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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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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".
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
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.
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”
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”.