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KGF is committed to revealing the relevancy of the Bible in our everyday life.  Our weekly sermons seek to do just that, bringing our lives back in line with God's heart for us.  You are able to watch the messages here, as well as download full message transcripts, personal reflection notes & questions.  You can also watch all our video messages online here:   Or sign up for our podcast at Itunes, and get the most recent messages downloaded directly to your computer.

Saturday, 29 June 2013 22:22

Timeless - Part 1 - John 3:16

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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.  

Friday, 14 June 2013 11:09

Restoring Honor - Fathers Day 2013

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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

Friday, 31 May 2013 14:28

More than a Morning - Why We Exist

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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!

Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:51

City Idols

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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"

Friday, 17 May 2013 14:11

Taking A Stand - Going Public!

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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.  

Sunday, 12 May 2013 13:19

Best Laid Plans - Mothers Day 2013

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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. 

Sunday, 05 May 2013 13:31

Passing Your Faith to the Next Generation

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One of the greatest joys of life is seeing our kids and grandkids following Jesus.  Guest speaker, Dr. Dave Currie, shares a passionate message with practical helps that will help us pass our faith on to the next generation.  You need to do yourself a favor and watch / pass this on.  

More on Dave's website here. www.doingfamilyright.com  

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:07

Q&A Evening Panel Discussion with KGF Pastors

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Questions are a normal part of the human journey.  But some people have been told that questioning God or faith is a bad thing.  We disagree.  And in this special Q&A night with the pastors of KGF, we seek to tackle some of the bigger questions of life and faith in an interactive way.

What’s going to happen 1 minute after your heart stops beating?  What’s going to happen 1 minute after you take your last breath?  What lies beyond the grave?

This question affects every single one of us. Because every one of us will die. You might not think about it now. But the death rate is 100 percent. What then?

In the fourth and final message in our series, “God. . .I Have A Question”, Pastor Mike Penninga draws our attention to the evidence of life after death, and what difference that makes now. 

Sunday, 21 April 2013 08:22

God, I Have a Question - Part 3 - Why Evil?

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How can God be a good God and still allow evil? This question has haunted people through the centuries, and seems to come to the forefront whenever horrific tragedy unfolds.  

Pastor Jinger Goma turns our attention to this question, in part 3 of our 4 part Apologetics series, “God. . .I Have A Question.” 

Submit your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

God. . . I Have A Question.  Don’t all paths lead to you?  I mean, it seems pretty crazy that one religion would be “right” and the others wrong.  

And Christianity seems to be the biggest offender in this area, with this talk from Jesus, that he is the way the truth and the life, and that no one comes to the father but by him.  No other name under heaven by which we may be saved.  That sounds so narrow minded, so exclusive, so closed.

God, there can’t just be one way, right?

Join Pastor Mike Penninga as we tackle this important question in part 2 of our 4 part series, “God. . .I Have A Question”  Submit your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 15:41

God I Have A Question - Part 1 - Are You There?

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God. . .I have a question.

Are you even there?

Am I crazy to believe in you?

How can I know for sure that you exist?

We start with a big one.  The big one.  Is God Real?  Let's jump in with Pastor Mike and part 1 of our 4 part series, "God. . . I Have a Question". 

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Sunday, 31 March 2013 13:37

Alive! Easter Resurrection Sunday Message

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He is Risen!  He is Risen indeed!

Throughout the ages, this has been the Easter morning greeting, as believers around the world gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Listen to what Peter had to say about the importance of the resurrection.

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.”  1 Peter 1:3-4

In this Easter Sunday Resurrection message, Pastor Mike draws us to the pinnacle of the Christian faith, and how it can make a difference in each of our lives.  

Despite our efforts to keep him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: a virgin's womb and an empty tomb. Jesus entered our world through a door marked "No Entrance" and left through a door marked "No Exit." Peter Larson

“What one sees depends on where one sets up one's shop. Mine is at the entrance of the empty tomb.” W. Paul Jones

 

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