In Jesus footsteps.pdf
CSB (1 Peter 2:21) 21 For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.
. (All quotations from the New King James translation)
Why must we prove that we are good disciples under tribulation and persecution?
Aren’t we already showing, that we are of good will?
Christians might reason that way, but it is much more complicated.
With Satan, a pernicious set of ideas has begun and the great battle question.
Theme: Why Christians follow in Jesus’ footsteps in answer to the battle question
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Youth 5; To love the God of truth.pdf
An explanation of topics for a dialogue with young people; topics where young people have to deal with in their lives, with support of Scripture.
For many Christian youths, almost their complete young life is planned with school duties, but also with Bible study and entertainment.
Unfortunately, some young people study very little in the Bible, and often because their parents ask so.
In the article 1. Youth; Raising and Social Media https://www.dojc.nl/?p=4861&lang=en we have extensively discussed the raising of young people and the role of social media.
Young people are still disproportionately attracted by the smart-phone world. By sweet talk of people who do not believe in God, atheists, who with conviction tell their alluring lies as truth:
NKJV (Romans 1:25) 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie,
Because of these kinds of lies, for many the love for God no longer comes first.
The theme of this article is; How young people can love the God of truth.
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An exposition of Jesus life meant for young and old, to make clear the deeper meaning of the Messiah.
In the previous section; in part 8, we talked extensively about Jesus’ important teachings concerning the sacrifice that Jesus had to bring and how that sacrifice means salvation to us.
The Lord’s Supper is meant for every consciously baptized Christian and Paul warns us in Colossians not to allow taking the price away from us, but to take part as a baptized Christian in the Lord’s Supper:
NKJV (Colossians 2: 18-19) 18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head,……….
Theme: The theme of this writing is; Making the personal choice.
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12. Light bearers.pdf
The prophesied time has finally arrived;
Christians will unite themselves worldwide as light bearers;
Are you already prepared to become a light bearer in Christian unity?
In the previous newsletter, ‘The recovery of the paradise’, we have seen that our Heavenly Father has great love for his children.
God didn’t leave the first humans to their fate and has never released the plan of a human family on a paradise earth.
And in that new paradise on the new earth, natural death and old age will be no more:
KJV (Revelation 21: 3-4) 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
In this newsletter, God’s light is discussed and the basis for Christians, baptism.
Since ancient times, there was always light, light in the darkness.
Not the light of the heavenly bodies to be able to see, but the light that gives glory.
The light that freshens up and gives courage, the Divine light rays that bring extraordinary wisdom.
This light contains God’s personality and also the word of God, for God is just and holy.
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