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…

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Long Game” #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 out the service from the website. 

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • The decisions we make today will determine the stories we tell about our lives tomorrow.
  • “Every decision matters. Decisions determine direction and direction determines destination.” Herbert Cooper
  • A fruitful life isn’t based on a few big decisions, but thousands of “normal” decisions during “normal” times.
  • Tomorrows fruitfulness is seeded in todays faithfulness.
  • When making daily decisions ask, “What would honor God the most?”
  • Don’t allow your feelings to occupy the throne of your decisions.

Love you all!  See you this Sunday!

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

 

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “4 Cups” #TheTable

Symbols are common in the Christian’s world.

A crown – royalty; victory
A dove – peace; the Holy Spirit
A door – opportunity or closure
Fire – glory of God; Holy Spirit
A cross – love, hope, redemption

But there is an overlooked symbol taken for granted that is needed more than ever in our world: The Table.

What we find in most ordinary homes was a place of extraordinary opportunities. This often unnoticed instrument of intimacy is where bread was broken, hearts opened, and lives shared. The table made outsiders friends. The table healed family fracture. The table is where the empty was filled.And the table is what Jesus invites us to partake in, yet, it is His challenge to all of us to take into the world around us.

In December, we return to a familiar topic for our church community in a new teaching series called, “Remember the Table.” Together, we partake of the hospitality of Jesus in order that we would go and “do likewise” (Luke 10:37).

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Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Fix your Flex” #TheTable

Symbols are common in the Christian’s world.

A crown – royalty; victory
A dove – peace; the Holy Spirit
A door – opportunity or closure
Fire – glory of God; Holy Spirit
A cross – love, hope, redemption

But there is an overlooked symbol taken for granted that is needed more than ever in our world: The Table.

What we find in most ordinary homes was a place of extraordinary opportunities. This often unnoticed instrument of intimacy is where bread was broken, hearts opened, and lives shared. The table made outsiders friends. The table healed family fracture. The table is where the empty was filled.And the table is what Jesus invites us to partake in, yet, it is His challenge to all of us to take into the world around us.

In December, we return to a familiar topic for our church community in a new teaching series called, “Remember the Table.” Together, we partake of the hospitality of Jesus in order that we would go and “do likewise” (Luke 10:37).

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

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • Hypocrisy is the gap between what show and who we really are.
  • In the presence of every dark moment is the promise of a morning to come.
  • What if we loved people not based upon what they could be but who they are as the imago dei (image of God)?
  • The presence of God’s grace is greater than the power of my failures.
  • Jesus knows everything we will ever do, and He still invites us to his table.

Love you all!  See you this Sunday!

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

 

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Probably Both” #TheTable

Symbols are common in the Christian’s world.

A crown – royalty; victory
A dove – peace; the Holy Spirit
A door – opportunity or closure
Fire – glory of God; Holy Spirit
A cross – love, hope, redemption

But there is an overlooked symbol taken for granted that is needed more than ever in our world: The Table.

What we find in most ordinary homes was a place of extraordinary opportunities. This often unnoticed instrument of intimacy is where bread was broken, hearts opened, and lives shared. The table made outsiders friends. The table healed family fracture. The table is where the empty was filled.And the table is what Jesus invites us to partake in, yet, it is His challenge to all of us to take into the world around us.

In December, we return to a familiar topic for our church community in a new teaching series called, “Remember the Table.” Together, we partake of the hospitality of Jesus in order that we would go and “do likewise” (Luke 10:37).

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

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • “A shared meal is the world’s oldest social network.” – Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Jesus interrupts what we are about to show us what He is about.
  • If following Jesus doesn’t cost you anything, you may be more of a fan than a follower.
  • You don’t need to have it all together to be around Jesus.
  • If Jesus wanted you at your worst, why would you conclude that He is growing disinterested in you now?
  • Your life bears fruit, not for yourself, but for others.
  • Your life is a table; a place to invite those who need to partake of Jesus’ love.

Love you all!  See you this Sunday!

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

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Message is for Monday” #StayTrue

The book of Galatians is one of the clearest presentations of the Gospel in the scriptures. God redeems people irregardless of their “lostness” through trust in Jesus Christ. Mercy undeserved; matchless favor for the broken. This is the glory of God’s grace. Galatians is both a letter to a church and a glimpse into their story. A people who’ve received Christ’s grace are at a crossroads in their own trust in Him. Though they’ve discovered redemption in Jesus, they face the pressure to conform to someone else’s expression of that faith. And the Apostle Paul writes to them to stay true to what the Gospel is all about: Hope comes from trusting Jesus, not what we can earn by performance or achievement. Salvation is a gift. And this gift is meant to change us. This series is all about staying true. And we are going to dive into this book in the effort to draw from it’s depths in order to stay true to Jesus.

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

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • Salvation is more than an “escape” from hell—it includes the process of daily being made more like Jesus.
  • Being “in Christ” means:
    1.Our identity in Christ.
    2.Our imitation of Christ.
    3.Our participation with Christ.
  • Other people are not a threat to you being recognized and loved by Jesus.
  • Christ-followers are not rivals to compete for a prize but participants in a common life of following Jesus.
  • Being “in Christ” means that every resource that was available to Jesus is available to you.
  • Don’t give into what you face; press into what you possess.

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

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Law-less” #StayTrue

The book of Galatians is one of the clearest presentations of the Gospel in the scriptures. God redeems people irregardless of their “lostness” through trust in Jesus Christ. Mercy undeserved; matchless favor for the broken. This is the glory of God’s grace. Galatians is both a letter to a church and a glimpse into their story. A people who’ve received Christ’s grace are at a crossroads in their own trust in Him. Though they’ve discovered redemption in Jesus, they face the pressure to conform to someone else’s expression of that faith. And the Apostle Paul writes to them to stay true to what the Gospel is all about: Hope comes from trusting Jesus, not what we can earn by performance or achievement. Salvation is a gift. And this gift is meant to change us. This series is all about staying true. And we are going to dive into this book in the effort to draw from it’s depths in order to stay true to Jesus.

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

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • We’re accepted not based on our performance but on the finished work of the cross.
  • “We are more sinful and flawed than we imagine, yet we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.” – Tim Keller
  • God doesn’t unconditionally accept our behavior, but He does unconditionally accept us.
  • The law (of God) points us toward grace; grace empowers us to live out His law.
  • The law is doing what is expected so that you can be accepted.
    Following Christ is about being accepted so that you can live what is expected.
  • Following the law is about completing what you began.
    Following Jesus is about continuing what He completed.

Love you all. Have a great week.

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