Where are you at home, and where are you safe? These are important questions for most of us, in particular when we live ‘between two worlds’. What do the words of Jesus mean to us when He speaks about coming home. Jesus indicates to His disciples that He is going to the house of the Father to prepare a place for them. Jesus himself is coming home after his mission. He is a kind of ‘quartermaster’ (which practice is used in military operations). But how can the disciples continue on earth in Jesus’ absence? He is a kind of advocate, pleading with his Father. He pleads for them, and asks his Father to send the Spirit, who is another advocate on earth. Key question: why can we trust that we are safe – for now and for eternity’ when we believe in Jesus, that He is the way, the truth and the life that we need? Come and hear more in the service coming Sunday, 12 hrs 30 in the New Church.This is a service in which we also celebrate Holy Communion. Scripture texts are: Ruth 2 verses 10 – 14 and John 14 verses 1 – 14
Pastor Niek Tramper
This week at ICFD the kids see another “hero” from the judges: Gideon. Kids aged 3-7 are welcome at Discoverers, and aged 7-11 at Explorers.
Big Idea: God showed his power to rescue his people by using Gideon, the most unlikely person, and a very small army to deliver them.
Aim: To teach that God’s power to save is not limited by our weakness, failure or fear.
The memory verse for the Judges series is “The Lord is near to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18)
Location:New Church Delft