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What if Christians became known more as Bridge Builders than Rock Throwers? What if we looked at opportunities to find a common bond, as opposed to push people further away?
In the 10th and final message of our series "Outward", Pastor Mike looks at one of the best examples of bridge building, outward living, from the Apostle Paul. He found himself waiting around in a very Godless city, only to find an unbelievable link that led people to discover the God they were missing!
May your lives echo in eternity as you live Outward for Jesus!
Is it possible to praise while in prison?
Is it possible to worship while in weakness?
Is it possible to live a life of faith amidst the fire?
And when we live that way, God can move through us beyond us to impact those around us.
Here’s Pastor Mike Penninga with a message entitled "Praise in Prison, part 9 of our 10 part series, “Outward”, from the book of Acts.
Pastor Levi draws our attention on what it looks like when the people of God are at work for the purposes of God. Part of our 10 part series in the book of Acts entitled "Outward".
How can we live "Outward" lives without taking credit "Inward"? How can we live lives of kingdom impact without thinking we're a big deal?
In part 7 of our 10 part series "Outward", Pastor Mike takes us through a powerful account in Acts 14 where Paul & Barnabas were elevated far beyond their human status. And together we will learn that the goal of our "Outward" living is not our glory, but God's.
Are you easily detered? Do critics cause you to pull the covers over your head and give up?
In part 6 of our 10 part series "Outward", Pastor Mike cheers you on. Don't stop! What you do matters. The seeds you sow will have impact in the strangest of places. Be encouraged. God is up to something beautiful!
Our natural tendency is not to 'drift' outward. We drift 'inward.' We don’t drift into mission. We drift into complacency.
And I believe God wants to stir us again to a greater calling than comfort.
I don’t know about you, but I want to be part of a church that exists for something greater than itself. I want to be part of a movement that takes seriously the mission to which we are called. Are you in?
Here's Pastor Mike Penninga with Part 5 of our 10 part series, "Outward" in the Book of Acts
Where would you be if God hadn't shown up in your life?
Where has God shown up and freed you, protected you, provided for you, released you, loved you, carried you, fought for you?
Because when you realize those times, thanksgiving will not just be a weekend holiday, but a lifelong reality.
Acts 10 is a significant “hinge” point in the advancing story of the Gospel. Sometimes referred to as the “Gentile Pentecost,” we see the racial, religious, and political barriers that have kept people apart, being broken down by the work of the Holy Spirit and gospel preaching. Typical to human nature however, is the response we see in the Jewish community, and it challenges us to check our attitudes toward people who are “not like us!”
Guest preacher Mark Burch brings a powerful message entitled “Neighbors for Eternity?” inviting us to the gift of living “Outward”.
What if what God does in you isn't meant just for you? What if He invites you to live beyond, to live "outward"?
In part 2 of our 10 week series, "Outward", Pastor Mike looks at how God turns a persecutor into a preacher, a murderer into a missionary. And the amazing thing is this 180 degree turnaround is not just for Saul, but for the whole world.
What would happen if you lived your life outward instead of inward? What if the work God did in you was meant to have impact beyond you?
Too many people are living too small lives, because they are focused inward, they are focused on themselves. And because of it, they miss the joy and impact that comes when we choose to live outward.
Pastor Mike begins this brand new 10 week series with one of the most dramatic conversions recorded in Scripture, giving us insight into the most important person in the New Testament outside of Jesus himself! And it is all under the headline, “Disqualified?” Let’s lean in!
Churches are known for their rows. But what if we grew better in circles than rows?
As we launch our Fall ministry season at KGF, Pastor Mike draws us to this crucial discover. We were made for circles, and some of the best work God does in our lives takes place in circles.
Our desire this Fall is that you would find your circle of belonging at KGF, and that God would use it to draw you deeper in your walk with Him.
When was the last time you prayed "bold" prayers?
Too often our prayers are about safety and comfort and protection. And while those prayers definitely have a place, I wonder what we're missing when we just stay there.
In the final message of our 10 week summer series, "Be Still & Know: How Prayer Changes Us", Pastor Mike draws our attention to the joy that comes when we pray for, and receive, a holy boldness. Can you imagine how our lives, and our church family, would be different if we began to pray for God to make us bold? Let's lean in together!
Have you ever wondered whether there was power in a "blessing"? Truth is, we see blessings throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. And when we pause to pray these blessings over our loved ones, something happens. Pastor Marcus picks up this conversation in part 9 of our series, "Be Still & Know: How Prayer Changes Us"
What does it mean when the Bible says "Never Stop Praying"?
How can prayer be more than a momentary event, but a moment by moment reality?
And why is there power when we pray together?
Pastor Levi unpacks these and other questions in part 8 of our summer series, "Be Still & Know: How Prayer Changes Us"
When was the last time life overwhelmed you? If you’re normal, it seems to happen quite regularly. For those of you who are married, can marriage be overwhelming at times? How about as a parent, or in your job. Could be in your health, or finances.
But it’s worse when you’re overwhelmed and alone. We can get through things when we go through them together. Life can be crushing when we feel like we’re on our own.
Here’s the beautiful thing about prayer. Prayer is the conscious decision to invite God into the “overwhelmingness” of life. When we pray, we are saying to God, “I don’t want to do this alone. I can’t do this alone. I won’t do this alone. I need you.”
In part 7 of our 10 part summer series, “Be Still & Know: How Prayer Changes Us”, Pastor Mike brings us to a beautiful passage that really shows the desperation prayer, “Not Without You!”