Christianity isn’t earning God’s love; it’s reflecting God’s love!

Happy Monday! We just came off yet another stinkin’ great day at KFirst!

Props to Nino Guarisco for bringing the Word yesterday at KFirst.  I’ll get you started with a Monday morning quote: “Christianity isn’t earning God’s love; it’s reflecting God’s love!” Peter Haas

And that’s exactly what yesterday morning was about!

Here are 5 things I want you to know about…

#1 – Nino challenged us with having a vision for sharing Christ and seeing the potential of “planting a seed.” He gave us, what I consider, a TRUTH from Chicken Coop, “This life will pass, only what done for Christ will last.”   Nino is the example from someone simply sharing Christ and now get a chance to share Jesus with our future young leaders at the University of Michigan. We’ve gotten so much great feedback from the message. If you missed the message, download it from iTunes  later on Monday or hit the website.

#2 – We are reading through the Gospels as a church!

You can pick up a reading plan at the church…OR…you can join us on youversion.  I firmly believe, consistent doses of the Word brings heart change.  If you need a reminder, sign up for daily emails from this blog and we’ll connect you with the scriptures you need.  Today we are reading Matthew 8, Luke 8 and John 8.

#3 – Be in prayer over our next series “Vampires: Dealing with people who suck the life out of you.  

We are going to do a short 3 week series. We all have vampires in our lives. They’re not the ones with pale skin and fangs – but they do suck the life out of us. So how do you love the people who drain you? How do you handle these relationships? How do you make it work when all you want to do is run? I don’t know about you, but I’ve got “Vampires” in my life.  But more specifically, I think that I’ve been a “Vampire” to others.  I think we’re going to laugh. I thing we are all going to be challenged.  I think we are going to come out of this series called to give life…not “suck” it out of a person.

#4 – Pastor Todd announced our “Light the Night” outreach. It’s coming up this Halloween. LTN is an outreach designed to reach the neighborhood.  We have 3 locations in three neighborhoods in close proximity to the church. If you didn’t get a chance to sign up, contact Pastor Todd at todd@kfirst.org.

#5 – Be in prayer over our upcoming elections. I want to challenge you to take some time as an individual and families to pray over our government and local leadership. 1 Timothy 2 says, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,  for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.  This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

That’s all we have today.  Keep up on your reading…and keep reflecting God’s love.

Thanks for letting me ramble…

pdbarringer

Anne's Husband. Cammi & Ethan's Dad Lead Pastor @kalamazoofirst

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