Wednesday 26 November 2014

God's inspiring Gifts

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Glory to God!

Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at the five gifts (apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher) listed in Ephesians 4:11 and how this fivefold ministry relates to the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the purpose of the Church and the five gifts. You can listen to the sermons here:

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit - Richard Morschel
The Fivefold Ministry of the Church - Frances Morschel
God's inspiring Gifts - Richard Morschel

Frances showed us how the Church is called to be apostolic - a people birthing and establishing God's Kingdom wherever they are; prophetic - a people who communicate the heart of God; evangelistic - a people who are ready to give the reason for the hope they have in Christ; pastoral - a people who care for others by empathising with them but leading them into the truth; teachers - a people who teach the essence of God's truth.

After the joy of dedicating four of our precious little children and blessing them, Richard looked at the five gifts listed in Ephesians 4:11 and showed us why the five gifts are given to the Church, how they operate and how we can recognise them.  

The Apostle
  • Births the Kingdom and establishes the Kingdom
  • Helps people to be Kingdom-minded
  • Equips people to be ambassadors of the Kingdom
  • Inspires Kingdom living.
The Prophet
  • Reveals the heart of God
  • Helps people respond to God
  • Equips people to communicate God’s heart
  • Inspires God-consciousness
The Evangelist
  • Points to Jesus an exalts Him
  • Helps people to know the Gospel and how to communicate the Gospel
  • Inspires love for the lost
The Pastor
  • Keeps watch/ oversees to feed, protect and lead God’s flock
  • Helps people care for one another
  • Equips people to bring others to the Shepherd
  • Inspires trust in God and love for the Church
The Teacher
  • Communicates essence (why) – the truth
  • Lives the truth -  incarnate
  • Helps others know the truth, live the truth and how to communicate truth in love
  • Inspires confidence in God’s truth and His Word

"God inspires His people to be an inspiration to others!"

Upcoming Events

29.11. (11:00 - 17:00) Open House at Leipzigerstr.60
21.12. Chosen - a Christmas Musical

Sunday 16 November 2014

Time for Revival

Time for Revival was the theme for two evenings set aside for worship, prayer, teaching and moving with the Holy Spirit. We had an awesome time as we worshipped the Lord and He manifested His presence. The Holy Spirit confirmed the truth as people encountered and experienced the truth of who He is and what He does. It was a very special time of fellowship and intimacy with the Holy Spirit who led us into a deeper knowledge of His person and His ministry.

Looking at what true revival is, Richard showed us that revival happens when people come under the influence of the person of the Holy Spirit. Looking at who the Holy Spirit is and what He is sent to do, we learned the importance of growing in our relationship with the Holy Spirit and submitting to His presence, His nature and His will for us in order for us to be revived. You can listen to both messages here:

The Person of the Holy Spirit
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Here is an outline of what Richard shared:

The person of the Holy Spirit
  • To be filled with the Holy Spirit is to come under His influence. Ephesians 5:18
  • The Holy Spirit is a person and not just a force.
  • The Holy Spirit has emotions (Ephesians 4:30), desires (Romans 8:5), thoughts (1 Corinthians 2:10-14) and is jealous for our affection (James 4:4).
  • The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of life who seeks to give life to God's people as they live under His influence. Romans 8:1-17
  • Those who submit to the person of the Holy Spirit, live under His influence and are revived.
  • A revived people manifest the influence of the Holy Spirit in their lives, bear the fruit of His nature and are moved to fulfill His ministry and purpose. Galatians 5:22; Romans 8:14

The ministry of the Holy Spirit
  • The Spirit leads us into truth. John 16:13
  • The Spirit reveals all that belongs to the Father. John 16:14
  • The Spirit gives us access to the intimate union between the Father and the Son. John 14.20,21; 17:26
  • The Spirit testifies with our spirit that we are sons of God and can experience true sonship, knowing and experiencing God as "Abba, Father." Romans 8:15
  • The Spirit gives us access to the Father to encounter Him and intercede for others as Jesus does out of the intimate union of sonship. Ephesians 2:18; John 16:26,27; Romans 8:26,27
  • The Spirit empowers God's children to release Heaven on earth out of the intimate union we have with the Father. John 14:12-14
  • The Spirit moves God's people to fulfill His fivefold ministry of being sent to birth and establish God's Kingdom (apostolic); of passing on what He receives from the Father (prophetic); of testifying about Jesus, of convicting the world of guilt and of making the good news of God's grace known (evangelistic); of walking alongside and comforting God's people (pastoral) and of leading people into God's truth and teaching people the truth (teacher).   
"Revival happens when people come under the influence of the person of the Holy Spirit."

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Kingdom Relationships

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Glory to God!

As an apostolic people, sent to birth and establish God's Kingdom wherever we are, Kingdom Life Frankfurt seeks to be a Kingdom influence locally, nationally and internationally. For this purpose God has connected us through significant relationships with other churches and ministries to colabour together to further His Kingdom. One of these significant relationships has been with Dr Richard Maybery, who was senior pastor of The Father's House Christian Fellowship in Cape Town, South Africa before his untimely death in June. In order to strengthen our relationship with FHCF and to explore God's purpose in connecting us with them, David and Alexander spent two weeks in Cape Town, serving the church in her various ministries and being part of the Father's House church life. On Sunday, Alexander gave a brief report about their trip and what God did in the two weeks they were there. We are excited to be part of the apostolic networking that was part of Richard Maybery's vision to see the nations touched with the Father's love and God's Kingdom birthed and established internationally.

Looking at Romans 8:28-39, David then shared a message on Reconciliation and showed us how God is able to redeem and reconcile any broken relationship. In response to God's Word many came forward for prayer and were ministered to. You can listen to David's message here.

This weekend we will have two special evenings entitled, Time for Revival - a time to seek God together, to worship, to pray and to learn the true meaning of revival. The meetings will take place in Salzschlirferstr.15 and begin at 19:30 on Friday and 19:00 on Saturday.
Upcoming events

14.11. (19:30) & 15.11. (19:00): KLF Revival Meetings at Salzschlirferstr.15
29.11. (11:00 - 17:00) Open House at Leipzigerstr.60
21.12. Christmas Musical

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Running the Race

Glory to God!

The manifestation of God's glory is the revelation of His holiness - His otherness. Jesus revealed the glory of the Father as He manifested God's presence, character and power. Now, as the Head of the Church, Jesus continues to glorify the Father as He empowers and enables the people of God through the Holy Spirit to reveal God's presence, character and power. Jesus calls His people to remain in Him and to be continuously filled with His Spirit so that the Church can glorify God.

A few weeks ago Alexander spoke to us about the Jubilee Anointing from Luke 4:18 and 19. He showed us how the same anointing that was upon Jesus is upon the Church to continue God's redemptive work of reconciling the lost, healing the sick and setting the captives free. The grace and anointing of God that is upon the Church is the ridiculous favour that takes God's people beyond the boundaries of the natural realm into the supernatural possibilities of God's otherness! You can listen to the message here.

The following week, Elizabeth shared a powerful message on the unity of God. She showed us how God wants to reveal the unity of the God-head through the Church as God's people receive revelation of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit - one God but three Persons. God's unity is manifested through the Church as His people live in unity and keep the unity through the bond of peace (Eph 4:3). Elizabeth shared how God's power is manifested through the spirit of reconciliation and unity within the Body and urged us to ensure that our relationships are in order and to live in the unity Christ purchased with His blood. You can listen to Elizabeth's message here.

On Sunday Richard spoke to us about Running the Race. Having completed the Frankfurt Marathon the previous weekend, Richard compared his preparation for the race and his experience of the marathon to the believer's journey with God and the race we are called to run. The apostle Paul writes that physical training is of some value but that spiritual training is very important (1 Tim 4:7,8). Richard then showed us some of the principles that apply both to physical training and spiritual training and what is required to run the race well. You can listen to the message here.

Unconditional commitment: anyone who decides to run a marathon or follow Jesus must first count the cost and then make an unconditional commitment to complete the race. Only then will the runner be willing to identify with what he or she is planning to do and the believer be willing to identify him or herself with Jesus. Our identification with something or someone is in direct proportion to the degree we are committed to that thing or person! 

Support: in order to keep going and not give up, the runner and the believer need people behind them who encourage, support and believe in them. The Holy Spirit runs alongside the believer to do just that whilst Jesus lives to intercede for the believer to keep him or her blameless to the end.

Focus: keeping one's eye on the goal is essential for both the runner and the believer. The runner must stay focused by being mindful of where s/he is headed and how s/he will get there. Likewise the believer must fix his or her mind on things above and train himself or herself in God-consciousness by reading the Bible, prayer, worship and meditating on the things of God. When the believer loses focus, s/he can become spiritually lazy!

Discipline: without discipline the runner or the believer will not be able to run the race well. Discipline is the outworking of one's unconditional commitment that is not dependent on circumstances or feelings. Discipline is the submission of one's will to sow proper seed (Gal 6:7-10).

Perseverance: the runner and the believer must learn to push through hardship in order to create a greater capacity to run better and for more of God. Perseverance is about patiently enduring hardship and continuing despite difficult circumstances. God commends those who persevere by faith because they see Him who is invisible and look forward to their final reward (see Hebrews 11).

Enjoyment: there is great joy in overcoming obstacles and beating one's own personal records. The small victories create joy and hope for even greater victories. Likewise, the believer can rejoice whenever he or she faces temptation and trials because s/he can overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit and enjoy the small victories in life (see James 1:2-4)!

Motivation: training for a marathon is hard work and requires continuous motivation. Reading the success stories of other runners, enjoying the small victories, keeping one's mind on the goal and receiving encouragement from others helps one stay motivated. As believers, we can stay motivated in the same way, by reading the testimonies of the saints, both in the past and the present, by enjoying the small victories over sin and temptation, by staying focused and by being encouraged by other believers.

These past two weeks, David and Alexander visited the Father's House in Cape Town, previously led by Richard Maybery, to connect with the church and establish what God's will is for our two churches in the future. As part of the apostolic call upon Kingdom Life, we recognise that God has orchestrated key relationships and connections with leaders, churches and ministries across the globe that the Father is using to further His Kingdom.

Our office space in Bockenheim is taking shape as we are now renting more space and renovating the rooms for our purposes. Having a meeting place centrally located at the heart of Frankfurt is a significant step for us as a church to increasingly influence the city with God's presence and Kingdom.

Upcoming events

04.11. KLF Prayer Meeting at Leipzigerstr.60

14 & 15.11 KLF Revival Meetings at Salzschlirferstr.15  
21.12. Christmas Musical