Speaking Engagements for Before the Beginning...God Designed are presented by Jim Kraft, Tamara Kraft or both. The talk’s lengths vary from 10-70 minutes. The talks are written to create contrast of a world effected by good and evil with a biblical worldview. It is designed with humor, and can be presented with visual and DVD support. God’s Word is carefully disseminated and is written mostly for believers and those curious about things of God that are on the sidelines. The talk can be modified for specific areas of interest such as science, education, politics, industry and Christian living. The talk is designed to create thought, help us to engage the passion that God has for us and free us to be who we were meant to be in Him reflecting His glory. The attendees will have a path to begin to experience the passion that God has for us. Also, Jim and/or Tamara reminds us of God’s admonition to “consider creation” and “not to forget the works of old,” the value in “guarding our hearts” and engaging an eternal perspective. Please contact us for availability.
Additional Speaking Titles:
- Before the Beginning...God Designed in a SNAPP! (Visual presentation with awe-inspiring creations)
• S See See with the eyes of your heart
• N Nothing (−∞) + (+∞) = ( )
• A All Consdiering it All!
• P Perspective Job and Solomon lacked perspective, something we don't always value.
• P Passion Ardent affection, enthusiastic devotion, a tireless diligence in its furtherance
- Busted! Not just for those who are Politically Correct. Spot the adversary red handed with his 3 PC’s.
- Duck––God's Life-Giving Glory might knock you over!
- God Out! Watch Out!
• Perspective Goes Awry
• We Devalue Ourselves
• Our Mission Gets Missed
- God’s Passion and Intentions Revealed
- Got Awe?
Man can create great works of art that capture man’s attention and cause wonder and appreciation. We call these men and women “Masters,” and their creations, masterpieces. However, these masterpieces do not compare with God’s masterpieces. He is the Master Designer. One of God’s masterpieces is within each of us. It is our hearts. He authored, designed and engineered our hearts with two distinct purposes. One purpose is to power our bodies and the other is to possess a heart capable of emotion, of passion, sadness, joy, anger and, above all else, love.
Unfortunately, tumultuous times can skew our perspective and affect the condition of our hearts. Whether young or old, we can begin to devalue the miracle of who we were meant to be. Before the Beginning addresses the emotional, physical and spiritual fallout of a lost perspective and offers the healing and enduring hope of God’s perspective through His word and the creation that He put before us.
Our hearts are God’s masterpieces. They are so important to Him that He tells us that “above all else, guard your hearts.” When we guard our hearts we can more easily grasp our Creator’s heart. Our heart connects us to God. If that connection changes us, we become more like Christ. We slowly begin to understand the incredible love and passion that God has for us.
Who else would be better to address heart issues other than God, the Artist, Author, and Designer of our hearts?
Tumultuous times can skew our perspective, mess with our thinking and set us on the wrong track. Whether young or old, we can begin to devalue the miracle of who we are in Christ. Jim Kraft addresses the emotional, physical, and spiritual fallout of a lost perspective and offers the healing and enduring hope of God’s perspective through His word and creation.
We can never fully grasp the immeasurable thoughts God has in His heart for us, but we can take the time to consider them and the passion He has for us.
By understanding God’s passion, we can discover how to:
• Bring purpose to the changes that take place.
• Think more creatively about our Creator.
• Identify and see through the enemy’s deceptions.
• Gain the reassurance that there is an eternity and you are included in it!
When God created the universe, it was all about us. When we discover the Creator, it’s all about Him!
The Leaders's Discussion Guide for Before the Beginning...God Designed is being written presently and will be available in April, 2014. The 12-week course will be available in print. The guide is written to create contrast of a world affected by good and evil with a biblical worldview. It is designed with humor, visual and DVD support recommendations. God’s Word is carefully used as a benchmark and is carefully written mostly for believers and those curious about things of God on the sidelines. The guide can easily be tailored for specific areas of interest such as science, education, politics, industry and Christian living. The course is designed to create discussion, thought, and ultimately help us to engage the passion that God has for us and free us to be who we were meant to be in Him reflecting His glory. The attendees will experience the power in God’s admonition to “consider creation” and “not to forget His works,” the value in “guarding our hearts” and engaging an eternal perspective.