Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Cycle of Grace and Growth”

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 kicked off a new series “I Am Church” at Kfirst. In this new series of talks, we are emphasizing the mindset that we don’t go to church; we are the church. And this series, we’ll be diving into the book of Acts and looking at some of the fundamental elements of the early church.

Week 1 was a special morning as we turned our attention to Acts 2 and the two intangible elements saturated in this new church.

Grace and Growth.

They responded to the grace by saying “yes” to Jesus. They began to grow by continuing to say “yes” to the direction of God.

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In Acts 2, both elements are not just inseparable, but they propel each other. And that’s what sends us into the “cycle of grace and growth.” What is the “Cycle of Grace and Growth”? It’s when you get who you are, what God has done, and what you can become in Him. You see His grace and allow it to propel you to growth. But to grow, you have to lean upon His grace. One feeds the other. The more I say yes, the more I grow. And the more I grow the more I realize I need His grace to accomplish it.

 

Have you said “yes” to the grace of God? 

Have you grown by continuing to say yes to the next steps the Holy Spirit has shown you?

This month, we’re asking Kfirst to dive into the book of Acts and use S.O.A.P. (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer). If you need a reading plan, click HERE for one on youversion

Read it daily. In fact, find someone to meet with once a week to talk and pray about it. And when you pray, would you make your prayer,

Jesus, do this IN me, start with me.”

Love you all. Have an amazing week.

BTW: This is the song we introduced yesterday.

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: 2 Next Steps for Week 3 of #Playlist

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

Yesterday we had a fantastic day at Kfirst. We continued our series “Playlist” as we looked at Psalm 125 (Read Psalm 125) as we talked about trusting God. The one thought that has been stirring me over the past week is this: 

When we stop trusting God in an area, are we not questioning His goodness and putting more trust in our own goodness? Because if God is completely good, then we need to completely trust Him.

Here’s are two Next Steps for this week: 

  1. Trust God with ONE thing.
    • What is ONE thing you need to trust God with that you’ve been holding onto? Trust doesn’t built itself; it’s purposefully built one step at a time. 
    • Submit whatever that ONE thing is to the Holy Spirit. He can do in seconds what it may take you years to do.
  2. Exercise that trust with ONE simple step of faith.
    • God will give you the stability, security, and strength.  All you need to do is to step forward in obedience, trusting God. How can you step forward into trusting God with that ONE thing. Practical trust takes our good intentions and turns them into progress following Christ. 
    • Something powerful happens when we take God at His word AND believe that what He has in store from us is good.

Trust begins when we make God a priority and not just a passing thought. Find that ONE thing today and start the habit of trusting God. 

BTW: Here’s the song we did yesterday at the end of service: