Keynote: Strengthening your roots and increasing your fruits this September
“They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in
a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” Jeremiah 18:8
Their football team goes one – nil up, and the supporters begin to chant “We shall not, we shall not be moved. Just like a tree that’s planted by the waterside, we shall not be moved!” This should also be the song of every believer, that we have such deep roots in the soil of God’s kingdom that nothing will move us, and that in times of great spiritual drought we are unaffected by the adverse environment. Our deepening roots are drawing the living water of the Holy Spirit into our hearts and minds and our fruitfulness in the kingdom is increasing despite what is happening around us.
Autumn is always a golden opportunity for each KT person to deepen their spiritual roots and increase their fruitfulness in service to the Lord. Whether you are brand new to our church or a seasoned KT veteran, there is something practical for you to do this month that will deepen your discipleship roots and increase your effectiveness in serving Jesus.
We are nearly one year into our four-year 20:20 Vision and this autumn’s focus is on what we call consolidation: that is the strengthening the spiritual roots and fruits of our lives.
This month’s Revival Times highlights opportunities for your growth in discipleship and service here at KT. Our cell group vision provides the best context for you to Mature, Multiply and Mobilise as a member of the body of Christ.
Pay special attention to the article on pages 10&11 in order to see the opportunities we have for you to both deepen your roots and increase your fruits this coming autumn.
[3 minute read] “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). Discover the first steps of your discipleship in the Christian faith as you embark on this life-transformational course.
One night, I was listening to a worship song about being free and surrendering all to God. Whilst listening to the words I began to pray and asked God to feel his presence.
[2 minute read] Senior Minister Colin Dye has launched a pioneering online Bible school for the converts from Islam in Central Asia and Caucasus. The Bible school is using Colin’s Sword of the Spirit video series which has been translated into Russian as a study material, and it includes live interactive teaching sessions where believers in the region can find answers to difficult questions.
[1 minute read] Sunday 18 April was a great day at Kensington Temple as 30 people gathered with family and friends at 2pm, first for a reminder of previous teaching on baptism and then to be ministered to. Some had the joy of being baptised with the Holy Spirit immediately before going through the waters of baptism.
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Many of us know Roberts Liardon. He s a great friend of Kensington Temple and has visited many times. Less well known to us personally, but playing a vital role in his ministry is his mother, Carol, who passed away earlier this month. Click for video from Colin Dye.
[ 3 minute read] Back to the office as the roadmap to ending lockdown unfolds
Monday 12 April was a very big day in our country as it marked the re-opening of outdoor cafes, restaurants and pubs, as well as hairdressers, gyms, and swimming pools. Seeing the High Street busy and shopping and town centres come alive again, one senses a cautious sense of euphoria.
[2 minute read] Following the completion of the external audit of the Church’s accounts for the financial year ended 30th September 2020, we are delighted to be able to present a short financial update setting out some of the financial highlights.
[ 3 minute read] Never have I felt so challenged about sharing my faith. To step up to the plate and publicly throw out the lifeline as a follower of Jesus during lockdown was a startling thought.
[3 minute read] A year ago when you walked down a busy road, or a high street, you would find a number of cafes, bars, and pubs – many of them playing music. You would find people standing outside because there isn’t enough room inside – drinking, laughing and having a great time.
[ 3 minute read] Imagine a world where you can ask a question, make a request, register for training, or book time with a pastor without having to contact or go into Kensington Temple. Welcome to X-change – Kensington Temple’s own one-stop online system designed for you.