FEBRUARY 18, 2024

SOMEONE GOD CAN USE

Jenna Luoto, Spiritual Formation Pastor

God's design for living is good in every way. Sin, our enemy, is working to destroy that. This week we move onto the story of Noah which takes place during a time when God's very good creation had become only evil all the time. In order to restore God's creation back to it's very good state, God finds one favorable man that He uses to start fresh. God looks down and sees that Noah is righteous, blameless, and faithful - and chooses to use Him and his family as a remnant to restart God's very good creation.  This story reveals to us how God works out His restorative work - through us.  God is still looking for people who are righteous, blameless, and faithful to usher in his restorative work. The question is, do we want to be used by God? And if so, would God look down and find favor in us?

SERMON FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS:

1. Read Genesis 6:5-8. Talk about what you imagine the earth being like at this point in time (when every inclination of the human thoughts were only evil all the time) . How hard would it have been to be the one person who God found favor in (Noah)? How can you relate to this in our world today?
2. God's plan to restore His creation back into it's "very good" state is through us - humanity. In what ways do you see in our world today (in your own life) where God's goodness needs to replace evil, brokenness, destruction, or chaos? How do you think God wants to use you to help make that happen?
3. Read Genesis 6:9. Here we are told the three things that God found favorable in Noah. Spend some time reflection and sharing on the following: Are you righteous (do you have a heart desire to do the right and Godly thing?) If not, what do you need God to do in you? Are you blameless (do your choices reflect your heart desire to good and Godly things?) If not, what do you need God to cleanse you of? Are you faithfullly walking with God? (do you spend time with God regularly, offeirng yourself to Him on a daily basis?) If not, what do you need God to do in you?
 4. Read Romans 12:1-2. How does this help you connect with the characteristics found in Noah? Do you find that to be a helpful way to press in to becoming who God is calling you to be?


STEp 3: DISCOVER PURPOSE

ROOM 109 | 12:00p | LUNCH & CHILDCARE PROVIDED

No matter where you are at on your journey, Lifetrack is the FIRST step that we encourage you to participate in here at Kankakee First Church. This is where you will learn about WHO we are as a church, WHAT we believe, and HOW we are structured to help you along your spiritual journey.  Lifetrack is a four-step process that helps you discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God created for you. You will learn more about who we are as a church and who God has created you to be.

UPCOMING EVENTS

K1 Annual Meeting will take place TONIGHT, Sunday, February 18th at 6PM.  We will celebrate the various things that God has done through K1 in 2023.  We will elect people to serve as team leaders for the following roles on our Lay Leadership Counsel:  (i) Worship Team Leader; (ii) Finance Team Leader; and (iii) Kids/Teens Discipleship Team Leader. (Only official church members can vote. If you are not sure if you are a member and would like to be, contact Pastor Dave, dave @k1naz.org). We hope to see you there!

Additional Events

Dare to Care
1st & 3rd Thursdays l 10:30 am
Dare to Care meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 10:30 – 11:30 am. This ministry prays over the requests of the congregation, writes notes of encouragement, and reaches out to new visitors.

JOIN THE DREAM TEAM

Sanctuary Greeters | Sundays 9AM & 10:45AM
Serve as a door greeter, a sanctuary greeter, or help people with a Next Step at one of our welcome tables for either our 9am or 10:45am services.
Basketball Ministry | Sundays 12:00-4:00, on rotation
Come support out basketball ministry by being a welcoming presence and building connection with family and friends of the players. This is a great way to help bridge the gap between K1 and out basketball families. FMI, Contact Maddi Spacht, mwspacht@olivet.edu

MONTHLY OUTREACH

DIAPER DRIVE & GLASSES DONATIONS

We have two opportunities to bless our community this month!

PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER

Bring size 4, 5, or 6 diapers to help supply the Pregnancy Resource Center. Bins are placed in the lobbies

GENTLY USED GLASSES

Do you have old glasses that you don't use anymore? Donate the frames and they will be supplied to people in need. A box for donations can be found at the Coffee counter.

NEXT GENERATION

KIDS WORSHIP (AGE 4-5th grade) - Sunday 9:00 AM & 10:45 aM

NURSERY (BIRTH-3 YRS) - SUNDAY 9:00 AM &10:45 AM

CURRENT SERIES:  In 2024 we will be looking at the birth of the Church...starting with the book of Acts!

JOURNEY - WEDNESDAY NIGHTS!

Kids can join us on Wednesday nights  6:30-8:00p. Learning to be a disciple of Jesus is a journey - and we are committed to helping kids engage in the journey from the very start! JOURNEY is for kids ages 4 yrs-5th grade and includes games, teaching, small groups, snack, and a whole to of fun! Nursery is available for infant-3 yrs for all Wednesday night ministries. Check in starts at 6:15p, check out completes at 8:15p.
FMI on all things Kids....PASTOR CINDI, cindi@k1naz.org

9TH-12th GRADES  | Sunday 6:30-8:00 PM

6TH - 8TH GRADES | WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00 PM

*Students can come at 6:00p for dinner.*
CURRENT SERIES: SHIPPED
For February and March, the teens will be looking at various relationships in life and what God's Word has to say about them. 

SUNDAY MORNING - MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS

Middle School students are invited to participate in a  Faith Foundations catechism  class during our 9:00a service, in the Youth Room.
FMI on all things Youth....PASTOR LINDSAY lindsay@k1naz.org

Sunday from 10:45a-12:00p
Wednesday from 6:30-8:00p


All programming partners with our K1 KIDS ministry.

K1 GLOBAL MISSIONS

WAYS TO GIVE

ONLINE

Give online at k1naz.org/giving

IN PERSON

Use one of the Drop Boxes at the back of the sanctuary or in the lobby

BY MAIL

1000 N Entrance Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901