Monday 24 August 2015

Set apart for God

Glory to God!

The Lord is speaking to us about being an influence for His Kingdom as we learn to pray prophetically, as we put our beliefs and values into action and as we live holy lives, set apart for God's Kingdom purposes.

Alexander spoke to us a few weeks ago about praying prophetically (you can listen to the message  here), showing us that in order to pray prophetically, the believer must pray: according to God's Word, according to God's Kingdom purposes, according to God's times and seasons and according to an understanding of the present time. Alex showed us how Daniel prayed (Daniel 2:19-22; 9) and encouraged us to pray focused, passionate, prioritised and honest prayers that push through until we see God's will done on earth as it is in heaven!

Two weeks ago David spoke to us about putting our beliefs and values into action (you can listen to the message here), showing us that what we believe informs what our values are, which in turn leads to how we act. Looking at Daniel 3:1-20, David challenged us to live Kingdom lives in a culture that doesn't believe in God, where there is no absolute truth and everything is tolerated as long as it does not harm another person. Recognising that society tries to persuade the believer to act differently to what s/he believes, David challenged us to ask ourselves the following questions:

  • What areas of my life have I compromised?
  • What things in God's Word am I avoiding because I don't want to change my behaviour?
  • What actions do I need to adjust to align to God's Word as opposed to the world's values?

After their two-week trip to the Philippines, our missions team gave a brief report on Sunday on some of the things they experienced. It was exciting to hear what God did during their visit and to hear the testimonies of people being saved, healed, and set free. Accompanied by a collage of photos and impressions from their visit, the team shared how they experienced the presence of God very powerfully in many of the meetings and how God was touching the children to worship Him in spirit and in truth! We praise God for Kingdom Life Butuan, a vibrant, growing,
young church under the leadership of pastors Julius and Roszel Regala, that is doing a significant work in reaching out to the local street children, orphans and children in remote villages. God is raising up KLB to be a healing centre in Butuan and the team was privileged to witness a powerful move of God at KLB during their visit as many were healed, restored and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Richard then spoke to us about being a holy people, set apart for God's Kingdom purposes (you can listen to the message here.) Looking at 1 Peter 1:13-23, we noted how God calls us to renew our thinking and to live holy lives according to the reality of the hope we have in Christ, our new identity in Christ as His redeemed and sanctified people born of imperishable seed and to live as God's people, set apart to reveal His love as we walk in obedience and holiness.

Upcoming events

3 October: KLF Church Day from 10:00 - 16:00 at Salzschlirferstr.15

Monday 3 August 2015

God's saving grace

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Glory to God!

This week our missions team of six people will be going on a 14-day trip to Butuan in the Philippines to visit our church plant, Kingdom Life Butuan to support, equip and encourage them and to work together with them, ministering to orphans, street children and to various other ministries and churches in the area. On Sunday, KLF sent the team out by praying and prophesying over them and we are looking forward to seeing what God will do on this exciting journey to further His Kingdom.

Richard then spoke to us about The full Gospel, which you can listen to here. This is what he showed us:

Unless we understand the bad news, we will not appreciate the Good News!
Peter's sermon at Pentecost, given by the Holy Spirit, led to the conversion of about three thousand people! Acts 2:14-41
Peter's message is significant in that it contains the essential message of the whole Gospel and the appropriate response:

The outpouring of God's Spirit is the fulfillment of what Joel prophesied concerning the last days.
Jesus died and rose again.
Jesus is the One who was prophesied about.
Jesus is both Lord and Christ.


Repent and be baptised for the forgiveness of sins.
Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.

Peter warned the people and pleaded with them to save themselves from this corrupt generation.
The word, corrupt is from the Greek word, skolios which means bent.
A generation that rejects God is bent away from God and into themselves.
The bad news is that God's wrath is being revealed against this bent, "against all the godlessness and wickedness of men" by His giving people over to their bent - to the sinful desires of the the heart, to shameful lusts and to a depraved mind! Rom. 1:18-32
Man's bent leads to spiritual death - eternal separation from God. Eph. 2:1-3

The full Gospel must be preached!
The Good News of God's grace will only be truly appreciated when we understand what we have been saved from (Eph. 2:8); what we are being saved from (1 Pet. 1:8,9; Titus 2:11-14) and what Christ will come to save us from (1 Pet. 1:13).
Salvation involves being saved by grace, standing in grace and expecting God's grace to be revealed when Christ comes again. 1 Pet. 1:18; Rom. 5:1,2; 1 Pet.1:13
Jesus is calling the Church to remember what she has been saved from so that she will continue to depend on God's grace to walk in intimacy with God and to live godly lives in confident hope in the grace to be revealed! Rev. 2:5; 2 Pet. 1:3-9
As the Church understands the truth of God's grace, she will produce the fruit of the Gospel! Col. 1:6

"This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God's wonderful grace." Col. 1:6

Upcoming events and notices

03.10. Church Day from 10:00 - 15:00 at Salzschlirferstr.15

Please note that during the Summer break:
  • there is no KLF prayer meeting on the 04.08 and on the 01.09
  • there is no Children's Sunday School.