Glory to God!
The Lord is establishing our identity as new creations in Christ, both individually and corporately as the Body of Christ. As identity determines responsibility, it is clear that God wants us to grasp what it means to live as sons and daughters of the King and as His holy and chosen people, the Church!
In his message entitled, "Release the handbrake," Richard spoke to us about how God wants His grace to reign in our lives. Looking at Romans 4:25 - 5:2 and 5:20,21; Richard showed us how, through faith in Christ, the believer is made righteous and therefore has access to God's abundant grace. This grace is the realm of God that is beyond anything we can ask for or imagine that God makes available to His children to live in. Just as sin ruled in our lives when we were separated from God, so grace can reign now that we are joined to God through righteousness in Christ. Hallelujah! Richard also showed us that many still allow their old way of thinking to hinder them from moving forward in their new identity in Christ. Releasing the handbrake is about letting go of the past, letting go of old patterns of thinking, ceasing to believe the lies of the enemy, and letting go of unbelief in God's truth. Once the believer establishes his or her righteousness in Christ, God's grace and the "huperballo" (beyond the boundary) realm of His Kingdom can reign in the believer's life so that we participate in the divine nature (see 2 Peter 1:3,4; 1 Cor. 2:12; Rom 5:9,10, 17, 21; 8:32; Eph 2:6-8; Col 1:6).
Grace reigns through rigthteousness!
God is doing something new with us as a church and we are excited about new Life Groups forming and more and more people getting connected, involved and experiencing Kingdom life! On Sunday Alex interviewed some of our ex and present Life Group leaders who testified to the value and importance of believers being part of a Life Group in order to build community, grow in love, discover and nurture gifting and learn how to live the Kingdom life together in this world.
It was a powerful meeting on Sunday and after an awesome time of worship, many came forward with words and impressions given by the Holy Spirit in particular in the area of finances. Even before the message concerning living in God's abundant grace was given, the Holy Spirit was encouraging us to be faithful in giving and to increase our expectation in God as the One who is able to provide beyond our imagination! Hallelujah!
31.10 - 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
15 - 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