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!
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.
[3 minute read] Since the first Novo Tempo church was planted in Pernambuco, (North East Brazil) back in 2005, our dream has been to have a church that is more than just a gathering of people in a building.