Wherever sin flows, grace overflows!
Grace is the unmerited favour God has poured into our lives through Christ. This extravagant provision is first and foremost for the removal of our sin so that we can reconnect with God and enter into a deep relationship with him and with others. It is also enables us to live a life that honours him above all things. To live and to love well.
Without grace, we would all be lost, far from God and with no solid hope. But grace came and we are saved. As we come to trust in God, we learn to depend on his grace, moment by moment in every situation and circumstance of life. We discover God’s grace is sufficient in all things.
There is also grace for every season we go through and it is especially needed in times of change. We are going through such a season in KTLCC as God positions us for the days that lie ahead. The nation as a whole is facing the challenges of change, not just from Brexit, but also from other global influences.
Our greatest prayer right now must be for more grace. He promises to give it to us if we remain humble before him. The prophetic word I reflect on later in this issue of Revival Times is, “God has still more grace for London.” But in order to receive it, we must come before him in renewed repentance and fresh faith.
As the people of God, we are called to be carriers of the grace of God. Let us be the agents of change for good in our city, salt and light where it is needed the most. Above all, we must show and tell every Londoner that there is good news, and that good news is a person: Jesus Christ!
[4 min read] It is a basic feature of flawed humanity to want to control, to dominate, to be powerful. But this is not Jesus’ way. He did not commend the warriors or the rulers, the powerful or the leaders, instead he said: ‘How fortunate are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God’.
Have you noticed in life things get old and wear out? Your jeans, your shoes, your car. We sometimes push them to their very limit, squeezing that very last mile out of them; one might even say we run them into the ground.
[1 minute read] Join Colin Dye every week day on IG Stories for a one minute thought for the day.
Rev Dr Joel Edwards, the former General Director of the Evangelical Alliance passed away after battling cancer. Joel wrote a letter to family and friends before he passed away bidding them goodbye and thanking everyone for their prayers.
Congratulations to Rev Mark Ryan, and his wife Kathy, who has been appointed to Kensington Temple as the new Senior Minister from 16 October 2021. The long search for my successor is over and I will soon be able focus on my wider prophetic and apostolic ministry to the nations.
[2 minute read] Every day, battles rage as nations or people groups try to establish supremacy over parts of the earth. Most people believe that ‘might’ will triumph over ‘right’ in the end, but Jesus suggests something different:
Over the last year, our church family has learnt a huge amount about doing things online, and our work by the ‘Giants’ groups in equipping our church did not slow down. Now, as more and more of us return to places of work, we are reminded of our harvest field with the number of close relationships we tend to develop in the workplace.
[3 minute read] “God is So Good” says Julie as she shares her story of his presence taking her from immobile in her hospital bed back to independent living.
[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.