A LISTENING CHURCH
God made us with a conscience. Our consciences are a gift from God. At the same time there are problems regarding our consciences. On the one hand, because our consciences do not speak on moments that they should speak. On the other hand, because – when our consciences speak, we feel guilty, condemned and we do not know how to deal with that. The Gospel has a remedy for that. We need the truth of the Gospel. Through it we will both become humble and be freed from condemnation. Free, for instance to admit faults. Free, to do and to say what we have to do and to say. Once we know how we can reassure our hearts, it is important that our hearts will be fed and nourished by the Gospel continually. We need to be able to discern between the `spiritual food’ that is good for us and that is not good. About these important things we will learn more in the service of upcoming Sunday, as we read I John 3:19-4:6.
Pastor Jos Slager
n their study of the life of David, the children at ICFD are beginning to see how David points to Jesus, the perfect King of God’s people. This week, David’s trust in God rather than taking matters into his own hands. As part of its Sunday services, ICFD offers Discoverers for 3-7 year olds and Explorers for 7-11 year olds.
For Discoverers kids: please can you have your child(ren) go to the toilet before the service?training day on children’s ministry on 7 October is open to all, including parents: https://www.tntministries.org.uk/event/636/real-ministry-training-dayFor Explorers kids: please can you child(ren) bring a bible with them? Looking ahead, the
Lesson Title: MercifulText: 1 Samuel 24:1-22, 26:1-25 Big Idea: David had two opportunities to kill Saul and become king, but he spared Saul’s life and trusted God to make him king at the right time. Aim: To teach that God will make his chosen king known publicly at the right time; we need to trust and obey him while we wait for his return.
Location:New Church Delft