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In the Jesus Network you find Christian thoughts, resources and reasoning. We are Christians living in the Frankfurt area, Germany, in the west of London, United Kingdom, and various other towns around the globe. We love to explore a life with a great God.

For some recent thoughts, please read the articles below and look at the topics collections. We work on modern bible translation. Also, arguments with respect to biblical topics can be found at our arguments area.

God, the father, and the son, and the holy spirit, be with you and bless you!
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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


Topics Collections

In our Topics Collections you find a large variety of texts written as a Christian blog, see

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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