Message Archives 2018
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Christmas time is known for a lot of things but one of the most enduring qualities of this holiday season is all the music. There are music stations that are devoting their airwaves to Christmas music 24/7 during the season. Christmas-themed performances take place in churches, concert halls, and even on Broadway. And Sunday worship services are filled with songs that have been sung for hundreds of years across multiple continents. Even if you don’t attend church regularly or ever, chances are you have heard a number of these Christmas Carols. They are familiar, comfortable and nostalgic which is great but how often do we really stop to consider the words that so easily spring from our lips? What are these carols really saying? This series will help us to pause and reflect on the words that we are singing and the greatest message of hope, joy, peace, and love they express.
December 2 – Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus | Ken Gilmore
December 9 – O Little Town Of Bethlehem | Ken Gilmore
December 16 – Joy To The World | Ken Gilmore
December 23 – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel | Josh Fakhoury
Love Where You Live 2018
We are commanded by Christ to love God and love others. But this isn’t just some squishy, touchy-feely, sentimental kind of command that Jesus gives. He commands a gritty, engaging and intentional kind of love that gets lived out at home, on our street, and in our community. Join us as we talk about what loving where you live could and should look like.
November 4 – Love Those You Live With First | Ken Gilmore
November 11 – L-O-V-E is a V-E-R-B | Ken Gilmore
November 18 – Who Is Thankful For You? | Matthew Roberts
November 25 – Limitless | Josh Fakhoury
Spiritual Growth Journey
We’ve all been on a journey, which is simply the act of traveling from one place to another. That part is pretty simple. But what do we mean by spiritual growth? This can be a bit harder to define and there are plenty of opinions out there on what it means. At Keystone Church, we define spiritual growth as the process of becoming more and more like Jesus Christ in our thoughts, our words and our actions by the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. This series of messages is designed to help us start our journey and identify some important mile-markers as we make our way.
September 9 – Real Mature – Ken Gilmore
September 16 – Journeys Are Better Together – Ken Gilmore
September 23 – Old But Faithful – Ken Gilmore
September 30 – Light In The Dark – Ken Gilmore
October 7 – Prayer: Purpose, Patter & Place – Ken Gilmore
October 14 – Karpos (Greek word for Fruit) – Ken Gilmore
October 21 – Overflow – Ken Gilmore
October 28 – Doing Well or Doing Good? – Ken Gilmore
Love & Lead
Our mission as a church is to love and lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. A few years back we added the “love” component to this statement. But why? This message helps to unpack what we mean when we say “Love and Lead” because we think it is impossible to love without leading and to lead without loving, if we wish to attach the name of Jesus to our mission. We’ll be taking a close look at a time in the life of Jesus where He not only loved but that love compelled Him to lead. We need to learn how to follow His example as Christians in a world that needs to be loved and lead.
September 2nd – Love and Lead – Ken Gilmore
Most people, religious or not, know more about Moses than almost any other character in the Bible outside of Jesus Himself. But most people have either the Hollywood, Cecil B. DeMille version with Charlton Heston in his iconic role or a Sunday School version which doesn’t always give them the whole story. In this series, we want to take a long look at the person credited with writing the first five books of the Bible and one of the main figures on which the Judeo-Christian culture is built. Let’s meet this man called MOSES!
July 8th – Basket Case – Chris Jarrett
July 15th – Called – Josh Fakhoury
July 22nd – Holy Moses – Steve Anderson
July 29nd – Passover & Exodus – Chris Jarrett
August 5th – In The Wilderness – Matthew Roberts
August 12th – No One Stands Alone – Ken Gilmore
August 19th – The BIG 10 – Ken Gilmore
The Game Of Life
Someone once wrote that “The game of life has two types of participants, spectators and players. Pick one.” That is so true. We can either be the kind of people who live life by accident or live life on purpose. This series is designed to help us all live life on purpose.
JUNE 3rd – Begin With The End In Mind – Ken Gilmore
JUNE 10th – You First – Ken Gilmore
JUNE 17th – Game Changers – Ken Gilmore
JUNE 24th – We Get To Do This – Steve Anderson
JULY 1st – Responsibility Of We – Erin Strakalaitis
While Jesus was walking this earth, He specifically invited people to be His disciples by simply inviting them to “Follow”. And follow is exactly what they did. They followed Him from place to place. They followed Him to unexpected parties with unusual guest lists. They followed Him into danger and the unknown. They followed Him to places where miracles would take place and crowds would cheer. They followed Him even when what He taught inspired them, challenged them and even confused them. If we want to follow Jesus today, what does that look like? How do you follow a person who ascended into heaven? What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus right now? At Keystone, we think it boils down to 4 things. Join us for a great series on what we simply call – THE FOUR
MAY 6 – GROW – Ken Gilmore
MAY 13 – CONNECT – Ken Gilmore
MAY 20 – REACH – Mick Veach (Pastor of Mosaic Church of Detroit)
MAY 27 – SHARE – Ken Gilmore
If there is one thing about Jesus that everyone can agree on it is the fact that He was incredibly DIFFERENT than any human that lived before or after His time on earth. He is arguably the one person on which all history pivots. He was DIFFERENT and He made a lasting difference in our world. How He viewed God; How He lived out His purpose; How He defined morality and How He led humanity to the Kingdom of God create a framework for us to follow. As He was DIFFERENT so we, as His followers, should be DIFFERENT as well. Join us as we discover the difference that Christ can make.
April 8 – Different By Designer? – Ken Gilmore
April 15 – Different By Duty? – Ken Gilmore
April 22 – Different By Dictate
April 29 – Different By Destiny
EASTER 2018: Nobody Expected No Body
I Believe In God But….
According to the polls 89% of Americans believe in God. Belief in God is found in every culture that has ever existed. Even in cultures that strove to be fully atheistic in their makeup, like Communist Russia during the second half of the last century were not able to remove belief in God. Half of Rrussians now say they believe there is a God. Belief in God is persistent in humanity but is belief in God enough? There are plenty of options out there when it comes to describing this “god” that so many people believe exists. When it comes to the God of the Bible, who revealed Himself to us, we face some unique challenges and some questions. Yes, we believe in God but…. Join us for a four-part series where we tackle some of the honest questions we have about this God we believe is out there.
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March 4 – I Believe In God But Is That Enough?
March 11 – I Believe In God But What If I Don’t Really Trust Him?
March 18 – I Believe In God But What If I Don’t Agree With Him?
March 25 – I Believe In God But Do I Have To Go Overboard?
Whether you’re digging out of debt, planning for your future, or just hoping to make a plan, investing in a brighter tomorrow starts by Making Change today. The Bible is full of ancient wisdom that still works in the modern world. This is especially true when it comes to what God wants us to know about how we manage our money. And we need all the help we can get because we live at a time when only 1/3 of households have any kind of budget or a financial plan for the future and 3/4 of households live paycheck to paycheck at least some of the time. If that sounds bad, we have a big problem with debt as well. Americans hold over $999 billion in credit card debt, yes that’s billions, with the average household credit card debt of $16,245. The end result is stress, fear and a feeling of always falling further behind. That isn’t what God wants us to feel or experience so we are going to take four Sundays to see what God offers us instead of stress and fear. Join us for the conversation.
February 4, 2018 – Less Is More – Ken Gilmore
February 18, 2018 – Giving Is Good – Chris Jarrett
February 25, 2018 – Stress Is Bad & Tomorrow Matters – Ken Gilmore
How To Get What You Really Want
If I were to ask you, “what you want?”, what things come to mind? What person comes to mind? What job, what car, what item, what accolade or achievement? Now let me ask you another question: “Are you sure that is what you REALLY want?” That second question is a bit harder because all of us have experienced a time when we got what we wanted only to realize it wasn’t what we REALLY wanted at all. So how do we navigate the second question so that we get what we REALLY want? Is it even possible? Take a look at the series we shared to launch a new year and discover what you really want.
January 7, 2018 – Be Careful What You Want For – Ken Gilmore
January 14, 2018 – Natural Disasters – Ken Gilmore
January 21, 2018 – Last Words First – Ken Gilmore
January 28, 2018 – What vs. Who – Ken Gilmore