Media Messages Video KGF

Direction matters.  Knowing where you're going is important.  Pastor Levi took a few minutes on Camp Sunday June 25th to unpack Gardom Lake's Summer 2017 theme: "True North".   Key verse from Jeremiah 29:13 "If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me."  So grateful for a God who can be found, and a God who wants to be found by us!  

We are pleased to be able to share the FULL Service Video from Sunday June 18 (Father's Day) 9:00am service.
Pastor Mike Welcome - 00:00
Worship Team - 2:30
Baptism - 27:00
Family Time - 32:00
Welcoming Devan Scollon - 38:00
Celebrating Grads - 45:00
Pastor Marcus Message - 49:00

"Most of us are familiar with the 3 temptations of Jesus, but have we ever considered WHY they were so tempting…and that they are actually the temptations that everyone Faces! On Grads & Dads Sunday, listen in as Pastor Marcus calls grads, dads—and everyone—To bring our deepest longings to our Father, the longings for provision, approval, and a name."

Sunday, 11 June 2017 09:40

Celebration Sunday - Ticket to Ride!

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Have you ever played the game "Ticket to Ride"?  It's a fantastic board game where you try to connect cities via train routes.  The way you do that is by spending the tickets you collect throughout the game. 

Pastor Mike uses this illustration to remind us on Celebration Sunday that we are meant to "invest" what has been entrusted to us.  The goal of life is not to stockpile but to use what God has given us to go where He invites us. 

Our Identity is the foundation.  Live like you’re loved!

Our Mission is the purpose.  Live for that which lasts!

Today we come to the end of our 7 week journey through the very intense and personal Book of James.  We wanted to close in a very special way, a chance for us to see the “big picture” behind James’ letter.  That’s why we have asked our friend Chris Priebe to present this entire letter as one unified whole. . . from memory!  You’ll hear the story behind it, and hopefully inspire you to look for ways to let God’s Word find a permanent place in your heart and lives.

What's the first thing you do when you are suffering?  Complain to others?  Shake a fist at God?  Get mad?

James says there is a better way. And it involves recognizing the one thing that can actually make a difference.  Prayer. 

Here's Pastor Mike Penninga with part 6 of our series, "A Faith to Live By"

How can we live a life surrendered to God when the world has such a grip on our hearts?  A powerful message by KGF Youth Intern Devan Scollon, part 5 of our 7 part journey through James in the series "A Faith to Live By". 

It was one of the first comebacks we learned as a kid on the playground: “Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me!”  What kind of crazy person came up with that?  Words can be incredibly hurtful.  In fact words can have a long lasting impact on our lives.  The tongue is powerful.  And we are called to tame it.

In part 4 of our series, “A Faith to Live By”, Pastor Mike draws our attention to the vital importance of controlling and directing our words.  This is truly a message for all of us!

Faith is not simply belief.  Faith lives.  Faith loves.  Faith steps in.  Faith embraces courage. 

Faith is not passive but active!

In part 3 of our 7 week journey through the book of James, guest preacher Sid Koop brings us to the heart of the issue with a powerful message entitled "Living Faith is Loving Faith"  Get to know more about Sid online here - 

“For every problem facing the world, the church is God's response.”  -- Richard Beck

The church needs to be more than well intentioned, it needs to be like the God who saved us – the God in who’s image we’ve been made – and we must be actively doing this here, in this place, our local congregation.  For love to become a lived out reality in our lives rather than an abstract principle, it needs a place to be put into practice wherein we can grow and mature in our ability to reflect the character of the God who made us.  That place, in God’s plan, is the church.  And if we can’t live out God’s call here, how do we expect to show God’s character to everyone out there?

Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:17

A Faith to Live By Part 1: When Troubles Come

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Welcome to a brand new series @ KGF: A Faith to Live By, a journey through the book of James. 

This first message introduces us to this amazing letter that almost never made it into the Bible!  We’ll let you know why, and also why James begins with the universal reality of difficulties.  The issue is not “if” troubles come, but “When”.  The option is not whether we’ll have trials, but how we will face them.  It is when our glass is shaken that we reveal what is really inside. The truth is you and I are preparing today for troubles that may arrive tomorrow. 

Here’s Pastor Mike with Part 1 of “A Faith to Live By”

Welcome to the KGF Church Family on this most amazing morning!  I can honestly say that Easter Sunday is my favorite day of the year.  What’s not to love about a day that changes everything, where love wins, death has been defeated and life has truly come?  And it’s all wrapped up in the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf.

Whether you are new to KGF or have been with our family for years, our prayer is that you would look afresh into the tomb and believe.  That you would hear your name, and despite your failures, would accept the victory that was won on your behalf. 

We are pleased to be able to present the entire Easter Sunday service from April 16, 2017, 8:30am

Welcome home to KGF.  You are loved!

"But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.” 
Ephesians 2:4-5 

Jesus is different than every other religious teacher, as he is the only one who points people to himself, not away from himself.

He says I am the way, the truth and the life.

He says I am the light of the world

He says I am the resurrection and the life

Those are big claims which are hard to fathom. . . unless the resurrection is true.  If someone can predict his own death, burial and resurrection, and then pull it off, whatever he says is probably worth listening to.  

“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn't rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”  – Timothy Keller, Reason for God in an Age of Skepticism

We want to take a few minutes on this Easter Sunday to look at the Resurrection in a message called “Love Wins”.  Here's Pastor Mike with Part 18 of our series "Jesus the King" 

The veil has been torn.  The way has been opened.  The issue now isn't "can" we go into the very presence of God. . . but will we?

Here's Pastor Mike with a message that takes us to the very heart of the Gospel, and God's love for us. . . .Jesus dying on the cross to open up a way home.  

Pastor Marcus brings us into the Garden of Betrayal, and how Jesus willingly surrendered his life that we might live.  Here's Part 16 of our series, "Jesus the King", from the Gospel of Mark. 

We don’t normally think of gardens as places of epic battles.   They are better known as places of peace, tranquility, beauty, renewal.

But one of the greatest battles in history took place in a garden. And the result actually changed our lives.

Here’s Pastor Mike Penninga with Part 15 of our series “Jesus the King”, as we fix our eyes on the Garden of Gethsemane. . . the battle within Jesus before he battled the cross of Good Friday. 

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