Family Day at KFF!

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KFF Summer Calendar!

Join us at Knightstown Family Fellowship this summer!

July/August Calendar

 

July 7 –  10:30 a.m. Final “BIBLE” movie study

July 13 – Bible Quiz Practice, Library 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

July 14 – 10:30 a.m. KFF Bible Study – James McDonald “Family Matters”

July 19 – Final Bible Quiz practice, Moores’ house 4 – 5 p.m.

July 21 – 10:30 a.m. KFF Bible Study  – Ed Young “The House”

 

July 21 – 26 – FUEL (teen camp)

 

July 28 – 10:30 a.m. KFF Bible Study – Ed Young “The House” with FUEL camp reports from the teens!

Aug 4 –   No church

Aug 11 – No church

 

Aug 17 – 8 p.m. KFF Family Fun (cookout/movie) – kickoff of new study!  Plus Diaper Drive!  Want to serve?  We will need help with parking attendants, sign in table, grillers, adult supervision, etc.  Please let Tony or Angela know how you would like to get involved to help!

 

Aug 18 – 10:30 a.m. Sunday “Battlefield of the Mind” Joyce Meyer study series!

We are looking for greeters for this Sunday!  Let Angela know if you’d like to be a greeter!

 

Aug 25 – 10:30 a.m. Sunday “Battlefield of the Mind”

 

Our Hope As Christians is to inherit eternal life in the Kingdom of God

 in the age to come, through faith in Christ Jesus

As Christians, we need to be very careful we sound like Jesus and believe what he believed, teach what he taught, and make sure our words are Scripturally accurate, so that we do not distort our hope.  Our hope is not an immortal soul or spirit flying off to heaven without our bodies (which is a theory derived from Plato, who was a Greek homosexual philosopher before Christ was born) that infiltrated the Church in later days after Christ’s ministry on earth.

Our hope is very distinctly described in the Bible as the hope of eternal life in the coming Kingdom of God.  When we die, we will ‘rest with our fathers’ until Jesus returns, and when he appears, we will be awakened from the dead (resurrected, brought back to life).  The Bible tells us the ‘dead know nothing’ in Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10) and that we will return to dust, and our breath (sometimes translated as ‘spirit’) returns to God  (Ecclesiastes 12:7).

  • Psalm 146:4 states, “His breath departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day, his thoughts perish.” 
  • Psalm 115:17 tells us “the dead do not praise Yahweh, nor do any who go down into silence.”

There are many more Scriptures about the state of the dead that teach us that when we are dead in Christ, we will be brought back to life, resurrected from the grave, to meet our Lord Messiah in the air when he comes back to the earth to begin to establish his rule and reign and take authority over every nation.  It is time that the Church go back to Scripture and go through a reformation where truth of the Bible trumps the traditions and myths that have been erroneously passed on to us, and reenforced by popular television shows, movies and books.

So what is our hope according to the Bible?

Our Hope As Christians is to inherit eternal life in the Kingdom of God, in the age to come, through faith in Christ Jesus.

  • Kingdom of God = (synonymous in the Bible w/) Kingdom of Heaven
  • The word about the Kingdom of God  is a.k.a. “word” or “message” or “promise” or “logos of the Kingdom” or “Gospel of the Kingdom”
  • our hope = the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, ) Acts 26:6
  • to inherit the land (Genesis 12:7) or to be heir of the world l     (Romans 4:13)
  • to be heirs of God, co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17)
  • inheritance among those who have been SANCTIFIED by faith in l me (Jesus) (Acts 26:18)
  • inherit eternal life – (Titus 3:7)  = immortality (never to die again) (I Corinthians ch 15)
  • —> at the resurrection of the dead (Daniel 12:2)
  • the resurrection, which is our hope (Acts 24:15; 21)
  • Jesus coming quickly and his reward is with him, to render every man according to what he has done. (Revelation 22:12)  (Jesus is bringing our reward (of eternal life/immortality) with him.  We aren’t going up to him to receive it.  He is coming to us!).
  • And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided (foreseen) something better for us, so that apart from us, they should not be made perfect (complete/finished).  Hebrews 11:39-40.
  • We’ll receive this reward together, on the day of our Lord’s return.  Not separately, individually, one at a time, at each of our deaths, but together.  The dead will rise first, and those who are alive at his coming – I Corinthians 15).
  •   —->  Jesus is the firstfruit – in other words, he’s the first man who was resurrected from the dead and was given immorality by God; An example of what’s going to happen to us, together, at his coming. (I Corinthians 15:20;23)

 Christianese terms:

Sanctified:  Set apart as or declare holy; consecrate.

Justified:  Declared or made righteous in the sight of God.

Redeemed:  To purchase back; to ransom; to rescue from captivity from a liability to be forfeited, by paying an equivalent.  i.e. I am redeemed from death that I deserve because of my sins, because Jesus gave his life/blood for mine, in order that I might be saved and rescued from death.

Born Again: spiritually reborn; converted; “a born-again Christian”; a new person or a new creation in Christ, no longer the same.

TRUTH MATTERS

                                  

God is the Answer

“No matter how tragic or filled with failure your past might be, God can reach down into the middle of where you are and absolutely transform you.”  ~ James MacDonald.

Truth is, we all need saving.  We all need transformation.  We all need hope of eternal life.

Until we admit that we are sinners, there’s not much hope.  That’s where life begins, the sanctification process starts.

Where are you?  Are you ready to admit that yet?  That there are thoughts, feelings, attitudes, behaviors, actions in your life that are sinful and God would be displeased with?  If you are, then you need to make a decision.  A decision to come to Christ Jesus for forgiveness of those sins, and a commitment, made on your part, to not only believe that he is the Messiah, the Son of God, but that you want to follow him, obey him, and listen to his voice.

It’s a narrow road.  But, it doesn’t have to be a lonely one.

Find a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching, Bible-living church of God’s people, and reach out to them and be ready to be welcomed and loved by them, as we go through the transformation process together, until the day of our Lord Jesus’ return!  We will not be complete or perfected until that day, but we are trusting in our Heavenly Father to do His work in us until His work is done.

Our goal – to be conformed to the image of God’s Son.  Let’s do it together, as the Body of Christ!

KFF – the place for new beginnings!

KFF “Goes Bible” Contest!

On Sunday, we’ll announce the details! Be sure you don’t miss a great way to instill great habits into you and your family’s lives!

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New Year. New Church. New You. New Beginnings. = KFF

new years resolutions
Do you make New Year’s Resolutions every year and yet, never see the change you so desire?
After repeatedly failing, have you just plain, given up?

James MacDonald writes, “Piles of discarded New Year’s resolutions prove you cannot change simply because you purpose to change. In fact, when we say, “I’m not going to do that anymore,” not only will we likely do it again, but we may actually want to do it more.”

Plan to come to KFF next Sunday, Jan. 6th, 2013 – to equip yourself with practical and Biblically-based knowledge and understanding of how to see REAL transformation in your life!