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.
We are spending the 10 weeks of summer looking at 10 of the most famous, most loved, most memorized, most quoted, most shared verses of all time. These verses truly are “Timeless”, and today, we shine attention on Proverbs 3:5-6.
What does it mean to place our trust fully in God, to not depend on our own understanding, and to seek His will in all we do?
If you are looking for some guidance and direction in your life, the good news is God promises it for those who put Him first. Excited to dive in together!
We are going to spend the 10 weeks of summer focusing on 10 of the most popular passages in scripture, the ones people most often memorize and quote. The goal is to ask the question, "Why do these certain passages come up time and time again? What makes them unique or special? And what do they have to say to us today?"
Whether you are investigating Christianity, a new believer, or have walked with Jesus for years, we trust this series will shine light on some of the most powerful truths in the Bible. We begin with perhaps the most famous verse of all, John 3:16.
Over the course of the next 10 weeks, more than 1,000 campers will come through Gardom Lake Bible Camp just north of Enderby. And many of them will make first time decisions for Jesus, or recommit their lives to Him. We celebrate all that God has in store, and in this morning, welcomed the Gardom Lake staff, and Program Director Morgan Taylor to share more about the summer theme of 'Rooted" based on Colossians 2:6-7.
We live in a culture that seems to celebrate dishonor and mock honor. At least our words and actions lean us in that direction. But what about those who claim the name of Christ? What place does "honor" play in their lives? And how do we treat people honorably when they don't live that way? Is it really a spiritual issue? Pastor Mike Penninga draws our eyes on a subject that has become illuminated in his own heart. Relevant to but bigger than Father's Day, this is a message that calls us to live counter-culturally.
You've got to serve somebody! That was the challenge Pastor Mike brought to the KGF ONE Celebration service Sunday June 9th in City Park. Some people think that they aren't worshippers because they don't worship God. The reality is we all worship something, and the key question is, is what you are worshipping worthy of your worship? Here's the video
As we bring a ministry season to an end at KGF, I find myself in a reflective mood, looking back to where we have come from, and the great things that have been happening. Today we are going to pause and ask the question, “Why do we exist, and where are we going?” The answer is the title of this message. . . We exist for more than a morning! A great message that will bring you up to speed on the heart of the KGF church family. Let's dive in!
We don't often think of our lives as filled with idol worship. But the reality is, there are lots of things we look to for fulfillment and satisfaction in place of God. Here's Pastor Monty Scott with a message entitled "City Idols"
This message is a call to action. It's a call to take a stand and go public with what is often a private decision to follow Jesus. I realize that in 14 years of pastoral ministry, this is my very first, full message on the significance of baptism, and why Jesus makes it more than an optional decision. If you have followed Christ for a couple of weeks, a couple months, or a couple of years, but have never gone through the waters of baptism, may this message give you the encouragement (read nudge!) to step out, take a stand, and go public!
Join us for our Baptism / Membership Class May 22, 2013 @ KGF.
Lake Baptisms taking place Sunday June 9th at KGF ONE at City Park.
What do we do when our best laid plans go awry? For many, Mother's Day is not filled with flowers, cute cards and breakfast in bed. Instead, Mother's Day reminds some of what is missing, and raises questions of why.
We want to lean into this idea, and our prayer is that the God of comfort will move by His Holy Spirit in your lives as you engage.