Monday, 1 July 2019

New Walls


Glory to God!

These past two weeks we moved into our new church office and have been getting it ready for our regular meetings during the week. The "Taubenschlag" (Dovecote), as the owners call it, is situated in Hausen (Alt-Hausen 34) and is a 3 minute walk from the station, Gro├čer Nelkenstra├če (U 6) with plenty possibilities for parking in the area. As we have consecrated our new premises with prayer, we have sensed God's presence very strongly and believe that the Lord is preparing a place for us to encounter Him and to release blessing in the area. Our prayer is that the Taubenschlag will be a habitation for the Holy Spirit where people encounter God and are transformed by His presence. Hallelujah!

Despite the extremely hot weather on Sunday, we had another wonderful time in God's presence at what turned out to be a pleasantly cool church at Haeberlinstr.3. We changed the location for our meeting because of the road blocks related to the annual Iron Man event that takes place in and around Frankfurt. In his message entitled, "Four Walls", Richard spoke to us from Ezekiel 22:30 where we read that God is looking for someone who would build the wall and stand in the gap for the land. Richard showed us that God is looking for people who will build a wall of covenant (Gen 31:43-53); a wall of identity (Rev 21:12-14), a wall of ownership (Neh 2:11-20; Ps 105:17-22) and a wall of intercession as they learn to stand in the gap for others and travail in the Spirit until the answer is birthed (Rom 8:22-27). In response we spent some time interceding for our city and asking the Lord to anoint the church with a new passion and spiritual fervour for prayer. Just as we were experiencing unusual temperatures in the natural, so we sensed God raising the temperature spiritually so that the Church will bring transformation in the land! Hallelujah!

Photo by Sunyu on Unsplash

Monday, 24 June 2019

The Power of Unity



Glory to God!

The power of unity transpired to be the theme of our joint church service with 3 churches on Sunday! KLF, Christliches Zentrum Frankfurt and Quelle des Lebens came together to celebrate God's faithfulness to the churches that meet at Eastsite 15, to declare the unity we have in Christ and to seek God's face for a fresh outpouring of His Spirit to revive the Church and awaken our city! There was a wonderful buzz as over 300 people gathered and each church participated in the meeting. After the service we continued our celebration with food, summer drinks, loads of fun for the children, and spending time together, getting to know the other churches. It was a brilliant day and most likely to become an annual event. We praise God for all the people who invested time and energy to serve the Body of Christ and make this significant day so special.

Two weeks ago we had the privilege of having Edgar Mayer with us again. Edgar is senior pastor of Living Grace Church in Toowoomba, Australia, a church that is living in and experiencing the Holy Spirit and God's renewing work. This year we asked Edgar to spend time with our leaders to encourage them and share principles of leadership in the context of renewal. We had a powerful evening as Edgar inspired us and refreshed us with testimonies and revelation from God's Word. On the Saturday, Edgar spoke to us about how to hear God's voice, followed by a short session of hearing God together. In the evening session, Edgar spoke to us about how God leads us and how important it is that we continue to trust God even when things don't turn out as we expect them to. On Sunday, Edgar shared a message about Christ's compassion and how God uses our emotions to bring about miracles, signs and wonders. You can listen to the messages here:

Hearing God in 5 - 10 minutes
Guidance along the way
Emotions breaking through

We praise God for Edgar and his powerful, sensitive and inspiring ministry and are excited about hearing God afresh, being led by Him and putting love into action. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

30.06: KLF service at EFG Frankfurt Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 (no meeting at CZF)



Tuesday, 11 June 2019

No other Name!


Glory to God!

We had a full house on Sunday as we celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. After another powerful time of worship we dedicated two of our children and blessed their parents. Ngozi had made another stunning cake for Lainey and Hannah Marie that she based on the children's book, "Guess how much I love you!" by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. 

As part of celebrating Pentecost, Ulli had the idea of getting different people to read the account of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 in their own language and at the same time. It was quite an amazing experience to hear the different languages simultaneously and it gave us an idea of what it must have been like when the disciples all spoke in various languages at the same time at Pentecost.

Richard then share a message entitled, "No other Name" in which we looked at what happened after Pentecost in Acts 2 - 4. After Peter and John had healed a cripple in the name of Jesus, they were brought before the religious leaders to explain their actions. In his subsequent sermon, Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, made it known that the name of Jesus is powerful, that Jesus is the Cornerstone, that the name of Jesus is exclusive, unique, a gift and necessary to be saved (see Acts 4:8-22). Richard then explained that the name of Jesus to each one of us will only be as powerful as the revelation of Christ is to us (see Acts 4:13; Mt 16:13-19). In response to the message, words of knowledge and prophecy were given and many came forward for prayer! We praise God for the power of the Gospel and the gift of the Holy Spirit! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

15.06: 16:00/ 19:00 Conference with Edgar Mayer
16.06: Sunday service with guest speaker, Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF and Quelle des Lebens at 10:30
followed by a Sumer party for everyone (no afternoon meeting)
30.06: KLF service at EFG Frankfurt Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 (no meeting at CZF)

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash



Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Moving with God

Bye-bye Bockenheim. Hello Hausen!

Glory to God!

In this year of transformation, the Lord is speaking to us about growth and what it means for each one of us and for the Church. In his message two weeks ago, Alex spoke to us from Psalm 132:13-17 in his sermon entitled, "Zion - it starts with choice," which you can listen to here. Alex showed us that God's desire and will for Zion is what He desires for the Church. Zion is God's chosen habitation, where He is enthroned, where there is abundant blessing, where there is salvation and joy, where there is victory and godly influence. For our lives to be transformed, we must recognise God's will for us, have revelation of who we are in Christ and what that means for us and walk in the reality of our new lives in Jesus, and align ourselves to God's truth. Alex then showed us that just as King David had to grow in three places before he was established as king, so the believer must realise his or her season of growth and the fruit God seeks to produce in us.

On Sunday we had another powerful time of worship after which we were ministered to by Eva and Simon in song. It was wonderful. After sharing communion together, Alex spoke to us about being a fruitful people in his message entitled, "A right mindset for personal growth" which you can listen to here. In his message, Alex spoke from John 15, showing us that it is God's will that His people be fruitful as they remain in Christ. Alex pointed out that for the believer to grow, s/he must have the right mindset. Unless we have a conviction that we are to grow and produce fruit, are committed to growing, are willing to go the lonely road of not conforming to the world but walking in secret obedience, are willing to take time for growth and identify any areas where we seem to be stuck and take responsibility for our lives, we will not grow. God wants us to be fruitful and we praise Him that as we remain in Christ, we will produce the fruit that glorifies Him. Hallelujah!

Last week we moved out of our office space in Bockenheim. We will be moving into our new office situated in Alt-Hausen 34, in June where we will continue to have regular Bible study, prayer meetings and other mid-week meetings. Sunday meetings will continue at Eastsite 15, Salzschlirferstr.15. We praise God for His faithfulness to us and for providing us with everything we need to build His Kingdom! Hallelujah!


Upcoming Events

15.06: 16:00/ 19:00 Conference with Edgar Mayer
16.06: Sunday service with guest speaker, Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF and Quelle des Lebens at 10:30
followed by a Sumer party for everyone (no afternoon meeting)

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Kingdom Life Family


Glory to God!

Relationships are one of the keys to transformation and having the Regala family with us from Butuan, Philippines for these past 3 weeks has been significant for both Kingdom Life Frankfurt and Kingdom Life Butuan as they have spent time with us, visiting various Life Groups, special events and members of our church family.

On Saturday we had a special Praise Night led by Simon and Julius. It was an amazing time in God's presence as we worshipped the Lord for over 2 and a half hours and made room for the Holy Spirit to reveal the Father and the Son to us and for us to receive from God. It was a very powerful time and we praise God for stirring up the Body of Christ to deeper, corporate worship that establishes God's rule and reign in our lives, the Church and our city! Hallelujah!

Sunday's meeting seemed to just continue from the previous evening's meeting and after another powerful time of praise and worship, Julius and Roszel's children, Jonkris and Yrah Lee ministered to us in song. We then prayed for the Regala family as Pastor Julius then shared a message entitled, "The Word of God" in which he showed us how important it is for believers to read, meditate, memorise and reflect on God's Word, daily. Julius shared a vision he had received from the Lord that he had received two years prior when he last visited us. The vision clearly revealed that the enemy seeks to rob the Church of being passionate and grounded in God's Word and how only with the power of the Holy Spirit and God's Word can the believer overcome and live a victorious life!

We praise God for pastors Julius and Roszel and for the wonderful work they are doing in Butuan in the Philippines as they seek to meet the needs of, and share Jesus with the street children, orphans and the needy and to give them hope and a future. It is truly a blessing to be part of God's work in Butuan through our church family there and we are excited about what God is preparing for us as a church family across the globe as He expands His Kingdom through us! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

15.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30
(no afternoon meeting)

Photo by Elizabeth Nehring

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