Tuesday 31 May 2016

Come and drink!

Glory to God!

Faith is the key to entering the realities of God's Kingdom and all that is available to the child of God in Christ Jesus. In these past weeks, the Lord has been showing us what every believer has received in Christ and encouraging us to live in the fullness of what we have received.

In his message entitled, "Do you have a drinking problem?", Richard spoke to us about how a believer's hunger for God can actually be a desire for an emotional experience to confirm God's love and existence. We saw how believers can be waiting for God to reveal Himself instead of living in the fullness of what they have received in Christ by faith. Richard showed us that every believer receives fullness in Christ and is given a new position, power and purpose in Jesus (see Jn 6:25; Col 2:9,10; Eph 1:3; 2 Pet 1:3). Those who live in fullness of life, live their lives according to their new position - their authority and identity in Christ, the power that is within them to overcome temptation and sin and to live godly lives, and their new purpose as those created in Christ to do good works which God has prepared for them to do. God invites every believer to drink deeply from the fountain of life and to live in fullness of life (Isa 55:1,2; Ps 36:8-10).

Faith immerses itself in the reality of God

In our new position as children of God, we have a wonderful new relationship with God as our Father. To live in fullness of life is to enjoy intimacy with the Father and to partake of all the privileges that are ours as God's children. In his message entitled, "The 'Father' you will go", David showed us how children of God have received a new inheritance, have access to the Father, have access to the Father's house, know that the Father wants the best for them, know that the Father's love is constant and that they can expect good things from the Father. David encouraged us to enjoy the privileges of sonship and to gain the Father's perspective concerning His children so that as we grow in our relationship with the Father we will seek to do His will and live lives that please Him.

On Sunday, Richard shared a message entitled, "Huperballo Grace" in which we explored the nature of God's grace: His unlimited, unconditional kindness towards us (Rom 5:17-21; Eph 2:4-9; Titus 3:3-7). Richard showed us that everything concerning God is "huperballo" or beyond the boundary of our understanding and therefore greater than anything we can ask for or imagine (Eph 3:20)! Consequently, we need the Holy Spirit to help us understand the nature of God's grace (1 Cor 2:12) in order to be fruitful (Col 1:6). God's grace is in the realm of His otherness that can only be truly understood by the Spirit. As we looked at God's unlimited and unconditional kindness toward His children, we noted how the choices we make in life are often governed by our limitations (real or perceived). When all limitations are removed, it becomes the person's responsibility to choose what s/he will do with the unlimited resources available to him or her. God's grace releases the believer into the freedom and responsibility to make right choices. Rather than being governed by law, sin, and guilt, etc, the believer is set free to run in the paths of God's commands (Ps 119:32). Hallelujah!

We praise God for fullness of life in Christ and for the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus!

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
Saturday, 04.06: Welcome Coffee from 15:00 - 17:00 at L60
5-7.05.2017: KLF's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Monday 9 May 2016

Kingdom Life Family

Glory to God!

It was a great joy to have pastors Julius and Roszel Regala with us from Kingdom Life Butuan (KLB) in the Philippines. We regard KLB as an extension of our KLF family and are purposeful in strengthening our relationship with them by bringing KLB's senior leaders to Frankfurt and taking a team from KLF once a year to Butuan to encourage, build, equip and be part of the life of the church. Julius and Roszel are doing an amazing job, investing their lives in the young people in Butuan and using the limited resources available to them to touch the lives of the poor and needy children living on the streets in Butuan as well as orphans and children who live on the local garbage dump. Raising a church of people with their own emotional, physical and spiritual needs that will minister to others is a huge challenge but we are seeing how Julius and Roszel's devotion to the Lord and their compassion for these needy children is driving them to fulfill God's vision for KLB with untiring love. It is a privilege to know them and work with them to extend God's Kingdom in the Philippines!
During their visit, they spent time being part of the life of KLF and getting to know us more, starting new relationships and strengthening existent ones.

Two Sundays ago, after a special time of worship with Wes Haney, Julius shared a powerful message on godliness that you can listen to here. Julius showed us that godliness is about taking God seriously and being passionate about the things of God and His Kingdom. We saw how God has given us everything in Christ to live godly lives as we turn from the things of this world and make every effort to add godliness to our faith (2 Peter 1:1-6). Julius' word is timely for us as a church and the Church in Frankfurt and a very clear call for God's people to take God seriously! We praise God for the lives of pastors Julius and Roszel and are excited about the journey we are on, together with them to birth, establish and influence a generation that lives the Kingdom life wherever they are. Hallelujah!

"His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." 2 Peter 1:3

Yesterday KLF turned 9 years old! (Mark your diaries now: KLF will be celebrating her 10th anniversary over the weekend of 5-7 May 2017). Yesterday was a day to not only celebrate and bless our mothers on Mothers' Day but also a day to celebrate God's faithfulness to us as a church over these past 9 years, and it seemed that God was ready to pour out His goodness upon us. As we worshipped the Lord in His goodness, He began to manifest His goodness to us in a very tangible way. Consequently we spent time dwelling in His manifest goodness and receiving His presence and goodness over and in our lives. Many testified after the meeting to literally experiencing God's goodness and being significantly affected by it. Hallelujah!

Alexander then shared another very powerful message that tied in with Julius' word to us from the previous week, entitled "It is time to get serious" which you can listen to here. Alexander spoke to us about refocusing our lives in order to run the race that God has called each one of us to run and to get rid of every external and internal hindrance that is keeping us from finishing well. Alexander showed us how distractions are the enemy of direction and how our internal struggles and insecurities can not only hinder our finishing well but can have disastrous effects on others and the generations to come! God's Word to us was both challenging and inspiring as He calls us to a life of godliness by His own goodness and glory!

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run the race with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1

We praise God for His revelation to us and for pouring out His goodness upon us, strengthening and enabling us to live godly lives as we take God seriously and fix our eyes on Jesus to run the race He has called us to finish!

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) will take a break until June.
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
5-7.05.2017: KLF's 10th Anniversary Celebration