Monday, 11 September 2017

CrossWalk

CrossWalk at KLF

Glory to God!

As a Kingdom-minded church, we seek to encourage and support ministries in our city and region that are non-denominational and are effective in reaching the lost, making disciples and equipping the Body of Christ to advance God's Kingdom. CrossWalk is such a ministry that organises training, events and missions to help the Body of Christ grow in Christ, encounter God Face2Face and go to the nations with the Gospel. Two weeks ago we had the privilege of having the CrossWalk team minister to KLF as they led us in worship, shared God's Word and the Lord's Supper and prayed for our people. Sebastian Köhler spoke to us about God's call and the things that can hinder our response to following that call such as disappointment with God, sin (living in the past) and blessing. You can listen to his message entitled, "Bleib nicht auf halbem Weg stehen" (Don't only go half way) here. Kaisa Koistinen then spoke to us about our need to have an eternal perspective, to be focused and not to procrastinate. She challenged us to ask ourselves what we are building on earth during the time granted to us that will have eternal significance. You can listen to her message entitled, "Are you focused?" here. We praise God for the work CrossWalk is doing and for the privilege of colabouring with them.

On Sunday we had a powerful time in worship that the Holy Spirit led into a time of intercession in the authority and power of Jesus. The meeting was charged with faith as we listened to powerful testimonies of God's intervention in people's lives and as many brought words of knowledge and prophetic utterances that brought healing, encouragement and conviction. Richard then shared a message entitled, "Only one thing is needed" which you can listen to here. Looking at the account of Jesus at the house of Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42, Richard spoke to us about the believer's need for fellowship with Jesus because it is the Father's will (Jn 15:4; 1 Cor 1:9), it is the one thing we should desire (Psalm 27:4), it is the one thing needed (Luke 10:42) and it is the one thing that distinguishes us as God's people as we bear the fruit of fellowship with Christ and carry His peace/rest (Mt 11:28-30), His grace (Heb 4:16), His Word/revelation (Lk 10:39), His aroma (2 Cor 2:15; Jn 12:1-3), and His authority (Acts 4:13). In response to God's Word to us, we spent time in the Lord's presence and were anointed with oil as Jesus ministered to us. We praise God for His tangible presence and for true communion and fellowship with Christ that changes us from glory to glory. Hallelujah!

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 
01.11: Prophetic Encounters with Ed Traut
Saturday 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60






Tuesday, 29 August 2017

New Life Celebration



Glory to God!

On Sunday we had the joy of baptising 6 new creations in Christ! It was a very special meeting as we celebrated Christ's victory and new life in Christ. Richard reminded us of the Good News in his message entitled, "The power of the Gospel," which you can listen to here. With the help of his three cups and a cross, Richard showed us how God rescues the believer from a life in the kingdom of darkness: a life of sin in which we were separated from God, enemies of God, deserving His wrath and eternal death, to a life in the Kingdom of light: a life of righteousness and holiness in Christ as we are joined to Him and His life for eternity. Richard showed us that the believer enters a realm of grace that enables him to enjoy the closest intimacy to the Father and where he can expect abundantly more than he can ask or imagine because of Christ's righteousness, holiness and redemption (Rom 5:1,2; 1 Cor 1:30)! Hallelujah!

After hearing the testimonies of Ulli, Amen, Danni, Eva, Muriel and Steffi, we baptised them and rejoiced with them as they joined Christ in His death and burial and were raised out of the water into their new life in Him. Many of us then gave them words of encouragement and prophesied over them, subsequently laying hands on them to be baptised in the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!

This Sunday we look forward to having Crosswalk with us at KLF.

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 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60
03.09: Crosswalk @ KLF
01.11: Prophetic Encounters with Ed Traut

Monday, 21 August 2017

Journey into revival


Glory to God!

As we continue our exciting journey with the Holy Spirit, learning and experiencing who He is and what He does, we sense God preparing us for an even greater manifestation of His presence and power. Our prayer is that God would pour out His Spirit so that the Church is revived and our society is convicted of guilt in regard to sin, righteousness and judgment and awakened to life in Christ (John 16:8)!

Yesterday we had a wonderful time, encountering God in worship and hearing testimonies of how the Lord is moving and working in people's lives. Richard shared a message entitled, "Humility - The Key to Revival" which you can listen to here. Looking at the ministry of John the Baptist and how God called him to prepare the way for the revelation of Jesus, we noted how John lived in a spirit of humility that ushered in the presence of God! Richard showed us 5 statements that John makes in John 3:27-36, that reveal the nature of true humility:

  1. "A man can receive only what is given him from heaven." Humility accepts life as a gift and is thankful and content in it.
  2. "I am not the Christ but I am sent ahead of him." Humility accepts God's unique call and lives it out in the audience of One.
  3. "The bride belongs to the Bridegroom." Humility lives in joyful dependence upon Christ.
  4. "He must become greater, I must become less." Humility seeks to empty self so that Christ is revealed.
  5. "The One who comes from above is above all." Humility lives to point to Jesus and exalt Him.
Humility is the key to revival! 

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 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60
03.09: Crosswalk @ KLF
01.11: Prophetic Encounters with Ed Traut

 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Edgar Mayer



Glory to God!

Much like the apostle Paul rejoiced in hearing Timothy's report about his visit to the church of the Thessalonians, bringing good news about their faith and love, so we too rejoiced in hearing the report about our mission team's visit to the church in Butuan in the Philippines as they shared how Kingdom Life Butuan is doing and what God did during the team's visit there. Aris, Cristina, Andreas and Moriah-Jane spent 2 weeks with KLB, participating in the church's ongoing ministry as well as ministering at various churches, speaking at the local radio station, prison and orphanage. They reported how wonderfully they connected with the church, how KLB is growing in the Lord and how pastors Julius and Roszel are doing an excellent work in reaching the lost, feeding the poor, discipling and leading the church. We praise God for KLB and we need to continue to uphold them in prayer for God's protection and provision and for greater influence and even more favour with the local spiritual and govermental leaders of the city and area. For a personal report of the team's visit, you can read Moriah-Jane's blog here.

Two weeks ago Alexander shared a message entitled "Let your enemies fear you" which you can listen to here. Looking at the account of David and Goliath and the context of the encounter in 1 Samuel, Alexander showed us how David was able to overcome the Philistines' strategy of systematically weakening and initimidating Israel's army by standing in the knowledge of his covenant relationship with God, standing upon God's Word spoken over him concerning his destiny and declaring the truth of who God is compared to the obstacle he faced. Alexander's message is a great encouragement for the Church to rise up in her identity, covenant, calling and the truth of God's Word against any "giant" that seeks to weaken, intimidate and attack God's people. It is as the believer stands in the truth of "Christ in us, the hope of glory" that the enemy begins to tremble! Hallelujah!

It was a great privilege and pleasure to have Edgar Mayer with us this past weekend. On Saturday Edgar showed us what the Bible reveals concerning the practice of the laying on of hands. Using many examples from the Word of God as well as sharing his own testimonies and experience, Edgar showed us the importance of not only preaching the Word but of also expecting to experience what we read and hear from the Word. After establishing a biblical foundation of the practice of laying on of hands, Edgar invited everyone to be prayed for to be filled with the Holy Spirit. It was wonderful to see how the Holy Spirit ministered to each person and to witness some powerful manifestations as people received from God. You can listen to the first session of "The laying on of hands" here and the second session here.

On Sunday we had another powerful meeting as we worshipped God, heard testimonies of what God did over the weeekend in people's lives and listened to Edgar preach on, "A journey into healing" which you can listen to here. Relating his own journey and experience with God concerning praying for the sick, Edgar greatly encouraged us to persevere and to go on an exciting journey with God as we believe His Word and act on it. In response to God's Word to us, Edgar gave room for the Holy Spirit to give the church words of knowledge for healing, which were received and prayed for. It was exciting to see some immediate results and to see faith arise in people for their healing. We look forward to hearing further testimonies of God's goodness and power as many responded to prayer and the church joined Edgar in praying for the sick and one another. It was a wondeeful meeting filled with the presence, power and love of God. We are grateful for Edgar's ministry to us and we look forward to working with him in the future.
  
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 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60
03.09: Crosswalk @ KLF
01.11: Prophetic Encounters with Ed Traut
 




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