Monday, 2 July 2018

Our great salvation!

Glory to God!

After such a dynamic and powerful prayer meeting last Wednesday at our monthly KLF prayer meeting, it is no wonder that yesterday's meeting was impacted! There was a real buzz throughout the meeting and we are sensing a greater stirring of the Holy Spirit to move us into a deeper experience of God and a greater level of devotion and commitment to the Lord and His purposes. Hallelujah!

Yesterday Richard spoke to us about "The joy of your salvation" which you can listen to here. In his message, he showed us that if we forget "such a great salvation" (Heb 2:1-4), we can "drift away" and lose the joy of our salvation (Ps 51:12). In order to continue to rejoice in our salvation, Richard encouraged us to remember that we have been rescued from God's wrath by His mercy, that we have been born into a living hope and that we must develop a mature faith that does not depend on seeing but on Him who is invisible (see 1 Pet 1:3-9; Heb 11:1,2, 24-27). In response to God's Word to us, we shared communion together and reflected on the joy of our salvation in Christ Jesus! Hallelujah!

This week Richard, Frances, Andreas and Katrin will be travelling to Butuan City in the Philippines. During their 2 week stay, they will be visiting and serving our daughter church, Kingdom Life Butuan as well as serving the pastors and leaders in Butuan and various ministries and churches in the area. It was very special yesterday, as the church gathered around the team to pray for them and send them out in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. You can follow their exciting journey here.

08.07 - No Church Meeting   
15.07 - 15:00 - KLF will meet as usual at Salzschlirferstr.15
23.09 - 17:00 Special KLF Church Family meeting after regular church meeting

Monday, 25 June 2018

Revival Fire

Glory to God!

This weekend we had our Revival Fire conference with Edgar Mayer from Living Grace Church in Toowoomba, Australia. Edgar and his church are on an exciting journey of renewal in the Holy Spirit and are seeing God do miracles, signs and wonders as they press into more of His presence, power and love. As a church we too are after a greater manifestation of God and His Kingdom so that we grow in our knowledge of God, become mature disciples of Christ and become effective in reaching the Lost as we live the Kingdom Life wherever we are!

Edgar shared powerful truth and testimonies that stirred our spirits and ignited our faith. You can listen to the messages here:

Heaven's Home - The gift of eternal life is a reality to live for!
Community Anointing - The Holy Spirit is given to unite God's children and for the Church to live in unity
Holy Spirit come! - Life in Christ is a journey of experiencing God
The Divine, "Yes" - Unless Christians are truly born again, they are not saved!

It was wonderful to have Edgar with us. Not only has he strengthend our hope, love and faith but during times of ministry and prayer, Edgar helped people encounter God and receive from Him. Hallelujah!

Upcoming events and important information

27.06 - KLF Prayer Meeting at Leipzigerstr.60
08.07 - No Church Meeting 
15.07 - 15:00 - KLF will meet as usual at Salzschlirferstr.15

Monday, 18 June 2018

The Spirit of Victory

Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash

Glory to God!

In these past weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about living in His fullness and encouraging us to rise up in His Spirit of victory so that we take hold of all that belongs to us in Christ. In her message entitled, "The spirit of Caleb" Frances showed us how God wants us to walk in the spirit of Caleb. Looking at Num 13:27-14:9, we noted how
  1. Caleb was forward-looking and did not live in the past
  2. Caleb had faith in God and did not give in to fear
  3. Caleb followed God wholeheartedly
  4. Caleb was active and not passive (see Josh 14:11,12)
Caleb is a wonderful example of one who trusted in God and had a different spirit to those who lived in the past and grumbled, who gave in to fear, who had divided hearts and did not act on God's Word by faith. God calls His children to live according to His Spirit, a 'different spirit', the Spirit of victory and overcoming faith. Hallelujah!

Two Sundays ago we met in the Baptist church in F-Eschersheim to baptise 7 new creations in Christ, 7 people who responded to the call to follow Jesus and live for Him. It was a wonderful afternoon as we celebrated the joy of salvation and Christ's victory over sin and death. In his message entitled, "The baptised life" Richard showed us from Gal 2:20 how the apostle Paul lived the baptised life - a life immersed in God and saturated with Him. We also noted that Jesus is the One who baptises in Spirit and in fire (Lk 3:15-18) and that the believer is called to live a life of faith that is not outward and superficial but a life immersed in God that will stand the test of fire (1 Cor 3:10-15). The refining fire of Jesus tests our faith so that we can stand firm in Him and be confident on the day of His return (1 Pet 1:6-9). Hallelujah!

On Saturday we enjoyed a fun day on the Lohrberg as we met for a braai (BBQ) and simply had fun together. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know one another more as we spent some quality time together.

Yesterday's meeting was powerful as the Holy Spirit led us in worship and into a time of prayer in which He caused us to rise up in the spirit of Christ's victory and take hold of the reality and truth of His Kingdom and what Jesus has purchased for us. Alexander then spoke to us about how the believer is called to to imitate Jesus (Eph 5:1,2) not only as Priest but also in His royalty and kingly authority. In his message entitled, "What do you say in hopeless situations?" Alexander showed us how God entrusts His children with His authority to speak heaven on earth and to call that which is not as though it were (Gen 1:1-3; 2:19,20; Rom 4:17). Looking at Ezekiel 37:1-10, we noted how God gave Ezekiel authority to prophesy over dry bones so that they came back to life and how God wants us to be part of His solution to hopeless situations and circumstances. Following the principles revealed in the account, we learned that in order to decree godly outcomes in our God-given kingly authority,
  1. we must speak in the strength of the Lord. Ezek 37:1
  2. we must say what the Lord says. Ezek 37:4
  3. we must speak to the situation. Ezek 37:5,6
  4. we must speak the things that are not as though they were. Ezek 37:7-10
Alexander encouraged us to stand as children of God in His kingly authority and decree godly outcomes as we prayed heaven on earth! Hallelujah!

Upcoming events and important information

22.06 - 19:30 - Revival Fire with Edgar Mayer
23:06 - 16:00/ 18:30Revival Fire with Edgar Mayer
24:06 - 15:00 - Edgar Mayer at KLF
27.06 - KLF Prayer Meeting at Leipzigerstr.60
08.07 - No Church Meeting 
15.07 - 15:00 - KLF will meet as usual at Salzschlirferstr.15

Monday, 28 May 2018

Smile! God loves you

Glory to God!

This past month the Lord has been teaching us about the Holy Spirit and helping us to know and experience Him. In her sermon entitled, "What do you smell of?" Antje spoke to us about who the Holy Spirit is, how we need to honour Him and how the believer needs to be filled with Him in order to manifest His presence in his or her life.

On Mothers' Day we had a brilliant afternoon as we celebrated motherhood and the gift of children. It was a joy to dedicate one of our precious children and to honour our mothers and pray for them. The children's ministry team, the children and youth then performed a powerful drama and dance, portraying the crucifixion of Christ, the victory gained and the keys given to the Church to further God's Kingdom in the power of the Holy Spirit. In response to the presentation of the Gospel and the message of peace in Christ, we saw several people surrender their lives to Jesus. Hallelujah!

On the weekend of Pentecost we had the privilege of having Steve and Dianna Porter with us from Rochester NY in the States. Over 4 sessions from Friday to Sunday, Steve led our conference entitled, Deep calls to deep in which he spoke powerfully on,

"A fresh hunger for God" - God's invitation for us to know Him and desire more of Him.
"From pain to power" - God uses the broken, the despised and the rejected to reveal His glory.
"The ready Bride" - Jesus desires to enter into unceasing fellowship with His bride so that she will be ready for His return.
"A fresh touch of the Holy Spirit" - Knowing, honouring and experiencing the third Person of the Trinity.

With many powerful testimonies and examples of encounters with God, Steve led us into his journey of going deeper with the Lord and showed us the reality of God's presence, love and power. His ministry has left us with a greater desire for the Lord and an urgency to be ready for Jesus when He comes again. We praise God for Steve and what the Lord is doing in his life together with Dianna and we look forward to seeing them again in the future. The Porter's books are available online.

On Saturday we participated in the Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.) as our children's ministry team set up children's activities, games and dance in the park in Frankfurt Bockenheim. Together with a couple of people from Treffpunkt Leben Frankfurt, we turned the Kurf├╝rstenplatz into a smiley zone as the children had fun and the parents were served refreshments. It was a brilliant afternoon as we used the opportunity to witness to people, pray for them and help them encounter the love of God! We are so grateful to Elizabeth and Danni who organised the event and helped us make an impact on Bockenheim!

"When the king smiles, there is life; His favour refreshes like a spring rain" Proverbs 16:15

On Sunday we heard testimonies from our G.O.D. project and rejoiced in God speaking into people's lives, saving and healing them! Hallelujah! Richard then spoke to us about how the Father seeks true worshippers and the characteristics of a true worshipper as seen in the life of king David. Looking at Psalm 63, we noted the following:

  1. A true worshipper belongs to God and God to him.
  2. A true worshipper seeks God early.
  3. A true worshipper seeks to be satisfied in God alone.
  4. A true worshipper responds to the revelation of God.
  5. A true worshipper chooses to worship God.
  6. A true worshipper lives in God-consciousness.
  7. A true worshipper depends on God.
In response to the call to be a true worshipper, we spent time in God's presence, worshipping and loving Him. We praise God for teaching us what it means to be a true worshipper and for the journey the Lord is taking us on in the love of the Father, the grace of our Lord Jesus and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

02.06 - Welcome Coffee at 15:00 in Leipziger Str.60
09.06 - Men's Bike Ride
10.06 - Baptismal Service at the EFG Frankfurt-Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 at 15:00
16.06 - Church BBQ on the Lohrberg
22 - 24.06 - Revival Fire with Edgar Mayer


Monday, 30 April 2018

Are you spiritual?

Glory to God!

Continuing in our series entitled, "Are you spiritual?" we have been looking at what it means to be led by the Holy Spirit. Having looked at how the apostle Paul was led by the Holy Spirit and governed by the truth of God and His Kingdom, two weeks ago we focused on how believers must learn to live from their new identity in Christ. In his message entitled, "Who do you think you are?", Richard showed us the truth of our identity as bond-servants (Rom 1:1), saints (Eph 1:1), sons (Rom 8:14) and soldiers (2 Tim 2:3). The believer does not live to become a new creation but must learn to live as one who has been born again and created in Christ anew Hallelujah!

On Sunday we had another powerful time of worship as the Holy Spirit led us into God's presence and ministered to us. People testified to God healing them in the meeting and with words of knowledge and prayer, many were touched with God's presence and power. Richard continued in his series and spoke to us about living from revelation. In his message entitled, "Come and see" we looked at the importance of receiving spiritual revelation in order to live from the reality of spiritual truth. Richard showed us that God gives us His Spirit so that we can know the deep things of God (1 Cor 2:9-14). Looking at John 1:35-51, we noted the importance of seeing and how Jesus invites us to follow Him to be able to see the things of the Spirit.

We praise God for spiritual revelation and for showing us what it means to be spiritual as we live from the truth of our lives in Christ. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

18 - 20.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day in Bockenheim

02.06 - Welcome Coffee at 15:00 in Leipziger Str.60

09.06 - Men's Bike Ride
10.06 - Baptismal Service at the EFG Frankfurt-Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 at 15:00
16.06 - Church BBQ on the Lohrberg
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer

Monday, 16 April 2018

Kingdom perspective

Glory to God!

These past two weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about living from a kingdom perspective. In his message entitled, "Are you a candidate for God's promotional programme?" Alexander showed us how God wants us to move from a poverty or slave mindset and a settler's mindset to a kingdom mindset. Looking at the parable of the shrewd manager in Luke 16, we noted the following principles for Kingdom living:
  1. Our reputation as God's children is important. (Prov 22:1)
  2. We should not ignore issues but face them. (Rom 4:19)
  3. We should invest in our relationships to enhance them.
  4. We are to be influencers who know their sphere of influence.
  5. We are to be motivators who encourage others.
  6. We are to be faithful stewards of all that God entrusts us with. (Prov 27:23,24) 
Alexander encouraged us to seek God's wisdom (Prov 16:16) in order to gain a kingdom perspective (Mk 4:10-13) so that we live the kingdom life wherever we are.

Yesterday's meeting was very exciting as God ministered to us through prophecy, healing, impartation and words of knowledge. It is really wonderful to make space for the Holy Spirit and simply follow His leading. Hallelujah! Richard shared a message entitled, "Are you spiritual?" in which we explored what it means to be led by the Spirit as sons of God (Rom 8:14). Looking at the life of the apostle Paul, Richard showed us that to be led by the Spirit is to be governed by the Spirit and that it is those who are governed by the Spirit that are truly spiritual (see 1 Cor 3:1-3). Being governed by the Spirit of God is responding to the leading of the Holy Spirit and being moved by the reality of God and His Kingdom. Richard showed us that the apostle was spiritual (Spirit-led) in that

  1. Paul lived from his new identity in Christ. 2 Cor 5:17; Gal 2:20
  2. Paul acted on spiritual revelation. Gal 2:1,2
  3. Paul depended on supernatural peace. 2 Cor 2:12,13
  4. Paul followed his specific calling. Rom 1:1
  5. Paul lived by faith. 2 Cor 4:13,14
  6. Paul lived in hope, having an eternal perspective. 2 Cor 4:17,18
  7. Paul lived to please God because of future judgment. 2 Cor 5:9,10
  8. Paul lived in the fear of the Lord. 2 Cor 5:11
  9. Paul was moved by Christ's love and sacrifice. 2 Cor 5:14,15
  10. Paul was obedient to God's commission. 2 Cor 5:20
  11. Paul lived from grace. 2 Cor 6:1,2 
As sons of God we are to be led by the Holy Spirit as we follow His leading and respond to the reality of God and His Kingdom in our everyday lives. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

25.04 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60 
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer

Monday, 2 April 2018

True Forgiveness

Glory to God!

We had a full house on Friday in our church premises in Bockenheim as we gathered together for a time of fellowship and reflection. Looking at the seven last sayings of Jesus on the cross, Richard used the word CROSS to show us how Christ's last words reveal aspects of His life that we are called to follow.

Communion: Jesus lived in unbroken communion with the Father but experienced separation on the cross. Mark 15:34
Reconciliation: Jesus came to reconcile man to God and mankind to one another. Luke 23:43; John 19:30
Obedience: Jesus was obedient to the Father, even to death on the cross. John 19:30
Suffering: Jesus suffered as He persevered in fulfilling the Father's will. John 19:28
Sacrifice: Jesus laid down His life for mankind. Luke 23:34

It was a special time as we reflected on Christ's life and death and shared communion together.

On Sunday we celebrated Christ's resurrection. After a powerful time of worship we ministered to some people in prayer with resurrection power and hope. Richard then shared a message entitled, "The Gospel of Forgiveness" in which he showed us the nature of true forgiveness that involves the 3 stages of death, burial and resurrection. Using traffic lights as a symbol and a reminder of true forgiveness, we saw how Christ's death, burial and resurrection is the essence of the Gospel: the good news of God's forgiveness through Christ.

  • The red light symbolises death: Our sin was nailed to the cross. Rom 4:25
  • The yellow light symbolises burial: God buries our sin and chooses not to remember it anymore. Heb 10:17,18
  • The green light symbolises resurrection: God treats us as though we had never sinned by not counting our sin against us. 2 Cor 5:18,19

A traffic light can however also symbolise the nature of unforgiveness where:

The red light symbolises death: choosing to separate oneself from the one who has sinned against you.
The yellow light symbolises burial: you hold onto the offense and bury it your heart.
The green light symbolises resurrection: I bring up past wrongs to get you back.

In response to the revelation of the nature of God's forgiveness through Christ, we took communion together and were encouraged to receive God's forgiveness and to forgive others in the same way God has forgiven us in Christ (see Mat 6:15; Lk 11:4; Col 3:13).

 Upcoming Events

25.04 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60 
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer