JuNE 16, 2024

SPIRIT OF REVELATION

Jenna Luoto, Executive & Spiritual Formation Pastor

Sometimes the idea of going out into the dark world and leading people to Jesus feels overwhelming and impossible. Thankfully, we don't have to do it in our own strength. We have the Holy Spirit to help us. But to only is the Holy Spirit helping us to go out into the world, the Holy Spirit is also working in the life of the unbeliever drawing them to Jesus. This Sunday, Pastor Jenna will talk about how we can partner with the Spirit to help lead the unbeliever out of the darkness and into the light. 

SERMON DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1. In what ways does the world feel dark to you? How does this impact your ability to fulfill the great commission?
2. Read John 16:8-11. Did you know that the Spirit is working in the life of the unbeliever, too? How does that change the weight the you have carried about taking the light into the darkness?
3. Read 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 and 2 Corinthians 3:16-17. Talk about the veil that is blinding the minds of those who do not believe, and the promise of the Spirit to remove the veil. How does that change how you understand what is happening in the lives of those who do not believe?
4. Pastor Jenna suggest three ways that we as believers can partner with the Spirit. Talk about these three things and discuss which one may be hardest for you to live out. (Pray for the unbeliever, Share the good news, Represent Christ well.)
5. Pastor Jenna offered a prayer that we can pray for those who do not believe. Does praying this way feel more powerful and effective than how you had been praying previously. Talk about why that is.
6. Who in your life right now is still living in the darkness. Pray for those people together using this prayer.

STEP 2: FIND FREEDOM

IN ROOM 109 AFTER THE SERVICE. LUNCH AND 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

Our senior adults ministry will meet for their monthly gathering at Historic Bird Park for a concert at 7:00p to hear Kankakee's Municipal Band. Bring a lawn chair and snacks.

Come early for better parking.
It's finally Summer, which means softball is back! Come hang with us on Tuesday nights to cheer on our K1 softball teams and enjoy fellowship with our spectators. Games run on Tuesday nights. 
Are you a young adult who lives in the area? This summer, we want to create space for you to fellowship and hang out with like minded followers of Jesus! Direct any questions to Pastor Jenna jenna@k1naz.org, or Savannah White swhite5@olivet.edu, or 219-728-9514.

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 10:45AM
Serve as a door greeter, a sanctuary greeter, or help people with a Next Step at one of our welcome tables for  our 10:45am service.
Small Group Leaders 
Feeling led to create space for people to connect and grow? Contact Pastor Jenna, jenna@k1naz.org
Nursery Team | Sundays 10:45AM
Need a baby fix! Come serve on our nursery team on Sunday mornings. Our volunteers serve once a month on rotation. FMI contact Marianne Bontrager, marianne@k1naz.org

NEXT GENERATION

KIDS WORSHIP (AGE 4-5th grade) - Sunday 10:45 aM

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

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

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

*Students can come at 6:00p for dinner.*
CURRENT SERIES: ALIVE & ACTIVE
This Summer the teens will be sharing and hearing testimonies of student's and leader's favorite verses and their testimonies that go along with them.  
FMI on all things Youth....PASTOR LINDSAY lindsay@k1naz.org

Sunday from 10:45a-12:00p

All programming partners with our K1 KIDS ministry.

K1 GLOBAL MISSIONS

PRAY FOR OUR DR TEAM THIS WEEK!

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

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Kankakee, IL 60901