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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.

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

Dark Road to Victory - Good Friday @ KGF

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Good Friday is a day of reflection and thankfulness.  The work of the cross changed everything.  This short video encapsulates our service, with sharing from Pastors Jinger, Pam, Monty and Mike. 

“The Cross”

It rests on the time-line of history like a compelling diamond. Its tragedy summons all sufferers. Its absurdity attracts all cynics. Its hope lures all searchers.

History has idolized and despised it, gold-plated and burned it, worn and trashed it.

History has done everything but ignore it. How could you ignore such a piece of lumber?

Suspended on its beams is the greatest claim in history. A crucified carpenter claiming to be God on earth. Divine. Eternal. The death-slayer. Never has timber been regarded so sacred.

No wonder the apostle Paul called the cross event the core of the gospel. It's bottom line sobering: if the account is true, it is history's hinge. Period. If not, the cross is history's hoax.

Which is the cross for you, hinge or hoax? Or in the words of Jesus, "Who do you say that I am?"

Max Lucado – “The Cross”

 

Who do people say I am?

Who do you say I am?

Jesus asked his disciples both of these questions in Mark 8. It really is the most important question you will ever answer.  

What happens when spiritual kingdoms collide?  Jesus always wins! 

Pastor Monty Scott continues our five part Easter series, “Who Is Jesus?” by looking at a powerful encounter from Mark 5 with Jesus and a demon possessed man.  If you have ever wondered whether Jesus is strong enough, lean in close.

As we continue our five week series entitled “Who Is This Man? Discoveries of the Divine from the Gospel of Mark”, we find out that storms are part of all of our lives.  The key is not whether storms will come, but who is in our boat when they do. 

Let’s lean in close so as not to miss what God has for us. 

If someone says they have the power to forgive sins, they had better have some authority and credentials to back that up!  But if they do, such a claim goes a long way to speak to their true identity. 

As we continue our five week study from the Gospel of Mark entitled "Who Is This Man", we fix our eyes on a dramatic encounter between Jesus and a man let down through the roof in front of him.  And in it we discover that Jesus is more concerned with our spiritual condition than our physical one, but has the power over both!

 

“Nineteen centuries have come and gone

And today Jesus is the central figure of the human race

And the leader of mankind's progress

All the armies that have ever marched

All the navies that have ever sailed

All the parliaments that have ever sat

All the kings that ever reigned put together

Have not affected the life of mankind on earth

As powerfully as that one solitary life.”

The above is part of a writing from Dr James Allan way back in 1926 entitled “One Solitary Life”.  But the sentiments are just as powerful today.  Who is this man who’s imprint on the world continues to astound? 

Pastor Mike Penninga begins a new five part series entitled “Who Is This Man? Discoveries of the Divine from the Gospel of Mark”. 

Sunday, 17 February 2013 13:55

Love In Action - Part 3 - Love Wins!

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When all is said and done, what will people remember about your life?  What will they say about after you are gone?  What will you be known for?

May I suggest that you give your life to two things?  Loving God and Loving Others.

As we wrap up our series “Love In Action: Refuse To Do Nothing”, Pastor Mike once again draws us to the core of life as a follower: Love.  If we claim to know God but do not love, we are fooling ourselves. 

So what does this look like in a tangible way?  And how can we be part of the side where “Love is Winning!”  Dive in and find out.

Sometimes the problems of the world seem overwhelming.  Where do we start?  What do we do?  Who do we help?

Welcome to Compassion Sunday @ KGF!  We are so excited about this because you and I have a tangible opportunity to put our Love in Action, to Refuse to do Nothing!  That’s the series we are a part of right now, in what we are calling our Month of Love at KGF. 

Compassion has captured my heart for their incredible work in the lives of 1.4.  million children around the world.  I love their motto: “Poverty requires an eternal solution.”  So true!  And the great news is that we can partner with this amazing organization to see lives truly changed. 

This message with Pastor Mike is called “Love Costs”, and we are in Luke 10, the story of the Good Samaritan, and Jesus’ invitation to “Go and do likewise.”  We can indeed carry the love of Christ with us wherever we go.  Let’s dive in!

Friday, 01 February 2013 08:51

Love In Action - Part 1 - Love Acts: 58

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Jesus said the world would know we are his disciples by our _____________

Church attendance?  Bible reading?  The kind of clothes we wear?  The kinds of music we listen to?

The answer is the world will know we are His disciples by our “love”

Think about it. . . How can you see someone’s love?  There must something on the outside, not just the inside.  There must be a tangibleness to it, it must have movement and action. 

Pastor Mike begins a new series entitled “Love In Action: Refuse To Do Nothing” by reminding us that our faith is meant to be walked out in tangible acts of love.  And despite the problems that seem to overwhelm our world, we are to partner with God and refuse to do nothing!  Join in as we embark on a Month of Love at KGF

As we conclude our series "For Such A Time As This", Pastor Jinger looks at how small acts can have big impact.  Using the amazing story of Jesus washing his disciples feet in John 13, Jinger reminds us that we serve an upside down kingdom where the first are last and the last are first.  Powerful message filled with personal stories and tangible action steps.  

Do you believe that God placed you here “For Such A Time As This”?  I absolutely do, and today, we are continuing our series of the same name, asking the question, “What’s In Your Hand?”  It’s not there by accident, and it’s always more useful in God’s service than our own.  Don’t miss what God wants to invite you into 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 09:53

For Such A Time As This - Part 1 - The Dash

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Why did God place you here on earth? Why are you in your workplace, on your street, in your condominium? Why has He given you this sphere of influence?

Truth is, none of it is an accident. He has placed you here for such a time as this! You are here for a reason. And the goal of life is to discover how you can partner with God to accomplish His purpose in you and through you.

We don't exist just to put in time. We exist to invest our lives in that which lasts beyond the grave!

Pastor Mike Penninga begins a three week series by looking at how we're going to invest our lives, the "dash" between our birth and death.

I love new beginnings and fresh starts, and New Years seems to represent that in our culture.  As we look ahead to a blank calendar, we want to ask, “What is God up to in our lives, in our church, in our world?”  And “How am I to prepare for what God wants to accomplish in me and through me?”

I call this first message our “State of the Church” address.  We want to ground ourselves on the right foundation, and prayerfully consider what God wants to build on that foundation for 2013.  

As a church family, we are captivated by the mission God has placed in front of us, to Know Jesus & Make Him Known.  When you wake up every day, we pray that mission captivates your own life.  We want it to be the foundation of this church family.  The vision is how we want to walk out our mission, to create places of belonging where people can discover Jesus and be equipped to follow Him. KGF is about more than simply attending. . . it’s about belonging.  It’s about not being alone.  We hope you will say yes to that in 2013.

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Why does Christmas matter?”  I mean, it has to be more than the turkey and presents and decorations and relatives coming over for a visit.

The good news is that Christmas matters more than you can imagine.  And in this message from the Christmas Eve 2012 service at the Kelowna Community Theatre, Pastor Mike helps shine a light on the real reason Christmas matters. . . God came near!

The week after Christmas is a bit of a blur, as we try to process what just happened.  Guest preacher Levi Simpson helps us pause to reflect on the difference Christmas makes in our daily lives, and how we can live it out moving into 2013.  

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