Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Getting Past the Surface” #TheTabernacle

How does an ancient tent in the wilderness of Sinai relate to our relationship with God? The description of the tabernacle, God’s Old Testament dwelling place, spans sixteen chapters of the Bible. Yet many of us pass over this extended description without understanding its significance. In this series, we are going to be encouraged to consider this “tent of meeting” (Ex. 27:21). By studying the particulars of this first tabernacle, we will better understand Jesus, the One who dwelt, or “tabernacled,” among us (John 1:14) as well as our lives in Him. Join us for this six-week journey through “The Tabernacle.”

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Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • Our job is repentance. God’s job is restoration.
  • Confronting your sin was never supposed to be easy nor is it supposed to be clean. Repentance is a brutal action against your flesh.
  • Repentance is a change of heart that leads to a change in behavior.
  • Confession and Repentance does 5 things in the life of a Christian:
    1. It causes us to acknowledge before God that we know and take responsibility for our sin.
    2. It proves that we are not trying to hide our sin from God, others, or ourselves.
    3. It shows that we are asking for and relying on God’s strength to help us change.
    4. It allows us to be continually healed by trying to make things right.
    5. It grows us in our relationship with God.
  • Life-changing repentance begins where blame-shifting ends.” —Timothy Keller
  • As long as he doesn’t convert it into action, it does not matter how much a man thinks about his repentance.” CS Lewis

Love you all!  See you this Sunday!

BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Sacred Space” #TheTabernacle

How does an ancient tent in the wilderness of Sinai relate to our relationship with God? The description of the tabernacle, God’s Old Testament dwelling place, spans sixteen chapters of the Bible. Yet many of us pass over this extended description without understanding its significance. In this series, we are going to be encouraged to consider this “tent of meeting” (Ex. 27:21). By studying the particulars of this first tabernacle, we will better understand Jesus, the One who dwelt, or “tabernacled,” among us (John 1:14) as well as our lives in Him. Join us for this six-week journey through “The Tabernacle.”

Check our service from the website or from the Facebook livestream. 

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • God’s presence is not simply about behavior modification but life transformation.
  • The people were to create a space to be a special space so they, themselves, would become a sacred space.
  • The Tabernacle was a pathway to God presence.
  • The Tabernacle was an invitation to holiness.
  • Some think holiness is all about what we get rid of. I submit, holiness begins with Who we invite in.
  • The tabernacle is a tent where humanity and divinity met. Jesus is my tabernacle.
  • When you enter God’s presence with praise, He enters your circumstances with power.
  • The Tabernacle was a gift of healing.

Love you all!  See you this Sunday!

BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…

 

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “This isn’t where I thought I’d be” #3ish

The doctrine of the Trinity, God as Three-in-One, is one of the most difficult in Christian theology. John Wesley said, “Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.” Though it is challenging, studying the Trinity can also be very rewarding. Augustine said, “There is no subject where error is more dangerous, research more laborious, and discovery more fruitful than the oneness of the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” This series approaches this beautiful and challenging doctrinal topic. The goal of our series is to reach a richer and fuller understanding of God, including His love, His plan of salvation, and how the Trinity works in the world and in the lives of believers.

Check our service from the website or from the Facebook livestream. 

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • The point is to know God so that we can participate in His love.
  • Recognition (of God) should lead to adoration and result in emulation.
  • I don’t think people have rejected God as much as they have lacked awareness of him.
  • It’s absurd to demand God to move in our struggles but refuse to recognize Him in the good seasons.
  • We live out the dark what we learned in the Light.
  • Worship isn’t just the songs we sing. It’s about the life we live.
  • “When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.” Herbert Cooper
  • Worship isn’t just based on our circumstances. It’s based on God’s character.

Love you all!  See you this Sunday!

BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Dynamic not Static” #3ish

The doctrine of the Trinity, God as Three-in-One, is one of the most difficult in Christian theology. John Wesley said, “Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.” Though it is challenging, studying the Trinity can also be very rewarding. Augustine said, “There is no subject where error is more dangerous, research more laborious, and discovery more fruitful than the oneness of the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” This series approaches this beautiful and challenging doctrinal topic. The goal of our series is to reach a richer and fuller understanding of God, including His love, His plan of salvation, and how the Trinity works in the world and in the lives of believers.

Check our service from the website. 

Thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • See yourself as imago dei (image of God); treat others as imago dei.
  • The point is to know God so that we can participate in His love.
  • “To meditate on the three Persons of the Godhead is to walk in thought through the garden eastward in Eden and to tread on holy ground. Our sincerest effort to grasp the incomprehensible mystery of the Trinity must remain forever futile, and only by deepest reverence can it be saved from actual presumption.” – A.W. Tozer
  • When you compare yourselves with others, you diminish what the Lord has given you and where He’s placed you.

Love you all!  See you this Sunday!

BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Stick a Pencil in it” #3ish

The doctrine of the Trinity, God as Three-in-One, is one of the most difficult in Christian theology. John Wesley said, “Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.” Though it is challenging, studying the Trinity can also be very rewarding. Augustine said, “There is no subject where error is more dangerous, research more laborious, and discovery more fruitful than the oneness of the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” This series approaches this beautiful and challenging doctrinal topic. The goal of our series is to reach a richer and fuller understanding of God, including His love, His plan of salvation, and how the Trinity works in the world and in the lives of believers.

Check our service from the website. 

Thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • The Doctrine of the Trinity: ONE God existing eternally in THREE distinct persons and all three are equally and simultaneously God.
  • The Old Testament is in the New Testament revealed; The New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed.
  • Practical Implications of the Trinity:
    1. Reclaim a Godly vision of the world; stop dividing secular and sacred.
    2. See yourself as imago dei (image of God) and live to reflect and demonstrate the characteristics of the triune God.
    3. Treat others as imago dei. Just because someone doesn’t serve Jesus doesn’t mean they were not created in His image.
  • God does not want to improve our image but our lives. And the best way to improve our lives is to live as an image of Him.
  • Let’s not be so busy constructing our image that we struggle to be transformed into His image.

Love you all!  See you this Sunday!

BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Connect the Disconnect” #IAmChurch

I love our church. In fact, I think that you love our church too – otherwise you wouldn’t be here. But what is it exactly that we love about our church community? Why do we gather every Sunday here? Why do we volunteer here? Why don’t we see the people, not the building, as the church? We believe when the Church is working right, there is nothing like it. The Church is not an organization. It’s an organism designed to live, move, and have being. January is all about celebrating what Christ established. In Matthew 16, Jesus gave us this promise that He would build His Church, and that nothing could prevail against it. So, we don’t just attend a church and we don’t just tolerate the Church — we celebrate it, because we are part of that Church that Jesus is building! This month, we celebrate everything that God has done, while looking forward to the future. We have a rich history here at Kfirst, but we believe that the best is yet to come.

Check our service from the website or from the Facebook livestream. 

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • You cannot become “you” by yourself. There are parts of your destiny that cannot be developed without community.
  • May we the Church be quicker to see the commonality in Christ amongst each other before we take notice and voice what we don’t like or agree with about each other.
  • We should have nothing to offer the world that we are unwilling to practice in the Church.
  • There’s no such thing as an “only child” in the family of Christ.
  • When you say yes to Jesus, you’re saying yes to family.

Love you all!  See you this Sunday!

BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “One the Other Side of the Wall” #IAmChurch

I love our church. In fact, I think that you love our church too – otherwise you wouldn’t be here. But what is it exactly that we love about our church community? Why do we gather every Sunday here? Why do we volunteer here? Why don’t we see the people, not the building, as the church? We believe when the Church is working right, there is nothing like it. The Church is not an organization. It’s an organism designed to live, move, and have being. January is all about celebrating what Christ established. In Matthew 16, Jesus gave us this promise that He would build His Church, and that nothing could prevail against it. So, we don’t just attend a church and we don’t just tolerate the Church — we celebrate it, because we are part of that Church that Jesus is building! This month, we celebrate everything that God has done, while looking forward to the future. We have a rich history here at Kfirst, but we believe that the best is yet to come.

Check our service from the website or from the Facebook livestream. 

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • Salvation happens in an instant; transformation happens over time.
  • Resistance lives on the border of breakthrough.
  • I’ve learned that most breakthrough with God doesn’t happen till something has broken down within me.
  • If you see yourself in a state of constant growth, we will see a greater need for discipleship.
  • I am not all that I want to be, but I am not at all what I used to be.
  • The breakthrough you hope for, the victory you yearn for, the dream you work for might be one decision away. The decision is to MOVE FORWARD.

Love you all!  See you this Sunday!

BTW: Here’s a great song for the week…