Monday, 14 August 2017
Glory to God!
Much like the apostle Paul rejoiced in hearing Timothy's report about his visit to the church of the Thessalonians, bringing good news about their faith and love, so we too rejoiced in hearing the report about our mission team's visit to the church in Butuan in the Philippines as they shared how Kingdom Life Butuan is doing and what God did during the team's visit there. Aris, Cristina, Andreas and Moriah-Jane spent 2 weeks with KLB, participating in the church's ongoing ministry as well as ministering at various churches, speaking at the local radio station, prison and orphanage. They reported how wonderfully they connected with the church, how KLB is growing in the Lord and how pastors Julius and Roszel are doing an excellent work in reaching the lost, feeding the poor, discipling and leading the church. We praise God for KLB and we need to continue to uphold them in prayer for God's protection and provision and for greater influence and even more favour with the local spiritual and govermental leaders of the city and area. For a personal report of the team's visit, you can read Moriah-Jane's blog here.
Two weeks ago Alexander shared a message entitled "Let your enemies fear you" which you can listen to here. Looking at the account of David and Goliath and the context of the encounter in 1 Samuel, Alexander showed us how David was able to overcome the Philistines' strategy of systematically weakening and initimidating Israel's army by standing in the knowledge of his covenant relationship with God, standing upon God's Word spoken over him concerning his destiny and declaring the truth of who God is compared to the obstacle he faced. Alexander's message is a great encouragement for the Church to rise up in her identity, covenant, calling and the truth of God's Word against any "giant" that seeks to weaken, intimidate and attack God's people. It is as the believer stands in the truth of "Christ in us, the hope of glory" that the enemy begins to tremble! Hallelujah!
It was a great privilege and pleasure to have Edgar Mayer with us this past weekend. On Saturday Edgar showed us what the Bible reveals concerning the practice of the laying on of hands. Using many examples from the Word of God as well as sharing his own testimonies and experience, Edgar showed us the importance of not only preaching the Word but of also expecting to experience what we read and hear from the Word. After establishing a biblical foundation of the practice of laying on of hands, Edgar invited everyone to be prayed for to be filled with the Holy Spirit. It was wonderful to see how the Holy Spirit ministered to each person and to witness some powerful manifestations as people received from God. You can listen to the first session of "The laying on of hands" here and the second session here.
On Sunday we had another powerful meeting as we worshipped God, heard testimonies of what God did over the weeekend in people's lives and listened to Edgar preach on, "A journey into healing" which you can listen to here. Relating his own journey and experience with God concerning praying for the sick, Edgar greatly encouraged us to persevere and to go on an exciting journey with God as we believe His Word and act on it. In response to God's Word to us, Edgar gave room for the Holy Spirit to give the church words of knowledge for healing, which were received and prayed for. It was exciting to see some immediate results and to see faith arise in people for their healing. We look forward to hearing further testimonies of God's goodness and power as many responded to prayer and the church joined Edgar in praying for the sick and one another. It was a wondeeful meeting filled with the presence, power and love of God. We are grateful for Edgar's ministry to us and we look forward to working with him in the future.
Tuesday from 19:00 - 21:00: Discipleship Group - Leipziger Str.60 (L60)
Last Wednesday of every month from 19:30 - 21:00: Worship and Prayer Evening at L60
Saturday 02.09, 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60
03.09: Crosswalk @ KLF
01.11: Prophetic Encounters with Ed Traut