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KGF is committed to revealing the relevancy of the Bible in our everyday life.  Our weekly sermons seek to do just that, bringing our lives back in line with God's heart for us.  You are able to watch the messages here, as well as download full message transcripts, personal reflection notes & questions.  You can also watch all our video messages online here:   Or sign up for our podcast at Itunes, and get the most recent messages downloaded directly to your computer.

We were not meant to journey through life alone.

This isn’t a married thing or a single thing it’s a human thing.

We are hard-wired for relationship, for traveling companions, and we are better when we are together.  We are sharper when we have people in our lives who are sharpening us.

As we close our summer series, “Everyday Wisdom” from the book of Proverbs, Pastor Mike brings us to a very famous and significant verse that can actually shape us in surprising ways.  Along the way, you’ll discover the benefit of build your house near others.  Let’s lean in together! 

Titanic has become synonymous with overlooked warning signs because of pride and a refusal to take an honest look at reality.  Have you ever ignored some warning signs in your life that came back to haunt you?

In part 8 of our summer series, “Everyday Wisdom”, Pastor Rolly Rangno jumps off this very well known story to some significant spiritual application.  We do well to lean in close and be reminded that the good news isn’t good news until we realize the bad news. 

Proverbs 16:25  “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”



We turn our attention to perhaps the most practical element covered in Proverbs – money.  How do we navigate the money maze in a way that honors God?  If you make money, spend money, save money, borrow money, and give money, then this message by Pastor Mike is for you!


Tuesday, 12 August 2014 07:38

Everyday Wisdom Part 6: Friendship

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What does Proverbs have to say about friendships? Pastor Marcus Schmaling takes us through 3 key elements of a true friend as outlined in Proverbs. 

Due to a computer error, the message was not recorded, but you can download Marcus' transcript below.  

Sunday, 03 August 2014 12:58

Everyday Wisdom Part 5: Words Matter

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You may have noticed in your reading of Proverbs that its wisdom concerns itself with matters both high and low, but all of them are things that we might consider normal, everyday aspects of life. Nothing, perhaps, is so ‘everyday’ as the words we speak, both to each other and to ourselves. In part 5 of our summer series, “Everyday Wisdom” in Proverbs, Pastor Levi Simpson reminds us that life and death can be found in the spoken word!


Have you ever seen a sign that said “Wet Paint” and just wanted to reach out and touch it?  What is it about warnings that actually draw us towards the item we’re being warned about?  In part 4 of our summer series, “Everyday Wisdom” in Proverbs, Pastor Mike looks at the warnings we find in Proverbs, and why we are wise to listen to them!

Summer Reading Plan here: 


“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”  Proverbs 11:2

As we continue with our summer series “Everyday Wisdom” on the book of Proverbs, we come to a recurring theme throughout Scripture.  Those who lift themselves up will be at odds with God.  Those who are humble will find favor with Him.  What does it look like to walk humbly? Pastor Mike shares candidly from his own journey and invites us to get a bigger picture of God which leads to a proper picture of ourselves.  Let’s lean in close!

Summer reading plan of Proverbs here: 



People keep talking about "getting wisdom", but is wisdom all it cracked up to be?  Why should we pursue it at all costs?  What benefit does wisdom really bring to our lives?

These are the questions Aldon Loeppky tackles in part 2 of our 9 part series on the book of Proverbs entitled, "Everyday Wisdom".  

Do you know smart people who are not wise people?  What's the difference?

Smart people know things, but don't necessarily live them. Wise people live the things they know. Information that fills our head is different than wisdom that guides our lives.  We can know a lot and still not live wisely.

Wisdom is simply right knowledge applied to our lives.  So the question is two-fold.  Where do we find right knowledge?  What's our source?  And second, how do we make sure we apply this right knowledge to our lives?

I'm glad you asked, because these are two things God wants for us.  And one of the greatest sources of God's wisdom is found in the book of Proverbs.

That's why we're taking the 9 weeks of summer to dive deep into God's Everyday Wisdom.  And there will be homework!  Download the attached reading plan so you can let God's truths speak directly to you.

Here's Pastor Mike Penninga with part 1 of our series, "Smart People vs. Wise People."  

Full 10 minute video with Lloyd McClelland from Freedom's Door on the power of Prayer & Proverbs here:

Monday, 30 June 2014 00:00

Center Point Part 4 - Who's Your Boss?

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At it’s core Christianity believes that you and I are not here by accident, but on purpose.  We were made by a God who loves us and has a plan for our lives.   And life makes the most sense when we acknowledge that, and center our life on Him.

In this final message of the “Center Point” series, Pastor Mike draws us to very practical implications of how that walks out on a daily basis. Whether we like it or not, we are representing Jesus wherever we go.  People are getting an understanding of what Jesus is like by watching us.

Does how you work encourage people to know the one you follow?  Would people be surprised to learn that you carry the name of Jesus, or is it obvious by how you live, act, speak?

Let’s lean in close to what the Spirit wants to remind us in this message, “Who’s Your Boss?”


Life with Christ at the Center involves three things: Admit. . . Submit. . . Forfeit. 

Interested?  I’m excited to introduce a friend of mine who has had a great impact on my life and many others over his 77 years. 

Pete Unrau has been in ministry for nearly six decades, married for 56 years, father and grandfather.  He has mentored and encouraged me, and I know the word he brought as part of our series, “Center Point” from Colossians will be an absolute blessing!  

Sunday, 08 June 2014 07:52

Center Point Part 2 - Colossians 2

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There are lots of things that want to distract us from our center point in Jesus.  And the problem is, some of these are good things, but not the best thing, that leads us away from the perfect thing. 

In part 2 of our 4 part series on Colossians entitled "Center Point", Pastor Mike Penninga unpacks what happens when our center wanders, and how we can fix our eyes on Jesus.  

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 16:13

Center Point Part 1 - Colossians 1

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Have you ever determined the Center Point of your life?  What is that thing or that person that occupies the core of your life, around which everything else revolves? It’s an important question, because how we answer it speaks volumes about the direction our life will take. 

That’s why for the next four weeks, we are going to be diving deep into this issue of Center Point, using Paul’s amazing letter to the Colossians as our foundation.  The good news is when we get this right, our life heads in awesome directions!  Let’s lean in together. 


Pinecones can seem to be annoying for their prickles, but important for their potential.  

Marcus Schmaling shares a message and a vision for Youth & Young Adults that has implications for all ages.

There are times in our lives when the best thing to do is the hardest thing to do. You have probably already discovered this.  The easiest thing, that which comes naturally, is often the wrong thing, and that which takes effort and determination, that’s the right thing.  The easy thing is the wrong thing. . . the hard thing is the right thing.

Revenge is easy, but wrong. Forgiveness is hard, but right.  Wanting to get even is normal, but wrong. Choosing to release someone is not normal, but right.

The good news is when you do the hard things that are the right things, you yourself benefit.

What do you do when confronted with those who put you in the pit? What happens when you come face to face with those who hurt you? How do we react when the tables are turned, and the power is in our court?

As you can see by the title of the message, I have a suggestion that I think honors God and is actually good for you.  Let love win!

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