Keynote: Building Relationships that prevail
“So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” Acts 2:46-47
Jesus said that he would build his church and the gates of Hell would not prevail (Matthew 16:18). True church is built on and through quality relationships between believers. The above passage from the book of Acts describes the life of the fledgling church, and it is a pattern of spiritual life that we seek to emulate here at Kensington Temple.
The people met as a congregation in the temple, regularly celebrating and consolidating all the spiritual activity taking place in people’s homes and relationships in everyday life. The early church shared with, and cared for one another everyday of their lives. They were thankful, full of worship, and had hearts that were simply satisfied with the Lord – he was enough for them. God poured out his favour upon his people and they in turn reached out to their community, winning people to Christ every day.
Kensington Temple is a cell church, and that means we understand that the essential work of the kingdom of God works best in small groups gathering during the week for encouragement and outreach and then joining together to celebrate in larger congregational meetings.
Every week we welcome new people to Kensington Temple, but we also recognise that autumn time is a period when many new people come to London to study or work. If you are new to us, we do hope that you will find a spiritual home with us. For those of us that have been at home in KT for a while, let us meditate on the above passage from Acts and strengthen ourselves in the vision of the house.
[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.