Monday, 25 April 2016

A taste of heaven

Glory to God!

“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” Rev 5:9,10

This past week has been a taste of heaven as we have had gatherings of people from many nations to glorify God. Pastors Julius and Roszel Regala of Kingdom Life Butuan in the Philippines are visiting us for two weeks and on Saturday we had a special church meeting to be encouraged in God's Word, to worship the Lord together, to interview our guests from Butuan and to spend time during food and fellowship to get to know each other better. Richard shared a short message from Revelation 5:9,10 in which we contemplated the reality of heaven, looking at how Jesus has purchased us with His blood from every nation to serve God and how the Church has been made to be a kingdom - the people God rules over; a priesthood - the people God rules through; and rulers - the people God reigns with. We had a powerful time of worship and proclamation as we declared the lordship of Jesus over our cities and nations, followed by a fun and informative time as we interviewed Julius and Roszel to find our more about them, their life in Butuan and Kingdom Life Butuan. It was a great afternoon together!

On Sunday KLF did not meet at her usual venue but together with Tobias von Stosch and our Kingdom Life family we organised a meeting under the Friedensbrücke in Fankfurt for the homeless and needy. We provided food and clothing and a taste of heaven as we worshipped together, served one another, shared God's love, prayed for people and shared God's Word. Apart from having cool jazz music in the background, played by our musicians who changed the atmosphere and turned the rather cold place into a cosy jazz cellar, a precious team of hairdressers offered free haircuts for those who wanted one. It was a joy to see the rather scruffy looking guys be transformed into freshly groomed people who were valued and cared for in a way they hadn't experienced for a long time. It was a very special afternoon and it was simply a blessing to be a blessing and to be able to give people who are less fortunate than us a taste of heaven!

 Upcoming meetings and events 

Tuesdays from 19:00 - 21:00: Bible Study - a journey through the letter to the Romans at Leipziger Str.60 (L60)
Fridays from 7:00 - 8:00: Men's Prayer Breakfast at L60
04.06.,03.09., 03.12.: Welcome Coffee from 15:00 - 17:00 at L60

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