Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #KB17 week 1 “Open Hands; Deep Heart”

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.

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Our new series is highlighting the shift in our giving in our Kfirst community. We kicked off this series with our focus upon Paul’s letter to the Philippians. (Click here for yesterday’s notes.)

Paul wrote his letter to the Philippian church to both thank them for their generosity. Even when other churches backed away, this generous church stepped up and came to his aid. They knew that in supporting Paul, they’d impart into their current community and impact the known world around them.

The Philippians were KINGDOM BUILDERS.

What stirred this level of generosity? The more they gave, the deeper their hearts got. And we look our cue from this church in helping us to open our hearts and be Kingdom givers.

  1. Find contentment Christ.
    • The first step to getting ANYTHING in order is to put Jesus first. Paul discovered that priority. It helped him not to defined by what he gained or devastated by what he lost. He knew contentment is about your soul, not your stuff.
  2. Live in obedience to the Holy Spirit.
    • For every promise of God, there is corresponding acts of obedience. And when I step in obedience, I set blessings in motion that affect my life.
    • The Philippian church were candidates for the Philippians 4:19 promise because they were obedient in their giving. How do we give at Kfirst?
      • 1 – Our Tithes. 
        • These go to SUPPORT both Kfirst (local church) ministries and missionaries.
      • 2 – Kingdom Builders
        • Kingdom Builders EXPANDS missions by:
          • 1. Meeting needs in the community;
          • 2. Partnering w/ missional organizations
          • 3. Positioning Kingdom growth
  3. Trust God with what we have.
    • Regardless of what we have, we need to walk with a trust in God with it. Even when we see limitations, we should see them as in invitation for God to do the miraculous.

This week, what can you do to display the Kingdom of God in the sphere of influence that God has placed you? How can you engage in giving and generosity to the world around you?

Love you all. We’ll see you next Sunday as we continue our series, “Kingdom Builders.”

BTW: Here’s a song for your weekly playlist:

2 Minute Devos: Crash – Day 35

Welcome to “Crash”…3 things to do every day:

Glorify God.
Pray over the daily prayer point.
Pray for the lost.
Today’s Scripture: Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

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