Pastor Jim's Blog

If God Exists

Want to find out if God exists? Before you answer that question, you might want to think about it a bit. Most people believe that there is a god, but not a God with a big G. There are very few atheists in the world. Most people are okay with god just not an all powerful, all knowing, and always present God. That is just too scary. Instead, we have reduced God to a god of our own making - our own idea of divinity, that fits into our sense of comfort. What if you found out beyond a shadow of a doubt that God the Almighty existed? And that he loves you. That this great big God who knows everything, is all powerful, and always present, actually wants to be in relationship with us, deliver us, and help us to succeed in life. This is good news. When we try to exist without God, life can spiral out of control. Even those that have it all together testify of a giant void in their lives when the Almighty is absent.

Let me be clear, God is scary. He is holy, powerful, and vast. But he is also loving, compassionate, merciful and personal. There is one thing that God wants above all else in the universe, and that is to have a relationship with his creation. For that reason, there is one prayer that God will always answer. It is a prayer of “show me that you exist.” Not a God of our imagination, or what some religion has determined, but the true one God who exists to love us, protect us, deliver us, to heal us and to save us.

The god you believe in may not be the one true God. If you want to know the one known as God Almighty; ask him to reveal himself to you. He always answers that prayer. God is only scary when we are distant from him. When he reveals himself to us and we give ourselves to him; the “scary” part is transformed into a deep sense of comfort and peace knowing that this all-powerful God is now my God, my Father, my Saviour. There is nothing like it in the world.

This Sunday, I am going to talk about the prayer that God always answers, God do you exist? The message will encourage and comfort us, knowing that God will always show up in our deepest time of need and inquiry.

See you this Sunday.

Baptism

This Sunday we will be having baptism for followers of Jesus. This is for those that are choosing to put their past behind them and follow Jesus. Baptism is a one-time act, but then it requires of us to put our past behind us every day thereafter. If you have not been baptized as an adult and are choosing to make Jesus your Lord and are desirous to be a follower of Him, then you are a candidate for baptism. Email me and we can discuss this with you. pastorjim@kcfoffice.com

International Dinner

KCF is partnering with Rotary to host the International Dinner which will be held Thursday, Feb 7, 2019, 5:30pm at Mary Hall, Selkirk College.  Money raised will go towards a teacher in Haiti and towards food security in Nelson, namely Our Daily Bread and Polio Eradication. 

Tickets are available at the KCF office. There is a need for silent and toonie auction items for this event. If you have a service you can provide or have a friend or favourite business you could ask to provide a gift certificate please contact anne-marie@kcfoffice.com.

Volunteer Opportunities at ODB

Are you seeking more purpose in your life, and wanting to give back and contribute to the community in a hands-on way?

ODB has an ongoing daily need (Mon-Fri) for volunteers ranging from helping in the kitchen, general building/property upkeep or cleaning up after the lunch. Clean up begins at 1pm and is completed by 2pm.  

Why not come in to ODB, enjoy a great hot lunch, good company and then help clean up. 

S.H.A.R.E. Nelson

Need a new wardrobe? Looking for some 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.

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

Reading the Bible

Want to start the new year off on the right foot? Here is a perfect way to do just that.

By following the monthly reading program, you can successfully read the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice in a year. I have attached this month’s prescribed reading to this newsletter. Start something new and watch God's word make a difference in your life.

Calendar of Events

  • Baptism Sunday, January 6th
  • International Dinner, Thursday, Feb 7, 5:30pm at Mary Hall, Selkirk College. Tickets $50/person at KCF office.

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

Pastor Jim

January 3, 2019

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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