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

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