Monday, 13 May 2019

Transformation



Glory to God!

Yesterday we launched our new website, logo and look! Having celebrated our 12th anniversary the previous Sunday, yesterday was a significant day as we established who we are as a church and what God's vision and purpose is for Kingdom Life, both in Frankfurt as well as in Butuan in the Philippines. It was very special to have our pastors, Julius and Roszel, from Kingdom Life Butuan with us for this important occasion. In a wonderfully creative way, Alexander and Natalie led the unveiling and explanation of our new website, logo and look. With the help of some of our members and youth, we were shown Kingdom Life's new image on roll-ups, t-shirts, caps, banners and posters and were all given our new KLF welcome package! We had a lot of fun and are excited about the significance of our new image and the transformation that it symbolises for us as a church.

Richard and Julius then explained the vision of Kingdom Life and what it means to live the Kingdom life wherever we are. You can listen to their messages here.  In his message, Richard showed us that God's vision for us individually and as a church is Christ - to be like Him and to do as He did while on earth. As followers of Jesus, all of us are called to imitate Him and to live the Kingdom life that He lived (Mt 3:19; Jn 13:15,16; 17:18; 1 Cor 11:1; Phil 3:10,11; Heb 12:2; 1 Jn 2:6). Jesus demonstrated the Kingdom life as He lived for the glory of God, for the sake of the Church and for the expansion of God's Kingdom - He reached up, reached in and reached out. Likewise, if we are to be like Jesus, we are called to reach up (lives devoted to God as we live from Him, through Him, to Him and for His glory glory forever); reach in (lives devoted to the Body of Christ as we love one another, serve one another, encourage one another, forgive one another, etc) and reach out (lives devoted to bringing God's love and grace to the lost to reconcile them to the Father). We praise God for making the vision and mission of Kingdom Life plain to us so that each of us can be a significant part of the fulfilment of God's vision for us. Hallelujah!

On Saturday, Richard and Julius led a seminar entitled, "Keys to Transformation." A group of us gathered in Leipziger Str. 60 to explore how God wants to bring transformation in our personal lives, in the Church and in our cities. Richard showed us that transformation is both the work of God and man and that transformation can only happen when there is God's revelation and man's repentance. Julius spoke to us about transformation in the Church and shared how important it is that God's people understand the "priesthood of all believers" (1 Pet 2:5) and the need for every believer in the church to serve and be a significant part of the fulfilment of the mission and vision of the local church. Through our discussion it became very clear that transformation can only happen in the church as people are discipled and as people get involved and actively apply what they learn. In our last session, Richard shared how a city is transformed, one person at a time; by recognising who God has placed in one's life; through prayer and intercession; through kindness that leads to repentance; by being uncompromising in essence and flexible in form; by keeping the main thing, the main thing and by doing it together.

Upcoming Events





18.05: Praise and Worship Evening at KLF (Eastsite 15)



09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer

23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30 



Monday, 6 May 2019

12th Anniversary

Ngozi's amazing fruit basket cake


Glory to God!

Two weeks ago, after a very powerful and intimate time of worship, some of our people presented their art work that they had created the day before at our praise and painting workshop led by Karin. It was wonderful to see how our people responded to God with their paintings and how reflecting on the paintings ministered to us. Richard then shared a message entitled, "Living sacrifice" in which we looked at Romans 12:1 and noted what it means to worship God with our lives. Richard showed us that true worship is about not going astray but choosing to do God's will for His glory (see Isaiah 53:6). True worship is living from God, through God and for God as we respond to God's abiding presence, depend on Christ to be in right relationship with the Father and seek to do God's will as we live holy lives that are pleasing to Him.

Yesterday, KLF celebrated her 12th anniversary! With great joy and excitement our church family gathered together to honour God for His faithfulness to us over the past 12 years. We are particularly pleased that the senior pastors of Kingdom Life Butuan (KLB), pastors Julius and Roszel Regala, together with their children, Yrah Lee and Jonkris could join us from the Philippines. They are visiting us for 3 weeks and will be ministering to KLF at various Life Groups and special meetings.

After a powerful time of worship, our Kingdom Kids performed a beautiful flag dance with Danni, followed by Yrah Lee, who ministered to us in song. Julius and Roszel then shared their journey as a church in Butuan with us and testified to God's faithfulness in their lives. You can listen to what they shared here. It was very moving to hear about the needs and challenges that KLB encounter in reaching out to the poor, the orphans and the street kids in Butuan and Julius encouraged us to realise that everyone becomes a significant part in building God's Kingdom as we serve His purposes together.

Richard then shared a message entitled, "God's good work" in which he showed us that the good work that God began in each of us, in KLF, in KLB, in Frankfurt and in Butuan, He will carry on to completion until Christ returns (Phil 1:3-6; Is 9:6,7). We were greatly encouraged by the messages and responded by declaring God's truth over our lives. It is an awesome privilege to participate in the gospel and to be instruments of God's love and salvation purposes locally and across the world! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

11.05: "Keys to Transformation" Seminar with Julius Regala and Richard Morschel @ L60
18.05: Praise and Worship Evening at KLF (Eastsite 15)

09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer

23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30 



Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Perfect Good News!


Glory to God!

Easter is a celebration of the Gospel - the Good News of Christ's death, burial and resurrection! It is a wonderful occasion to reflect on the significance of our Lord's life, His death and His resurrection and to celebrate His finished, redemptive work on behalf of all mankind. Hallelujah!

On Palm Sunday, Alexander shared a message entitled, "Hosanna - Your prayers are being answered!" Looking at the account in Matthew 21:1-11 of Christ's entrance into Jerusalem, Alexander showed us how God definitely answers prayer but very often in a way that we may not expect. When God answers prayer, He potentially exposes faulty expectations and perceptions; puts history within the proper context of His prophetic purposes; and upsets any form of religious and traditional mindsets. Alexander encouraged us to trust God and to guard our hearts against disappointment, disillusionment,  and disassociation when God answers our prayers in a different way to what we expected!

On Good Friday, we met together in Leipziger Strasse to reflect on Christ's death on the cross. Richard shared a message on the perfection of the cross and reminded us from the letter to the Hebrews that Jesus is our perfect High Priest, our perfect Sacrifice, our perfect Mediator of a perfect new covenant and our perfect Union with God (see Heb 7:11-8:2; 10:1-14; 1 Tim 2:5; Heb 4:14-16; 1 Cor 6:17). Jesus is our perfect High Priest because His is a priest on the basis of an indestructible life; because God has sworn that He is a priest forever; because Jesus is blameless and because He lives to intercede for us from the heavenly sanctuary. Jesus is our perfect Sacrifice because He obeyed God completely, even to death on the cross and was without sin. Jesus is our perfect Mediator of a perfect new covenant because He is both the Son of Man and the Son of God who is able to identify both with the imperfect and the perfect and to reconcile them both by His blood. The new covenant is perfect because it no longer depends on man's work but on Christ's finished and perfect work. Christ is our perfect Union with God because in Him the believer is reconciled to God and made one with Him! Christ's finished work is God's perfection that enables the imperfect to be reconciled to the Perfect so that the believer can walk in God's perfection (Mt 5:48; 1 Pet 1:15; 2 Cor 13:11). Hallelujah!

On Sunday we celebrated Christ's victory over death and the power of His resurrection! Many experienced Christ's resurrection power as they were ministered to for healing. Hallelujah! In his message entitled, "Christ is risen - just as He said!", Alexander showed us that God is a promise-keeper whom we can depend on to fulfill what He has spoken! We saw how Jesus foretold what would happen to Him and how His prophetic words were completely fulfilled as He died, destroyed death, retrieved the keys to death and Hades and rose from the grave. Consequently, those who believe in Christ and in His finished work can live in the freedom of sonship and in His resurrection power! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events
24.04: KLF Prayer 19:30 @ Leipzigerstr.60
05.05: KLF Anniversary
11.05: Seminar with Julius Regala and Richard Morschel @ L60
18.05: Praise and Worship Evening at KLF (Eastsite 15)

09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer

23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30 

Monday, 8 April 2019

Faith in Christ


Glory to God!

The Lord is speaking to us about true worship and showing us what it means to live from God, through God, to God and for God's glory forever (Rom 11:36). Yesterday, Richard shared a message entitled, "Living through God" in which we looked at what it means to depend on Jesus and live by faith in Him - the faith and dependence that glorify Him the most. Richard showed us from 1 Cor 1:30&31, that Christ is our Righteousness, Holiness and Redemption and that by faith in Him the believer can live a life of righteousness, holiness and redemption. We also noted that we are to continue to have faith in Christ to be right with God, to be set apart for Him and to live in the fullness of the blood with which Jesus paid the price to purchase us for God (see Col 1:21-23). Richard pointed out that the believer's purpose is not to live a righteous and holy life in order to become righteous and holy but that by having faith in Christ as our Righteousness, Holiness and Redemption, we are called to live as those who are already righteous and holy by faith in Christ. Having been purchased for God with the blood of Jesus and made righteous and holy in God's sight through our faith in Christ, we are called to reconcile the lost to God so that they too can live through Christ and live in the freedom of righteousness, holiness and redemption. Richard encouraged us take hold of this wonderful truth in order to get our eyes off ourselves and onto God's salvation purposes. Hallelujah!

"The greater our faith, the greater our humility!"

Upcoming Events


13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
19.04: Good Friday service at 15:00 at Leipzigerstr.60
24.04: KLF Prayer @ L60
05.05: KLF Anniversary
11.05: Seminar with Julius Regala and Richard Morschel @ L60
18.05: Praise and Worship Evening
25.05: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer

23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30 



Monday, 1 April 2019

Recognising God's Voice


Glory to God!

In this year of transformation, we are seeing how God is taking us back to the essentials of our faith. In the past weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about praise and worship and yesterday, Richard shared a message entitled, "Recognising God's voice." Looking at 1 Samuel 3, we noted that God speaks to us by His Spirit (1 Sam 3:1; 1 Cor 2:9,10); that everyone born of the Spirit is able to recognise the voice of God (1 Sam 3:15; Jn 16:12-14); that we learn to recognise God's voice as we get to know Him (1 Sam 3:7; Jn 10:14-16); that we learn to recognise God's voice when we learn the language of the Spirit (1 Sam 3:7; Jn 10:4,5; 1 Cor 2:1-14); that we learn to recognise God's voice when we position ourselves to listen (1 Sam 3:9; Jn 3:29); that we learn to recognise God's voice when we receive it as it is, unfiltered by human reasoning (1 Sam 3:11-14); and that we learn to recognise God's voice through His Word by His Spirit (1 Sam 3:21). Richard encouraged us to regularly spend time in God's Word  and to seek the Lord for spiritual understanding, knowledge and wisdom (Eph 1:17,18). We praise God for His Word and for helping us to recognise His voice so that we can be filled with joy!

"The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom waits and listens for him and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice." John 3:29

Upcoming Events


13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
24.04: KLF Prayer @ Leipzigerstr.60
05.05: KLF Anniversary
11.05: Seminar with Julius Regala and Richard Morschel @ L60
18.05: Praise and Worship Evening
25.05: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer

23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30