The Odours of London
A trip down Portobello Road on market day is good exercise for the nose.
Everything from fish to curry, joss sticks to soaps, pavement BBQ to steamy kitchens, all make for an overload of the olfactory
senses. But there is a rare and life-giving scent which stands out. The fragrance of Christ.
I watch an elderly lady with wizened hands and an angelic smile handing out tracts in Notting Hill. Behind her are the bells of St Peter’s, and here and there I see other signs of the presence of the church in our community. Just down the road, one of our Network pastors, Jacqueline Brown, is busy with a team of her faithful perfumers giving off fresh aromas of the gospel.
How wonderful that all over our city of “smudge and smell” we have people Monday to Saturday offering up to God the incense of prayer, the fragrance of worship, and the fresh news of the gospel.
There is nothing like a good fragrance. We are often willing to pay a high price for a good perfume. But the fragrance of Christ is free, and must be released into the population who long for the scent of heaven.
We must do all that we can to spread the aroma of life, the purifying, sin-destroying, spiritual de-odorant of the pure good news of the gospel. Let’s make our city smell better!
[1 minute read] So the apostle Paul tells us in Romans 12, and we do. Especially the week we rejoice with Roberts Liardon as we see how the Lord has been working in the life of his mother, Carol.
[1 minute read] AKWAABA! Welcome! Ghanaians are known worldwide for their hospitality and joyful spirit. This is reflected when you see us singing and lauding God, and especially so at KTLCC. Click for pictures!
[2 minute read] The Kingdom of God is not merely physical, or even social, but supernatural. The work of God and the Good News of Jesus Christ continue to advance and spread during the coronavirus restrictions. Over the past six months effective use of Alpha seen the Gospel shared within KT, across the LCC Network and beyond in several countries.
[2 minute read] A year ago as the country went into lockdown and many people were left – almost overnight- without vital support, the KT Food Hub launched.
[2 minute read] Jesus told his church to be salt and light in the world. That is, to penetrate society with the healthy influence of our salt-like presence, and to illuminate society’s thinking with the light of gospel values.
[3 minute read] The bride in the Song of Solomon felt bad she had not taken enough care of herself, and the wedding day was just around the corner!
[3 minute read] For Tubo and Vanessa 2020 was a tumultuous year as they went from news of miscarriage to the birth of their second child – all during the Covid-19 lockdown.
[4 minute read] In his message Pay Attention to Prophecy Colin Dye explained that personal prophecies can be helpful and encouraging as you seek to follow God’s will for your life.
[3 minute read] Congratulations to all parents who are currently home-schooling, whether you are working from home or not, because home-schooling isn’t easy at all.
[2 minute read] Cell church is church without walls. People are reached right where they are. Christian witness happens in the market place and not just in the meeting place. Beginning with the obstacle of building-bound church, barriers between us and the lost are broken down and removed. The cells build bridges for the community to see Christ in action.