Tuesday 17 December 2019

The greatest Gift!

Glory to God!

As we continue on our 180 days of prayer for 180° reversal, God is reminding us and deepening our understanding of the truth of who He is, who we are in Christ and what His purposes are for our lives as believers and as the Church. To help us pray during these 180 days, Richard is sending out an inspiring, daily devotional that you can also subscribe to by contacting pastor@kingdomlife-frankfurt.com.

A few weeks ago, Alexander spoke to us about the nature of true worship in his sermon entitled, "What is authentic worship?" Looking at John 4:19-24, Alexander showed us that worship is not determined by who we are, where we are and how we are. Instead, true worship is our response to the revelation of God as we seek to be authentic in our worship, walk and witness.

Two weeks ago, Richard spoke to us about what he believes God is leading the Church into in 2020. In his brief introduction, entitled, "Psalm 122" we reflected on Psalm 122 as Richard showed us how to understand the significance of the Psalm as it relates to the past (for those it was written about), the present (for us as it applies to our lives now) and the future (the prophetic message of the Psalm as it applies to God's purposes in the coming age). It is already apparent that the Lord has our city on His heart and that studying Psalm 122 will help us understand His strategy for God's people to reach the city and be part of the Lord's transforming work and purposes.

On Sunday we had a wonderful Christmas celebration! The house was full and there was great excitement and participation as everyone helped to prepare for the family service and celebration. Our people brought presents and food to share and everyone had more than enough. Together with Heidi, Andreas and Tobias, Natalie invited the children to the front to share the truth about what the greatest Gift is that we can ever receive. After we reflected on Christ our Light, our Comforter and our Saviour,  the team went off with the children to prepare a short Christmas presentation and dance for the end of the service.

After another powerful time of worship, Richard shared a message entitled, "The greatest Gift" in which he showed us that those who give their lives to Jesus, receive more than they can possibly ask for or imagine! Richard shared how the believer is blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ and that Jesus solves our past (Rom 3:22-25), settles our present (Mt 1:23; Heb 13:5; 1 Cor 13:12) and secures our future (John 3:16; Col 1:27). Jesus solves our past because He does only forgive us and wash away our sins but uproots the very cause of sin, the power of sin! Jesus settles our present because even though we are in this world, He is with us and knows us fully. Jesus secures our future because He dwells in us as our hope of glory and gives us the assurance of eternal life! In response we encouraged the Church to pray together with those who wanted to receive the greatest Gift. God's presence was wonderful and people testified afterwards to having been ministered to as God touched us deeply with His presence and truth. The children then, together with Mary and Joseph then came on stage in costumes and performed a dynamic dance and song that the whole church family cheered and joined in with. It was a lot of fun and an explosive finale to a wonderful service. Afterwards we all joined together in the bistro for an international buffet accompanied by fun activities such as a Christmas photo booth, Christmas Karaoke, great conversations and fellowship. A huge thank you to all who organised, helped and contributed to make KLF's 2019 Christmas celebration another memorable day! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

24.12.2019: Christmas Eve Service at 16:00 at Alt-Hausen 34 

13.01 - 02.02.2020: Church Prayer and Fast
14.01.2020: Joint Worship evening at 19:30 at Salzschlirferstr.15 with YWAM, Frankfurt Betet and KLF as part of the Frankfurt Alliance Prayer week.
15.01.2020: Joint worship and prayer meeting with CZF, Quelle des Lebens and KLF at 19:30 at Salzschlirferstr.15.

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Monday 25 November 2019

Step through, step in, step up!

Glory to God!

As we continue on this exciting journey of transformation, God is calling us to step through, step in and step up: to step through discouragement, to step into our own shoes and to step up to our high calling as the revelation of God's image.

Step through! In his message entitled, "Staying the course when discouraged," Alexander showed us how discouragement comes about and how the believer can overcome it. Looking at Nehemiah 4:1-3, we saw how the enemy tries to discourage God's people when they set their hearts on transformation and stepping into God's purposes for their lives. Alexander shared how discouragement comes through ridicule, fatigue, frustration and fear but that believers can overcome discouragement by focusing on God rather than on man, seeking God to be strengthened, seeing God's perspective and depending on God's unfailing love.

Step in! A couple of weeks ago we had the joy of having Gayle Claxton from Voice in the City minister to us. In her message entitled, "These are my shoes - it's my walk," Gayle shared how transition in one's life can be the place of greatest distraction and stagnation if we don't understand and deal with the challenges we face with God's perspective.  Looking at the example of John the Baptist, Gayle showed us what it means to be great in God's eyes. She showed us that every one of us can stand out, stand up and stand strong when we step into our unique God-given identity, calling and anointing. With personal and practical examples, Gayle showed us how to navigate through transition God's way so that nothing stops us from fulfilling God's call on our lives. In response to Gayle's message many came forward for a powerful time of prayer and ministry.

On Saturday we had our first Worship Night at our new office space in Hausen where around 25 people joined together with our worship team to spend time in God's presence and worship Him. It was a very powerful and intimate time with the Lord and we look forward to having these special times with God more regularly.

Step up! On Sunday Richard shared a message entitled, "A sign and a symbol," in which he showed us how God wants us to step up to our high calling of being a sign and a symbol that points to God and represents Him. Looking at Isaiah 8:18 and Heb 2:11-13, we saw how the Church is to reflect God's image as family and that He is redeeming and restoring His image through the Church. Richard showed us how satan seeks to distort God's image as Creator, Father, Bridegroom and Family by perverting man's understanding of his origin, gender, marriage and family! The Fall and the enemy have veiled God's image but it is through Christ that the revelation of God's image is redeemed and restored so that His people, the Church, God's family become a sign and a symbol that points to God and represents His true image.

Upcoming Events
Tuesdays from 19:00 - 21:00 - Bible Study at Alt-Hausen 34
27.11. from 19:30 - 21:00 - Church Prayer Meeting at Alt-Hausen 34
30.11 from 10:30 - Paint & Worship with Karin at Alt-Hausen 34
15.12 at 15:00 - KLF Christmas Celebration (family church service and potluck)
24.12 at 16:00 - Christmas Eve service at Alt-Hausen 34

13.01 - 02.02.2020 - Prayer and Fasting

Tuesday 5 November 2019

Christ's Passion for His Church

Glory to God!

In this year of transformation, we are seeing how God wants to bring reversal into our lives, the Church and our cities. As we continue on this powerful journey of repentance during our 180 days of prayer for 180° reversal, we are seeing how God is revealing His love to us in an even greater measure. Just as the apostle Paul was compelled by Christ's love to lay down his own life to serve the Lord, His people and His purposes, so the Lord is stirring us to repentance and action as we grasp the depth of Christ's love for us.

We are excited about this season we are in where God is adding to our number, more young people are joining us, the church is getting together during the week, and different types of meetings are being organised for people to grow in their relationship with God and one another. 

Two weeks ago Tobias shared a message entitled, "The two sacrifices" in which he spoke to us about the difference between Cain and Abel's sacrifices. Looking at the account in Genesis 4:2-12, Tobias showed us how Abel's sacrifice foreshadowed Christ as the sacrificial Lamb of God, whom God would accept on behalf of mankind. Whilst Cain's sacrifice points to man's effort to attain righteousness apart from Jesus, Abel's sacrifice points to the righteousness that is found by faith in Christ's sacrifice. Just as God looked upon Abel and his offering with favour (Gen 4:4), so the Father looks upon His Son and His sacrifice with favour. Even though "by faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did" and "By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead," the blood of Jesus "speaks a better word than the blood of Abel" (Heb 11:4; 12:24)! In response, Tobias' Life Group shared Scriptures and the Lord's Supper with the church that developed into a very precious time of worship that went beyond the conclusion of the meeting! God is stirring His people with His love!

On Sunday, after another powerful time in worship and sharing Communion together, Richard spoke to us about "Christ's passion for His Church." Looking at the seven letters to the seven churches as recorded in Revelation chapters two and three, Richard showed us that the reason Jesus wants His Church to overcome is because He is passionate about His people. Christ's Word to the churches reveals that He wants to be her first love (Rev 2:3-5); He wants His people to be with Him for eternity (Rev 2:10); He wants to confide in us (Rev 2:17); He wants to entrust us with authority (Rev 2:26); He wants to honour us (Rev 3:4,5); He wants to establish us in Him (Rev 3:11,12) and He wants to share everything with us (Rev 3:20,21). It is therefore not surprising that the apostle Paul prays that the Church would have the power to grasp "how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge" (Eph 3:18,19) because it should compel us to live for God, His people and His salvation purposes! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

Tuesdays from 19:00 - 21:00 - Bible Study at Alt-Hausen 34
27.11. from 19:30 - 21:00 - Church Prayer Meeting

13.01 - 02.02.2020 - Prayer and Fasting

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Monday 21 October 2019

Encountering God

Glory to God!

During these significant 180 days of prayer for a 180° reversal, God is showing us how He brings about transformation in our lives, the Church and our cities. In these past 3 weeks, the Lord has been speaking to us through Richard's daily devotionals and the sermons on Sunday about His presence, holiness and worship.

In his message entitled, "Broken for empowerment", Alexander spoke to us about how God brings about character transformation as we encounter Him in His holiness. Looking at the account of Jacob's encounter with the Lord in Genesis 32:22-32, we saw how God had to break Jacob's dependency on himself so that he would learn to lean upon God. Consequently, Jacob received a new name that would usher him into God's destiny for his life. Similarly God calls believers into their destiny as they take hold of their new identity in Christ and leave the old behind.

Two weeks ago we looked at the account of how the Ark of the Covenant was captured by the Philistines and how it was restored to Israel (see 1 Samuel 4:1 - 7:2 & 1 Chronicles 13 - 15). In his message entitled, "Hosting God's presence", Richard pointed out the holiness of God's presence and our need to learn to revere God's presence, host God's presence and guard God's presence. Just as David prepared a tent for God's presence, so God calls the Church to be prepared to host His presence in the fear of the Lord so that He is glorified in true worship and so that His people can walk in the fullness of His blessing.

On Sunday we had another powerful meeting as the Lord took us from worshipping Him into Christ's victory. Consequently, the Lord ministered His victory to many who came forward for prayer to receive breakthrough in various areas of their lives. Richard then shared a message in which he asked, "Are you amazed?" Looking at the account in Mark 6:1-6 of how Jesus went to His hometown and how the people were amazed at first but as they viewed Jesus in the natural they no longer believed, Richard showed us how Christians can lose their amazement of Christ and of one another! We noted how the people lost their amazement of Christ as they stopped seeing Jesus as God sees Him, as they became over-familiar with Him, as they no longer honoured Him and as they took offense at him. Consequently they moved from amazement to unbelief! In order to guard our amazement of Jesus and one another, Richard encouraged us to see others how God sees them, to be thankful, to be merciful, to focus on the good and to honour God and one another. As the Church develops a culture of honour and resists the spirit of over-familiarity, God's anointing can flow through God's people and Jesus can do many miracles! Halleluja!

Upcoming events

Tuesdays from 19:00 - 21:00: Bible Study at Alt-Hausen 34
26.10 at 10:30: Paint and Worship at Alt-Hausen 34
30.10 at 19:30: KLF Prayer at Alt-Hausen 34

Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

Monday 30 September 2019

The Glory of Christ!

Glory to God!

As a church, we are on a journey of repentance - 180 days of prayer for 180° reversal! During these days of prayer and reflection, God has recently been speaking to us about the nature and glory of the Church. With the daily devotionals that Richard is writing and what is being shared on a Sunday, the Lord is bringing reversal in our thinking as we align ourselves to God's Word and revelation. We are being encouraged, challenged and stretched as God transforms us with His presence, truth and power! Hallelujah!

A couple of Sundays ago, Richard shared a message entitled, "Is your church on TripAdvisor?" In his sermon, Richard challenged us to see whether we approach Church like a restaurant or whether we understand God's view of the Church. As he compared "McChurch" to the true Church, Richard showed us that the Church should not be treated like a restaurant but as God has birthed her and purposed her in Christ. Looking at the analogies used in the Bible to describe the Church, such as branches in the Vine (John 15), a building whose architect is God (1 Cor 3; Eph 2:21,22; Heb 3:1-6; 1 Pet 2:4,5), the human body (1 Cor 12:12-27) and a nation that belongs to God (1 Pet 2:9,10), we learned that each have the following in common: Dependance on Christ, connection, equality, significant members, and purpose. The answer to the question whether our church is on TripAdvisor was therefore answered with a clear, "No!" as we are not a McChurch that is evaluated according to what customers think but we are the glory of Christ, the revelation of Jesus to the world!

On Saturday we had a brilliant time together at the Naturfreundehaus in Niederrad. We got together for a fun afternoon and evening of games, coffee and cake, fellowship, grilling, open stage, face painting, praise and worship and more; simply enjoying each other and getting to know each other better. We were even joined by local refugee kids who felt quite at home with us and played with the other children and even joined us during praise and worship. We loved the location and are sure to meet there again in the Summer next year! Thanks to all who organised and contributed toward the wonderful time we had together!

Having celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary last week, Richard spoke to us on Sunday about the relationship and profound connection between marriage and the Church. In his sermon entitled, "Strong marriage, strong church!" Richard gave us four keys to a strong marriage and thus to a strong church as we looked at Ephesians 5:21-33. Based on their own experience as a couple, Richard shared what he and Frances have learned over the years that has helped them to have a good marriage. The four keys are Commitment, that is rooted in living in covenant, Consideration, Communication and Compassion. All four are essential for a strong marriage and a strong church! We had a lot of fun exploring each key and learning how important each key is for marriage and for the Church to reflect Christ.

Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

Upcoming events

Tuesdays from 19:00 - 21:00: Bible Study at Alt-Hausen 34
30.10 at 19:30: KLF Prayer at Alt-Hausen 34

Monday 16 September 2019

Sprinkled, dipped or dunked?

Glory to God!

As we continue on our journey of 180 days of prayer for 180° reversal, we are excited to see how God is moving among us and bringing about change in this year of transformation. With daily devotionals, Richard is encouraging us to pray God's Word so that there is an alignment with God's will and purposes. If you want to receive the 180 days daily devotional, please write to pastor@kingdomlife-frankfurt.com.

Two Sundays ago, Alexander shared a message entitled, "Standing your ground" in which he spoke to us from Mark 4:35-41. Looking at the account of Jesus calming the storm and the sea, Alexander showed us how Jesus responded to the storm as an example for us to know how to stand our ground in difficult circumstances. We saw how believers must learn to stand on God's Word, recognising which season they are in, the state of their emotional health, who is pulling with them and how they must wake up, stand up, face the circumstances and speak God's truth. Alexander encouraged us to trust God to take us to the other side in the face of the storms we experience in life. Hallelujah!

Yesterday was a very special day for 6 new creations in Christ whom we baptised at the Bärensee in Hanau after our afternoon service. In preparation for the evening, Richard shared a message in the afternoon, entitled, "Sprinkled, dipped or dunked?" Looking at 3 scenes in the Scriptures, Richard showed us the significance of baptism and explained why the believer should be dunked rather than sprinkled or dipped! The 3 examples Richard shared are the Exodus (1 Cor 10:1-4); the Cross (Rom 6:3-13) and Marriage (1 Cor 12:12,13; Eph 5:31,32). After explaining that baptism does not save the believer but that it is the first step of obedience after faith and repentance, Richard used the 3 examples to show us that baptism symbolises the believer's leaving the kingdom of darkness and being placed in the Kingdom of Light; leaving the old life of sin to living for God and leaving the old "single" life to be united to Christ and the Church. Using 3 kinds of donuts; sprinkled, dipped and dunked, Richard made it clear that only complete immersion in the waters of baptism demonstrate the reality of a life immersed into Christ. Consequently we were challenged to consider whether our lives as believers and as the Church reveal that we have been truly immersed in Christ and His Body or whether our lives look like we have only been sprinkled or dipped! We praise God for His revelation to us and our prayer is that our lives would reflect the baptised life, fully dunked in Jesus and the Church!

God blessed us with amazing weather yesterday and we were able to enjoy the baptisms in the lake with a large group of friends and family. It was the first time KLF had her baptisms at a lake and it proved to be a very special and powerful time in the presence of many onlookers who witnessed the testimony of people who have committed their lives to Jesus and are completely immersed in Him and His people. After Alexander, Elizabeth and Richard baptised our 6 precious people, we returned to the campground chapel where we prayed for them. The perfect evening continued with fellowship and food at the local restaurant. Special thanks go to Nat and Gordana who had prepared the chapel so beautifully and to all those who joined us to celebrate this very special occasion!

Upcoming events

Tuesdays from 19:00 - 21:00: Bible Study at Alt-Hausen 34
25.09 at 19:30: KLF Prayer at Alt-Hausen 34
28.09 from 15:00 - 21:00: KLF Family Party at Naturfreundehaus (Am Poloplatz 15)

Photo by Tania Miron on Unsplash

Wednesday 4 September 2019


Glory to God!

As we continue on this exciting journey of 180 days of prayer for 180° reversal, we are seeing a shift take place in different areas of our lives that we are praying for and believing God to bring about a change of direction that is aligned to His will and purposes. Hallelujah!

In the past few weeks, the Lord has been speaking to us about our identity in Christ. As we receive revelation of who God is and who we are in Christ, the Lord is renewing our minds to bring about reversal in our thinking so that we align ourselves to God's truth.

Two weeks ago Maria spoke to us about how miracles are not dependent on how hard we believe or on our faithfulness but on who God is and how faithful He is. In her message entitled, "How do miracles happen?" we looked at Matthew 9:28,29, Hebrews 11:6 and Hebrews 11:11, and asked the question whether we believe God can perform miracles, whether God wants to perform miracles and whether we believe that He will perform miracles in our lives. Knowing God as One who is faithful, loving and powerful will help us trust in Him to do miracles in our lives! Following on from Maria's message, Richard then showed us from Matthew 16:13-20 that how we see ourselves is dependent on our personal revelation of who God is.

In his message entitled, "Put on your light!" Richard spoke to us last Sunday about the believer's identity as a child of light and how we are to be light in this world (see Matthew 5:14-16; Ephesians 5:8-10). Looking at the example of Jesus in John 1:1-14,  we saw that being light in this world means: beginning with God and living from Him; imparting life to others; not being overcome by darkness; entering the darkness; being prepared to be rejected and misunderstood; being a gateway to the Kingdom; making the Kingdom a reality; revealing the Father and imparting grace and truth. Richard reminded us that believers are to live from their new identity in Christ and not to live in order to attain a new identity. Having been created in Christ as the light of the world, Richard challenged us to put on our light and to keep it on!

We praise God for the reversal that is taking place as we take hold of His truth and live from our knowledge of God and our new identity in Him! Hallelujah!

Upcoming events

Tuesdays from 19:00 - 21:00: Bible Study at Alt-Hausen 34
15.09 at 18:00: Baptism at the Bärensee in Hanau (after our regular service in Salzschlirferstr.15)
25.09 at 19:30: KLF Prayer at Alt-Hausen 34
28.09 from 15:00 - 21:00: KLF Family Party at Naturfreundehaus (Am Poloplatz 15)

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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Keys for Reversal

Glory to God!

As a church, we are on a journey of repentance as we seek God’s face to turn things around in our lives that are not aligned to His truth and purposes. For 180 days we are praying for 180° reversal to take place in our own lives, the lives of others, the church and our city. We are committed to celebrating every change of direction, believing that what God begins, He will bring to completion. As we have embarked on this journey, we have begun by focusing on praying for relationships – our personal relationship with God, relationships with others, relationships for our singles who desire to have a partner, relationships between the Church and the city, etc. We believe God will bring reversal as we join together with one heart and purpose to see reconciliation, restoration, renewal and influence take place in all areas of our lives. If you want to receive a daily word of encouragement during these 180 days of prayer, please write to pastor@kingdomlife-frankfurt.com to be added to pastor Richard’s mailing list.

Two Sundays ago, Tobias shared a message entitled, “The Key of David” in which he showed us how King David lived in the knowledge of God’s mercy and grace. Looking at Psalms 55 and 51, we noted how David clung to God's mercy in the face of the attacks of those closest to him and in the awareness of his own sin. Tobias showed us how, despite King David’s mistakes, God still saw him as “a man after His own heart” (see 1 Ki 14:8)! The key of David is the revelation of the righteousness that is ours in Christ and living in the reality of God’s mercy and grace. Hallelujah!

On Sunday, after a very powerful time of worship, we spent some time declaring reversal over relationships and speaking God's will and purpose over our lives and the lives of others. God is teaching us to align with Him and to declare and to decree His truth over our lives to see reversal take place. Several people already testified to seeing a shift take place in their lives and together we are trusting God to complete what He has begun!

Richard then spoke to us about "The Father's testimony." In his message, Richard showed us that just as believing the testimony of the Father about Jesus gives life (1 John 5:9-12), so believers must replace any false testimony they are carrying with the Father's testimony about them. Jesus carried the Father's testimony about Him and did not depend on His own testimony about Himself nor the testimony of man about Him (John 5:31-37). Likewise believers must know what the Father says about them and carry His testimony about them. Consequently we looked at Ephesians 1:3-14 to see how God sees us and to allow the Father to reverse our thinking concerning the testimony we carry about ourselves. In response many came forward for prayer and for the Father to declare His testimony over their lives. Hallelujah!

(Photo by Silas Köhler on Unsplash)

Upcoming events

Tuesdays 19:00 - 21:00: Bible Study @ Alt-Hausen 34
28.08: KLF prayer meeting
28.09: KLF Late-Summer Party

Monday 5 August 2019

Journey of repentance

Glory to God!

As we enter the second half of this year of transformation, God is calling us to pray. After a powerful time of worship and communion on Sunday, Richard shared a message entitled, "180°", in which he spoke to us about how God wants to bring reversal in our lives, our church and our city as we humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and repent (see 2 Chron 7:14-16). In response to God's Word to us, Richard is calling KLF to pray for 180 days to see 180° reversal in different areas of our lives that are not aligned to God's will and purposes. Going on this journey of repentance is not just about turning our lives away from sin but also turning around the way we think, speak, act and expect as God gives us revelation of His will and His Kingdom. Richard also showed us that as God's people and as those who live in the glorious freedom of the children of God, the Lord has made us His sanctuary and His dominion to bring about reversal wherever we are (see Rom 8:18-21; Ps 114). Beginning on Wednesday, the 7 August and concluding on February the 2nd, KLF will pray for 180 days to see a 180° reversal as we embark on this exciting journey of repentance.

We praise God for His promise to forgive our sins and heal our land and to bring reversal when we align our lives to Him. Halelujah!

Upcoming events

07.08 - 02.02: 180 days of prayer for 180° reversal
28.08: 19:30 KLF Prayer Meeting at the "Taubenschlag", Alt-Hausen 34.
29.09: KLF Summer Party in Niederrad

Monday 29 July 2019

Prayer Training

Glory to God!

Prayer is the key to transformation! God is calling His people to pray and to seek His face. In his message entitled "4D Prayer," Richard spoke to us about how wrong expectations can stop us from seizing God's Kingdom and how the believer can grow in prayer and learn to bring heaven on earth. 

Looking at Matthew 11:1-19, we noted how John the Baptist's expectations caused him to question whether Jesus was truly "the one who was to come" and how Jesus pointed to the evidence of the Kingdom; the healing of the sick, the raising of the dead and the preaching of the good news to prove that "the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing." Jesus uses the incident to speak to the people about their expectations concerning John the Baptist and Jesus, showing them that they are a generation that expects God to be and act according to their expectations, rather than trusting in the advancement of the kingdom and taking hold of it as God reveals it! Understanding that God wants us to learn to see and hear what He is doing and to take hold of it, Richard showed us how the believer can grow in prayer and learn to pray heaven on earth. Comparing prayer to running, Richard showed us that the believer will only grow in prayer as his or her prayer life moves from discipline, to desire, to dependency and to development. Prayer is to be more than just as regular activity or discipline but must become something the believer desires and depends on in his or her spiritual walk and relationship with God so that s/he can reach a place of communion with God where s/he is hearing and seeing what God is saying and doing. It is in that place of prayer that the believer can develop in prayer as s/he learns to "forcefully lay hold of" the Kingdom. Rather than becoming discouraged and doubtful because of wrong expectations and expecting God to dance to our tune, the believer learns to recognise how the Kingdom is forcefully advancing and how s/he can lay hold of it to bring heaven on earth. Finally, as we looked at Romans 8:18-21, we saw how all of creation is eagerly awaiting the revelation of the sons of God and how it is the responsibility of every believer to lead others into the glorious freedom of the children of God as we bring heaven on earth! Hallelujah!
We praise God for His revelation to us and for teaching us to pray.

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Upcoming events

31.07: 19:30 KLF Prayer Meeting at the "Taubenschlag", Alt-Hausen 34.
29.09: KLF Summer Party in Niederrad

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Transforming Prayer

Glory to God!

As we continue on this exciting journey of transformation, God is speaking very clearly to us about being a people of prayer. Having spoken to us about rebuilding the wall of intercession, the Lord has continued to encourage us in the recent weeks to prevail in prayer, to stand our ground in prayer, to take the land in prayer and to see and hear correctly.

In his message entitled, "Prevailing in prayer," Alexander spoke to us from Genesis 18:16-33. We noted four key principles that Abraham demonstrated when he communed with God. Alex showed us that God initiated prayer and that the believe must begin with seeking to know God's will and heart before embarking on prayer. Secondly, we noted that the believer has a choice as to how s/he will respond to the revelation of God. Thirdly, the believer must have a clear idea of the outcome s/he expects when praying. Fourthly, the believer must be sensitive to God's timing and stop praying when God has "finished business."

Continuing with the theme of prayer, Alex shared a message a couple of weeks ago entitled, "Standing your ground" in which he showed us how the believer can defend and retrieve what rightfully belongs to him or her in prayer. Looking at 2 Sam 23:8-12, Alex showed us how we need to stand our ground in prayer to defend our inheritance in Christ. We were also encouraged to take hold of that which belongs to us in Christ and to not be passive but to engage in spiritual warfare to retrieve what has been taken by the enemy. With the faith and conviction of Abraham and in the authority of Christ, the believer must learn to exercise his or her authority over the enemy (Rom 4:20,21; Mt 8:26).

On Sunday, after a powerful time of worship and prophetic intercession, Holger Lorentz gave us an update of how their family is doing in South Africa as he shared his heart and the journey they are on as foster parents. As the Lorentz's sending church, it was great to see Holger and to hear what God is doing in the lives of these precious people who have sacrificed to provide a home for 4 little ones who have gone through terrible trauma and abuse. Together with their own two children, Holger and Kay are providing these four children with a safe, caring and healing environment where they are seeing God doing a deep and wonderful work in their lives. We praise God for these heroes in the Kingdom!

Richard then shared a message entitled, "What do you see?" in which he showed us from Jeremiah 1:4-13 that God wants the believer to learn to see what He sees and to hear what His interpretation is of what we see. The way God sees us and the way we see ourselves can be very different but God wants us to learn to see with His perspective and be sensitive to His "audio guide" to explain what we are seeing. It is one thing to see what God sees, but quite another to interpret what we see with God's wisdom. Both are necessary to speak truth over our own lives and the lives of others as we learn to see what God sees and hear what God has to say about what we are seeing.

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Upcoming events

31.07: 19:30 KLF Prayer Meeting at the "Taubenschlag", Alt-Hausen 34.
29.09: KLF Summerfest in Niederrad

Monday 1 July 2019

New Walls

Glory to God!

These past two weeks we moved into our new church office and have been getting it ready for our regular meetings during the week. The "Taubenschlag" (Dovecote), as the owners call it, is situated in Hausen (Alt-Hausen 34) and is a 3 minute walk from the station, Großer Nelkenstraße (U 6) with plenty possibilities for parking in the area. As we have consecrated our new premises with prayer, we have sensed God's presence very strongly and believe that the Lord is preparing a place for us to encounter Him and to release blessing in the area. Our prayer is that the Taubenschlag will be a habitation for the Holy Spirit where people encounter God and are transformed by His presence. Hallelujah!

Despite the extremely hot weather on Sunday, we had another wonderful time in God's presence at what turned out to be a pleasantly cool church at Haeberlinstr.3. We changed the location for our meeting because of the road blocks related to the annual Iron Man event that takes place in and around Frankfurt. In his message entitled, "Four Walls", Richard spoke to us from Ezekiel 22:30 where we read that God is looking for someone who would build the wall and stand in the gap for the land. Richard showed us that God is looking for people who will build a wall of covenant (Gen 31:43-53); a wall of identity (Rev 21:12-14), a wall of ownership (Neh 2:11-20; Ps 105:17-22) and a wall of intercession as they learn to stand in the gap for others and travail in the Spirit until the answer is birthed (Rom 8:22-27). In response we spent some time interceding for our city and asking the Lord to anoint the church with a new passion and spiritual fervour for prayer. Just as we were experiencing unusual temperatures in the natural, so we sensed God raising the temperature spiritually so that the Church will bring transformation in the land! Hallelujah!

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Monday 24 June 2019

The Power of Unity

Glory to God!

The power of unity transpired to be the theme of our joint church service with 3 churches on Sunday! KLF, Christliches Zentrum Frankfurt and Quelle des Lebens came together to celebrate God's faithfulness to the churches that meet at Eastsite 15, to declare the unity we have in Christ and to seek God's face for a fresh outpouring of His Spirit to revive the Church and awaken our city! There was a wonderful buzz as over 300 people gathered and each church participated in the meeting. After the service we continued our celebration with food, summer drinks, loads of fun for the children, and spending time together, getting to know the other churches. It was a brilliant day and most likely to become an annual event. We praise God for all the people who invested time and energy to serve the Body of Christ and make this significant day so special.

Two weeks ago we had the privilege of having Edgar Mayer with us again. Edgar is senior pastor of Living Grace Church in Toowoomba, Australia, a church that is living in and experiencing the Holy Spirit and God's renewing work. This year we asked Edgar to spend time with our leaders to encourage them and share principles of leadership in the context of renewal. We had a powerful evening as Edgar inspired us and refreshed us with testimonies and revelation from God's Word. On the Saturday, Edgar spoke to us about how to hear God's voice, followed by a short session of hearing God together. In the evening session, Edgar spoke to us about how God leads us and how important it is that we continue to trust God even when things don't turn out as we expect them to. On Sunday, Edgar shared a message about Christ's compassion and how God uses our emotions to bring about miracles, signs and wonders. You can listen to the messages here:

Hearing God in 5 - 10 minutes
Guidance along the way
Emotions breaking through

We praise God for Edgar and his powerful, sensitive and inspiring ministry and are excited about hearing God afresh, being led by Him and putting love into action. Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

30.06: KLF service at EFG Frankfurt Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 (no meeting at CZF)

Tuesday 11 June 2019

No other Name!

Glory to God!

We had a full house on Sunday as we celebrated the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. After another powerful time of worship we dedicated two of our children and blessed their parents. Ngozi had made another stunning cake for Lainey and Hannah Marie that she based on the children's book, "Guess how much I love you!" by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. 

As part of celebrating Pentecost, Ulli had the idea of getting different people to read the account of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 in their own language and at the same time. It was quite an amazing experience to hear the different languages simultaneously and it gave us an idea of what it must have been like when the disciples all spoke in various languages at the same time at Pentecost.

Richard then share a message entitled, "No other Name" in which we looked at what happened after Pentecost in Acts 2 - 4. After Peter and John had healed a cripple in the name of Jesus, they were brought before the religious leaders to explain their actions. In his subsequent sermon, Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, made it known that the name of Jesus is powerful, that Jesus is the Cornerstone, that the name of Jesus is exclusive, unique, a gift and necessary to be saved (see Acts 4:8-22). Richard then explained that the name of Jesus to each one of us will only be as powerful as the revelation of Christ is to us (see Acts 4:13; Mt 16:13-19). In response to the message, words of knowledge and prophecy were given and many came forward for prayer! We praise God for the power of the Gospel and the gift of the Holy Spirit! Hallelujah!

Upcoming Events

15.06: 16:00/ 19:00 Conference with Edgar Mayer
16.06: Sunday service with guest speaker, Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF and Quelle des Lebens at 10:30
followed by a Sumer party for everyone (no afternoon meeting)
30.06: KLF service at EFG Frankfurt Nordwest in Haeberlinstr.3 (no meeting at CZF)

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