Monday, 24 September 2018

God's vision for the Church


Glory to God!

It was very special to have Holger Genzmer with us two weeks ago as he shared God's Word with us and ministered to us prophetically. After a powerful time of worship, Holger shared a message entitled, "Seated in Heavenly places" in which he encouraged us, to not only live from our new identity in Christ, but to also live from the truth that we are seated with Christ and have authority and power in Christ to bring heaven on earth in our daily lives. Holger prophesied that KLF's prayers have been gathered and that the answers are about to be released in this season. As a prophetic act, Richard, Frances, Alexander and Natalie held up a net under which people could enter under and step into the full blessing of living in Christ (Eph 1:3)! It was a beautiful, powerful and significant time as we sensed God pour out His Anointing over the leaders and the Body as described in Psalm 133. Hallelujah!

Yesterday we had our Vision Sunday, a time for the church family to come together and hear what is on God's heart for us, to understand where He wants to take us and how we believe we will get there, to find out how we are doing and what is being planned for the future. Richard spoke to us about vision and in his message entitled, "Up,in, out", he showed us the following:

  • The Church is not an organisation that exists to fulfil the pastor's vision!
  • The Church is the people of God living to fulfil God's vision for the Church.
  • God reveals the vision but it is up to His people to be faithful stewards of what God has entrusted them with - the church must steward what she has in her hand (see Ex 4:1-5).
  • God's vision for the Church is Jesus! The Church is the redeemed of God on her journey to heaven and is called to be like Christ in this world (Jn 16:23,24; 17:26; 13:14-17, 34; 17:8).
  • Being like Jesus means reaching up (getting to know God more and going deeper with Him); reaching in (loving and serving our church family) and reaching out (influencing the world and reaching the Lost with our faith).
  • Acts 2:42-47 reveals the fruit of a Spirit-filled people - a people devoted to God (UP), a people devoted to one another (IN) and a people devoted to God's salvation purposes (OUT)!
  • God's vision for the Church is the same for the whole Body of Christ, globally and locally.
  • How the vision is fulfilled in the local church is determined by who is part of the church and how each person contributes to the fulfillment of the vision with his or her gifts, passion, personality and energy.
  • What we do must be governed by God's vision for us.
  • How we do that is determined by who we are, the involvement of the people in the church and the relationships that are formed within the local body and the those outside the local body.
  • The uniqueness of any local church is determined by stewardship and not vision.

Living the Kingdom life wherever we are is about being like Jesus in this world: reaching up, reaching in and reaching out on our journey to heaven and faithfully stewarding what God has entrusted us with so that we are a significant part of the fulfillment of God's vision for the Church.




After a short break, Richard spoke to the church about where we are at in terms of changes in our leadership structure, ministry leaders' roles and responsibilities, the situation with our various ministries, the ministries outside the church that we are presently supporting, various meetings, etc., after which Tim gave us a report on KLF's finances.
Frances then shared what we believe is needed to fulfil God's vision for us and looked at ways we can reach up, in and out in the areas of discipleship, pastoral care and the establishing of Life Groups as well as helped us to think creatively about ways that we as a church can reach out to the lost and our local community.
Richard then informed us about the projects we are working on, changes and plans concerning our premises and what we are planning for the coming year in terms of conferences, trips, and special events.
We then had a session for questions and answers.
Natalie then led us into a time for us to reflect on what God had been saying to us in the meeting and asking the Holy Spirit to help us to identify how we can all be a significant part of the fulfilment of God's vision for KLF. As a prophetic response to God's Word to us, Natalie encouraged each one of us to contribute one personal item and place it in a silver bowl to symbolise what Alexander stated as, "The redemption of God's gifts for the purpose of fulfilling His vision for KLF." It was a joyous and fun time of celebration as many made a commitment to be devoted to the Lord, His people and His salvation purposes as they placed their "gift" into the silver bowl.

We praise God for this exciting journey we are on together and for the things He has prepared for us as His people. Hallelujah!

Notices

26.09 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60 (L60)
17.11 - Proverbs & Jazz from 18:00 at the Awake Café, Frankfurt
01.12 - Connect Café from 15:00 - 17:00 at L60 for the church and newcomers

2019 
16,17.01 - Joint prayer meetings as part of the Allianz Gebetswoche
01.02 - 03.02 - Prophetic Encounter with André Bronkhorst
14 - 16.06 - Experiencing the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer







Monday, 10 September 2018

Called by God


Glory to God!

As we continue our journey of discovering what it means to live the Kingdom life, the Lord is helping us understand what it means to be the Church and what He has called us to both corporately and individually. Yesterday Richard shared a message entitled, "God's calling" in which he showed us the following:

  1. The Church is God's called out ones (ekklesia). 1 Pet 2:9-12
  2. We are called out of the kingdom of darkness and into the Kingdom of light to do God's will. Eph 5:8-10
  3. God's calling is both general (that which applies to all believers) and specific (that which applies to each person uniquely). Eph 2:10
  4. God's will or calling for the whole Church is to reach up (to grow in our knowledge of God, to worship Him with our lives and to pray, etc); to reach in (to love and serve one another in the Church and to meet regularly to encourage one another, etc) and to reach out (to be salt and light in the world, to be ambassadors of Christ, to be witnesses to reach the lost, etc).
  5. God's specific and unique will or calling for each believer can be identified according to the following:
  • Gifts: What gifts has God graced you with? Rom 12:6-8
  • Recognition: Do other believers recognise the grace upon your life? Gal 2:9
  • Achievement: Does your gifting produce fruit? 1 Thess 2:19,20
  • Passion: What moves you and inspires you to live for? Col 1:24-29
  • Energy: What energises and motivates you? Col 1:28,29
Be the best version of yourself 
in the power of the Holy Spirit! (Rom 12:3)

As the Church fulfills her calling and each part does his or her work, God is glorified, the Church is built up to maturity and the lost are saved! Hallelujah!

 Notices

23.09 - 17:00 Special KLF Church Family meeting after regular church meeting 
26.09 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60



Monday, 3 September 2018

Christ in us!

 
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Glory to God!

As we continue on this exciting journey of learning to live the Kingdom life, the Lord is urging us to follow Him wholeheartedly. In his message entitled, "Make up your mind!" Alexander spoke to us a couple of weeks ago about what it means to follow God and be set apart for Him. Looking at the account of Elijah on Mount Carmel in 1 Kings 18, Alexander showed us how the Lord does not want us to "waver between two opinions" but believe that the Lord is God and follow Him! Just as Elijah stood alone in God's presence, not fearing man and as he built an altar for God, aligned himself to God's Word, understood his identity, presented an offering to God, soaked the offering and depended on God, so believers must learn to live before God, not fearing man, rebuild the "altars" that are broken in their lives, align themselves to God's truth, live according to their identity in Christ, present themselves as "living sacrifices," be emptied of self and be soaked with the Spirit as they completely depend on God. Alexander encouraged us to stand firm in God's Kingdom to be salt and light in this world so that the Lost are awakened and the Church is revived! Hallelujah!

On Sunday Richard shared a message entitled, "Let Christ be formed inyou" in which he explained how we cannot live in Christ unless He lives in us. Using the analogy of a pregnant woman, Richard showed us the following:
  1. Unless Christ lives in us, we cannot live in Christ.
  2. Those who believe in Jesus, receive Christ's life - Eternal Life. 1 Jn 5:10-12
  3. The apostle Paul lived by faith in Christ in him. Gal 2:20; Phil 1:21; Col 3:4
  4. Christ's life is real! 1 Jn 1:1,2
  5. Life is living and active. By definition it grows, reproduces, responds and continually changes.
  6. To live in Christ is to walk like Christ. 1 Jn 2:6
  7. For Christ to live in us, He must be formed in us. Gal 4:19
  8. For Christ's life to be formed in us, we must believe the truth, commune with the truth and respond to the truth of Christ in us. 
In response to God's Word to us we shared communion together and reflected on the profound truth of Christ in us. Hallelujah!

Notices

23.09 - 17:00 Special KLF Church Family meeting after regular church meeting 
26.09 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60 

Monday, 20 August 2018

Parables of the Kingdom

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Glory to God!

These past weeks we have been looking at what it means to live the Kingdom life and yesterday Richard shared a message entitled, Kingdom Love. Looking at Matthew 13, we noted how Jesus explains the Kingdom using 7 parables:
  1. The parable of the sower and the seed. 13:3-9; 18-23
  2. The parable of the wheat and the weeds. 13:24-29; 37-43
  3. The parable of the mustard seed. 13:31,32
  4. The parable of the yeast and the dough. 13:33
  5. The parable of the hidden treasure. 13:44
  6. The parable of the fine pearl. 13:45,46
  7. The parable of the fishing net and the fish. 13:47-50
As we went through each of the parables, Richard showed us how one can interpret each parable from God's perspective and man's perspective. From God's perspective:
  1. God sows His Word that we are to receive and understand in order to produce a crop.
  2. God sows the good seed into the world, the sons of the Kingdom.
  3. God sows His Son as the least in the Kingdom of heaven to produce a tree of life.
  4. God sows His Son to influence the world with the knowledge of God and His love.
  5. God sacrifices His Son to purchase us as His treasure.
  6. God sacrifices His Son to purchase us as His fine pearl.
  7. God will sort out those who belong to Him and His Kingdom and those who do not.
From man's perspective:
  1. We are to share the good news of the Kingdom and God's Word.
  2. We are to live as Sons of the Kingdom in this world.
  3. We are to humble ourselves and die to ourselves to gain Christ and His Kingdom.
  4. We are to influence the world with the Kingdom.
  5. We are to sell all to purchase the Kingdom and live the Kingdom life.
  6. We are to sell all to possess the Kingdom and live the Kingdom life.
  7. We are to remain in Christ and be found to be "good fish" when Jesus comes again.
Richard then showed us very practically how we can understand the Kingdom and live the Kingdom life by recognising that God is love and that everything in and about God's Kingdom is rooted in His agape love (see 1 Jn 4:7-11). Looking at the parables from the perspective of God's love we noted the following:
  1. We are to share the good news of God's unconditional love and allow the truth of His love to be rooted and established in our lives so that we produce the fruit of His love.
  2. We are to live lives of love as sons of the Kingdom of God.
  3. We are to lay down our lives for one another to produce a tree of love that people can find rest in as they encounter and experience Christ's love.
  4. We are to influence the world and the Church with God's love.
  5. We are to "sell everything" to possess God's love and live in it.
  6. We are to "sell everything" to purchase this love that is like a fine pearl.
  7. We are to remain in God's love to be found in Him when He sorts out those who belong to Him and those who do not.
 Love was sown, so that love is grown.

We praise God for His revelation to us and for teaching us what it means to live the Kingdom life.

Notices

29.08 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60
01.09 - Welcome Coffee from 15:00 - 17:00 at Leipziger Str.60
23.09 - 17:00 Special KLF Church Family meeting after regular church meeting



Monday, 13 August 2018

Living the Kingdom life


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Glory to God!

What a surprise! Two weeks ago our Kingdom Life family prepared a surprise party for pastor Richard's 50th birthday. He thought he was going to have a quiet dinner out with Frances and the Blairs when suddenly he found himself welcomed to a room, prepared, decorated and filled with our Kingdom Life family. Despite the extreme heat, many came to celebrate the occasion, enjoy good food and have a lot of fun together. Thanks to everyone who contributed and participated to bless and honour pastor Richard. It was a wonderful evening.

These past two weeks we have been looking at what it means to live the Kingdom life. In his message entitled, Transforming Love, Richard showed us from Romans 12:1,2 how our lives are transformed:
  • as we receive revelation of the depth of God's mercy and love toward us (Eph 3:17-19)
  • as we grow in our love for God and worship Him with our lives
  • and as we renew our thinking and live according to God's thoughts and ways (Isaiah 55:6-8).
Using the example of a chameleon and a butterfly, Richard challenged us to see whether we live our christian lives superficially by trying to keep appearances, or putting a tick in a spiritual box or whether we are truly being transformed from within so that we become what God has created us to be in Christ. We noted that the kingdom of this world is not the Kingdom of God and that the believer must learn to live from the reality of God's Kingdom to "test and approve God's good, pleasing and perfect will."

Yesterday we heard wonderful testimonies of lives being saved, healed and transformed by God as people experienced His tangible presence and power on the streets of Frankfurt and at a youth camp. Hallelujah! We also saw a presentation of our mission team's trip to Butuan City in the Philippines that took place in July. It was very special to hear Katrin's testimony of how she experienced the Philippines for the first time and to hear about her first impressions of the people, Kingdom Life Butuan, the culture of the country and what God did during their visit. You can find out more about their trip here.

Continuing with the subject of living the Kingdom life, Richard spoke to us yesterday about Revealing God's Kingdom. We noted how Jesus always spoke about the Kingdom and how He used parables to help people understand the nature and purposes of God's Kingdom. This is what we saw:

  • God's Kingdom is not the kingdom of this world. John 18:36; James 3:13-18
  • A kingdom is ruled by a king and is made up of all that belongs to him and is subject to him.
  • A kingdom is established as its subjects submit to their king and to his values, laws, customs and culture.
  • The believer is rescued out of the kingdom of satan and placed under the rule and reign of Christ. Col 1:13; Eph 2:1-9
  • Those who belong to God and His Kingdom reveal it with lives of faith, hope, love, worship, prayer, etc.
  • Those who accept Christ as King demonstrate their love for Him and submission to His rule and reign by being obedient to Him. John 14:15; Rom 1:5
  • Those who live the life of the Kingdom adopt the values, laws, customs and culture of God's Kingdom. Eph 4:17-32

The Lord is emphasising the difference between the kingdom of this world that is ruled by the "god of this age" or "the ruler of the kingdom of the air" and the Kingdom of God that is ruled by Christ, the King of kings. As we learn to live as those who belong to God and His Kingdom, obeying Jesus and adopting His thoughts and ways, God will establish and expand His Kingdom through us. Hallelujah!

Notices

29.08 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60
01.09 - Welcome Coffee from 15:00 - 17:00 at Leipziger Str.60
23.09 - 17:00 Special KLF Church Family meeting after regular church meeting



Monday, 30 July 2018

Following Jesus

Glory to God!

A few weeks ago Elizabeth shared a message entitled, "The beauty of the cross" in which she spoke to us about God's call for intimacy with His Bride. Using the perfume, Hypnosis and its properties as a prophetic image, Elizabeth showed us how the Lord desires us to be so focused and transfixed upon Jesus that we will lay down our lives to follow Him and deepen our relationship with Him. It is a call to maturity as the Church learns to not only live in the spirit of sonship but also in the spirit of the Bride - in purity, love, intimacy, sacrifice and devotion.

Richard, Frances, Andreas and Katrin have returned from their 2 week mission trip to the Philippines. They had a busy schedule serving Kingdom Life Butuan, leading 2 conferences, ministering at various churches, the provincial jail, and being part of KLB's weekly activities that include ministering to the street children, the children in the local orphanage and the children in the suburb of Ambago. You can read about their trip here. With many testimonies of how God was at work during their visit, Richard shared a message entitled, "Keys to the supernatural" in which we looked at some of the principles connected to seeing the manifestation of God's presence and power:
  1. Miracles happen in a culture of honour. Mt 13:53-58
  2. The supernatural manifests by faith. Gal 3:5
  3. God inhabits true worship. Ps 22:3; Hs 6:2,3
  4. The Church carries the supernatural. Eph 1:19; 3:20
  5. God has made us competent to minister supernaturally. 2 Cor 3:4-6
  6. When we are weak, He is strong. 2 Cor 12:9,10
  7. God is faithful. Lk 11:13
  8. We colabour with what God does. Col 1:28,29
  9. We seek to glorify God in everything. Ps 89:15
These are just some of the keys to the supernatural and we are excited to see what God has prepared for us in this season as we pursue Him and trust in Him. Hallelujah!

On Sunday, Frances shared a message entitled, "Why do you follow Jesus?" Looking at John 6:25-27 and 6:66-69, we noted how Jesus challenges His disciples to recognise why they are following Jesus - to only have their physical and emotional needs met or because Jesus is Lord and has the words of life? Frances showed us how important it is that we follow Jesus and trust in God unconditionally so that our faith and worship are not dependent on getting our emotional and physical needs met (see Mt 6:31-33). We saw how we can miss what God is doing in our lives when we place our needs above simple trust and devotion to God. Frances encouraged us to persevere in faith in the midst of unfulfilled needs and challenging circumstances and to trust our God who knows what we need but is also calling us to deeper trust and mature faith - the faith He commends (see Heb 11). Hallelujah!

Notices

23.09 - 17:00 Special KLF Church Family meeting after regular church meeting








 

Monday, 2 July 2018

Our great salvation!



Glory to God!

After such a dynamic and powerful prayer meeting last Wednesday at our monthly KLF prayer meeting, it is no wonder that yesterday's meeting was impacted! There was a real buzz throughout the meeting and we are sensing a greater stirring of the Holy Spirit to move us into a deeper experience of God and a greater level of devotion and commitment to the Lord and His purposes. Hallelujah!

Yesterday Richard spoke to us about "The joy of your salvation" which you can listen to here. In his message, he showed us that if we forget "such a great salvation" (Heb 2:1-4), we can "drift away" and lose the joy of our salvation (Ps 51:12). In order to continue to rejoice in our salvation, Richard encouraged us to remember that we have been rescued from God's wrath by His mercy, that we have been born into a living hope and that we must develop a mature faith that does not depend on seeing but on Him who is invisible (see 1 Pet 1:3-9; Heb 11:1,2, 24-27). In response to God's Word to us, we shared communion together and reflected on the joy of our salvation in Christ Jesus! Hallelujah!

This week Richard, Frances, Andreas and Katrin will be travelling to Butuan City in the Philippines. During their 2 week stay, they will be visiting and serving our daughter church, Kingdom Life Butuan as well as serving the pastors and leaders in Butuan and various ministries and churches in the area. It was very special yesterday, as the church gathered around the team to pray for them and send them out in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. You can follow their exciting journey here.
  
Notices

08.07 - No Church Meeting   
15.07 - 15:00 - KLF will meet as usual at Salzschlirferstr.15
23.09 - 17:00 Special KLF Church Family meeting after regular church meeting
 

Monday, 25 June 2018

Revival Fire



Glory to God!

This weekend we had our Revival Fire conference with Edgar Mayer from Living Grace Church in Toowoomba, Australia. Edgar and his church are on an exciting journey of renewal in the Holy Spirit and are seeing God do miracles, signs and wonders as they press into more of His presence, power and love. As a church we too are after a greater manifestation of God and His Kingdom so that we grow in our knowledge of God, become mature disciples of Christ and become effective in reaching the Lost as we live the Kingdom Life wherever we are!


Edgar shared powerful truth and testimonies that stirred our spirits and ignited our faith. You can listen to the messages here:

Heaven's Home - The gift of eternal life is a reality to live for!
Community Anointing - The Holy Spirit is given to unite God's children and for the Church to live in unity
Holy Spirit come! - Life in Christ is a journey of experiencing God
The Divine, "Yes" - Unless Christians are truly born again, they are not saved!

It was wonderful to have Edgar with us. Not only has he strengthend our hope, love and faith but during times of ministry and prayer, Edgar helped people encounter God and receive from Him. Hallelujah!

Upcoming events and important information

27.06 - KLF Prayer Meeting at Leipzigerstr.60
08.07 - No Church Meeting 
15.07 - 15:00 - KLF will meet as usual at Salzschlirferstr.15


Monday, 18 June 2018

The Spirit of Victory


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Glory to God!

In these past weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about living in His fullness and encouraging us to rise up in His Spirit of victory so that we take hold of all that belongs to us in Christ. In her message entitled, "The spirit of Caleb" Frances showed us how God wants us to walk in the spirit of Caleb. Looking at Num 13:27-14:9, we noted how
  1. Caleb was forward-looking and did not live in the past
  2. Caleb had faith in God and did not give in to fear
  3. Caleb followed God wholeheartedly
  4. Caleb was active and not passive (see Josh 14:11,12)
Caleb is a wonderful example of one who trusted in God and had a different spirit to those who lived in the past and grumbled, who gave in to fear, who had divided hearts and did not act on God's Word by faith. God calls His children to live according to His Spirit, a 'different spirit', the Spirit of victory and overcoming faith. Hallelujah!

Two Sundays ago we met in the Baptist church in F-Eschersheim to baptise 7 new creations in Christ, 7 people who responded to the call to follow Jesus and live for Him. It was a wonderful afternoon as we celebrated the joy of salvation and Christ's victory over sin and death. In his message entitled, "The baptised life" Richard showed us from Gal 2:20 how the apostle Paul lived the baptised life - a life immersed in God and saturated with Him. We also noted that Jesus is the One who baptises in Spirit and in fire (Lk 3:15-18) and that the believer is called to live a life of faith that is not outward and superficial but a life immersed in God that will stand the test of fire (1 Cor 3:10-15). The refining fire of Jesus tests our faith so that we can stand firm in Him and be confident on the day of His return (1 Pet 1:6-9). Hallelujah!

On Saturday we enjoyed a fun day on the Lohrberg as we met for a braai (BBQ) and simply had fun together. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know one another more as we spent some quality time together.

Yesterday's meeting was powerful as the Holy Spirit led us in worship and into a time of prayer in which He caused us to rise up in the spirit of Christ's victory and take hold of the reality and truth of His Kingdom and what Jesus has purchased for us. Alexander then spoke to us about how the believer is called to to imitate Jesus (Eph 5:1,2) not only as Priest but also in His royalty and kingly authority. In his message entitled, "What do you say in hopeless situations?" Alexander showed us how God entrusts His children with His authority to speak heaven on earth and to call that which is not as though it were (Gen 1:1-3; 2:19,20; Rom 4:17). Looking at Ezekiel 37:1-10, we noted how God gave Ezekiel authority to prophesy over dry bones so that they came back to life and how God wants us to be part of His solution to hopeless situations and circumstances. Following the principles revealed in the account, we learned that in order to decree godly outcomes in our God-given kingly authority,
  1. we must speak in the strength of the Lord. Ezek 37:1
  2. we must say what the Lord says. Ezek 37:4
  3. we must speak to the situation. Ezek 37:5,6
  4. we must speak the things that are not as though they were. Ezek 37:7-10
Alexander encouraged us to stand as children of God in His kingly authority and decree godly outcomes as we prayed heaven on earth! Hallelujah!

Upcoming events and important information

22.06 - 19:30 - Revival Fire with Edgar Mayer
23:06 - 16:00/ 18:30Revival Fire with Edgar Mayer
24:06 - 15:00 - Edgar Mayer at KLF
27.06 - KLF Prayer Meeting at Leipzigerstr.60
08.07 - No Church Meeting 
15.07 - 15:00 - KLF will meet as usual at Salzschlirferstr.15




Monday, 28 May 2018

Smile! God loves you



Glory to God!

This past month the Lord has been teaching us about the Holy Spirit and helping us to know and experience Him. In her sermon entitled, "What do you smell of?" Antje spoke to us about who the Holy Spirit is, how we need to honour Him and how the believer needs to be filled with Him in order to manifest His presence in his or her life.

On Mothers' Day we had a brilliant afternoon as we celebrated motherhood and the gift of children. It was a joy to dedicate one of our precious children and to honour our mothers and pray for them. The children's ministry team, the children and youth then performed a powerful drama and dance, portraying the crucifixion of Christ, the victory gained and the keys given to the Church to further God's Kingdom in the power of the Holy Spirit. In response to the presentation of the Gospel and the message of peace in Christ, we saw several people surrender their lives to Jesus. Hallelujah!

On the weekend of Pentecost we had the privilege of having Steve and Dianna Porter with us from Rochester NY in the States. Over 4 sessions from Friday to Sunday, Steve led our conference entitled, Deep calls to deep in which he spoke powerfully on,

"A fresh hunger for God" - God's invitation for us to know Him and desire more of Him.
"From pain to power" - God uses the broken, the despised and the rejected to reveal His glory.
"The ready Bride" - Jesus desires to enter into unceasing fellowship with His bride so that she will be ready for His return.
"A fresh touch of the Holy Spirit" - Knowing, honouring and experiencing the third Person of the Trinity.

With many powerful testimonies and examples of encounters with God, Steve led us into his journey of going deeper with the Lord and showed us the reality of God's presence, love and power. His ministry has left us with a greater desire for the Lord and an urgency to be ready for Jesus when He comes again. We praise God for Steve and what the Lord is doing in his life together with Dianna and we look forward to seeing them again in the future. The Porter's books are available online.

On Saturday we participated in the Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.) as our children's ministry team set up children's activities, games and dance in the park in Frankfurt Bockenheim. Together with a couple of people from Treffpunkt Leben Frankfurt, we turned the Kurfürstenplatz into a smiley zone as the children had fun and the parents were served refreshments. It was a brilliant afternoon as we used the opportunity to witness to people, pray for them and help them encounter the love of God! We are so grateful to Elizabeth and Danni who organised the event and helped us make an impact on Bockenheim!

"When the king smiles, there is life; His favour refreshes like a spring rain" Proverbs 16:15

On Sunday we heard testimonies from our G.O.D. project and rejoiced in God speaking into people's lives, saving and healing them! Hallelujah! Richard then spoke to us about how the Father seeks true worshippers and the characteristics of a true worshipper as seen in the life of king David. Looking at Psalm 63, we noted the following:

  1. A true worshipper belongs to God and God to him.
  2. A true worshipper seeks God early.
  3. A true worshipper seeks to be satisfied in God alone.
  4. A true worshipper responds to the revelation of God.
  5. A true worshipper chooses to worship God.
  6. A true worshipper lives in God-consciousness.
  7. A true worshipper depends on God.
In response to the call to be a true worshipper, we spent time in God's presence, worshipping and loving Him. We praise God for teaching us what it means to be a true worshipper and for the journey the Lord is taking us on in the love of the Father, the grace of our Lord Jesus and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

02.06 - Welcome Coffee at 15:00 in Leipziger Str.60
09.06 - Men's Bike Ride
10.06 - Baptismal Service at the EFG Frankfurt-Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 at 15:00
16.06 - Church BBQ on the Lohrberg
22 - 24.06 - Revival Fire with Edgar Mayer






 




Monday, 30 April 2018

Are you spiritual?



Glory to God!

Continuing in our series entitled, "Are you spiritual?" we have been looking at what it means to be led by the Holy Spirit. Having looked at how the apostle Paul was led by the Holy Spirit and governed by the truth of God and His Kingdom, two weeks ago we focused on how believers must learn to live from their new identity in Christ. In his message entitled, "Who do you think you are?", Richard showed us the truth of our identity as bond-servants (Rom 1:1), saints (Eph 1:1), sons (Rom 8:14) and soldiers (2 Tim 2:3). The believer does not live to become a new creation but must learn to live as one who has been born again and created in Christ anew Hallelujah!

On Sunday we had another powerful time of worship as the Holy Spirit led us into God's presence and ministered to us. People testified to God healing them in the meeting and with words of knowledge and prayer, many were touched with God's presence and power. Richard continued in his series and spoke to us about living from revelation. In his message entitled, "Come and see" we looked at the importance of receiving spiritual revelation in order to live from the reality of spiritual truth. Richard showed us that God gives us His Spirit so that we can know the deep things of God (1 Cor 2:9-14). Looking at John 1:35-51, we noted the importance of seeing and how Jesus invites us to follow Him to be able to see the things of the Spirit.

We praise God for spiritual revelation and for showing us what it means to be spiritual as we live from the truth of our lives in Christ. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

18 - 20.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day in Bockenheim

02.06 - Welcome Coffee at 15:00 in Leipziger Str.60

09.06 - Men's Bike Ride
10.06 - Baptismal Service at the EFG Frankfurt-Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 at 15:00
16.06 - Church BBQ on the Lohrberg
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer
 

Monday, 16 April 2018

Kingdom perspective



Glory to God!

These past two weeks the Lord has been speaking to us about living from a kingdom perspective. In his message entitled, "Are you a candidate for God's promotional programme?" Alexander showed us how God wants us to move from a poverty or slave mindset and a settler's mindset to a kingdom mindset. Looking at the parable of the shrewd manager in Luke 16, we noted the following principles for Kingdom living:
  1. Our reputation as God's children is important. (Prov 22:1)
  2. We should not ignore issues but face them. (Rom 4:19)
  3. We should invest in our relationships to enhance them.
  4. We are to be influencers who know their sphere of influence.
  5. We are to be motivators who encourage others.
  6. We are to be faithful stewards of all that God entrusts us with. (Prov 27:23,24) 
Alexander encouraged us to seek God's wisdom (Prov 16:16) in order to gain a kingdom perspective (Mk 4:10-13) so that we live the kingdom life wherever we are.

Yesterday's meeting was very exciting as God ministered to us through prophecy, healing, impartation and words of knowledge. It is really wonderful to make space for the Holy Spirit and simply follow His leading. Hallelujah! Richard shared a message entitled, "Are you spiritual?" in which we explored what it means to be led by the Spirit as sons of God (Rom 8:14). Looking at the life of the apostle Paul, Richard showed us that to be led by the Spirit is to be governed by the Spirit and that it is those who are governed by the Spirit that are truly spiritual (see 1 Cor 3:1-3). Being governed by the Spirit of God is responding to the leading of the Holy Spirit and being moved by the reality of God and His Kingdom. Richard showed us that the apostle was spiritual (Spirit-led) in that

  1. Paul lived from his new identity in Christ. 2 Cor 5:17; Gal 2:20
  2. Paul acted on spiritual revelation. Gal 2:1,2
  3. Paul depended on supernatural peace. 2 Cor 2:12,13
  4. Paul followed his specific calling. Rom 1:1
  5. Paul lived by faith. 2 Cor 4:13,14
  6. Paul lived in hope, having an eternal perspective. 2 Cor 4:17,18
  7. Paul lived to please God because of future judgment. 2 Cor 5:9,10
  8. Paul lived in the fear of the Lord. 2 Cor 5:11
  9. Paul was moved by Christ's love and sacrifice. 2 Cor 5:14,15
  10. Paul was obedient to God's commission. 2 Cor 5:20
  11. Paul lived from grace. 2 Cor 6:1,2 
As sons of God we are to be led by the Holy Spirit as we follow His leading and respond to the reality of God and His Kingdom in our everyday lives. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

25.04 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60 
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer









Monday, 2 April 2018

True Forgiveness



Glory to God!

We had a full house on Friday in our church premises in Bockenheim as we gathered together for a time of fellowship and reflection. Looking at the seven last sayings of Jesus on the cross, Richard used the word CROSS to show us how Christ's last words reveal aspects of His life that we are called to follow.

Communion: Jesus lived in unbroken communion with the Father but experienced separation on the cross. Mark 15:34
Reconciliation: Jesus came to reconcile man to God and mankind to one another. Luke 23:43; John 19:30
Obedience: Jesus was obedient to the Father, even to death on the cross. John 19:30
Suffering: Jesus suffered as He persevered in fulfilling the Father's will. John 19:28
Sacrifice: Jesus laid down His life for mankind. Luke 23:34

It was a special time as we reflected on Christ's life and death and shared communion together.

On Sunday we celebrated Christ's resurrection. After a powerful time of worship we ministered to some people in prayer with resurrection power and hope. Richard then shared a message entitled, "The Gospel of Forgiveness" in which he showed us the nature of true forgiveness that involves the 3 stages of death, burial and resurrection. Using traffic lights as a symbol and a reminder of true forgiveness, we saw how Christ's death, burial and resurrection is the essence of the Gospel: the good news of God's forgiveness through Christ.

  • The red light symbolises death: Our sin was nailed to the cross. Rom 4:25
  • The yellow light symbolises burial: God buries our sin and chooses not to remember it anymore. Heb 10:17,18
  • The green light symbolises resurrection: God treats us as though we had never sinned by not counting our sin against us. 2 Cor 5:18,19

A traffic light can however also symbolise the nature of unforgiveness where:

The red light symbolises death: choosing to separate oneself from the one who has sinned against you.
The yellow light symbolises burial: you hold onto the offense and bury it your heart.
The green light symbolises resurrection: I bring up past wrongs to get you back.

In response to the revelation of the nature of God's forgiveness through Christ, we took communion together and were encouraged to receive God's forgiveness and to forgive others in the same way God has forgiven us in Christ (see Mat 6:15; Lk 11:4; Col 3:13).

 Upcoming Events

25.04 - KLF Prayer Meeting at 19:30 at Leipziger Str.60 
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer




Monday, 26 March 2018

Healing Encounter



Glory to God!

On Sunday we had our first Healing Encounter, a special meeting devoted to praying for the sick and making room for the Holy Spirit to minister to us. We believe that Jesus came to reveal the reality of the King and His kingdom by "preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness among the people" (see Matthew 4:23-25). In order to continue His ministry, the Holy Spirit was sent by the Father in the name of Jesus for the Church to represent her King and His kingdom (see John 14:26). Therefore, we believe that as we preach the reality of our King and His kingdom, He will prove His word with "signs, wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will" Hebrews 2:4. Hallelujah!

After a powerful time of worship, Vicky spoke to us about the goodness of God. In her message entitled, "God is good" she showed us that people either question the goodness of God or live by faith in the goodness of God. Either view will determine our walk with God and how we interpret life. Vicky established that God is indeed good and that His purpose for us is not to steal, kill and destroy but to give us life - fullness of life! (see John 10:10). Looking at Jeremiah 17:7&8 and Philippians 4:4-7, Vicky encouraged us to trust in God and in His goodness so that even in times of trouble we can experience the Lord's peace and can rest in His goodness. After hearing her own, personal experience of God's goodness, others were invited to share their testimonies of God's intervention in their lives - stories of salvation, healing, and encounters with the love of God. We then invited people to share words of knowledge and prophetic words after which we prayed for people and made room for the Holy Spirit to minister to us. It was an amazing time! People received healing, salvation and many had  a significant encounter with God. Hallelujah!

We praise God for this journey we are on with Him and for using each part of the Body to glorify His name and further His kingdom!

Upcoming Events

28.03 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30  
30.03 - Good Friday Service at L60 at 15:00
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
26.05 - Global Outreach Day
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer


Monday, 19 March 2018

Not I, but Christ!


 Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash

Glory to God!

On our journey to revival, the Lord is speaking to us about unity and living by faith in Christ. Two weeks ago, Prem shared a message entitled, "Kept united by God's glory." Looking at Matthew 7:1-5 and John 17:22, we noted how the believer not only has access to God's glory but must depend on the Lord's presence to keep the unity of the Spirit. Prem showed us that spending time in God's presence:

Exposes the log/sin in our lives
Enables us to remove the log throgh repentance
Enables us to gain God's perspective on others
Empowers us to remove the speck in the eyes of others through blessing and intercession
Ensures that the unity is kept as we live in His glory

In preparation for our special healing service on the 25 March, the Lord is equipping us to minister in His power and authority. Having looked at the true nature of faith - receiving God's grace, resting from our works and resting in the Lord's finished work and remaining in Christ, Richard spoke to us yesterday about reigning in life through Christ as we live in Him. In his message entitled, "Living in Jesus' name," Richard showed us that just as Jesus came in the Father's name to represent the Father's nature, authority and power, so the believer is called to represent Jesus by not only using His name but by living in His name (see John 5:43; 10:25; 17:6; John 15)! Looking at Galatians 2:20, we noted how the apostle Paul lived his life in Jesus' name, having been crucified with Christ and living by faith in the Son of God to reveal Him and represent Him for God's glory.

The Lord is teaching us to be completely dependent on Him and to rid ourselves of our self-life so that Jesus is glorified in all that we say and do (see Col 3:17). Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

23.03 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at Leipziger Str.60 at 7:00
25.03 - Healing Service at KLF at 15:00
28.03 - Prayer meeting at L60 at 19:30  
30.03 - Good Friday Service at L60 at 15:00
18 - 21.05 Deep calls to deep Conference with Steve Porter
22 - 24.06 Journey with the Holy Spirit with Edgar Mayer