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Why do we find ourselves drawn to people who are thankful? What is it about them that makes us want to be their friends? Do others see us as thankful people?
As we reflect on how thankfulness changes us, Pastor Mike reminds us how as representatives of Jesus Christ, we are to let thankfulness lead us. Not only will it have positive impacts on our outlook, it can change others who we come in contact with. And living thankful lives helps counter the growing spirit of entitlement that our culture is embracing.
"Hello, My Name Is. . ."
This is a phrase we share every day. But for too many of us, we don't really know our true name, our real identity. And we will never know "who" we are until we discover "whose" we are.
As Pastor Mike concludes this four part series, "Identity Theft", we turn our attention to the power of our name. And we contrast the names the world wants to stick on us, versus those God has for us.
Download the bulletin / message outline here: KGF Bulletin October 6, 2013
We continue with our series, “Identity Theft”, digging deep into who we really are in God’s eyes. So grateful to have our friend and missions partner, Errol Martens, open God’s Word with us today. Errol has been a faithful servant for 30 plus years, most recently in a ministry called “Pain of the Heart” to Greenland, First Nations communities in BC, and more. We know you will be encouraged and challenged.
We live in a generation that is unsure of their real identity. The truth is what matters most is not who people say you are, not what society says you are, but what God says you are. And you will never discover who you really are until you realize “whose” you are!
We dig deeper into this subject, and Ephesians, with Pastor Mike
Chances are you’re heard of Identity Theft. It’s the fastest growing crime in North America. Every minute about 19 people fall victim to identity theft.
But there is a more damaging, far more dangerous, far more costly form of identity theft we want to begin talking about today. Spiritual Identity Theft occurs when someone tries to rob you of your true identity in Christ.
That’s why this new series is so important. We will never know “who” we are until we finally discover “whose” we are. Here’s Pastor Mike with week 1 of “Identity Theft”
The issue is not whether or not you will have an influence. . . the issue is what direction will you be influencing.
The average person will influence 10,000 people over the course of a lifetime. That's significant! And we at KGF don't want to waste the influence God has given us. So as we launch our new Fall Ministry Season, Pastor Mike draws our attention to who is influencing us, and who are we seeking to influence for God.
Here's a truth to chew on. . . God is not a God of incompleteness. He finishes what He starts! And that's amazingly good news.
As we conclude our 10 week summer series, "Timeless", we finish with the amazing promise that God will bring to completeness that which he started. Pastor Mike shines the glorious light on Philippians 1:6. The good news is you are not who you once were, you are not who you will once be, and you are not journeying alone!
There is bad news and good news. The good news is the bad news can no longer hold you back. The good news is the Gospel, and Pastor Rolly says it's more amazing that you can imagine. Here he is in our series "Timeless", part 9, "God Has A Solution", from Romans 3:23-24
When I was a kid, I used to have vivid dreams of flying. Not like flying in an airplane, but flying like a bird. If I had one super-power, I think flying would be a pretty cool one to have.
Two weeks ago I experienced the closest thing I’ll ever do. It’s called Paragliding, where I partner up with an expert and run off a 2000 foot mountain. The whole premise behind paragliding is you are riding something beyond yourself, beyond your control, that takes you places you could never get to on your own.
That’s a good picture of this timeless text in Isaiah 40. “Those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles.” If life has left you feeling beat up and exhausted, you need to hear this. . . God is able. Nothing is too hard for Him!
“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13
Have you ever wondered what God really wants from you? What brings a smile to His face?
As we continue our summer series, “Timeless”, we find ourselves in Micah 6:8, one of the most beautiful verses that shows what pleases God. Let’s lean in close!
Some people experience minor inconveniences in life and you can hear the complaining for miles Others go through intense fires and emerge without even the smell of smoke. This message by Guest Preacher, Pastor Tim Schroeder, is based on the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Its timeless truth will motivate you to claim the faith necessary to rise above your problems.