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