Pastor Jim's Blog

Thinc Diphuruntly - Thinking affects our life

Is it possible that your thinking will determine your future? Absolutely. Take sports stars as an example. Aaron Rogers with Green Bay Packers is earning 33.5 million a year. That is just under 2 million dollars a game. Clayton Keshaw, a major league baseball player with L.A. Dodgers, doesn’t fare as well, he makes just 22,000 per game. Hockey players are even paid less. The highest paid player is Conner McDavid coming in at 12.5 million per year which translates to just 15,000 a game. What all these guys have in common, besides insane amounts of money, each has their own sports psychologist. The owners and management know that how we think makes a difference. So they are willing to pay for a head shrink so these million-dollar players will be thinking right.

The bible actually has a lot to say about our thinking. All that we experience starts with our thinking. Don’t like what is happening in your life? It may be a result of faulty thinking. Are you filled with fear, anxiety, and struggling with depression? It may be a hint to examine the thought life. Can’t get ahead in your career? It just might be that your thought life is creating the glass ceiling.

In 2 Corinthians 10:5 the Apostle Paul admonishes us to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”. He is teaching us to take charge of our thought life. Mahatma Gandhi understood this truth. He said, “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”

This truth is so impactful. It is best that we don’t leave it to human whims or selfish desires. Accordingly, Paul says, bring those thoughts in line with the values and purposes of Christ. In another place Paul says, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 2:5) When I bring my thoughts in line with God’s love, purpose, and values, those very things will begin to form and develop in me. How great is that!

This Sunday I will give my introductory message on the new sermon series I will be doing this fall. It is called “Think Differently.” I want to encourage you all to start on the most exciting journey of your life and that is to Think Differently. Don’t miss the first one. It will set the stage for the rest. If you are living in distant places the sermons will be online. Look forward to seeing you!

Freedom Ladies Conference

Freedom Ladies Conference will be fun, funny, and fantastic as individuals find “freedom” to live, to laugh, and to love as God intended for every woman. Freedom Ladies Conference begins Friday, September 21 at 6pm for registration and continues all day on Saturday with a breakfast at 8am. Wendy Farha, the keynote speaker, is well known as a song writer, singer, comedian, and inspirational speaker. She has been writing songs & performing since 1978. Wendy has performed before thousands of people in venues all over Canada & the United States.

A gifted communicator, Wendy shares her songs, stories and her hilarious sense of humor to entertain & inspire her audiences. Go to http://www.wendy.ca/media/ to see Wendy at work!

Wendy’s diagnosis of clinical depression in 2000 and then breast cancer in 2009 has given her an empathy for those suffering from sickness, mental illness, and from the many difficulties we experience in this life.

Tickets are just $50 if purchased in advance, and $60 at the door. Register by email at office@kcfoffice.com. Meals are included in the registration fee.

If you would like to contribute to the Boutique that will be available at the conference, we are looking for good quality Ladies clothing and Accessories, Knick Knacks, Jewellery, Christian books, etc. FUN FUN FUN. Register today.

Growth Group

Two groups filled, and third one filling up. We have room for five more people. Don’t miss out sign up as soon as possible, so you won’t be left out. Challenge yourself to go deeper with God and his people as we commit to Growth groups this fall. The third group, hosted by yours truly, will have start one week later than the other Groups. If we get our mandatory 12 people, we will start on  Thursday, September 20th and will run until November 29th.

Those who been in Growth Groups, experience 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

ODB is in serious need of support at this time. Please consider making a donation toward this vital ministry in Nelson. 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

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Nelson, BC  V1L 6B5 

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