Tuesday 28 April 2015


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Glory to God!

On Sunday we literally entered His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise (Psalm 100:3) as we broke up into small prayer groups to share with one another what God is doing in our lives and to spend time thanking God for His faithfulness. After another powerful time of worship, Richard shared a message on being an Intentional Church which you can listen to here. This is what he showed us:

Our identity in Christ determines 
God's will for our lives.

  • In the world, people determine their identity by what they do or by their behaviour.
  • In the Kingdom, people determine their identity by how God has created them in Christ. Eph 2:10
  • In the world, what one does determines who one is whereas in the Kingdom, who one is in Christ determines what one does.
  • As God's workmanship, created in Christ to do good works, the believer receives a new identity as a citizen of God's Kingdom, a member of God's family and the dwelling place of God as His temple. Eph 2:10, 19, 21
  • Since the believer's identity in Christ determines God's will for his or her life, the believer needs to realise the truth of his or her identity in Christ and be intentional about making the faith adjustment.
  • Life in the Spirit is intentional (literally, stretches toward), leaving the natural, comfortable state and stretching toward living out the reality of one's new life in Christ.
  • As Kingdom citizens, the faith adjustment to God's authority will be obedience that requires an intentional life of submission.
  • As God's family, the faith adjustment to being made one with God's family will be love that requires an intentional investment in relationships.
  • As the temple of God, the faith adjustment to having God's presence dwelling within will be holiness that requires an intentional walk in purity and separateness. 2 Cor 6:16-7:1; Psalm 51:6
God calls us to be intentional about living out our new identity in Christ to do the good works He has prepared for us to do!

We praise God for His revelation to us and for our new lives in Christ as God's masterpieces!

Upcoming Events

14,21,28.04 @ 19:30 - Prayer Ministry Training @ Leipziger Str.60
05.05 - KLF Church Prayer Meeting @ Leipziger Str. 60
12,19,26.05 @ 19:30 - Introduction to Biblical Counseling @ Leipziger Str.60
17-19.07 - Hearing from Heaven with Francois Botes and Alexander Blair


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