Glory to God!
In this year of transformation, God is helping us to rebuild broken walls so that God's people are restored, revived and renewed in their passion for God's presence, His people and His purposes and reach up, reach in and reach out.
These past two weeks, the Lord has been giving us revelation about nature true worship. Looking at Romans 11:33-12:2, we have seen that true worship is living from God, through God and to God in order to glorify Him forever (11:36). Yesterday, Richard spoke to us about what it means to be a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God as a life of worship (Rom 12:1). In his message entitled, "Put off, put on!", Richard reminded us that God calls the Church to be holy as God is holy (1 Pet 1:16) and that it is neither the believer's responsibility to be holy in his or her own strength, nor is it God's responsibility to cause the believer to live a holy life. As God's holy people, already sanctified by the blood of Christ and the deposit of the Holy Spirit, the Church is called to live a holy life as she lives from God. Worship is choosing to respond to God and live from Him.
Looking at Ephesians 4:17-5:1, Richard showed us that having received Christ, it is the believer's responsibility to put off the old nature and to put on the new nature, "created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." As the believer chooses to put off the old and put on the new, s/he chooses to live from God to honour Him. God enables the believer to live a holy life in the power of the Holy Spirit but it is the believer's choice to tap into the Water of life and be aligned to the wind of the Spirit. God has given the believer everything in Christ to live a holy life that honours Him (2 Pet 1:3,4; 1 Jn 2:6). Hallelujah!
As an international church, we have people from many different nations and cultures. With such rich diversity we decided to have our first International Food Festival after the meeting and we ate traditional food from many different countries that people brought for us to enjoy. It was great fun and there was more than enough for everyone. It was wonderful to see our unity in diversity as we celebrated Kingdom culture! Our International Food Festival is sure to become a tradition for KLF.
23.03: "Sort it out!" Learning to deal with conflict. KLF Seminar with Alexander Blair at Leipziger Str.60
27.03: KLF Prayer at L60
13.04: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
05.05: KLF Anniversary
25.05: Proverbs & Jazz at the Awake Café
09.06: KLF Talent Night
14.06 - 16.06: Conference with Edgar Mayer
23.06: Eastsite Celebration - joint meeting with CZF at 10:30