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Summer Break

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The leadership of KCBC has decided it will be best to take a little break from Thursday Night Bible Study and Sunday School this summer. Attendance usually decreases over the summer as we try to fulfill our family obligations, travel, etc. and which makes maintaining continuity difficult.

Here are some of the benefits and activities we plan to do instead...

  • Use some of the extra time to plan and build excitement/momentum for when we restart weekly Bible Study and Sunday School
  • Allow for extra fellowship time before church starting at 9:15 a.m.
  • Use available time for home visits from Pastor Tim and Aletha during the week
  • Give the students and teachers a much needed break
  • Have a couple extra potlucks on Sunday June 10th and July 15th

We will have Sunday School for the next couple weeks but not on May 27th. We will restart on  Sunday, Sept 2, the first Sunday after the campout. We will also take a break from Thursday Night Bible Study starting starting immediately and resuming Thursday, August 30th. Men's breakfast will continue to meet as we normally do.

Please be praying with us that we will use the extra time wisely, especially for increased fellowship and for building excitement when we restart. 
 

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Sermon: Galatians 2:1-10 "Unity in Jerusalem and the Church"

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Sometimes we act like act a little crazy refusing to unite with our brothers and sisters in Christ. It's crazy because there's so much that could be accomplished if we were more united and we didn't let our petty differences get in the way.

In Galatia, Gospel unity was at stake but it wasn't something that happened all of a sudden. Fourteen years went by before Paul went up to Jerusalem to confront Peter and the others. He had been busy ministering to the Gentiles while Peter and others had been busy ministering to the Jews in Jerusalem but what was occurring behind his back threatened to tear the church in two.

So, this was a critical meeting for the church, the consequences of which we still see today.
Let's look more closely at why he went, what was at stake, and what was the outcome...

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Here's What's Coming Up...

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Here's what's coming up...

  • Long Scraggy Workday - May 5th, 2018, 9:00 A.M. (As much time as you can give). For details or questions call, if possible RSVP so we know how much food to cook. 303-838-7770
  • Joyful Soles Dance: The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe - May 5th at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. May 6th at 3:00 p.m @ Colorado's Finest High School of Choice
  • IdRaHaJe Chuck Wagon Cookout - May 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
  • 2018 KCBC Campout - August 24 & 25

 

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Sermon: Galatians 1:10-24

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"Paul's Testimony of Amazing Grace"

The other day I heard of a man who was sharing his testimony with some friends, telling how God had sought him and found him. How God had loved him, called him, saved him, delivered him, cleansed him, and healed him. It was a tremendous testimony to the glory of God.

After the meeting, one rather legalistic friend took him aside and said, “You know, I appreciate all that you said about what God did for you, but you didn’t mention anything about your part in it. Salvation is really part us and part God, and you should have mentioned something about your part.”

“Oh,” the man said, “I apologize. I’m sorry. I really should have mentioned that. My part was running away, and God’s part was running after me until he found me.”

I think many of us should be able to relate to this story. I'm sure the apostle Paul could. He spent his whole life pretending to be righteous, thinking he was near God when he was actually running in the opposite direction.

Paul has an amazing testimony and he shares it boldly in this section. But he doesn't share it to draw attention to himself. Paul's not the focus, God is.

In this text we see two basic reasons for Paul sharing his testimony: 1) to refute false claims and 2) to display God's amazing grace.

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Some Videos Worth Watching...

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Occasionally, we watch a sermon from the Internet during Thursday night Bible Study. Here are a couple that we have watched recently. The first one features Ravi Zacharias & Dr. Vince Vitale and an address they gave at Google's headquarters. The second one is a very inspiring sermon giving by John Piper: "If Anyone Loves Me He Will Keep My Word." Here are the links...

Ravi Zacharias & Dr. Vince Vitale

If Anyone Loves Me He Will Keep My Word

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Sermon: "The Gospel" Galatians 1:1-9

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Do you believe the true gospel? Does it matter? Paul wants us to know that it does matter. He wasn't us to know that there are such things as false gospels and it's possible to know what they are so we can avoid being "cursed" by them.

In this first sermon on Galatians we want to answer three questions. 1) What is Paul so worked up about? 2) What gives Paul the right so speak? And 3) What does Paul say about the true gospel? 

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Galatians Sermon Series

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Starting this Sunday we will begin a new Sermon Series on the book of Galatians called "Gospel A to Z: Living out the Implications of the Gospel." The gospel isn't just a one-time thing you believe in order to "get saved." It is for all of life, from A to Z. Galatians teaches that the gospel is the key to happy marriages, to getting along with others, to ending racial divisions. It's the key to experiencing true joy and freedom!

I'm really excited to be starting this series and learning with you. See you Sunday, Lord willing! ~ Pastor Tim

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Sermon: Remember Your Creator - Ecc 11:7-12:8

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One of the problems with people is that we tend to think we have more time than we really do. As we get older we tend to realize that time is getting short. Maybe that's why studies show the older people get the more likely you are to believe in God, to pray and to go to church. 

Young people need to remember their Creator but so do older people. Our problem is that we fail to find true joy because we do not sufficiently remember our Creator.

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Thinking About the Church...

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Lately, I've been thinking of verses that teach about the church and I've found that there are a lot of them! I'm learning that they teach us many things from how much Christ loves the church to how the members of his church is supposed to behave. So many good things to ponder.

If you're a Facebook user you'll notice that I've started posting daily verses about the Church to help us think more deeply about what Scripture says about the church. Check them out. You don't have to be a Facebook member to view the page. Here's a verse to get you started...

Ephesians 2:19-20 CSB "So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone."

Isn't it awesome that the church is built upon such a solid foundation as Jesus Christ, himself? The church is sure to survive!

--Pastor Tim

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Sermon: Psalm 118:10-24 - "This is The Day" - Easter Sunday

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On Palm Sunday we said the goal of Psalm 118 is “to encourage us to be more thankful to the Lord for his faithful love” because the psalm begins and ends with, “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his faithful love endures forever.”

On Resurrection Sunday, it is also appropriate that we take time to give thanks to God for the wonderful gift he has given us in his Son Jesus. God’s faithful love for us is clearly seen in his only Son who was sent to die for us to take upon himself what we deserve. But God’s love for us is even more apparent on Resurrection Sunday when God raised Jesus from the dead. 

Jesus’ resurrection from the dead means that he conquered death for us. Paul calls Jesus’ victory over death “the first fruits” because after that first harvest, another harvest will follow and those who believe in Jesus will share in Jesus’ victory over that last enemy, death. On the last day we will all rise from the dead praising God that His faithful love endures forever.

More specifically, the goal of our text is to urge us to rejoice on the Lord’s day. Our Sunday observances may frequently be lethargic, without joy, indifferent—it’s just another day. If we go to church we may go more out of duty, or to see our friends, but where is the joy and gladness for Jesus? Our text urges us to rejoice on the Lord’s day because on that day God acted to save King Jesus from death.

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Don't Miss!

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Don’t miss out on the opportunities this weekend to praise, worship, and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. KCBC will be having a Good Friday Service this Friday at 5:30 p.m. Then, Sunday morning we will have a special breakfast at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome and we encourage you to invite guests. Finally, at 10 a.m. we will continue our formal worship at 10 a.m. See you soon!

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Pray for Jeff & Kristen Goodwin, Loma, CO

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Loma is in a high desert valley, located on the far western side of Colorado between the Utah border and the city of Grand Junction. Loma is not really a town, but has a mini-mart gas station, post office, and elementary school. Most people drive the short distance to Fruita or Grand Junction for just about everything. The church sanctuary was built in 1909, with indoor plumbing coming in 1965 when the fellowship hall, kitchen, and bathrooms were added. 

Pray for the church congregation as we desire to grow in faith. Pray that we will impact and influence our relational worlds for Christ through how we live our lives for Him. Pray for our many ministries, including yearly Vacation Bible School, weekly After School Bible Club, Youth Group, and men/women ministries. Pray for Kristin and me as we help lead this localized body of believers, striving to continually point people to The Gospel of Jesus Christ – in and through all things.

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Sermon: God’s Faithful Love - Psalm 118 - Palm Sunday

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How often do we thank God for saving Jesus from death and, with him, for saving us from death? It’s probably something, especially this time of year, that we should think about more than we do and, fortunately, it’s something Psalm 118 can help us with.

This whole Psalm points to Christ and specifically it points to his entrance into Jerusalem before He died. It’s goal is to encourage us to be more thankful to the Lord for his faithful love because it was by his faithful love that he saved the life of the of the king in the Psalm from certain death, and with him, he also saved the lives of his people.

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Things you need to know...

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  • Psalms Sermon Series - This Sunday, which is Palm Sunday, we will use Psalm 118 to encourage us to be thankful for King Jesus. The New Testament quotes or alludes to Psalm 118 some twenty-three times so it's pretty clear Psalm 118 is describing our Savior and King!
    On Good Friday we will look at Psalm 22 and especially the passage "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Then, on Resurrection Sunday we will return to Psalm 118 with a special emphasis on verses 10-24.
  • Good Friday - We will have a Good Friday service at 5:30 p.m. on March 30. There will be no Thursday Night Bible Study that week.
  • Easter Breakfast - We will have a special breakfast at 8:30 a.m. (no Sunday School) on Easter Sunday. Invite your friends and family!

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Sermon: Take Risks! Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

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In Chapter 5:13 the teacher spoke of the wealthy losing it all in so-called “bad ventures” which is a real fear because we don’t know everything about the future.  

But hoarding our possessions isn’t the solution he recommends. Never taking risks isn’t the answer to the uncertain world we live in. Instead, we should learn to take bold risks, yet be wise when we do so.

Life is uncertain and that may be discouraging for us. We may try to do something good and it may not work out and as a result we might be tempted to play it safe but then we also might miss out on other opportunities that God gives. 

Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 acknowledges life’s uncertainty but challenges us to take risks anyway. In fact, it’s precisely because of life’s uncertainties, and that we don’t know exactly what God will bless, that we should use every opportunity to take risks boldly but wisely.

Come to Thursday Night Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. to discuss this topic and/or you can also click the link below to listen to the sermon.

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Good Friday

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We will have a Good Friday Worship Service March 30th at 5:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to invite family and neighbors to come to church and hear the gospel! We will also have a Resurrection Sunday Service at 10 am with breakfast served prior at 8:30 am.

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Sermon: “Use Wisdom in Politics and Life!”

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Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 “Use Wisdom in Politics and Life!”

This passage, as does all of Ecclesiastes, teaches, rebukes, corrects and trains us in righteousness by encouraging us to use wisdom in politics and daily life.

Unfortunately, we don’t have to look very far for examples of politicians who haven’t been wise, especially on the opposing side. It’s harder for us to admit when someone on our political team is being foolish and even harder still to admit when we are.

Here’s the thing: it doesn’t take much foolishness to undo a history of success. For those in leadership we’re only as successful as our last last comment. One day we might be everyone’s hero and the next we’re thrown under the bus.

Politics and life can be fickle things. A person might have great wisdom and potential to do good but then they make one mistake and it’s all undone. So the call in this passage isn’t to quit but to be even more diligent about using wisdom, especially in politics, but also in our walk and in our talk.

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Sermon: "Enjoy Life!" Ecclesiastes 9:1-12

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Anxiety and worry are things we all face and there is much in this world to worry about. We can be anxious about our job, retirement, the economy, the country. We can worry about our health, about our death.

The list is endless but anxiety isn’t good because it robs us of our joy. This is what the teacher in Ecclesiastes has been concerned with and why he has been consistently challenging us with reasons not to worry and enjoy life. 

He may sound pessimistic but he keeps coming back to the positive encouragement of enjoying life. Why do good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people? We don’t know. And since we can’t fully know God’s ways what good is worrying about it? A better way to live is to enjoy the life God has given...

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Sunday School "The Indestructible Book"

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Starting this Sunday (March 4) at 9am we will begin a new series called The Indestructible Book. It is an 8 week video series tracing the historic path of God’s Word from Mt. Sinai to Plymouth Rock. “From the ancient deserts of Israel to the shore of the New World, The Indestructible Book documents an incredible story of faith and sacrifice. This commentary by Bible scholar Ken Connolly tells of believers inspired by God to protect the Bible and carry its message of hope and salvation forward through the centuries…Filmed on location in Israel, Europe, Britain and the U.S. The Indestructible Book captures the spectacular sweep of history with visual images as rich and varied as the story it unfolds.”

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