Monday 13 November 2017

Knowing God

Glory to God!

The apostle Paul's prayer for the Church is that she would receive spiritual revelation so that she would grow in her knowledge of God (Eph 1:17). It is God's will that we should grow in our knowledge of Him and these past 2 weeks the Lord has been encouraging us to encounter Him, experience Him and overflow with Him.

In his message entitled, "I want you to know me," Richard shared how God's desire is that we grow in our knowledge of Him so that we grasp and experience His pleasure (Eph 1:3-9; Mk 1:11; 2 Pet 1:3); our union with Him (Jn 14:9-14, 20); His glory, holiness and mercy (Is 6:1-8); and God's will for our lives (Col 1:9-13; Eph 4:17-24; 2 Pet 1:3). It is as we receive spiritual revelation of God that we can grow in our knowledge of Him and make Him known. Hallelujah!

On Sunday, Frances spoke to us about the essence of Christianity. In her message entitled, "A greater love," we looked at the apostle Paul's prayer for the Church in Ephesians 3:16-19 where he prays that the believers be rooted and established in God's love (Eph 3:17), grasp the magnitude of God's love (Eph 3:18) and be filled with the fullness of God (Eph 3:19).

Frances showed us how important it is to be rooted and established in Christ's love in order to grasp the extent of God's love so that we are filled to the measure of all the fullness of God! We saw how being rooted and established in Christ's love means trusting in His unconditional love for us and being secure in that love despite one's circumstances. It is in God's love that we find acceptance, security and significance despite what we go through in our lives. We then looked at the nature of God's love and noted that His love is merciful (1 Pet 4:8; Pr 10:12; Rom 5:8), sacrificial (Jn 3:16; Jn 15:13) and compassionate (Jn 3:17). Frances showed us that the believer should be motivated by Christ's love (2 Cor 5:14) instead of fear, selfish ambition, need or duty and that it is only as the believer is filled with God's love through revelation, faith and giving that s/he will overflow with Christ's love.

We praise God for revealing Himself to us and helping us grow in our knowledge of Him so that we can make Him known.

Upcoming Meetings    

Tuesday from 19:00 - 21:00: Discipleship Evening - Leipziger Str.60 (L60) 
Last Wednesday of every month from 19:30 - 21:00: Worship and Prayer Evening  at L60  
Saturday 02.12: Welcome Coffee at L60
24.12 - Christmas Eve Service at 10:30 at Salzschlirferstr.15


15.01 - Allianz Worship and Prayer meeting at Salzschlirferstr.15 
16 - 18.02 - EQUIP with Bengt Wedemalm
15.03 - Healing Service
18 - 21.05 In the Secret Place with Steve Porter
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer


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