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!
[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.
[4 minute read] What is the purpose of the cell vision in Kensington Temple? The answer is surprisingly simple. The cell groups exist to minister to and facilitate the spiritual life and growth of the members.
[5 minute read] Hard to believe it was a year ago when we celebrated with the Latin American countries at Kensington Temple and what a memorable night – Latin American Food, music, dance, and an opportunity to share the gospel.
[6 minute read] I cannot imagine anything more life-enriching than knowing that I am blessed and highly favoured by God. All the great Bible characters were not so great in themselves, but the moment the favour of God touched them, they changed nations and fulfilled their destinies.
[3 minute video] Geoffrey Sleiman – one of KT’s editors provides some tips you might find useful when filming for your videos or zoom meetings.
[3 minute read] Many who hold to the theory of evolution wonder what’s in store for the human race. Are we going to evolve into a new superhuman, even divine human species? As is often the case with questions only recently conceived, the Bible anticipated and answered this one thousands of years ago.
[6 minute read] The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Jesus came to bring you the full and abundant life of His kingdom. This life, is the rich, spiritual life of God Himself that overflows into His creation. When God made the world, He provided for it in abundance. It was teeming with life!
Colin Dye Senior Minister Follow Colin Dye on: www.facebook.com/colindye.org and his blog: www.colindye.comMany who hold to the theory of evolution wonder what’s in store for the human race. Are we going to evolve into a new superhuman, even divine human species? As...
Colin Dye Senior Minister Follow Colin Dye on: www.facebook.com/colindye.org and his blog: www.colindye.comEvery day is a new day. When we enter a New Year, the day seems especially fresh. We begin with renewed hope in the future and a good sense of leaving the past...
Colin Dye Senior Minister Follow Colin Dye on: www.facebook.com/colindye.org and his blog: www.colindye.com 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...