ACTion resumes tomorrow night at Niceville Assembly (6.30 PM)! We’ll discuss at the beginnings of Gentile Christianity & then follow the ministry of the apostle Paul as Christianity spreads throughout the Roman Empire. If you missed the first half of the series (or just need a refresher) here’s what we’ve covered so far:
Tags: Acts, Apostles, Bible, Book of Acts, Christianity, Paul, Peter
Tags: 2013, Abundant life, adventure, faith, God, Jesus, life, New Year, new year resolutions
Happy New Year! (Or so we hope.) The truth is, none of us knows what tomorrow holds — much less an entire year! Here are a few principles that can help you in 2013:
1. Eat Dessert First – Time never stops ticking & each second that goes by is a second that’s gone forever. Before you know it, a second becomes a day; a day becomes a month; a month becomes a year; and a year becomes a lifetime. Be sure to leave room in your busy schedule to taste the sweet things in life.
2. Live an Adventure – Go places you’ve never been; do things you’ve never done; accomplish the things other people only dream about; live the “abundant life” that Jesus promised. Remember: you are writing your own part in God’s epic tale of redemption, so make it an adventure!
3. Don’t Let Go! – No matter what happens in 2013, don’t let go of your hopes, your dreams, or your faith. Whether it’s the best of times or it’s the worst of times, everything in this life is temporary. Don’t let temporary things pull you away from eternal rewards.
Check out the video…
Tags: Christian, Christmas, culture, Halloween, Jesus, rant
OK…I just have to get this off my chest.
In about 4-5 weeks Christians are going to begin complaining that America has abandoned God and forgotten the “true meaning” of Christmas. They’ll quickly point out that “Jesus is the reason for the season” and they’ll fight to defend their “right” to put a Nativity Scene in their front yard or town square. They’ll tell you that exchanging Christmas presents and putting up a Christmas tree are completely meaningless if you don’t acknowledge the birth of Christ (God’s “gift” to us…who “hung on a tree”). In other words, THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS AND WORSHIPING JESUS (“Christ Mass”).
They are correct.
For an increasingly large percentage of America, celebrating Christmas is a CULTURAL EVENT — NOT a religious holiday. It has no spiritual or religious significance to it whatsoever & is simply a fun thing that people do with their family and friends. Many people LOVE Christmas, but don’t know CHRIST.
The funny thing is, the VERY SAME PEOPLE who will complain about “the secular celebration of Christmas” will browbeat people for “celebrating Halloween” because it is a pagan religious holiday.
If it’s possible to celebrate Christmas without worshiping Jesus, then it is also possible to celebrate Halloween without worshiping the devil. Why? Because it is a CULTURAL EVENT.
Now CHILL OUT and love people like Jesus. (And PLEASE don’t give Chick Tracts to the kids who come knocking on your door tonight. A piece of candy and a “God bless you” will do just fine.)
That is all. -Kraig
Tags: intimacy, love, Marriage, relationships, romance
Close, intimate, romantic relationships are very difficult to maintain over a long period of time. Based on personal experience, I reveal “some stuff I know” that can help YOUR relationship succeed…
Tags: Braveheart, Christ, Christianity, God, Jesus, John Eldredge, men's issues, men's ministry, Wild at Heart
TOP 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS VIDEO:
1. You’re a man.
2. You’re a woman and you don’t want to be married to a mamma’s boy.
3. You have a son and you want to raise him to be a man.
4. You think Christianity is too girly.
5. You’ve seen Braveheart and you think swords are cool.
We’ve made Jesus too girly and Christianity too soft. In this message, I challenge men to reclaim their warrior nature and reveal three godly characteristics that lay dormant in the heart of every man. Check it out:
Tags: Christianity, culture, God, Jesus, Kraig Krempa, love
Christianity is founded on the concept that “God is love.” The greatest commandments are to “love God” and “love people.” Our mottos include things like “love never fails,” and “God so loved the world…” but the world is asking the church, “WHERE IS THE LOVE?” What happened??
If you haven’t seen the intro, watch this first.
Here’s the intro from my sermon yesterday. We’ll try to get the full video uploaded in the next day or two. I want to say thank you to everyone who stopped me after service, texted or sent emails about yesterday’s message. Much LOVE to all of you. ~Kraig