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Meditation: that God may be all in all – 1 Corinthians 15:28

Reading: John 14:7-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 In an earlier meditation, we read from Hebrews 1:3 that Jesus Christ is the express image of the Father (30 October: God’s image – Father-Son). God reveals Himself to us through His Son. We cannot see God, the Father. But God the Son assumed human nature and in Him God revealed… Continue reading Meditation: that God may be all in all – 1 Corinthians 15:28

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Mediation: God’s image: the firstfruits of the Spirit – Romans 8:18-30

Reading: Romans 8:18-30 Adam and Eve, created in God’s image, were called to rule over this creation. Ordained as king over this creation, man was called not only to rule over but also to protect this creation from harm, from attacking enemies. Filling the earth and subduing it. Developing it, all to God’s glory. When the… Continue reading Mediation: God’s image: the firstfruits of the Spirit – Romans 8:18-30

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Meditation: God’s Image: have dominion – Genesis 1:28

Reading: Genesis 1:28; Genesis 9:1-17; Revelation 20:4-6   God created mankind to live in relationship with Him and with each other. God also created mankind to rule over God’s creation. In previous meditations we saw how we reflect God in our relationships. Today we will look at the last aspect of being God’s image: our… Continue reading Meditation: God’s Image: have dominion – Genesis 1:28

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Meditation: God’s Image: that they may be one – 1 John 4:7-19, John 17:11

Reading: 1 John 4:7-19   Yesterday we saw that we are God’s image, where it comes to the relationship Father- Son/Parents-children. This close unity between parents and children, and as a result of that also between siblings (coming from the same parents), can be taken broader as well, reflecting the unity of God. Out of… Continue reading Meditation: God’s Image: that they may be one – 1 John 4:7-19, John 17:11

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Meditation: God’s image: Father – Son – Hebrews 1, Romans 8:16-17

Reading: Hebrews 1   Mankind is also the image of God in another way: in the relationship parents-children. The Son of God is begotten of the Father, before all ages. Begotten, not made. As image of God, mankind is begotten of one man, Adam. Adam (Man) is called the son of God (Luke 3:38). Adam… Continue reading Meditation: God’s image: Father – Son – Hebrews 1, Romans 8:16-17

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Meditation: God’s Image: male and female – Genesis 1:27-28

Reading: Genesis 1:27-28; Ephesians 5:22-33   God created us within our families. The family has an enormously important place in God’s work. God works through the families. He called Abraham, and in him ‘all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3). Not the individuals, but the families. And Abraham and his family… Continue reading Meditation: God’s Image: male and female – Genesis 1:27-28

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Meditation: How do we know God – God’s Image – Genesis 1:26-2:17

Reading: Genesis 1:26-2:17   The Bible teaches us that we can know God in two ways. Through His revelation in nature (Romans 1:20), and through His Word, the Bible (Romans 10:14, 17). These revelations are not equal. It is through the Bible that we see God’s work in this creation. If God didn’t open our… Continue reading Meditation: How do we know God – God’s Image – Genesis 1:26-2:17

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Meditation: God created time (1) – 1 Corinthians 13:8-12

Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:8-12; 2 Peter 3:8-13   God created eternity, and God created time. On the first day, time was created. That was the first day of time. Time will last until the last day when Christ returns. Where eternity is the realm of absolutes and everything is either completely good or completely bad,… Continue reading Meditation: God created time (1) – 1 Corinthians 13:8-12

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Attempt to church unity in the Netherlands

In June of this year, after severing the ties with the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, Synod Bunbury of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) decided to maintain contact with two small church federations in the Netherlands. These churches are usually referred to with the acronyms DGK and GKN. DGK stands for De Gereformeerde… Continue reading Attempt to church unity in the Netherlands