How does one keep going when everything in you is crying stop? How does one stop when everything in you is crying out, do it? These two questions answered and acted upon, would cure obesity, drug addictions, laziness, and most marriage problems. Yes, we can get physically addicted to substances, yes, we can form habits that create impregnable strongholds, yes, we can get exhausted, sick and emotionally worn out. The answer to stopping something, or to keep going does not lie in our feelings, circumstances, or the people around us. It is not something we have to purchase, like an app on our phone, or trinket we wear around our neck (crystals etc.) or a seminar we attend. The answer is simply; think differently.
This is the sermon series we are in right now. Think Differently.
This Sunday we are thrilled to have Wendy Farha with us. She knows a thing or two about the mind, as she was diagnosed with clinical depression (in 2000) and with an aggressive form breast cancer (2009). During her time with us, in the women’s conference and on Sunday morning, she will share how God can use suffering in our lives and how He can bring good out of even the most difficult experiences.
And on the following Sunday, I will be zeroing in on breaking those strongholds in our thinking that bring negative instead of positive results.
The bible is clear on what we should be thinking about. It says in Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
Stop and take a moment to think about the power of these words:
True, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, anything that is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Apply one or more of these eight words (concepts) to your situation the next time you want to give up or can’t seemingly stop doing a harmful habit and see how it makes a difference. Bring your thinking in line with the positive and life altering power of the Holy Spirit by finding what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy in the situation you are in. This will require practice and discipline of the mind. At first it will not be easy. You will be tempted to think untrue, ignoble, unrighteous, impure, loveless, despicable thoughts that are not excellent or praiseworthy. You may even feel justified in this negative and self-defeating thinking. But it will not be good for you in the end. Your joy will leave you. When your joy goes, so does your strength. When strength has been depleted; we fall.
It need not be. God has given us the key to successful, overcoming, fruitful lives, simply by applying these eight concepts to every situation we face. Start today. Think Differently.
KCF Membership Classes
If you consider KCF your church home and are not a Member yet, this would be a good opportunity for you to find out more about KCF church and establish your roots. If you are interested in church membership, please contact the office.
The next round of membership classes will be held over 4 Sundays at 1pm beginning November 4th. Soup and a bun will be provided.
Freedom Ladies Conference
This coming weekend Freedom Ladies Conference begins and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Meals are included in the registration fee.
Today, 1pm is the deadline to bring in items for 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
Our Daily Bread
We want to give thanks to those who heard our call and sent in donations to ODB. We are able to continue to provide lunch to hungry people because of the faithfulness of those who care. If you have not donated yet, please consider doing so today. 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.
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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.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
KCF invites all to the Annual Thanksgiving Community Turkey dinner.
We are looking forward to this fun time where we can gather as a church family alongside the community to enjoy a yummy meal together. This is a free event, and all are welcome.
If you would like to donate toward the Thanksgiving Dinner so we can keep it free, please do so by mailing or dropping off your cheque payable to “Our Daily Bread” to 520 Falls Street, Nelson BC V1L 6B5. We can also accept payments via interact at the KCF Office or credit payments over the phone.
Calendar of Events
Visit our website at http://www.kootenaychristianfellowship.com for all the news, sermons, and places to donate.
September 23, 2018
Kootenay Christian Fellowship520 Falls Street (1/2 Block up from Baker Street)Nelson, BC V1L 6B5