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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.