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For many of you, the story of your family is not necessarily a happy one or an easy one. Your family is broken. And you wonder if God can still use broken things. Pastor Levi Simpson continues our series, “We Believe” with a message entitled “Family Matters”. And you will be reminded that God loves and uses families of all sorts for His kingdom purposes. So be encouraged! He’s not done with you yet.
When I was a kid there was a popular but painful game that we played on the playground. It was called “Red Rover” And the object of Red Rover was to link arms with your team and then try to keep the opposite team from breaking through. The way you win is if you are strong together.
Here’s what we believe. We believe that there is power in together. We believe that we are better together. We believe that you were not made to walk alone. We believe that there is power when we link together.
And that’s what the local church is all about. The church is not a building but a body. It’s not a facility but a family. We want to be a people who have linked arms to be better together, to live lives of power and impact together. Here’s Pastor Mike Penninga with Part 5 of our series, “We Believe: The Power of Together”
Have you ever been rescued? It's a pretty powerful experience, where our circumstances take a dramatic turn for the better because someone arrives to bring us to safety.
In part 4 of our series "We Believe", Guest Preacher Scott Lanigan unpacks what it means to experience God's rescuing power.
Did you know the Bible opens and closes around a tree? It struck me recently that a tree plays a really big role in Genesis and Revelation. They are the bookends of the story of human history. And the truth is, we live our lives between these trees. After the Genesis tree and before the Revelation tree. We live on this side of death represented in the tree of Genesis, and this side of life, represented in the tree of Revelation.
So how does God get us from the first tree to final tree? Would you believe He uses a tree?
Here’s Pastor Mike Penninga with part 3 of our series, “We Believe”, in a message on what went wrong in us, and how God is making it right!
I live in a house where there are a lot of “Knock Knock” jokes. Kids love these because they are simple, and to them, hilarious. You probably know a few yourself.
Here’s the thing about “Knock Knock” jokes. They are not funny if no one answers, “Who’s there?” When someone “knocks”, someone has to respond.
I believe we have a God who has gone to great efforts to knock on the door of our lives, and we are responsible to respond. He is knocking, and we need to ask, “Who’s There?”
What you believe matters. It shapes how you live your life. It impacts your identity, how you treat people around you. It makes a difference in how you spend your time, talents and treasures. Belief changes everything.
That’s why for the next 10 weeks at KGF, we are excited to journey together through a new series entitled “We Believe”. What exactly do we believe about God? Is He personal or knowable? Is He really the creator? What do we believe about sin and evil? What about the church, what is the purpose and mission of the church? How about other faiths, what do we believe about them? And the end times, is Christ really coming back?
Over the next 10 weeks we are going to address head on some of the core beliefs that make us Christians. This is a great series to invite people to join us, in person Sundays 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, or live online, www.kgfchurch.com
Here's Pastor Mike with part 1 of our series, "There Is A God: You're Not Him!"
What happens when the author of life comes head to head with death? Life wins. . . every time!
Here's Pastor Mike Penninga with a message from Easter Sunday entitled "The Day Death Died!" And the incredible news is the resurrection truly does change everything.
You can't miss his name, it's found in all four Gospels on perhaps the most important day of Jesus' life. But for the longest time I missed him. Or better, over-looked him, put him in a category that wasn't significant. Until now.
Here's Pastor Mike Penninga with Part 6 of our series, "One Week That Changed The World", and a message entitled "Hello, My Name is Barabbas".
Sometimes we think our failures disqualify us from diving into all that God has for us. But failure is hardly unique to us, it coloured the lives of Jesus’ own disciples! The forgiveness of Christ is what gives us access to the Kingdom once and for all. So embrace the gift of God in Christ, and come further up and farther in!
Here's Pastor Levi Simpson with Part 5 of our 7 Part Easter series, "One Week That Changed the World"
"Look Up & Live"
Those four words really are the message Jesus brings. Life is found when you fix your eyes on Him.
Here is Pastor Mike Penninga with Part 4 of our 7 part series, "One Week That Changed the World."
In Part 3 of our 7 week series entitled "One Week That Changed The World," we see King Jesus coming into the heart of Jerusalem, the Temple, only to find power being used to burden rather than bless.
Isn't this just like today? All of us have been pushed down by the power of others, be it a domineering boss or toxic relationship, and we've also stepped on others with our influence. But in Luke chapter 20, we don't just see power as a burden. We see what it means to use it as a blessing, and how Jesus offers us a transformation of heart so we can bless others with our influence.
What would happen in our homes if we treated our power as a gift from God? How would our workplaces change if we allowed the love of Jesus transform the way we use our influence? We invite you to listen in and join the prayer at the end. May you experience God's power as love and learn to bless others with your power!
Here’s Pastor Marcus Schmaling with Part 3 of our series, “One Week That Changed the World”.
Did you know that there are only two occasions in the Gospel where we read that Jesus weeps? That startled me. I thought there would be more. But maybe there is something we can learn about Jesus from those times where He weeps.
That’s where we’re going in Part 2 of our series, “One Week That Changed the World”. We are spending 7 weeks on Jesus’ final 7 days, from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday and everything in between.
It was the only time Jesus rode on a donkey.
It was one of the very few times his true Kingship was acknowledged.
It was one of the many times he came up against opposition from religious leaders.
It was Day 1 of the week that would change the world.
Here's Pastor Mike Penninga with part 1 of our 7 part series on the final week of Jesus' life. We begin with Palm Sunday and the triumphal entrance into Jerusalem and Jesus' Passion week.
“Don’t Be A Fool”
It sounds like a pretty tough title, but truth is it comes right out of one of Jesus’ most famous parables on the subject of Faith & Finances. In Luke 12, Jesus paints the picture of a farmer who had a great year. But instead of being rich towards God, he was foolish in using it all on himself. Jesus challenges us on the subject of greed, which is the assumption that everything that’s placed in my hands is for my consumption.
We want the final word in this series to be from Jesus, because he spoke a lot about how our faith is meant to interact with finances. 15 percent of everything Jesus ever taught, and one-third of his parables, was on the topic of money and possessions. Why such an emphasis on this subject? Because Jesus knows there is a fundamental connection between how we think about and handle money and our spiritual lives.
Here’s Pastor Mike Penninga with part 4 of our series “Faith & Finances” in a message entitled “Don’t Be A Fool”
If you've ever wondered “How to Be Rich”, then we invite you to lean into this message from Pastor Mike Penninga. To be clear, this is not a message about getting rich or staying rich. But should you ever find yourself "rich", how should you live? How can we "be rich" well? Hint: the issue is not what you have, but what you do with what you have.
Here’s Pastor Mike with part 3 of our series “Faith & Finances”.