Welcome

Steef and Tineke lived in South Africa with their four children for 8 years. In 2006 they came back as a family, but Steef kept on traveling to teach his courses on mission awareness throughout Africa. Now that the children are all out of the house and having families of their own, they have decided to work in missions together again.

On this website you can read about their adventures, news when traveling as a blog, and Steef's articles on Bible based missiology. 

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Newsletter no. 56 September 2017

Newsletter no. 56 September 2017

Dear friends,

We are so grateful with all your prayers and support! Thank you so much. Here you find an update on where we are and what we do.

Yesterday

Today is the 22nd of September; yesterday was our eldest daughter’s birthday. Happy birthday, girl! We’ve missed it again because of all the travelling. May the Lord reward you for supporting us in going and loving us in spite of all our travels… ;-)

 

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Article 2019-05 Resurrection: the Central Message

Chapter 55: Resurrection: the Central Message

Introduction

The message of Christ’s resurrection is the central pillar of the gospel, without which it is empty and futile. There is a difference between resurrection and resuscitation. A resurrection body has many capacities, different from our present ones. Resurrection and instantaneous change yield the same glorified bodies. Eternal life is not a prolongation of earthly life, but a total renewal of it. There is a first and a second resurrection to come.

Scripture reference

If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith … And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men (1 Cor. 15:13,14,17-19)

The story

Paul spoke often to his younger colleagues about Christ’s resurrection. The apostles preached about Christ’s resurrection everywhere: Peter in Jerusalem, Barnabas and Paul wherever they went. Paul wrote about it to the Thessalonians and the Corinthians. With the resurrection faith in Christ stands or falls. If people do not believe, it often is because their faith breaks on the rock

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