The daily news: outreach in Almere

Off to France today, for a two-week holiday. Last week was crazy, with the SCET Almere week (check the website for many nice pictures and videos of the event) and finishing different things for Agape. And for some reason this week has been very special: we have been in the national news daily… Especially the Athletes in Action initiatives have caught on very well in … Lees verder The daily news: outreach in Almere

Forgive to live

It was my turn to speak in church once again. I chose the topic of forgiveness, on which I never spoke but I did blog about it. And as I wrote in that post, forgiveness is pivotal in maintaining relationships, but it is not the goal of it. The whole point of forgiveness is to get a life – literally, if we talk about forgiveness of sins by God, to us. Today’s focus was on that side of the story: understanding and receiving Gods total and once-and-for-all forgiveness, in order to live with Him and in order to extend forgiveness to others. You can find my sermon notes here and the bible verses here:

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50 Days

Back in the old days (“B.C.”), Pentecost was the celebration of the Giving of the Law. An interesting fact, if you take into account that there was not much to celebrate when the Law was actually given. Because of inobedience and ignorance, 3.000 people died after Moses had come down with the 10 commandments in stone.No, I’d rather have the new days (“A.D.”), where Pentecost … Lees verder 50 Days

Good news, only good news

Back after another event… this time the Rafael Almere leadership retreat. We were with some 50 people in Nunspeet for a long weekend to seek God, share vision, be trained and go out… The topic was The Great Commission, and Mira and I had the opportunity to share some (many) things around evangelism and discipleship. If you’re interested: Powerpoints and some other materials are on … Lees verder Good news, only good news