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Encounter – Encountering God Through Scripture

January 28, 2024
Kelly Kinder
Explore the transformative journey of faith in "Encountering God Through Scripture," where Kelly Kinder guides us through living Jesus's teachings.

In the heart of every believer lies a yearning for a deeper, more intimate encounter with the divine. Kelly Kinder, in his profound sermon, illuminates this path by inviting us to delve into the depths of scripture, not as a mere routine, but as a transformative journey that shapes our very essence and how we interact with the world.

Drawing from the early church’s practices, as depicted in Acts, Kelly emphasizes the pillars that sustained their spiritual vitality: devotion to the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayers. This model, he argues, holds the key to revitalizing our modern faith experience, urging us back to basics, to the core of what it means to live a Christ-centered life.

Kelly’s narrative is not just about individual transformation but extends to the communal aspect of faith. He paints a vivid picture of a community united in love and purpose, embodying Jesus’s teachings through acts of kindness, generosity, and unwavering support for one another. This, he posits, is where the essence of the church—beyond the physical walls—truly comes to life.

The sermon intricately ties the concept of grace to service, illustrating how our encounters with God’s grace fuel our desire to serve and uplift others. It’s a cycle of spiritual nourishment that feeds both the giver and the receiver, creating ripples of divine love that extend beyond our immediate circles.

Kelly doesn’t shy away from addressing the challenges of the modern world, the distractions that pull us away from our spiritual focus. He calls for a deliberate, conscious effort to engage with scripture, to let it guide our decisions, shape our thoughts, and anchor us in times of turmoil and uncertainty.

Inspired by Kelly’s insights, the Sermon serves as a beacon for those navigating the complexities of faith in today’s world. It’s an invitation to rediscover the joy of scripture, to immerse oneself in the living Word, and to experience the profound impact it can have on our lives and communities.

Through a blend of personal reflection, biblical insights, and practical applications, this sermon endeavors to reignite the spiritual fervor within, challenging us to read the Word and live it out in every aspect of our lives.