Praying With Jesus – Deliver us!

“Our Father in Heaven… lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil….”
Ever wondered what those words of the Lord’s Prayer might mean?

Before we park the bus on our summer teaching series, “Praying With Jesus” we want to think about this challenging part of the Lord’s Prayer. This podcast, from the September 1st worship service at KCRC, wonders about where temptation comes from, what it looks like, how to face it, and what the odds might be of overcoming it.
Glad you joined us for this conversation.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Deliver us!
And here’s the study guide…….. Deliver Us! – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Forgive…

Forgive…. there’s a loaded thought. Whether we are looking for it, or wondering if we can ever do it.

As part of our summer teaching series, “Praying With Jesus” we’re working through the Lord’s Prayer. This podcast, from the August 25 worship service at KCRC, examines the explosive phrase, “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.”
We’ll consider why to forgive, what forgiveness might look and feel like, and what it most certainly is NOT.
Hope you can track with us not only for this podcast, but for the rest of the series.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Forgive…
And here’s the study guide…….. Forgive… – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Give us our daily bread

Welcome back to our adventure in prayer – tracking along with Jesus as he teaches us how to pray.

This podcast, from the August 18 live teaching time, deals with “Give us this day our daily bread.” Every little phrase in that request matters. And we’ll be ploughing through a bunch of Scripture, Old Testament and New, to see how God responds to the needs of his people over time.
We’ll also learn how this prayer shapes our own souls and minds – affecting the attitudes with which we face life.
We’re glad you’ve joined us. And really hope you’ll be able to travel with us for the remainder of this series on the Lord’s Prayer.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Our Daily Bread
And here’s the study guide…….. Our Daily Bread – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Your Will Be Done

Welcome to another in KCRC’s study series on the Lord’s Prayer.

This podcast, from the August 11 live teaching time, deals with “Your will be done.” And to see that actually lived out, we followed Jesus into the Garden of Gethsemene, where he practiced what he preached.
We’ll be thinking on how this prayer is super connected to day by day choices.
How it starts small and grows.
And how it affects “spiritual inertia.”
We’ll also think a bit about how we can possibly discover what God’s will for us might be.

We’re glad you’ve joined us. And really hope you’ll be able to travel with us for the remainder of this series on the Lord’s Prayer.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Your Will Be Done
And here’s the study guide…….. Your Will Be Done – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Your Kingdom Come

Welcome to KCRC’s study series on the Lord’s Prayer. Earlier this season we did an overview of the whole praying thing – what is it? How does it work? How ought apprentices of Jesus strive to practice prayer?

We’ve moved on to study the prayer that Jesus taught us. And on August 4 we considered “Your Kingdom come.” How does the power and authority of the Creator manifest in this world? And what about battles with unseen spiritual forces which oppose the power of the Creator King? How are we part of that great, yet real, unseen conflict?

We’re glad you’ve checked in today. And really hope you’ll be able to travel with us for the remainder of this series on the Lord’s Prayer.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Your Kingdom Come
And here’s the study guide…….. Your Kingdom Come – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Connecting Through Prayer – It’s Essential

We’ve been experimenting with prayer at KCRC – trying to stop regularly (like, say, every hour) to check in with God and see if he’s got something for us to notice, someone for us to connect with, or a word for us. Sometimes you have to stop and wonder – is it REALLY worth all the effort? Is it THAT important?

The June 16 podcast digs into John 6, where we see a bunch of disciples abandon Jesus. Causing him to turn to his 12 closest friends and challenge them – “Are you leaving, too?”
We’ll think about their answer, as well as the experiences of two people who took their words seriously – Brother Lawrence and Frank Laubach.
May their experiences and challenges be an inspiration to your spiritual journey!

We’re glad you’ve joined us for this podcast. Hope you can dig in with us for the remainder of the series, “Praying With Jesus” – we’ll be exploring the famous words of the Lord’s Prayer in coming weeks.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Connecting With God – It’s Essential
And here’s the study guide…….. It’s Essential – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

What Happens When God Speaks To Us: A True Story

We’ve been experimenting with prayer at KCRC – trying to stop regularly (like, say, every hour) to check in with God and see if he’s got something for us to notice, someone for us to connect with, or a word for us. Does it work? And what might happen when/if God actually responds?

Join us for our latest podcast, from June 9, where Janne Ritskes, founder of Tabitha Ministries in Cambodia, shares her personal account of how this played out, real time, in her life over the last 50 years.
Be ready to be challenged, and encouraged to keep exploring your own prayer life and walk of obedient response to God’s promptings. Janne drew from Galatians 5:14 and Isaiah 61:1-5.
Thanks for joining us on the journey!
Hope you can track with us – not just for Janne’s story, but for our entire current teaching series, “Praying With Jesus.”

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast……..

What Happens When God Speaks To Us

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Where God Directs Us

Do you believe this stuff really happens? That God actually communicates with us….. really?
If you do, where does he direct us? What’s he calling us toward?

That’s the question from the June 2 podcast – the latest in our series, “Praying With Jesus.”
We’ve heard back from a bunch of you who are doing the 60:60 experiment.
And you’re sharing some common themes of where God seems to be focusing your attention as, hour on the hour, you pause to ask, “Dear God – Is there somewhere you want me to focus? Someone you want me to connect with? A word that you have for me?”
Our bible passage for the podcast is 1 Peter 4:7-11.
Thanks for joining us on the journey!
Hope you can track with us – not just for this teaching, but for the entire series. So, go grab a bible. Find John 15. Then download the podcast and the study guide – and let’s dig in together.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast……..

Praying With Jesus – Where God Directs Us

And here’s the study guide…….
Where God Directs Us – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – How God Connects With Us

Does God really speak to people? Some people might tell you to go see a doctor if you claim to hear from God. Others suggest it is wishful thinking. And some say, “Oh, but it IS real. God DOES talk to people.”
What do YOU think?

Welcome to KCRC’s summer series, “Praying With Jesus.”
And in this podcast we’re considering questions like:
– So, if God speaks to people, how does that happen?
– What’s it look and feel like?
– How do you know if it’s real?
– What if you think it’s God, but you are wrong?
As always, we’re leaning into the Bible and what it has to say about all this.
Our base passage is Acts 10:1-23.

Hope you can track with us – not just for this teaching, but for the entire series. So, go grab a bible. Find John 15. Then download the podcast and the study guide – and join the conversation.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast……..

Praying With Jesus – How God Connects With Us

And here’s the study guide…….
How God Connects With Us – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Why God Connects With Us

“What does it take to grow in effectively living life as Jesus would live it if he were walking in our shoes today?” – that’s our key question for 2019 here at KCRC. Part of the answer, at least, revolves around the theme of prayer.

And that’s why we are taking time to explore praying. Which assumes, of course, that we are praying people. Or, at least, people interested in praying.
Is that so?
Hopefully, yes. But reality is that most of us have some struggles in praying well, or maybe in praying at all. We wish it would be better – but aren’t really sure how to get from present reality to that zone of being able to pray well.
And that’s why we’ve reached back into the “toolkit” and pulled out the “60:60 EXPERIMENT.”
A bunch of you have asked that we do it again, so – voila!

We’re going to explore a few misconceptions about God and prayer, and then try to get to the truth of who God is, and just why he might want to connect with us, anyway. Our launching point is John 15:1-17.

Hope you can track with us – not just for this teaching, but for the entire series. So, go grab a bible. Find John 15. Then download the podcast and the study guide – and join the conversation.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast……..

Praying With Jesus – Why God Connects With Us

And here’s the study guide…….
Why God Connects With Us – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!