Since March and the arrival of the corona virus in the Netherlands many aspects of our lives have changed, how and who we spend time with, how we work, pursue education, buy our groceries, celebrate achievements and milestones, even we worship together on a Sunday. Many of us have had to make adjustments to our… Continue reading Church community in times of crises
As ‘the body of Christ’ far away from home, we live in Eindhoven and the greater area. Eindhoven is a booming city at the moment. Eindhoven University of Technology and Fontys University of Applied Sciences are attracting a lot of foreign students. The Brainport region is known for high-tech industries and creating innovations. With the… Continue reading Living around IBC Eindhoven – Geldrop
Joas, my two-and-a-half year old grandson’s favourite stories in song are ‘Dikkertje Dap’ and ‘David and Goliath.’ Undoubtedly the ending with ‘boom’ makes it great fun. Dikkertje Dap is able to add an aww, but Goliath remains silent. What usually happens when the story is read and the song is sung, he shouts ‘again!’ And… Continue reading Tell It Again!
In our region of Eindhoven we can hardly escape the carnival festivities, traditionally marking the beginning of the passion weeks which last till Easter, now 12 April 2020. One of the most important prophesies about the passion (= suffering) of Jesus is the passage we study in this article. It is the last in a… Continue reading Man of Sorrows, What a Name!
Isn’t that the slogan of our church? To call Christians in from the corners of the street? Those who live in the Eindhoven region and are far away from their place of birth can join for worship, biblical truth and friendly advice. Sometimes even deep friendships start to grow, but the goodbye part is always… Continue reading A Christian family away from home
The book of Revelation which we will study in the next sermon series, is not so much a book foretelling the future, but the revelation of what God is doing in the spiritual realm. The first vision in this book is of Jesus Christ. The book of Revelation is about Him, and He is the… Continue reading Revelation – The future has already begun
From September to December 2019 our children in Children's Church have studied the Old Testament through the ages. They have learned through stories and crafts how God keeps His promises, and how He uses ordinary people to do extra-ordinary things. A timeline of promises The children made a timeline to learn how history unfolds and… Continue reading The Promises of God
What is in a name? I would say a lot. A name is most often thoughtfully given to a child. During his/her life a person will add characteristics to his/her own name. At funerals family and friends will speak about the beautiful and different sides of someone’s character. In the Netherlands we tend to give… Continue reading What’s in a name?
Joel’s prophecy about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit was quoted by Peter at Pentecost. The following chapter (Joel 3), which we are studying here, is about the judgement of the nations. In order to listen and hear what the Spirit is saying to the church today, we need to put aside our preconceived ideas… Continue reading The nations and Israel in the end times
My normal life rhythm stops during vacation. This morning I am enjoying a long and lazy breakfast with coffee and freshly baked croissants, and then slowly the time comes to decide what to do today. Church things are on my mind. I’m writing this piece for the newsletter. I received an e-mail about the small… Continue reading Is Jesus Christ on vacation?