Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “A ‘Yes’ Church” #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 yesterday from the website or from the Facebook livestream. 

 

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • God never asks for my perfection; He only wants my “yes.”
  • When we say yes to God, we open ourselves up to receiving the good things He wants to do in and through us.
  • Church isn’t supposed to be perfect, it’s supposed to be home—that’s why we all fit in.
  • Jesus does not ask for people to clean up the lives before following him.
  • I wonder how many times I’ve missed God’s “yes” because I didn’t push through someone else’s “no.”
  • Life is messy. Church is messy. Faith is messy. Let’s get over it, and get on with helping people experience God’s grace.
  • “Jesus comes not for the super-spiritual but for the wobbly and the weak-kneed who know they don’t have it all together, and who are not too proud to accept the handout of amazing grace.” Brendan Manning ‘The Ragamuffin Gospel’
  • It’s a dangerous prayer to ask “God, what do you want me to say yes to today?” But it’s even more dangerous not to.

Love you all. Have an amazing week.

BTW: Here’s the new song we used yesterday…

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “And It Came To Pass” #TrueNorth

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.

I’m not sure if you knew this, but a magnetic compass doesn’t always show “true north.” It has been historically known that “magnetic north” waders in diverse directions. At some periods in the earth’s history, it reversed so that magnetic north pole has been near the geographic south pole. What we know as “true north” is north according to the earth’s axis. Most of us only know magnetic north. We follow what a needle driven by a magnetic PULL and have learned to follow that.

There are many things “pulling” at our attention attempting to get the focus of our lives. Jesus is our “True North.” And in this series, we’ll dive into the Old Testament prophets who spoke out to draw the people of God back to “True North.”

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

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • Joy is not what pushes a smile but what positions my heart.
  • “…this too shall pass” vs. “…and it came to pass”
    • One, places trust that something will pass.
    • One places trust the God will show up.
  • Joy is a statement of security.
  • Happiness is a symptom of circumstances. Joy is a byproduct of perspective.
  • God heals your past and secures your future so you can find joy in your present.

Love you all. Have an amazing week.

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

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Missing Piece to Peace” #TrueNorth

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.

I’m not sure if you knew this, but a magnetic compass doesn’t always show “true north.” It has been historically known that “magnetic north” waders in diverse directions. At some periods in the earth’s history, it reversed so that magnetic north pole has been near the geographic south pole. What we know as “true north” is north according to the earth’s axis. Most of us only know magnetic north. We follow what a needle driven by a magnetic PULL and have learned to follow that.

There are many things “pulling” at our attention attempting to get the focus of our lives. Jesus is our “True North.” And in this series, we’ll dive into the Old Testament prophets who spoke out to draw the people of God back to “True North.”

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

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • Peace is marked by the presence of Christ, not by the condition of our circumstances.
  • Lasting peace can be found when we realize Jesus is our source for peace and He is always with us.
  • “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because…there is no such thing.” – C.S. Lewis
  • We are not called to be peace keepers but peace makers.

Love you all. Have an amazing week.

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

 

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Thrill of Hope” #TrueNorth

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.

I’m not sure if you knew this, but a magnetic compass doesn’t always show “true north.” It has been historically known that “magnetic north” waders in diverse directions. At some periods in the earth’s history, it reversed so that magnetic north pole has been near the geographic south pole. What we know as “true north” is north according to the earth’s axis. Most of us only know magnetic north. We follow what a needle driven by a magnetic PULL and have learned to follow that.

There are many things “pulling” at our attention attempting to get the focus of our lives. Jesus is our “True North.” And in this series, we’ll dive into the Old Testament prophets who spoke out to draw the people of God back to “True North.”

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

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • Hope has a name and it’s Jesus.
  • Prophecy lets us know WHO God is and WHAT he is up to.
  • You can face darkness but live in hope.
  • God’s past faithfulness infuses us with hope for the future.
  • God can turn my “Valley of Trouble” into my “Door of Hope.” (Hosea 2:14-15)
  • The evidence of our hope isn’t in SOMETHING we see, it’s in SOMEONE we know.
  • Hope: God’s promises alive IN us; Obedience: Hope accomplished THROUGH us.

Love you all. Have an amazing week.

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

 

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Problem is in the Pull” #TrueNorth

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.

I’m not sure if you know this, but a magnetic compass doesn’t always show “true north.” It has been historically known that “magnetic north” waders in diverse directions. At some periods in the earth’s history, it reversed so that magnetic north pole has been near the geographic south pole. What we know as “true north” is north according to the earth’s axis. Most of us only know magnetic north. We follow what a needle driven by a magnetic PULL and have learned to follow that.

There are many things “pulling” at our attention attempting to get the focus of our lives. Jesus is our “True North.” And in this series, we’ll dive into the Old Testament prophets who spoke out to draw the people of God back to “True North.”

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Sunday, we kicked off this new series.  Check out the service yesterday from the website. Unfortunately, we don’t have it from the Facebook livestream. 

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • I can REDUCE my beliefs down to my experience or I can RAISE my experience up to my beliefs.
  • Prophecy lets us know WHO God is (disposition) and WHAT he is up to (direction).
  • Too many of us try to bring God’s story into our story instead of us stepping into His story.
  • It’s amazing how a storyline in your head can develop a “pull” in your heart.

Love you all. Have an amazing week.

BTW: Here’s our new song we’ve done over the past two weeks:

 

 

 

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Lead the Receiver” #13thFloor

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.

Ever wonder why you’ve never stayed in a hotel room on the 13th floor? The answer is simple: The floor doesn’t “exist.” Some hotels skip the number 13 and go straight to 14 when numbering floors. As rational thought will dictate, hotels and buildings higher than 12 floors of course have a 13th floor, however, they do away with it by simply renaming it something else. In other words, though a 13th floor exists, it’s not always seen or noticed.

I think faith is the 13th Floor. We don’t see it, but we know it’s there. And it to be seen, it needs to be accessed. We all know of faith, but to really to know faith, must experience faith. This month, we step onto the “13th Floor” as we walk together in this new series on faith.

Sunday, we continued this “dreamer’s” story. Now in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, God is blessing him in the place of his incarceration. It is here where “isolation” begins to test the dreams he’s had.

Check yesterday out either from the website or from the Facebook livestream:

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • “Faith is not some fragile thing that shatters when we walk through something hard.” Pat Barrett
  • The words in my mouth are the reflection of the faith I possess in my heart.
  • You don’t need to be talking specifically about Jesus to say something about Jesus.
  • Your words are the echo of your heart.
  • The Language of Faith (Hebrews 11:3)
    • (1) Forms (for the purposes of God).
    • (2) Put things into order (take out of chaos).
    • (3) Equips for the intended purpose (position to follow Jesus).
  • Never doubt the power of speaking words of life into another.
  • Faith sees the Kingdom, speaks about it, and acts upon it.
  • When we don’t speak words of faith, we rob people (including ourselves) of blessing.
  • Heavenly Father give me the wisdom to HOLD my words until I am certain they are in the center of Your heart. Holy Spirit empower me to GUARD my words so I never have to be embarrassed when they are brought into Your light. Jesus, REFINE my words until they honor You, reflect your beauty, and become uplifting to the people around me. #13thFloorPrayer #13thFloor

Love you all. Have an amazing week.

BTW: Here’s the new song from today:

 

 

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Angle of Expectation” #13thFloor

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.

Ever wonder why you’ve never stayed in a hotel room on the 13th floor? The answer is simple: The floor doesn’t “exist.” Some hotels skip the number 13 and go straight to 14 when numbering floors. As rational thought will dictate, hotels and buildings higher than 12 floors of course have a 13th floor, however, they do away with it by simply renaming it something else. In other words, though a 13th floor exists, it’s not always seen or noticed.

I think faith is the 13th Floor. We don’t see it, but we know it’s there. And it to be seen, it needs to be accessed. We all know of faith, but to really to know faith, must experience faith. This month, we step onto the “13th Floor” as we walk together in this new series on faith.

Sunday, we continued this “dreamer’s” story. Now in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, God is blessing him in the place of his incarceration. It is here where “isolation” begins to test the dreams he’s had.

Check yesterday out either from the website or from the Facebook livestream:

Other thoughts from the Youversion notes from Sunday:

  • Faith is the invitation and the activation of the kingdom of God in your life.
  • Faith is living in the tension between what IS and what it OUGHT to be.
  • Reviewing victory doesn’t take faith; previewing it does.
  • God may not meet your expectations, but He will always meet your needs.
  • Stop basing your expectations off of the limitations someone has spoken over you.
  • Just because your progress isn’t obvious doesn’t mean your faith isn’t working.
  • Stop giving yourself expectations that Jesus hasn’t give you.
  • We grow deep in our faith in Jesus so we have something to offer others.
  • You can’t have expectation in your faith if you have no intention of living it.

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Love you all. Have an amazing week.

BTW: Here’s the song from the end of our service.