Who do you have that will bring you to Jesus when you can't get there on your own? That's one of the questions we'll wrestle with, as we turn our attention to an incredible account of a miracle that was truly more than that! Join Pastor Mike Penninga as we meet a man on a mat who had a divine appointment with Jesus that resulted in the greatest day of his life!
Pastor Jinger brings a passionate message about the Jesus who not only can satisfy stomachs but lives! As we turn our attention to the miracle of the feeding of the 5000, we look at the powerful way in which Jesus uses bread to speak to His true identity. If you're been wondering what really satisfies, this message is for you!
There’s a difference between knowing facts about Jesus Christ, and the Bible, and allowing God to change you from the inside out. Many people grow up knowing a lot about Christianity, but have never allowed Christ to transform them. God is not interested in trivia but transformation, and that is the purpose of the Bible.
In part 2 of our summer series “More than a Miracle”, Pastor Mike turns our attention to the account of a woman who was not content to be “Just One of the Crowd”. And because she was not content with just a passing encounter, she left absolutely transformed.
Miracle. The word fills us with wonder, awe and thoughts of the spectacular. But could there be more behind Jesus’ miracles than just the miracles themselves? What if the miracles really aren’t the point but the means to the point ... the true identity of the miracle maker?
Join us for the 10 weeks of summer as we walk through some of the most spectacular miracles of Jesus and discover how each is meant to give us an opportunity to move from WOW to WORSHIP.
We begin at the beginning, with the first miracle of Jesus. It involved wine and a wedding, two things we are familiar with here in the Okanagan. But as Pastor Mike unpacks this miracle, we see it is really the first chance to believe in the one behind the miracle.
When was the last time you took a risk for Jesus? I mean something that you could’ve totally failed at and made a fool out of yourself? To be honest, it’s probably been a long time when I did something that fit that category. So what is keeping us from taking more risks for Jesus? How can we address our fears and lack of faith in such a way that we become the kind of risk-taking, faith-stretching followers He’s looking for?
Today, we will look at a women in scripture who set aside her fears and embraced her faith in such a way that her life was dramatically changed. And you will be challenged to step out of your comfort zone to experience what risky faith is all about!
“If prayer stands as the place where God and human beings meet, then I must learn about prayer. Most of my struggles in the Christian life circle around the same two themes: why God doesn't act the way we want God to, and why I don't act the way God wants me to. Prayer is the precise point where those themes converge.”
This great quote from Philip Yancey’s book on prayer sets the scene for this message on that very topic. We are blessed to hear from Pastor Jinger Goma, as we continue our series, “Church. . . Why Bother?” Jinger will be looking at how church is where our prayer lives are designed to be fanned into flame. I know you will enjoy the passion and heart of our new Associate Pastor, as he brings his first message to KGF.
Please note. . . technical difficulties in recording this message mean the audio quality is not up to standards, thanks for your patience!
Growing up, the dinner table meant a lot to me. True, I love food. But more than that, I loved what took place around the table. I loved conversation, the laughter, the sharing of lives.
Here’s what made it so special. I belonged there. There was a seat that was mine. There was a space with my name on it.
If you ask why bother with church, my answer is I was made to belong. And church is a place where belonging is a core value. In part 3 of this 6 part series “Church. . .Why Bother?”, Pastor Mike unpacks what Biblical belonging looks like, and how we can choose to belong.
Why should we bother with church? This is the question that is framing our six week series, an important series that we pray will provide a solid foundation for the KGF church family. In this message, Pastor Mike turns our focus on worship. Church is a gathering that reminds us we were made to worship, and invites us into worship. The issue is not “if” we are worshippers, the issue is “what” we are choosing to worship. When we get that straight, we realize that life is about directed worship.
Have you ever wondered why we bother with church? Why do we gather on Sundays? Why do we give of our time, talent and treasures to this thing called church? What’s the point? What is the benefit of church? What would we lose if church ceased to exist?
This is the question that is framing our new series that we’re launching, with that title, “Church. . . Why Bother?” I’m sure you have asked that question. I know I have through the years. It’s a crucial question, because how we answer that question will determine the value we place on church, and what our church will inevitably look like. My prayer is that God will reveal His heart for our church over these next six weeks!
In this first message, Pastor Mike brings us back to the birth of the first century church, to give some framework for why we should bother with church in this 21st century.
We are turning our attention to the world of kids & parents. Many of us have children. Most of you are children of some sort! And the amazing thing is God orchestrated families for a very specific purpose, that we might be a blessing and support to one another. In this special message for Mother’s Day, Pastor Mike Penninga looks at the relationship between parents of all ages and their kids
“He is not here. . . He Is Risen!”
Those words change everything, the way we live life and face death. Easter is the culmination of God’s plan of salvation, walked out in Jesus, that you and I could come home to our Heavenly Father.
“Resurrection means the worst thing is never the last thing.” Frederick Buechner
“Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? Thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:54-57