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Déjà vu

Have you ever had the rather odd and uncanny sensation that what you are experiencing at the moment you have experienced before? The French expression, “déjà vu” is used to describe it. It literally means something like “already seen.” It is a sort of warped memory moment.

According to researchers perhaps as many as 70 or 80% of healthy adults have had the experience, thus there is a good chance that many who are reading this know the odd sensation. Although déjà vu can be linked to health problems, most who experience the phenomenon have no underlying health issues and quickly shake off the oddness of the moment and move on. Researchers also have several theories about what causes déjà vu, hence nobody but God himself knows for sure why it happens.

This week’s message is from Genesis 40 where there are thematic threads of remembrance and providence. In this episode Joseph is confronted with the dreams of two court officials. The experience surely kindled deep and painful memories of his own life story. The Bible text does not make it clear whether Joseph thought he knew for sure why he was confronted with these two dreams, but he was very certain that the interpretation of them belonged to God alone.

Come, join our worship service this Sunday as we explore the wonder of God’s grace, His lovingkindness, His providence.

Treasure Seekers – in person

During the ICF Delft service, children leave for their own Bible teaching at Treasure Seekers part-way through the service, after the
kids’ song, and rejoin for the final song of the service. The creche room is also available for 0-2 year olds.

For those not attending ICFD in person, we’ll continue to send materials by email.

This Sunday, the kids’ Bible passage is Genesis 13:1-18. The Big Idea is that Abraham trusts God to give him the land he promised despite
Lot choosing the better looking land for himself. God affirms his promise to Abraham.

Here is a video telling the story. The kids’ song is: “Our God is King Over All the World”.

The memory verse for the Abraham series is Psalm 145:13b:

“The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.” [NIV]


Date:15 August 2021
Time:12:30 pm
Location:Youtube Live Stream / New Church Delft
Speaker:Bob Landon

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