One word that has spoken to me much lately is the story about sisters Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42). Sometimes the two sisters are presented as some kind of ”prototypes” for believers: Some of us are focused on practical things, like Martha, others are more spiritual, like Mary (simply put). Luke, however, tells that it… Read more Are you easily distracted?
A task for the summer: Read and meditate on 2 Tim. 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” Three important realizations: All of us have a race to run. The race is not just your “life”, in the meaning: “All of us have a… Read more Running your race
A few Sundays ago, in the very beginning of the summer, we collected all ”impossible” prayer-requests in one of our worship services and prayed for them. Jesus said in His Word that we can and should “speak to the mountain” – all these impossibilities around us – and command them to be cast into the… Read more There is a stone for every Goliath
When you mention the word ”church” in everyday Finland – and probably elsewhere as well – people think of cathedrals and other church-buildings. Or, they might think of a Sunday worship service or some other program arranged by churches. “Church” comes from the Greek word “ekklesia”. The word has nothing to do with a building… Read more Being part of the church
One of the most important topics we could ever talk about is this: Learning to know God. It is sometimes said that the difference between Christian faith and other religions is this: Faith in Jesus is RELATIONSHIP, other faiths are RELIGIONS. Often, in other religions, the task is to “respect”, “worship”, “obey”, “please” the god… Read more Learning to know God
Hi all, At the moment, another Basics for believers is running in our church. It means five weeks on the basic things every believer in Jesus needs to know – not just in the head but as a practise in your life. We meet at Café Spice Ice in Chydenia shopping-center in the heart… Read more Does God get to speak to you?
Let me present to you one of our new friends, Ti from Vietnam! Ti came to Kokkola in September 2015 and this is how she answers the question: What has God done for you? “How has God changed my life? Well, literally everything, from inside out!!! I want to yell it out loud so that… Read more Ti’s story: Forever changed!