30 July 2011
On July 22, a horrible and disgusting act of Terror took place in Oslo and at the island of Utöja in Norway.
I was laying in my sofa, having a nice cup of coffee, enjoying a great game of golf from the Scandinavian masters on TV when a news flash came.
A bomb in Oslo! golf became less important and I changed TV channel in to Sky news.
Horrible scenes, bleeding people, glass and rubbles every were. It looked like Oslo was in a war.
After a while reports came in, that said shooting on a island. A politician youth camp. many dead.
To much to handle.
Now, after a week we have a bigger picture. Many are dead, many more wounded and still people are missing.
Its unreal to think about all the young ones who brutally were shot down.
No matter where the terror comes from, we have to fight it.
Together we will make sure that love wins
In Jesus name Amen
21 July 2011
Recently I saw a BBC TV program from Bangalore INDIA. Very interesting program.
One episode was from a prison that gets the food for the inmates from a near by
Hare Krishna Temple. The food is that great they say, that even people from outside try to get in enable to taste the food. The sad thing is that there are people in India that outside the prison walls suffer harder with starvation and even persecution than inside the walls.
The prison guards were very proud to be a partof this prison and it's food, but I wonder if they ever thought about the people who tried to get in, to be in prisoned at a unbelievable overcrowded prison, just to get proper and enough food?
On one wall at the prison it was written : Jesus is the only way, and one inmate had a t-shirt that says:
"the best is yet to come"!
How true both this statements are. Jesus is the only way and even though it feels dark sometimes
he is there with us all the time....
7 July 2011
During the second world war, lots of men and women sacrificed there lifes for good reasons, but there is one event during that war that really grab me emotionally.
In 1941 at Auschwitz some Jews were left to die in a bunker. They were left there to starve to death. One of the selected men, a man named Franciszek Gajowniczek, cried out, lamenting his family,then a another man stepped forward volunteered to take his place. This mans name was Maximilian Kolbe. Kolbe was a Catholic priest, imprisoned in Auschwitz, because he had been hiding and helping Jews.
Kolbe took his place in the bunker.
During the time in the cell, he led the men in songs and prayer. After three weeks of dehydration and starvation, only Kolbe and three others were still alive.
Finally, he was executed with an injection of carbolic acid. Gajowniczek survived through the time in Auschwitz,and died in his home in the mid 80′s
6 July 2011
on June 26 I lead another bible study: Summer....Seriously, focus on John 8:32
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
The 25 'Verily, Verily' statements make the priority of truth a clear, intentional and pervasive reality.
The Gospel of John is a very powerful presentation of Jesus
It’s a personal intimate relationship with Jesus
It is critical that we establish the priority of truth at every level it intended to impact
Jesus clearly speaks about the truth and the truth will set you free at every possible level!
We had 3 questions to discuss in small groups for around 20minutes
What are some of the levels you can identify where truth needs to prevail?
Jesus is giving priority to the truth. Jesus speaks truth in to you so that you can speak truth in to others and in to yourselves.
What do you feel is the most critical level for you personally?
A personal change of attitude.
Worry less and believe in God
Don't settle for second best, settle only for God's best!
What level do you feel is most ignored in our world today?
Many Christians, Churches has watering down the gospel in able to fit in the society.
We need to establish absolute truth! God’s truth will prevail!
Another great study and wonderful fellowship!
Thanks Pastor Terry
2 July 2011
May 30-June 2: We spend 4 great days in Caorle Italy with nice friends. Great retreat. Wonderful place and a good time to connect...
June 5: We had a combined service today. Our new main Pastor preached today. Interesting message. Great time of fellowship.
June 6: Celebrating The Swedish national day with our international Pastor. Interesting day. Wonderful weather and many people showed up at the "Big square" in Malmö, Sweden
June 12: Our International Pastor spoke in the main hall today.
June 19: Today I lead a bible study on the theme: Summer....Seriously. "Getting in the groove". Nice discussions, great fellowship and very many people showed up today!! A real great Sunday!!
June 25: My son Linus went away for a nice gathering with some of the teens in Church. I just love their unplanned gatherings. They seams to have a wonderful time.
June 26: Today I lead a Bible study, on the same theme Summer....Seriously. Today focus on John 8:32. Interesting conclusions. Wonderful fellowship...
June 29: I went to church to put some offering in to the office. Nice talking to people working at the office. Things are a bit "low" during summer in Sweden, and that is the same ting in the church.
Talking about making a "welcome slide" to the TV monitors at the entrance.
Love doing it!!