Monday, 24 July 2017

Heaven's perspective



 Glory to God!

God is giving us His perspective of what it means to enter His Kingdom, live in His Kingdom and establish His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of baptising a new life in Christ and celebrating what Christ has done for us. It is always a joy to see a believer take that first step of obedience to demonstrate their identification with Christ's death, buriel and resurrection through the waters of baptism. Looking at the account of Jesus' raising Lazarus from the dead in John 11:38-44, David showed us in his message entitled, "Life of death?" how God despises death and longs to give life; the depth of God's love for us; the effect of death; that God calls us to have life in Christ and that Jesus wants to to set us free from the bondage of death and everything associated with it. David then explained that every believer should be baptised because it is a step of obedience; it is a testimony; it is an identification and it is a sign of belonging.

In her message entitled "God's family culture: forgiveness," Antje shared and demonstrated how God calls His people to live in love and unity as representatives of the culture of heaven. Looking at the extent of God's mercy and forgiveness toward us, Antje explained how God expects His children to be like Him and to demonstrate the same measure of forgiveness as we receive from Him (see Mt 6:12,14,15). Understanding the nature of true forgiveness is a key to being able to reflect the Father's heart and the culture of heaven on earth as it is in heaven!

On Sunday, Richard spoke to us about the nature of "True revival." Looking at the account of the revival in Dunkeld in 1882 that was led by D.L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey, we noted some of the characteristics of a genuine move of the Holy Spirit. Richard explained how true revival of the Church and awakening of the Lost correspond to the nature and person of the Holy Spirit (see Jn 16:7-11; Eph 4:10; James 4:5). Seeing the significance of united, fervent and persevering prayer before and during past revivals, Richard encouraged us to pray and to seek God's face for a move of His Spirit so that the Church is revived and the Lost are convicted by the Holy Spirit in our city and our nation.


We are pleased to have our Mission team back from their 2 week visit to Butuan in the Philippines. On Sunday they will be giving us a detailed report of their trip and we look forward to hearing about what God did during their time there. Moriah-Jane has written a personal log of their visit which you can view here.

Upcoming Meetings
 

Regular mid-week meetings will take a Summer break from 1 July - 13 Aug. (Sunday meetings will take place as usual)
29.07: Men's Bike Ride
12,08: Experiencing the Holy Spirit with Edgar and Tatjana Mayer from 16:00 - 21:00 at the EFG in Haeberlin Str.3
Saturday 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60
01.11: Ed Traut - Prophetic Encounters



Monday, 3 July 2017

The old has gone, the new has come!



Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was very powerful as we encountered God in worship, communion, His Word and prayer. We were greatly ministered to throughout the meeting by Psalm 103:1-5 where David writes,

Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits -
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

In his message, entitled, "Exit - No Return!" Richard spoke to us about what it means to be a new creation in Christ where the old has gone and all things are made new (2 Cor 5:17). We looked at 3 important aspects of the believer's new life in Christ as we asked: how do we enter newness of life in Christ; how do we live in newness of life in Christ and how do we walk in newness of life in Christ?

Looking at Luke 9:57-62, we noted that when Jesus calls us to follow Him, He calls us to leave the old, sinful, independent, self-centred, ungodly, worldly life we lived behind us and to follow Him in newness of life and never to look back! Having entered the new, the believer must learn to live in all that has been received in Christ and to not forget all His benefits (Psalm 103:1-5; Eph 1:3; 2 Pet 1:3). Richard emphasised that when anyone is born again, s/he is a new creation and that we grow into fullness in Christ as we receive revelation of what we have received in Christ and experience fullness in Him (1 Cor 2:12; Eph 4:13,15; Phil 3:7-9). As we looked at the context in which 2 Cor 5:17 states that the believer is a new creation in Christ, we noted that newness of life in Christ applies not only to the believer's new identity in Christ but especially to the believer's new purpose in life. Paul writes that Jesus died for all so that those who are made new in Christ should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again (2 Cor 5:15). The believer's new life in Christ is motivated by Christ's love and God's salvation purposes (2 Cor 5:14; 18-6:3). To walk in newness of life is to do the good works that God prepared beforehand for each new creation in Christ (Eph 2:10). We praise God for His revelation to us and for His command to leave the old and live in the new as we exit and not return!

This week our missions team will be heading for Butuan, Philippines to minister there for two weeks. We are excited for Aris, Cristina, Andreas and Moriah-Jane to go as KLF's representatives to visit Kingdom Life Butuan and to be part of their ongoing ministry while they are there. It is always a wonderful experience and we look forward to hearing what God will do during their visit.

Upcoming Meetings
 

Regular mid-week meetings will take a Summer break from 1 July - 13 Aug. (Sunday meetings will take place as usual)
09.07: Baptism service at the EFG in Haeberlin Str.3 from 15:00 - 17:00 (no meeting at Eastsite 15 on that day)
29.07: Men's Bike Ride
12,08: Experiencing the Holy Spirit with Edgar and Tatjana Mayer from 16:00 - 21:00 at the EFG in Haeberlin Str.3
Saturday 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60
01.11: Ed Traut - Prophetic Encounters


Monday, 26 June 2017

Into the Harvest



 "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, 
therefore, to send out the workers into his harvest field." Matthew 9:37,38

In response to God's Word to us at the end of May, we began The Jonah Project - a journey for us to develop God's heart for the lost and to save our city. Consequently, some of us have been hitting the streets to pray, worship and reach the lost in our city and others have been used of God to heal the sick in the workplace and lead people to Jesus. We are also seeing God bring people to us who are being saved, healed and set free! Hallelujah!

As part of the Jonah Project we have invited several evangelists to preach God's Word to us, to equip us, to impart an evangelistic spirit to us and stir us to action. At the end of last month, Tobias spoke to us about Christ's command to come to Him and to go in His name. In his message entitled "Come and go!" Tobias showed us how Jesus calls us to Himself (Mt 14:25-33; Mk 10:21; Mt 16:24-26; Gal. 2:20) to be filled and empowered to be able to go (Mt 28:19,20; Mk 16:15-20; Acts 9:6), to see with His eyes (Is 33:17; Jn 12:45; Jn 5:19; Mt 14:14; Heb 12:2; Eph 1:8) and to have bold faith to reach the lost (Jn 11:40; Rom 12:12; 3 Jn 1:2). 

The following week Prem shared a message entitled, "The life of Christ, our Jubilee," in which he spoke to us about the significance of the Year of Jubilee (Lev 25:8-14, 20-22) pertaining to liberty, restoration and rest and how Jesus is our Jubilee (Luke 4:18-21)! Prem showed us that “Rest” represents God’s finished work – revealed through Christ (Heb 4:1-4) and that the blessings of Jubilee (liberty & restoration) are the extension of the life of Christ which He made available by His blood and perfect sacrifice (Heb 9:11,12). Lastly Prem encouraged us to be the trumpet of the Jubilee as we respond to the privilege of proclaiming Christ our Jubilee to others (Jn 7:38)!

In his message, entitled "God's minimum financial standard," Alexander challenged us to ask ourselves whether our lives in Christ correspond to the "fullness of life" (Jn 10:10) we have in Jesus. Taking a look at what fullness in Christ means, Alexander showed us what our lives in Christ should look like, in particular in the area of our finances. Understanding the internal and external causes of poverty helps believers overcome the mindset and influences that can rob them of God's best. Alexander showed us that it is God's will that His people have enough to meet all their needs and beyond in order to meet the urgent needs of others (Luke 15:17; Titus 3:14; 2 Cor 9:8).

It was great to have Bengt Wedemalm and Thomas Hantsche with us two Sundays ago. Bengt shared a powerful message entitled, "The wind and the fire," in which he spoke on the nature and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer's life. He showed us how true freedom is living according to the prompting of the Holy Spirit in any situation and at anytime. With many amazing testimonies, Bengt encouraged us to be a people filled with the Spirit, manifesting His nature like wind and fire to be an influence in our city and in the nations for God's Kingdom.

Everyday evangelism is what Wai-yee Schmidt is passionate about and yesterday she spoke to us in her message entitled, "Move if you want to see a movement,"about how God has chosen us and called us to reach the lost (Is 43:1). Wai-yee lives in Frankfurt and encouraged us with many powerful testimonies to be bold and to speak to people as the Holy Spirit leads. In a time, "when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes" (Amos 9:13), it is time for the Church to arise and rescue the unsaved, heal the sick and set the oppressed free!



Upcoming Meetings
 

Regular mid-week meetings will take a Summer break from 1 July - 13 Aug. (Sunday meetings will take place as usual)
09.07: Baptism service at the EFG in Haeberlin Str.3 from 15:00 - 17:00 (no meeting at Eastsite 15 on that day)
29.07: Men's Bike Ride
12,13.08: Experiencing the Holy Spirit with Edgar and Tatjana Mayer
Saturday 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60
01.11: Ed Traut - Prophetic Encounters 

Monday, 22 May 2017

Building a culture of honour


Glory to God!

We are continuing to hear testimonies of God healing people in our midst and are thrilled with what God is doing at KLF! Yesterday we took time to honour and thank our leaders for their amazing work. Building a culture of honour creates an atmosphere for miracles, signs and wonders! As the people of God honour one another, honour each other's responsibilities and honour the anointing, so God's Kingdom is manifested (see Mt 10:41; 13:53-58; 1 Thess 5:12,13; Heb 13:17)!

Yesterday's meeting was very powerful as the Holy Spirit called us to rise up in Christ's Spirit of Victory and use His Name and the authority in Him to overcome hindrances, oppression of the enemy, sickness and anything in our lives that is not submitted to Jesus. The Lord is calling His people to rise up in the authority given to us in order to advance His rule and reign. Alexander then preached a message on "Understanding our authority in prayer," in which he showed us that the Church must learn to realise and exercise her authority in prayer as children of God, as friends of God and as the Bride of Christ.

As we build a culture of honour and walk in the divine authority of our identity in Christ, we will see an even greater manifestation of heaven on earth!

Upcoming Meetings
 

Tuesday from 19:00 - 21:00: Discipleship Group - Leipziger Str.60 (L60) 
Last Wednesday of every month from 19:30 - 21:00: Worship and Prayer Evening  at L60 
Saturday 03.06, 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60

18.06: Guest speaker, Bengt Wedemalm
25.06: Guest speaker, Wai-yee Schmidt 
12,13.08: Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer

Monday, 15 May 2017

Healings


 (The Celebration Team)

Glory to God!

It's happening! God is healing people in our midst! On Sunday we heard testimonies of people being healed in the meeting of a sore throat, a skin rash (disappeared during worship), stomach pain, leg pain and testimonies of people who were healed in previous meetings after being prayed for: prolonged stomach issues, back problems, pain in the foot, and a severely stiffened hand were all healed. We also heard testimonies of people receiving powerful encounters with God in dreams, visions and of healings of colleagues in the workplace after prayer and God's favour on people in the workplace. We are amazed and excited about what God is doing and we are trusting God for even greater manifestations of His presence and power. What we are seeing happening was prophesied over our pastors and KLF a few months ago when Ed Traut and André Bronkhorst prophesied that we would move into the supernatural and that KLF would become known as a place of healing. Glory to God!

On Sunday we took time to honour our wonderful celebration team (picture from left to right: Natalie, Aris, Moriah-Jane, Jane and Wesley) as well as our hospitality team leaders, Mary and Rekha who organised and helped make our 10th anniversary celebration weekend such a success. We also honoured all the mothers as we gave them a rose each and prayed for them.

Looking at John 14:1-4 and 15-21, Richard shared a brief message entitled, "God with us" in which he showed us that God not only prepares a place for us to dwell with Him in the future in heaven but that the Lord has made His dwelling place in and among His people to reveal His love and power. Richard encouraged us to expect the manifestation of God's Kingdom and not to limit the supernatural through human reasoning. Through the testimonies, the Word and the subsequent healings, it is clear that God is establishing His huperballo (exceeding, abundant, beyond the boundary) culture of heaven in KLF. Hallelujah!

On Saturday our youth leaders and some of our youth attended an exciting event in Bad Gandersheim called, Outbreak. Thorsten made a video clip of their trip that was shown during the meeting on Sunday. They had a brilliant time and came back tired but encouraged and enthusiastic! 

Upcoming Meetings
 

Tuesday from 19:00 - 21:00: Discipleship Group - Leipziger Str.60 (L60) 
Last Wednesday of every month from 19:30 - 21:00: Worship and Prayer Evening  at L60 
Saturday 03.06, 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60

18.06: Guest speaker, Bengt Wedemalm
25.06: Guest speaker, Wai-yee Schmidt 
12,13.08: Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer



Tuesday, 9 May 2017

KLF's 10th Anniversary




Glory to God!

This past weekend KLF celebrated her 10th anniversary. The fun began on Friday evening with a Holywood Party where many came dressed up to attend our very own Oscar night where oscars were awarded for catagories like: best hair, best worshipper, most punctual, shortest sermon, and other silly catagories. The evening was hosted by Moriah-Jane and Chris and interspersed with musical contributions from our wonderfully talented people, young and oldish. On Saturday morning many got together for a KLF picnic in the park and in the evening we continued our celebration with our Night of the Nations where we enjoyed a delicious dinner together, followed by a KLF talent night with many different contributions from many different nations. Our talented people performed poetry, songs, creative writing, dance, classical music, sketches, jokes and the like - it was great fun to see and hear the variety of gifted people in our church family. On Sunday we concluded the weekend celebrations with a thanksgiving service in which we gave God the glory for His faithfulness and thanked the people who have been a significant part of our journey as a church. It was a very special time to honour one another and to celebrate all the good things God has done these past 10 years. Richard then shared a message on 10 lessons he learned from the past 10 years in which he spoke about some of the things he has learned over the years. This is what he shared:
  1. God is faithful even when I am not. God works despite me. 2 Tim 2:13; Gal. 3:5
  2. I know in part, then I shall know fully even as I am fully known. 1 Cor 13:12
  3. Power comes out of intimacy. Mt 6:6
  4. People are more important than purpose. It is more important to love than to achieve. Jn 21:15-17
  5. It is easier to start something than to sustain something. James 1:4
  6. Forgiveness sets free. Col 3:3
  7. God’s purposes are unstoppable. Is 9:6,7
  8. The Kingdom is huperballo. Eph 3:20,21
  9. True love perseveres. Prov 18:24
  10. The Church is the glory of God in imperfect vessels. 2 Cor 4:6,7
Bishop Sony Okpekpe concluded the meeting with a prayer of blessing, followed by a presentation of our anniversary cake by Ngozikaego. It was wonderful to catch up with old friends and to spend so much time together as a church family over the weekend. We are so grateful to God for what He has done and continues to do with us and we are looking forward to seeing even greater things in the future. Hallelujah!

A couple of weeks ago, we had the privilege of having Myrna Gabilan with us from WYAM Frankfurt, who spoke to us about growing in our knowledge of God in order to make Him known. Richard then spoke to us about being born of imperishable seed to live the Gospel life of hope, faith and love. As part of the Jonah Project, we are seeing how God is speaking to us about reaching the Lost and carrying His heart for our city and the nations.

Upcoming Meetings
 

Tuesday from 19:00 - 21:00: Discipleship Group - Leipziger Str.60 (L60) 
Last Wednesday of every month from 19:30 - 21:00: Worship and Prayer Evening  at L60 
Saturday 03.06, 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60

18.06: Guest speaker, Bengt Wedemalm
12,13.08: Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer



Monday, 24 April 2017

The Jonah Project


Glory to God!

As the Lord continues to reveal heaven's priorities to us, He is establishing the values He wants us to have. On Sunday, Richard shared a message entitled "The Jonah Project," in which we looked at the story of Jonah and what it reveals concerning God's values and how we need to respond them. Richard showed us that in a society where values are subjective and relative, God wants us to be concerned with what He is concerned about - His values must become our values (Phil 2:21). Just as Jonah tried to run away from God's commission and went through a process of leaving his comfort, surrendering his life to God, dying to self and then devoting himself to God and obeying Him, so the believer is challenged to adopt God's values and respond to them in obedience. More specifically, God revealed His heart for the lost in our city and is calling us to be faithful "as those approved of God to be entrusted with the Gospel" (1 Thess 2:4) so that Frankfurt will be saved. In response to God's Word to us, we have begun The Jonah Project - a journey for us to develop God's heart for the lost and to save our city.  It is exciting to realise that when the Church adopts God's values, she will be united in spirit and purpose to further God's Kingdom. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Meetings
 

Tuesday from 19:00 - 21:00: Discipleship Group - Leipziger Str.60 (L60) 
Wednesday from 19:30 - 21:00: Worship and Prayer Evening  at L60 

05-07.05.2017: KLF's 10th Anniversary Celebration at Eastsite 15
Saturday 03.06, 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60

18.06: Guest speaker, Bengt Wedemalm
12,13.08: Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer