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2017 Estes Park, Colorado Festival Messages

2017 President's Sermon

October 5

Meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles
Larry Neff

Just as Israel dwelt in temporary dwellings on the way to the promised land we dwell in temporary bodies ("tents") on our journey to God's Kingdom. This life is temporal in contrast to our existence in God's eternal kingdom. We are transitory sojourners looking for a permanent home.

October 6

Do You Have Sisu?
Tom Clark

Sisu is a Finnish word that means grit, hardiness, emotional toughness, stubborn determination. The Finns demonstrated this during the Winter War of 1939-40. Spiritually it applies to Mt. 24:13, because we must likewise endure to the end. Let's look at the Finns example, and ask whether or not we have Sisu!

October 7

The Discipline of Sanctification
Britton Taylor

The FOT is where the Christian tire meets the road. Why do we do the things that we do? We are saved by grace through faith, it is the gift of God but is there an expected response to His gift? If so, what is it and why?

October 8

Are You Obsessed About Your Journey to the Kingdom?
Mark Whynaucht

There is a relationship we have with God, as our Father, and there is a relationship we have with Jesus Christ. We can't ignore either of them. One is central to our being. The other is central to who we become. Jesus Christ became a human being so that He could show us how to live and what this life should be like. Looking forward and working towards the Kingdom of God. Are we obsessed about that journey?

October 9

Vision and Hope Draws You to the Kingdom
Bill Johnson

Use God's vision and hope to draw us closer to God and hte Kingdom of God

Keep to the right “Svensson”
Caleb Froedge

In 1967, Sweden went from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right-hand side. Overall, this major traffic change was a success. Why will the Millennium be a success? The is partly because the Millennium will be centered on having the right education and right teachers in place.

October 10

The Tree of Life
Jim Franks

God's plan of salvation is pictured in the seven annual festivals. The tree of life is connected to God's plan.

October 12

The Last Great Day
Tom Clark

This day pictures the time when billions of human beings will be resurrected to physical life. After their physical needs are met, they will need to be taught how to live in peace, and the Truth of God. We can't teach what we don't know, so are we preparing now to teach these vital lessons then?

What Have You Learned?
Jim Franks

Review of the Feast and the lessons you learned.