Monday 7 March 2016

Depending on God

 Glory to God!

As the Lord continues to speak to us about fruitfulness, He has been showing us what it means to truly remain in Him and to depend on Him. Two Sundays ago, David shared a message from Psalm 32 which you can listen to here. In his sermon, David showed us how the Lord delivers us from sin (32:1-5); protects us from trouble (32:6,7) and guides us along right paths, not forcing us but showing us His ways and watching over us (32:8-11).

This week we started our new Bible study series on Tuesday evenings on Paul's letter to the Romans. We will be working through the letter to grow in our knowledge of God, understand God's salvation purposes, examine Paul's life and apply God's Word to our lives. This Bible study is an open group so you are welcome to attend whenever you can.

On Saturday we had our first Welcome Coffee in our KLF rooms in L60. It was a great time of fellowship, an opportunity to reconnect, to meet new people, to meet some of KLF's leaders, and to hear about the history, the purpose, the vision and the structure of KLF. Our Welcome Coffees will be offered once a quarter and are a great opportunity for our new people to become part of our church family.

Yesterday we had a powerful time of worship and communion as we responded to the revelation of Jesus and reflected on all that was fulfilled in His death on the cross. Richard then spoke to us about God's perspective on weakness, showing us how opposite the world's mindset is to God's will. You can listen to the message entitled, The prayer of the weak here. This is what noted:

  • The world glorifies strength and looks down on weakness but God looks down on man's self-dependency and is glorified through man's weakness (2 Cor. 12:9). 
  • God's definition of weakness is man's complete dependency on Him.
  • Weakness is choosing to do God's will despite the consequences. The prayer of the weak is, "Not my will but your will be done." (see Matthew 26:39)
  • Weakness is choosing to get out of the way so that God can move through us. The prayer of the weak is, "I will not so you can." (see Judges 6,7)
  • Weakness is complete dependency on God in times of trouble and darkness. The prayer of the weak is, "I cannot but you can." (see Psalm 13)
  • To remain in Christ is to depend on Him completely as we lay down our own efforts and strength and choose to become weak so that Jesus can be all in all.

Upcoming meetings and events

Fridays from 7:00 - 8:00: Prayer Meeting at Leipziger Str.60
23.04: KLF Church Day with Pastors Julius and Roszel Regala (Kingdom Life Butuan)
24.04. from 15:30 - 17:00: Church with the Homeless in Frankfurt at the Friedensbrücke
04.06.,03.09., 03.12.: Welcome Coffee from 15:00 - 17:00 at Leipziger Str.60

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