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We can't celebrate the joy of resurrection Sunday until we walk through the darkness of Good Friday. This service of shadows shows the cosmic collision of light & darkness on that first Good Friday.
Here's the deal. Jesus will be worshipped, whether we join in or not! That's the message of Palm Sunday, this amazing little verse in Luke 19:40 “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!” Do you get that? He will be praised, whether we're part of the chorus or not. Wow, goose bumps! Let's begin the journey to the cross on this Palm Sunday.
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I am so excited for what the Lord has in store for us as we wrap up our five week series “Fan or Follower”. 1 John has been our foundation for this series, and we conclude with these beautiful verses of eternal life. This life is found in one person alone, and His name is Jesus! As you can see, there are several practical next steps that will help move us from Fan to Follower! May the Spirit of God presence Himself among us in a powerful way!
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Pastor Jinger brings a powerful message to us on the importance of knowing the real thing from counterfeit. . . From 1 John 4:1-6. Part 4 of our 5 part series Fan or Follower
As we continue our five part series on 1 John, we turn our attention to the issue of "love". John says as a follower of Jesus, love should always be our calling card. And the good news is the first thing you think of when you think of Christians is love, right?
How do we live in the world but not allow ourselves to fall in love with the world, at the expense of our love for God? As we continue our five week series walking through the book of 1 John, Pastor Mike turns our attention to the danger of living in two worlds. In the end, the issue is whether we will come to Jesus as Savior (Fan) or Lord (Follower).
Are you a Fan of Jesus or a Follower of Jesus? That is the overarching question that will be anchoring us as we walk through the book of 1 John. These five chapters are packed full of descriptions of what it means to be a Follower, as opposed to a Fan. In this, part 1, pastor Mike opens the conversation by looking at the difference between the two, and the clear call to follow!
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Freshly back from Ecuador, Pastor Mike shares why it really makes a difference when you sponsor a child. We are blessed to be a blessing, and Compassion is such a tangible way to do just that!
If you didn't have the chance to sponsor a child this weekend, you can do so February 26th at KGF, and online at compassion.ca
It has been recognized that the longest distance in the world is from the head to the heart and the second longest distance is from the heart to the hands. In this message, Wayne Laurie reminds us that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is meant to be walked out in our day to day lives. As a disciple, Jesus wants you to know him (Head), for you to love him and feel known by him (Heart), and to be his Hands in this world.
Pastor Mike and Dr. Chamberlain address several more questions you have submitted, including the idea that the God of the Old Testament is morally corrupt, how we know there is life beyond death, and whether faith is just a crutch for weak people.
You've been submitting some great questions to us during our series "Reasonable Faith?" and here Dr. Paul Chamberlain and Pastor Mike Penninga look to address them head on. Some of the questions:
How can God be good and allow so much evil?
What about people who have never heard?
How can Jesus really be the only way?
Have you ever asked the question "why don't people believe?" It's an important question, and in part 3 of our series "Reasonable Faith?", we welcome Dr. Paul Chamberlain, leading Canadian Christian apologist to tackle it.
Dr. Chamberlain is a professor at Trinity Western University and ACTS Seminaries. He is the author of six books on the subject, the latest one being released in 2011 and entitled: “Why People Don’t Believe: Confronting Seven Challenges to Christian Faith.”
Paul’s passion is to equip believers to communicate the message of God’s love to their friends and neighbours in a way that is accurate, credible, and relevant to their lives. We know you'll enjoy what he brings!