Yesterday we had a special time reflecting on God's Gift to mankind. We were reminded that there is a huge difference between a gift and a reward and that in Christ, the Lord freely offers to save us from the kingdom of darkness so that:
- we can live in the Kingdom of God (Col. 1:13,14)
- we can be free from the power of sin (Rom.6:7)
- we can be free from sickness - spiritual, emotional and physical (Luke 4:18)
- we can be free from the power of Satan (Luke 4:18)
- we can be free from the influence of the world (1 John 5:4,5)
- we can stand in God's grace and favour (Rom. 5:2; Luke 4:19)
Glory to God for his indescribable gift to us! (2 Cor. 9:15)
The Lord also reminded us that,
to be saved is to abide in Jesus, submitting daily to His Lordship as our King.
Yesterday evening we had the joyful and very moving privilege of being part of a Christmas dinner that was organised for the needy. A hotel provided a three course meal and service and over 100 needy people had more than enough to eat. Four churches joined together to make the evening a very special time indeed as we united in purpose and spirit to reach the spiritually and physically poor! Everyone received a filled and wrapped shoe box with all sorts of necessities and goodies as well as a gift from the hotel that provided the meal. The hotel also assured us of their commitment to provide next year's Christmas dinner and we are certain that it will need an even larger venue to cater for all those who will come. The Lord's love, peace and favour were upon us and it was wonderful to see many of our regular people there who attend KLF's soup kitchen and to see how pleased they were to see our familiar faces. I praise God for the relationships that are being formed - the Lord is building His Church!
Quote of the week:
"God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life." 1 John 5:11,12