is real and I can't deny how it initially hit my emotions. But Jesus is always doing more than we realize and His agenda is always more than about our temporary relief or success - whichever the case may be.
KGF One Voice Prayer and Praise Night - June 1, 2014 - An Evening To Remember
"Then all of you can join together with ONE VOICE giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 15:6 - NLT)
WOW is all I can say as I reflect back on our prayer and praise gathering this last Sunday night at KGF. The strong sense of family and oneness was clearly evident even before the "official" launch of our evening together.
What a joy and blessing to praise the Lord fervently and with a singular purpose...that of honouring and glorifying Christ.
It is difficult to put into words the sense of God actively at work in and through the worship, the small group prayer and body ministry as Pastor's Mike, Levi and Marcus led us to Jesus. Without question Kingdom work was accomplished Sunday night. Even after two hours of extended praise, worship and prayer the seventy-four of us who gathered that evening did not want to go home. Exciting, exciting stuff!
We are excited to share that Jamie Roy has been overwhelmingly affirmed as our new Children's Ministries Pastor at KGF! Would you join us in welcoming Jamie to the pastoral team. She will begin on staff in mid-July.
Looking forward to all God has in store for this important ministry and our families in the months and years ahead!
You'll have to stop by the HUB Sunday and check out the new ceiling! It looks like a whole new room. Love the fact this space is going to be used for so many ministry purposes moving forward. Fantastic!
Are you 60 plus? Looking for an easy way to connect with others at KGF?
Join IMPACT this Tuesday June 3rd at Guisachan Gardens for a fun afternoon outing.