Pastor Jim's Blog

Strongholds can come tumbling down

Have you ever been in a fort? I am talking really big fort. Personally, I love forts. Many years ago, I visited the Taj Mahal, considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world. I was disappointed. The Taj was beautiful, interesting, and the architecture amazing, but what really got my blood flowing was the Agra Fort situated across the river. This was where Shah Jahan lived and from where he ruled his kingdom. He was the one who commissioned the Taj to be built in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess who died giving birth to their 14th child. The Agra Fort, once the capital of India, was a walled city. It was a true stronghold. 

The Fort was built with bricks in the inner core with sandstone on external surfaces. Some 4,000 builders worked on it daily for eight years, completing it in 1573. This Fort is 94 acres in size, its walls are seventy feet high. The double ramparts have massive circular bastions at intervals, with battlements, embrasures, machicolations, and string courses. Nobody entered this fort without permission. It was a stronghold. The bible talks about a stronghold as well. Only these strongholds are not physical but exist in the mind. Strongholds in the mind can be as impregnable as seventy-foot walls. You will notice that this Agra Fort stronghold took 4000 men and eight years to build. Strongholds of the mind don’t happen in a day, but many thoughts, (4000) repeated over an extended period will create a stronghold in the mind. Once this stronghold exists, it keeps good thoughts out, bad thoughts in, and we can’t seem to find victory over destructive habits or unwanted behaviours.

You can recognize if a stronghold exists between your ears if you can’t break a bad destructive habit. If you continually go from one bad relationship to another, if you can’t stop negative thoughts dominating your life, if you can’t stop eating, swearing, cheating, stealing or sweating (over small stuff), there might be a stronghold to be broken in your life. If you continually go back to the harmful tendency you are trying to eliminate, a stronghold exists in your mind.

Strongholds can come tumbling down. No matter how long they have been there, no matter how big, unyielding, and tough they present themselves, there are weapons designed for us to bring them down. God wants us to be free, not hemmed in by invisible walls, chained by invisible chains, shackled by invisible irons. This is the good news you will hear this Sunday. Freedom awaits, but first we might have to demolish strongholds. Strongholds come tumbling down when we employ the principles of God’s word to our thought life. I will be sharing how you can bring down those walls. Looking forward to being with you this Sunday.

$1000 a month for Our Daily Bread

Eagles operates a bingo on Thursday nights. They are looking for a bingo caller to work two Thursdays a month. The caller receives $40 per night. If we provide a caller, Eagles will donate a $1000 a month to ODB. The time commitment would be from 6:30 to 9 pm.

Great opportunity to support ODB and other community groups the Eagles support by committing to six hours a month.

Contact the KCF office.

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.

KCF Membership Classes

If you consider KCF your church home and are not a Member yet, Membership classes are 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.

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 Our Daily Bread Nelson Hot Lunch program. Thank you for supporting those that need it.

S.H.A.R.E. Nelson

Need a new wardrobe? Summer is over, are you looking for some Fall and Winter clothes? Want to know how to get a good deal on some great items? WE NOW HAVE CLOTHES AT S.H.A.R.E. Nelson. Check it out!

Follow us on our 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.

Calendar of Events

  • Bright Lights After School Club, Tuesdays at 3:30 – 5:15pm, Call Doreen for information 354-2077
  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner at KCF, Monday, Oct 8, 5pm, Doors open at 4:45pm – All are invited to this free dinner
  • KCF Church Membership course begins Sunday, Nov 4th – 1pm.

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Pastor Jim

October 4, 2018

Celebration: Sunday: 10:25am - 12pm

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