Pastor Jim's Blog

Why am I here? This is a question you may have asked at one time in your life? Like why am I here in this awful marriage, terrible job, crime infested community, or in the Okanagan with the smoke-filled skies; trying to enjoy that expensive holiday you booked last year.

For some of us, the “why am I here” is a bigger question than the temporal unpleasantries we find ourselves in. Is the reason you are here just to pay the man, make a buck or being an annoyance to your family members. If so, you might be agreeing with Solomon, considered to be one of the wisest men in history, “Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 2:11)

Solomon is dealing with the big question of life, Why am I here? Many years later Socrates voiced this same thought, “an unexplained life is not worth living”.

Viktor E. Frankl captured the feeling of meaningless this way, “one may say, albeit in an oversimplifying way, that people have enough to live by but nothing to live for; they have the means but no meaning.”

People want meaning, purpose, a reason for living. And that reason is greater than myself, greater than my selfish pursuits, greater than material possessions or temporal causes. When we find it, we go a long way in answering this question, Why am I here?

I suggest to you that we find the answer to – why am I here -  in God. We are created for a purpose, a destiny, a calling. There are no two people the same. Each person has a unique finger print, exclusive DNA mapping and a personality that is exceptionally yours.

This is the paramount reason to know Christ. When we come to Jesus, he opens the door for us to know God. When we know God, our purpose becomes progressively clearer. Suddenly the world has a new attraction. I find my reason for existence, my purpose for living, my answer to Why am I here?

This Sunday we will be exploring this question in depth. This would be a great sermon for the skeptic to catch, the questioning mind to explore and the doubter to hear.

Growth Group

Excitement is growing and so are the number of people signing up. It is time to select your specific group. Gatherings will begin on Thursday, September 13 and will run until November 22. 

People who have already been in these groups have shared of experiencing deeper connections with God and finding a clearer understanding of the Bible.  They are also finding closer relationships with the people in the groups as they study the previous Sunday’s sermon and engage in discussion and prayer time with each other. This is a great place to find support, love and encouragement in life’s challenges.

The dessert time, socials and service projects provide opportunity for lots of fun and community connections.

Contact the KCF office to register or sign up at the Information Table on Sunday.

Our Daily Bread

Want to make a difference? You can make a significant impact with a hungry person by donating to Our Daily Bread in Nelson, BC. We have seniors, children, women, young and older people come for food, community and support. Individual lives have been changed forever by the love shown at Our Daily Bread. Please help someone today by donating $100 or what ever you can online at http://kootenaychristianfellowship.com/dat/?p=odb-donations Our Daily Bread Nelson Hot Lunch program. Thank you for supporting those that need it.

S.H.A.R.E. Nelson

Want to know how to get a good deal on some great items? Follow the S.H.A.R.E. Nelson Facebook page and don’t miss out on any sales.

S.H.A.R.E. is accepting and receiving donations and new items are being put out for sale every day. If you would like to volunteer at S.H.A.R.E. we currently have great opportunities.  Call the store at 250.352.1222 or stop by the store to inquire.  Click on this link to check out S.H.A.R.E.’s video! Check out our FB page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aZX9v7gxdM

Calendar of Events

  • Group Groups begin Thursday, September 13th, Sign up now open – select your group!
  • Ladies Conference – Freedom! Sept 21-22 Hosted by KCF, Register at KCF office.   

Visit our website at http://www.kootenaychristianfellowship.com for all the news, sermons, and places to donate.

Pastor Jim

 August 23, 2018

Celebration: Sunday: 10:25am - 12pm

Kootenay Christian Fellowship
520 Falls Street (1/2 Block up from Baker Street)
Nelson, BC  V1L 6B5 

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