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Living from God’s perspective

Living from God’s perspective is essential for living a life with purpose and joy

In a talk I gave lately I used a passage a prisoner of Rome wrote two millenia ago. In this passage he tells us how he was able to live a life with purpose and joy even in this unusual situation.

You can find the talk here but go to minute 27:25

The passage is in the Bible. You can find it in the letter of the apostle Paul to the Philippians chapter four, section four to seven.

I talked about the following: Identity. Guidance. Perspective. Focus.

You can also find it at the ICF Delft website here

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. — Paul the prisoner

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My Activities

My speaking schedule for 2023

  • ICF Grace church Amersfoort February 12th 2023 

  • ICF Delft February 26th 2023 

  • ICF Grace church Amersfoort April 30th 2023

  • ICF Grace church Amersfoort July 9th 2023

  • ICF Grace church Amersfoort October 15th 2023

  • ICF Grace church Amersfoort November 26th 2023

 

Short enounters with greater impact

This coming Sunday, April the 3d, I will speak on the topic of witnessing at ICF Delft church

Someone said that the conversations Jesus had in the gospels were average less than a minute. But they had a huge impact! How can we have short encounters with greater impact?

We will look at three things that can help us increase our impact with short encounters we have with people in our daily lives from 1 Peter 3:15-16, Acts 1:8, and Matthew 11:28-30.

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Living with Hope and Courage in All Circumstances

Some things we cannot change easily, the fact of the corona pandemic and lockdown we are going through is an example. But we can do something about how to respond to this pandemic.

This is a talk I gave at ICF Delft Sunday, October the 6th 2019. With the corona pandemic and the lockdown we experience these passages can bring comfort and strenght. They also can show us how to deal with uncertain times, even with death, with courage and hope.

Talk theme: living with hope and courage whatever may come

We all live our lives without knowing what may happen in the future. All humans are fragile in one way or another. For instance, we cannot avoid death or the death of loved ones. Furthermore, we need to know who we are to be able to live a life free from wrong expectations or the trap of performing to be accepted.

We want to live with values that will help us live a life worth living. Who can help us live with hope and courage during our short and fragile lives?

The Christian faith has an answer to these questions. Our passage this coming Sunday from 1 Thessalonians 4 and 5 talks about

  • certainty in death – future promise connected with a past historical event
  • a meeting with the King  that inspires hope
  • courage to live with kingdom values
  • an identity rooted in a love relationship with God

Click below to listen to the talk from about minute 29.

Outline: A Creed. A Meeting. An Identity. A lifestyle.

New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) in Delft.

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The dangers of solitude student life for international students

A church service for international students

A church service for international students this coming Sunday, November the 19th, at Mount Zion church in Delft.

I will give a talk as a guest speaker on the theme “the dangers of solitude student life in The Netherlands.”

I will address some of the dangers of solitude student life. I have asked a few international students about the challenges they are facing while studying outside of their own cultural background. I will address some of these from a Christian perspective.

The focus for this church service coming Sunday is for students. Students are warmly welcomed. More information about the time and address you can find in the following here Welcome Service for New Students 2017RF2

For directions see also here