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Where the law takes us and why we need Christ

We live in a demanding world. Nearly all of us experience life stressful and fragmented, because of different roles and duties. We have to face growing responsibilities and often we cannot escape hurry. Besides to that we have to deal with a demanding ‘self’. We want to perform; we have to be in the picture, we are afraid to fail…

Who is imposing these hidden laws on us? They stir up productivity but they make us tired and even may cause a burnout. Not easy to admit that we are fallible people, that we live in a broken world? Shouldn’t we confess our selfishness and pride and accept our need for forgiveness and regeneration?

In the letter to the Galatians the apostle Paul explains why the law (even God’s good law) cannot give us life. – It rather stirs up our desire to perform and our fear to fail.-  There is only One who is able to realise this: Jesus Christ changing our heart by His Spirit, giving us joy and a new life, not by the works of law, but by sincere faith in Him.

Come, see and taste more about a law that makes us old and needy, and the Gospel that renews our life – coming Sunday, 17th of October, New Church, 12 hr 30.

Pastor Niek Tramper



This week the kids see that, despite our sin which breaks relationships, God’s purpose and promise continue faithfully.

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 27:41 – 28:22.  The Big Idea is that Jacob’s sin breaks his relationship with Esau.  He flees to Haran, but God graciously promises to be with him, protect him and bring him home. Here is a video telling the story.

The kids’ song is: “God’s People Aren’t Super-Brave Superheros” [Hardwick].  Here it is on youtube — with actions!

The memory verse for the Jacob series is simplified from the NIV:

“People make many plans, but only the Lord’s plans work forever.” Proverbs 19:21


Date:17 October 2021
Time:12:30 pm
Location:New Church Delft
Speaker:Niek Tramper