Here comes the long overdue second part of our series about Jesus. Sorry, that you have to wait a long time for it!
In the first part we came to know Jesus-God and what that means for believers as well as non- believers: hope for all of us.
My dear friends, here we are again in 2018! A new year, new season, new beginning, new perspective, new opportunities for everyone. I pray that we make the best of it with God's help!
We got to know God better in 2017 with our mini-series on His character traits. That helps us to put our relationship with Him in order and I do hope that some of you (those who did not know God) have made a step by entering into a relationship with Him. Listen: you would never regret having done that!
Dear friends, I want to end the year 2017 with the last part of our mini-series on God's character traits. Today we will talk about God's Holiness!
A man named Isaiah finds himself in the middle of the temple in Jerusalem in a vision. At this time, the temple in Jerusalem was among the largest man-made buildings in the world - bigger than the Cologne Cathedral. He was so fascinated by the size and beauty of the temple that his knees began to tremble and he could only whisper the word that naturally comes to human minds in places like this: Big (Wow, this is big!)
"The Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed: The Lord, The Lord! A God who is compassionate and merciful, very patient, full of great loyalty and faithfulness..."
Dear friends, after a little break we are continuing the series on God's character traits. We have already come to know God as Love, Faithful and Good, so let us discover Him today from another perspective: God is patient! He doesn't just show us patience, He Himself is Patience.
Today I want to talk to you about God's faithfulness. The Bible is full of verses that confirm God's faithfulness: He is the Faithful Creator, the Faithful Giver, God is faithful to forgive our sins etc. As I have already said in my last blog faithfulness, like every other character trait of God, expresses what God is like in His nature and His way of acting.
Nowadays, nobody can deny God's existence because everyone is aware of a higher power that has created the universe. The question is no longer whether God exists or not but rather which conception or idea we have of/about God. For a genuine and true conception of God it is not only crucial to have a living relationship with Him, but it is also the very foundation for a practical life of faith. So who is God? What are God ways of acting?
I read the book "EXTRAORDINARY" by John Bevere last year, which is the basis for my blog today. The book deals with some biblical truths that I myself have applied or continue to apply and which I would like to share with you. My goal is to encourage you to seek this extraordinary/supernatural life that God has promised us.
I am happy to see you again this year and talk about the practical application of God's words in our life with you!
We have finished 2016 with the topic of "gratefulness", a heart attitude that will make us recall every year that has passed with joy and at the same time we can't wait for the next years that are to come. Talking of New Year, what kind of Vision do you have for your life in 2017?