Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ephesians 6

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Charlie Fizer.  As Believers, we must remember that the devil is a defeated enemy as written in Hebrews 2: 14 --
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil...
Mr Fizer's message was based on  Ephesians 6, our Biblical war manual --- how we ought to live, and how we ought to fight:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand...
His excellent message, in context, is available through DVD. 
Please see Romy.

We welcome our dear friends, Liviu and Magdalena Giuroiu.  They're in town to celebrate their daughter Alice's surprise 30th birthday party.  Come back soon, Liviu and Magdalena!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Our Speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Charlie Fizer from Iowa. He is shown in the pictures with his wife, Darlene. His message was an attempt to answer the following: 1. Why are there natural disasters? 2. Does God have anything to do with natural disasters? 3. Are natural disasters judgements from God? 4. Are the people who live in areas of the world that suffer these disasters worse sinners than those who live elsewhere? Matthew 24: 1-8 was used to answer the questions, alongwith other Bible passages: ... And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

A DVD of the excellent message, in full and in context, is available.
Please see Romy.

We are always pleased to have visitors in our midst. Don and Pat Bollman are old friends who now live in Arkansas. They were here to visit their daughter, Julie; and to attend a Baby Shower party for Julie hosted by the Miller Family. Come back soon, Don and Pat. We've missed you!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Our Speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Stefan Johnson, instructor at Emmaus Bible College, Iowa. 
He is married to Linda; and their children are Andrew (19), Brandon (17), Amanda (16) and Caleb (15).  Welcome back, Mr Johnson!

His message was based on the Scripture passage from John 18:28 to John 19: 16.   Our guiltless Lord, the Just One, suffering on our behalf (see 1 Peter 3: 18)
...But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him.  Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King?  The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.  Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified.  And they took Jesus, and led him away.

The full message, in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy.

Football Fellowship!

A time of fellowship and fun was had by all during our evening Football Party.  Delicious Chili was the Main Course.  Everything else was just as tasty.  Table Games were played.  Miss Cindy gave a demo on bead-making. 
Finally, the Saints prevailed over the Colts.



Our Special Guest was Mr Tom Marinello, Professor at Tyndale Theological Seminary and Missionary to the Netherlands.  His wife, Patty, is currently in Arkansas where she is spending time with family.  Their daughter, Laura, is now 22 years old, and studying in the U.K.

At Tyndale, he teaches historical theology, systematic theology, and Bible exposition.  He is also the Chaplain.  The students hail from 69 different countries.

An information card on Tom and Patty Marinello's work in the Netherlands is available at the chapel lobby.  Please pick one up.

Prayer requests:
-qualified people to fill administrative and faculty positions at Tyndale Seminary
- financial resources for the faculty and staff
-completion of Tyndale's recognition and accreditation process
-for Tom as he serves at Tyndale
-for Patty and her hospitality ministry
-for Laura who will soon graduate, and need a job

Prayer requests for the Alkmaar Assembly:
- elders of the assembly
- decision concerning who can take the Lord's Supper