Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Orphan’s Gospel” with JP Dorsey

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, we continued our series “Anastasis” at Kfirst. Anastasis is probably a word a majority of people wouldn’t know, recognize, or use. But to the New Testament Church, it meant everything. Anastasis means “resurrection.” It speaks of “rising up.” And for the new Church, it was where new life began and it was the power to live from each day.

The Spirit of God causes us to rise up out of our sin and brokenness, out of inadequacy and weakness. The Spirit of God Spirit causes us to rise up into a new and empowered life.

Normally, when I preach, I like to give a brief outline of what we receieved on Sunday. During, Anasasis, I want to send out the entire message with some of the points picked up from the speaker.

Enjoy the message from JP Dorsey in week 5 of “Anasasis.”

Thoughts from JP:

  • Jesus knew His people would be tempted to live as spiritual orphans.
  • Jesus knew orphanhood would have real emotional and behavioral consequences.
  • The orphan’s Gospel is that we can experience authentic belonging to the Father through the Holy Spirit.
  • “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God” Romans 8:15-16

Love you all. Have an amazing week.

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “How to Love God and Money”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and long workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. 

We took a break from our current series at Kfirst to have in a friend of our congregation, J.P. Dorsey director of Northpoint Bible College Grand Rapids. He brought a tremendous message from Matthew 6:19-24 as he challenged us to be generous by opening up our hands and hearts to both God and people. And as we step out in generosity,  it has the power to transform us.

How does that type of change happen? According to Matthew 6

  1. Generosity accumulates eternal wealth instead of temporal (v. 19-20).
    • It teaches us that people are the treasure.
  2. Generosity transforms our vision from the temporal to the eternal (v. 22-23). 
    • We are naturally are prone to elevate people/stuff with our temporal views.
  3. Generosity moves our heart from the world to Christ (v. 24). 
    • Instead of hoping in materials to revive and sustain us, we trust in the Lord.

 

I’m all about spending some time in the Word and in prayer this week. If you need a scripture reading plan, check out this one. BUT…would you spend some time being generous with your TIME? Would you look for an opportunity to be generous with our TALENT? Perhaps, you’ll take a step and be generous with your TREASURE. In whatever way, respond this week to the great word spoken by being generous.

Love you all.  See you on Sunday!

BTW: Here’s a song this week for your devotions playlist: