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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3, 16) We invite you to explore faith in Christ Jesus. Read the blog, look into the different topics, pray and explore a life with a great God!

God, the father, and the son, and the holy spirit, be with you and bless you!
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A Path to Go ...

Friday, Sept 22, 2017. Sometimes we ask ourselves: how can we go on. Various problems come into our way. We face illness. We face resistance. We face bad words. We face rejection. We face our own guilt and our own failure. Where to go? How to find a way into life? How to find a save place?

A Save Place …

The bible talks about a saviour. It talks about a door to go through. It talks about peace to be found. It talks about someone who cares. It talks about someone who saves! Jesus is in the center of this message. He is the son of God, the messiah, the human who was given the task to pave the way. John, the evangelist and disciple, talks about him in his gospel: ... more


What kind of Proof? ...

Thursday, Sept 21, 2017. How do we know what to think about faith? There are many religions on the planet. And they all tell their particular story? Is any of these different from the others? Is any of these more true than others? Or are they all the same, all true, or all false?

Check it out! …

First of all: they cannot all be true. Religions have quite different concepts of the world and of God. There are some who resemble each other - those messages which speak about one God, the creator. But even these cannot be true at the same time. There are severe differences in who God is, and in very basic concepts of how he interacts with mankind. ... more


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Who is great? ...

Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017. The question of who is great and what is great is important to humans again and again. We all have categories in our mind which search for importance around us. Who is it we need to take into account? Who is leading, who determines the framework of our life?

The greatest …

Great or not important? When we come to general elections, that is a core question? Who should lead the country? When we are in science, this is what often bothers people. We are less interested in the results, we are more looking into who has found them. When we come to economy, people are discussing revenue and money - and who is the one who earns the most. Sports looks for the winner. It is everywhere in our society. Who is the greatest? ... more


Far Away or Close?

Often, living somewhere in the world, biblical stories can appear far away in a time long gone.

However, when you come to the places where it all happened, they can be very close. Spending, for example, a week in Jerusalem and in the modern state of Israel, biblical history can be very close.

Everything is here - all the historical monuments as well as all the interpretations, all the faith of the different groups, Jews, Arabs, Christians, with orthodox churches, catholic churches, protestant churches … the world meets in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem today is an invitation to think about faith, and about your faith as well. What do I know about God? What do I know about the biblical books, about Jesus, about spiritual matters - and where to I find my way to faith?


Ask, Knock, Search! ...

Friday, Sept 8, 2017. The general atmosphere and philosophy of the New Testament is quite amazing. Jesus describes the relationship between his heavenly father and himself. And he invites all humans to enter the same type of relationship: a relationship of trust and love, of truth and honesty!

Invitation to come …

Within the relationship to God, we are invited to bring him our needs. We are invited to ask, and we are promised to be given. We are invited to knock at his door, and he will let us in. We are invited to search him, and we will find! ... more


Seek first ...

Thursday, Sept 7, 2017. As humans we first need to make sure that our primary needs are met. This is about water, about food, about clothing, about shelter. Then, we need company. And further, we need purpose. All these are primary needs, you cannot live without it.

Our Concerns …

Clearly, we need to be concerned about our primary needs. It is first for ourselves, for our own person. Then it is for our family, for dependents and partners. And it is for whatever environment we live in and we are responsible for. This can be our company, our institution, even our church. Is all going well? Can we pay the bills? Do we have someone to talk to? Do we know, what we live for? ... more


Pray in Secret ...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017. God is real. And we can talk to him. We can pray, tell him our needs, our dreams, our wishes, our sorrows. God is there, he listens, he hears.

God cares …

God wants us to talk to him. He wants a relationship. You might think, he knows everything anyway. Yes, he does. But he wants ujs to involve him. He wants me to tell him, and then start to discuss the issues of my life! ... more


God sees in Secret ...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Where is God, humans ask. And with what we do in our life, we often act as if there is no God. Even if we think there is a God, we act as if God would not see what we do, what we say, what we think. But he sees everything.

God sees …

Can we imagine that there is a God, who is as majestic as the universe. Can we imagine that he sees everything? Nothing is hidden to him. Jesus claims this unbelievable ability of God. He claims that God can do anything. And he know everything. He can see into the tiniest parts of our life. He hears all our words. He knows all our fears. He knows our hope, our dreams, all what is there in us and around us. ... more


Yes and No - In the Middle of our Life III ...

Friday, August 25, 2017. Is God in the middle of our life? Yes, he is. If you doubt, listen to Jesus and what he says about your life, your actions, your words. We are looking into the Sermon on the Mount, and this is truly realistic, it is in the middle of everyone's life, young and old, rich or poor. It is a sermon for all of us.

Yes and No …

We have a problem with truth. It is everywhere in our society and our community. It is in politics, it is in business, it is in families, it is in all the personal relationships. Who wants to speak the truth, admit the truth, be fully truthful. What would that mean at all? We have our problems to even define what the truth might be in many cases. Let us listen to Jesus: ... more


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In the Middle of our Life II ...

Thursday, August 24, 2017. How do we know that God wants to be in the Middle of our life? How do we know that he is there? What is it that makes us believe? In the New Testament Jesus says to some of his disciples who had their difficulties to understand his death at the cross: “And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!” (Luke 24) What does that mean for us today and for our quest for God?

Too slow to believe …

Jesus refers to our heart, when it comes to faith. The heart is the image of our existence, of all what drives us, of our will, our decisions, our trust. Our heart is the center of what is important to us. It is the center of what we value, how we see ourselves and others. Our heart is where our love and our hatred is located. ... more


The Images of Salt and Light ...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Often, Jesus uses images from everyday life. It seems that he wants to be in the middle of our life, and wants us to understand his spiritual message in a way that it is as concrete and lively as everything in and around us. And indeed, he wants to be there, day by day, morning, afternoon, evening. He wants to be there as the salt which we put into our food, as the light which we need to carry out all what we do.

Salt …

The first image Jesus uses in his sermon on the mount is the image of salt. We are meant to be like salt - the salt of the earth. Everyone who likes to cook knows that you need salt to cook. Without salt, food does not taste well. You cannot eat it, it is just terrible. Without salt, we cannot live, we need it, in exactly the right dilution. As people who trust Jesus we are needed as much as salt - and we need to keep our trust, our faith, which is what makes us salt. Without faith we loose what makes us alive. ... more


“And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Jesus is opening a new era. The mercy of God is there, his compassion, his love!

His invitation stands: come to me!


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In the Middle of our Life I ...

Monday, August 21, 2017. Where is God in our life? Where is he? With all the difficulties of this life, the problems on this earth, with all the trouble we have - where is God? Is it possible to believe at all? Is he there? Where? Is it all an illusion? Perhaps we should just give up completely.

Questions …

Can we find God in the middle of our life? Or do we need to go to a remote mountain, or any other remote place? What is it that lets us find the creator? Where is he hiding? This is what many of us ask sometimes. How to find God? And it seems to be difficult. ... more


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God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit … He wants us to discover him, to trust him, to believe in him. We can meet him, listening to the words and deeds of Jesus, written up in the New Testament. He is there, in the middle of our life.

Come and See!


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Solid Foundation ...

Friday, August 18, 2017. Talking about a “solid foundation” of our life, I would like to touch two things which may sound very different when you first hear them. But we will see that they are closely linked. Let us talk about foundation of life and of faith …

Foundation of our Life …

First, what is the foundation of our life? What is it that makes you what you are. What is it that holds you? What is it that keeps you going? ... more


Be sincere in what you do!

Know that God takes you serious in everything. Your tears, your joy, your pain, your achievements … he loves you and wants to be with you in all what you are.

He wants you to trust him, and to bring all to him in prayer.


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The Bible in My Life ...

Thursday, August 17, 2017. What is the role of the bible in my life, in my days? What are the options? What are the possibilities? The bible collects the story of Jesus and his disciples in the New Testament. And it collects the stories about God and his people - the people of Israel - in the Old Testament. The texts are written to be alive, to be texts for both daily use and for deep study. They are words of life!

For You Today …

Today no one does not know the bible at all. We all know some things. But do we know Jesus? Do we realize that God in father, son and holy spirit wants to be there with us day by day? Do we realize that the bible wants to be a love letter, which conquers our heart and leads us into a life in dense community with the eternal god? ... more


Ask God today, he wants to listen to you! Pray!

Ask him to come to you, to come into your life, to guide you along his path.

Jesus says (Matthew 7,7): “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.“


Arguments on the Bible ...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The bible is a fantastic book. Do we know it? What do we know about it and what is our idea on how it was written. When you explore the history of the biblical texts, it is highly amazing! The texts go back thousands of years …

Fantastic Sources …

The biblical sources are far better preserved than anything we know from the ancient world! When you explore these things, it is really fantastic. There are so many more manuscripts on the New Testament than on any other source of that time - by far more, factor 5, or 8, or 10 more. And the oldest pieces of evidence we have are much closer to the New Testament than any other source we have. We have even evidence of the Old Testmaent coming from the time of Christ itself. It is nearly unbelievable! ... more


Fullness of God ...

Friday, July 21, 2017. What is our image of God? Do we think of him as the big creator? Do we see him as some strange figure, who has a white beard, but is not good for anything? What is it that we think if we hear the word God, or Christ, or Jesus? Is our image shaped by some films we have seen? Is it shaped by church services?

It is important to look critically into our own image of God. The reason is not that we would like to destroy faith, but we want to strengthen faith. God is fantastic, but he is different from the many images which are floating through parts of our everyday cultural heritage. There is a lot to be discovered here for you and for me … ... more


Bow my Knees ...

Monday, July 17, 2017. Do you sometimes feel the need to bow before God? Do yo feel the need to tell him that he is great, and that you fully acknowledge that you need him, his wisdom, his guidance, his forgiveness, his love?

When we look into our life, and what we do, what we feel, what we hope for and dream of … what is it that builds our inner core? What is it that keeps us upright, that keeps us going, that helps us? What is our hope built upon? Where is our strength coming from?

Strengthened …

Where is your strength coming from? What do you see? What do you feel? In the letter to the church in Ephesus the apostle Paul talks about the spirit, about the father, and that he is the source of all our strength, of all what we have. Listen! ... more


Mystery of Christ II ...

Thursday, July 13, 2017. We talked about the mystery of Christ yesterday, and I would like to stay at this topic for a moment. Even though we have a high percentage of Christians in some countries, it seems that Christ Jesus is still a mystery, even to many who see themselves as Christian. Do we understand Jesus? Do we know what he means with the passages which have been passed down to us through the New Testament? What about you personally?

Does he remain a Mystery? …

Sometimes I think that Christ remains a mystery to most of us. And in particular those who make progress realize more and more how deep the wisdom we find in him - and how deep the mystery of the gospel and the mystery of his life and death! ... more


Mystery of Christ ...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Christian faith is openly known and available. Today, in principle everyone can read the bible, everyone can study the sources. It is open for you and me, for any human on the planet. But it has not always been that openly known. It was known in part by the prophets, by the Old Testament books, for a long time. But then, through Christ himself, through the disciples and apostles, the full depth of the Gospel became known. We will read a passage today, where the apostle Paul talks about the unravelling of the mystery of Christ.

This mystery is …

What is the mystery, that is in Christ? What is it that is openly available today? It is that through the Gospel of Christ all men and women can be heirs of the glory of the creator. It means that through faith we can be part of the family. Forgiveness is openly available through faith in Christ. Restoration, new life, love, truth, joy … there is an unbelievable promise in Christ. This was a mystery for a long time, it is now openly available! Have a look into the original words of Paul: … ... more


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Abundant Grace ...

Thursday, June 29, 2017. The New Testament has a large number of passages which talk about grace, about love, about the joy of the community with the Lord. God in himself is fantastic - and he offers us a friendship and community which is deeper than anything we could ever experience with other humans on the planet. His spirit is the origin of all spirits, he is the origin of life, and he has and is life abundant, and abundant grace, abundant love, joy beyond measure.

Love and Grace …

One key point with the love of God is that he loves unconditionally. He loves us anyway. In a human framework, we do not always experience this kind of love. Some even think they never find it. But still it is there, in the relationship between parents and kids, and in many relationships. Let us read a passage from Ephsians, where Paul talks about this fantastic grace of God: ... more


Trials, Choices, Judgement ...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The bible speaks about trials, which can happen to Christians. What is it that trials can be? We hear about it in different places of the New Testament, and we can summarize in two or three sentences: trials come from all layers of our life. Trials can be external, come from other people who do not want us well. But they can also come from close friends who think in a way different from God's love and truth, and they often come from within us. We are the cause of our trials ourselves.

We cause them …

It is really interesting that we are the cause of our trouble ourselves. If you think more about it, you will realize that this is quite natural. We are part of the world, and we are part of freedom. We are influenced by a lot of things, many of which do not try to follow God's love and mercy. Why should we be surprised if some of this, driving our own ideas, our emotions and actions, causes quite some trouble in our life? But let us read more about trials, as written in 1 Peter 4: ... more


Angry ...

Monday, June 26, 2017. Sometimes we are angry about something. That can be some event in our work environment. It can be words of a colleague, of your boss, or of any other staff member in your group or in another. It can be in our church as well. There are different characters, and different expectations. It would be strange if nothing would ever happen which makes you angry …

How to deal with it? …

The New Testament knows this situation very well. It knows about our difficulties with each other. It knows well our natural impulses, when we feel hurt. Yet, it does not just let things go along as they come. But it invites us to come to him, to the Lord, with our anger - listen to the following passage from Ephesians, Chapter 4: ... more


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Biblical Images ...

Thursday, June 22, 2017. The bible is full of fantastic images. They appear on different levels: there is the strength of the historical events themselves. They are fact, but at the same time given to us as templates of faith to relate ourselves to what happened long ago. There are the parables and images which Jesus uses when he preaches. And there are the images which we find in the letters of the New Testament and in the Revelation, the last book of the bible, with far reaching prophetic words.

Do you like them? …

Do you like biblical images? Perhaps they are difficult to understand? Do you feel frightened by these images? Or do you like them, do they talk to you? All humans have an emotional level, a level of conscieous and unconscious feelings and processes, and we have a conscious level of reason. All of these levels of our existence play a role when we read biblical texts, and all of them are addressed by the biblical images. Have a look into the first chapter of the Revelation, for example: ... more


Empty or Full? ...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The bible talks about gifts which the holy spirit gives to Christians. They are some kind of talent - something which can be used to serve others and to take part in the community and organization of the Christian church, the Christian community. But the apostle Paul also puts a warning into the middle of his passages about these spiritual gifts. His warning is a fantastic piece of text …

Empty? …

I can have a lot of talents, yet be empty on my inside. I can be very gifted, very intelligent, even very skilled with my hands, or with my tongue - yet it can be that I do not touch others on an emotional level, or that I have features in my character which cause a lot of trouble. ... more


Faith ...

Monday, June 19, 2017. We had a discussion about faith recently, Christian faith. It took place in a Christian bible study group - and we talked about the description of the gifts of the holy spirit in 1 Kor 12. There, you find “faith” as one of the gifts of the spirit. It is given to some believers, not to others. But what does it mean? They all have faith, don't they?

What is Faith? …

What is faith? There are different layers and different measures we need to talk about. First of all: faith in Jesus is the beginning of all of this. Without this faith and trust in Christ, we will not come to any relationship with God. It is the generic faith which is mentioned in the gospels by Jesus himself. ... more


Role of Jesus ...

Friday, June 16, 2017. Jesus has a special role in the bible. He is the center of the New Testament. The four gospels describe elements from his life. They provide some detail about his passion and death, and then talk about the resurrection. And all the other books also talk about him.

Son of God

Why is Jesus so special. The message of the New Testament is: he is the son of God. He is God himself who became flesh, who became human. But there is more! He died at the cross to open a door for us. It is about love, about justice, about truth, about forgiveness - deep things which are important for each and every human on the planet. ... more


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Come in and browse ideas and experiences! Our God is an exciting God, who wants to live with us on a daily basis …

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