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Feb 25
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Ekklesia: The Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth - Part 2

Ekklesia in HistoryIn the 1600’s the early Quakers applied this format to their meetings (based on the practises of a group of dissenters called the ‘Westmoreland Seekers’). This started a spiritual awakening in England which spread all over the world. They met in silence and waited on the Lord - only speaking when prompted by the Holy Spirit. This carried on until the late 1900’s when they adopted a more traditional church format.Then in the 18th Century the early Methodists practiced an…See More
Feb 13
Martyn & Linda Smith posted a blog post

Ekklesia: The Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth

CONSPIRACY THEORIESThese are rife at the moment - accusations back and forth about who's done this, that or the other. What we're seeing as we look at church history is that there's been a different kind of conspiracy taking place and it goes right back to the Third Century when Constantine adopted Christianity as the state religion. By making it the state religion he imposed a structure on the church that it was never supposed to come under. He knew that he was never going to overcome the…See More
Feb 9
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Feb 6
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A Call to Greater Intimacy

We read in Zephaniah 3:17: "The Lord . . . will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. I wanted to tell you about an incident that happened the morning after the AzusaNow event in Los Angeles. I was driving to pick up a friend for breakfast before going together to the Anaheim Vineyard Church. It was about a 45-minute drive and I wasn't entirely sure where his hotel was so I had set my SatNav to take me there. Unfortunately, I…See More
Jun 20, 2016
Martyn & Linda Smith posted a blog post

Reimagining Church

SHIFTING ATMOSPHERES Albert Einstein quoted as saying that the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.In 1982 Mike Bickle was in Cairo, Egypt and the Lord told him that it was his intention to, “. . . change the understanding and expression of church in one generation.” If that is the case, what will it mean to, "do church differently?” The strap-line of Kingdom Enterprise (the ministry we lead) is “Reimagining Church” - what does that…See More
Jun 13, 2016
Martyn & Linda Smith posted a blog post

Church - Circus or Carnival?

A few years ago a good friend showed us a short movie called “The Butterfly Circus”. It’s a 20-minute parable about being liberated from our despair by grace and hope and it has something to say at a number of levels. In a world where exploitation and bullying are all too common, The Butterfly Circus tells a story about what it means to recognise that you are were made for a reason.…See More
Jun 6, 2016
Martyn & Linda Smith posted a blog post

A Vision For These Days

God is wanting to show his character and nature through us to the world.There are dangeroustimes ahead for the body of Christ and its Church and it's only through weakness that God will show his strength and power andenable usto enduring andpersevere these difficult times. The coming together in relationships,centred on the same goalis the sign of the body of Christ joining together to weather the storm. Christ is raising up his church - to form a partnership - for an awakening of believers -…See More
May 30, 2016
Martyn & Linda Smith posted a blog post

Joining the Dots

A friend recently sent us a prophetic word from the Elijah List with an encouragement for the beginning of this year - it made a very important point: “Learn to move by the vibrations of the sound coming up through your feet. This is how I will move My people into place in days ahead! You will not move by the thoughts of your mind, but by the sounds of Heaven vibrating the ground and causing your feet to sense what I'm saying so you can move into place for the future. This was based on an…See More
May 23, 2016
Alan Smith commented on Martyn & Linda Smith's blog post No Fool!
"Amen my friend. Great word. May the Lord bless you for you have truly given "it" away. blessings Alan"
May 21, 2016
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May 21, 2016
Brenda McDonald commented on Martyn & Linda Smith's blog post All That Matters
"As we learn to receive the love Abba has for us, it opens our heart to see others as He sees them. Amazing perspective really. No judgement just a loving smile knowing Father has it all planed and it is good, for others as well as yourself. Therein…"
Oct 21, 2014
Martyn & Linda Smith posted a blog post

All That Matters

Some years ago a Christian singer/songwriter called Paul Field wrote a song “All That Matters” - it’s a song about that fact that, at the end of the day, if we haven’t learned to love we have nothing - that love is all that matters. It was recorded by Cliff Richard on Princess Diana’s tribute album after she died and he also, ironically, sang it on the National Lottery program on TV! You can see Cliff singing this song if you click…See More
Oct 4, 2014
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The Power Of The Kingdom - 1 Corinthians 4:20

Paul had some very arrogant opponents at Corinth. But he was confident that there was no kingdom power in their arrogance. So he says in 1 Corinthians 4:20, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” This raises two questions we will need to consider.The Nature of the Kingdom of GodFirst, what is the nature of the kingdom of God?Here it seems to be a present demonstration of power. But two chapters later in 1 Corinthians 6:9 it seems like a future realm: “Do you not know…See More
Oct 2, 2014
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The Character Of God Revealed In The Kingdom Message

The God Who SeeksThe interesting element in Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom is paralleled by a new element in his teaching about God, that God is the seeking God. While the God of the prophets was active in history, the God of Judaism of Jesus’ day had withdrawn from the evil world and was no longer redemptively working in history.Jesus’ message of the Kingdom is that God not only will finally act but that God was now again acting redemptively in history. God had now entered history in a way…See More
Sep 30, 2014
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The Mystery Of The Kingdom

“Then Jesus said, ‘Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.’ When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. He told them, ‘The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’”Mark quotes this to summarise the message of the Kingdom parables.The mystery of…See More
Sep 27, 2014

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Date joined.
March 14, 2012
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http://www.vinelifeuk.org
Best defines my function in the Body of Christ. You can pick more than one.
prophetic ministry, apostle, pastor, teacher, author/writer

About Martyn & Linda

Martyn and Linda have been in full time ministry since the early 1980's. Part of that time was spent working in two Anglican Churches where they saw exciting times of charismatic renewal and outreach. In 1987 God spoke to them about the importance of reaching the lost through church planting and so, after a time on the staff of the Vineyard in Fort Collins, Colorado, they planted Manchester Vineyard in September 1989.

For the next ten years they helped to pioneer the Vineyard in the UK as well as hosting training and equipping conferences in Manchester. They developed a close relationship with John Wimber in the last ten years of his life and are thankful to the Lord for all that John invested in them personally and as a church.

Manchester Vineyard grew from a small group of 11 people to a large church with a multi-faceted ministry base. Crucial to the development of the church has been its emphasis on small-group development. An important aspect of the church as it has evolved has been the development of strategic training tracks - including the Kingdom Life Academy - which offers training for all aspects of leadership, church planting and pastoral ministry in the church.

They have also been responsible for planting a number of other churches and are active in developing relationships and networking with other leaders in the Greater Manchester area. Manchester Vineyard was renamed Vinelife Church Manchester at the beginning of 2008 and is associated with Vinelife UK - which includes an informal network of churches relating together for support and encouragement.

In keeping with the Lord's direction that they should actively raise up an emerging generation of leaders in the church, in September 2008 Martyn and Linda handed over the leadership of the church to their son and daughter-in-law, Phil & Sarah Smith. This has released them to develop Vinelife UK and care for the leaders, network with other leaders in the Manchester area, focus on leadership and church planting training and travelling to train and equip believers in this country and abroad.

Martyn and Linda's strength is training and releasing God's people to hear his word and do his works in order to find healing and purpose in life. Their goal is to build a strong team of men and women to equip others to touch cities and nations for Jesus. Their heart-cry in this season of time is for the Lord to use them to "prepare God's people for the harvest" - a crucial task for the church of God to focus on in the current climate.

They have travelled to many nations to fulfil this vision including the USA, France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Faroe Islands, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, the Czech Republic, Uganda, the Ukraine and Russia.

They both have a background of Theological training - Martyn studied Theology and Pastoral Ministry in London before being ordained in the Church of England in the early 1980's; Linda has completed post-graduate Theological studies in Manchester.

They have been married since 1975 and have three grown-up children - Phil (married to Sarah), Jo (married to Tim) and Becci (married to Michael) and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren!

Martyn & Linda Smith's Blog

Ekklesia: The Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth - Part 2

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Ekklesia in History

In the 1600’s the early Quakers applied this format to their meetings (based on the practises of a group of dissenters called the ‘Westmoreland Seekers’). This started a spiritual awakening in England which spread all over the world. They met in silence and waited on the Lord - only speaking when prompted by the Holy Spirit. This carried on until the late 1900’s when they adopted a more traditional church format.

Then in the 18th Century the early Methodists…

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Ekklesia: The Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth

Posted on February 9, 2017 at 2:30am 0 Comments

CONSPIRACY THEORIES

These are rife at the moment - accusations back and forth about who's done this, that or the other. What we're seeing as we look at church history is that there's been a different kind of conspiracy taking place and it goes right back to the Third Century when Constantine adopted Christianity as the state religion. By making it the state religion he imposed a structure on the church that it was never supposed to come under. He knew that he was never going to…

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And the Greatest of These . . .

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 2:54am 0 Comments

What should a disciple look like? We know we’re all called to persevere, to continue in the word - all the important things Jesus said to his followers. But there seems to be one element that we ignore to our peril. In John 13, Jesus states in no uncertain terms what he’s looking for:

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one…

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A Call to Greater Intimacy

Posted on June 20, 2016 at 10:00am 0 Comments

We read in Zephaniah 3:17:



"The Lord . . . will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.



I wanted to tell you about an incident that happened the morning after the AzusaNow event in Los Angeles. I was driving to pick up a friend for breakfast before going together to the Anaheim Vineyard Church. It was about a 45-minute drive and I wasn't entirely sure where his hotel was so I had set my SatNav to take me there.…

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At 12:12pm on March 17, 2012, Anjie Carpenter said…

Hi guys! So great to hear from you! I am happy you are able to spend some time at the farm. I can't think of a better treat than the quiet and the time with Alan and Frankie! We can't make it tomorrow night, because it is my son's birthday and my family in town to celebrate, but hopefully we will see you before go home. : ) Love, Sam and Anjie

At 9:49pm on March 14, 2012, Alan Smith said…

Thanks so much for joining us. Look forward to your words to the church.

blessings

Alan

At 9:32pm on March 14, 2012, James Ronald Ross said…

Welcome brother...so great to catch up tonight...hope this is a blessing. Ron Ross

 
 
 

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