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 

Monday, 25 March 2019

The Power of Praise

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Glory to God!

In these past weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about the power of praise. In his message, entitled, "The power of praise," Alexander showed us the difference between praise and worship and how praise brings us into the presence of God, gets our eyes off ourselves and onto God, is a response to what God has done in our lives, is a weapon against the enemy, produces activity in the spiritual realm, allows God to cut off things in our lives, produces a divine shield around us, positions us for the harvest God has prepared, creates freedom and opens doors that only God can open.

Yesterday, Alexander showed us seven Hebrew definitions of praise in his message entitled, "Seven ways to praise God." Looking at the different words used in Hebrew that are translated, praise in English, we saw how varied our praise to God can be. The Hebrew words yadah (to extend the hand), halal (to shine, to rave), tehillah (to sing with thanksgiving), barak (to kneel down in adoration), zamar (to touch the strings), shabach (to shout loudly) and towdah (to offer a sacrifice of praise) are all translated praise in the English language but carry a rich variety of meanings that help us to understand how we can praise God.

These past two weekends we had two exciting events. Two weeks ago, Karin led a creative session for people to express their worship to God through painting as they were led by the Holy Spirit and on Saturday, Alexander led a seminar on Redeeming conflict and managing frustration that helped people understand the nature of conflict, the reasons for conflict, biblical examples of conflict and how believers are called to be peacemakers as sons of God.

Our senior leaders, Richard and Frances attended Kingdom Faith's leaders' conference in Horsham, England, last week and were able to connect with Kingdom Faith leaders and other leaders from different nations. It was a powerful conference that has inspired and refreshed our pastors and we look forward to seeing how God wants us to continue our relationship with Kingdom Faith.

Upcoming Events

27.03: KLF Prayer at L60
13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
05.05: KLF Anniversary
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, 11 March 2019

Living from God

Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash

Glory to God!

In this year of transformation, God is helping us to rebuild broken walls so that God's people are restored, revived and renewed in their passion for God's presence, His people and His purposes and reach up, reach in and reach out.

These past two weeks, the Lord has been giving us revelation about nature true worship. Looking at Romans 11:33-12:2, we have seen that true worship is living from God, through God and to God in order to glorify Him forever (11:36). Yesterday, Richard spoke to us about what it means to be a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God as a life of worship (Rom 12:1). In his message entitled, "Put off, put on!", Richard reminded us that God calls the Church to be holy as God is holy (1 Pet 1:16) and that it is neither the believer's responsibility to be holy in his or her own strength, nor is it God's responsibility to cause the believer to live a holy life. As God's holy people, already sanctified by the blood of Christ and the deposit of the Holy Spirit, the Church is called to live a holy life as she lives from God. Worship is choosing to respond to God and live from Him.
Looking at Ephesians 4:17-5:1, Richard showed us that having received Christ, it is the believer's responsibility to put off the old nature and to put on the new nature, "created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." As the believer chooses to put off the old and put on the new, s/he chooses to live from God to honour Him. God enables the believer to live a holy life in the power of the Holy Spirit but it is the believer's choice to tap into the Water of life and be aligned to the wind of the Spirit. God has given the believer everything in Christ to live a holy life that honours Him (2 Pet 1:3,4; 1 Jn 2:6). Hallelujah!

As an international church, we have people from many different nations and cultures. With such rich diversity we decided to have our first International Food Festival after the meeting and we ate traditional food from many different countries that people brought for us to enjoy. It was great fun and there was more than enough for everyone. It was wonderful to see our unity in diversity as we celebrated Kingdom culture! Our International Food Festival is sure to become a tradition for KLF. 

Upcoming events

23.03: "Sort it out!" Learning to deal with conflict. KLF Seminar with Alexander Blair at Leipziger Str.60
27.03: KLF Prayer at L60
13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
05.05: KLF Anniversary
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