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Spring Retreat April - 2014


Hello! Welcome to the Spring Retreat 2014! It’s so good that you could join us for this weekend! Are you ready to receive from God and to meet with Him? We are excited to see what God is going to do in this time and hope that you will enjoy every second of it! “Caught by grace” – the life of Peter will be the topic throughout the weekend. The speaker for the Spring Retreat is Huub Bogaers, who works for IFESNederland in Eindhoven. We wish you blessed and fun time!

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Peter – Caught by grace...

By Huub Bogaers

...to become a fisher of men. There are several stories of how Peter was ‘called’ by Jesus: “come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” to two fishing brothers. (Matthew 4:18, Mark 1:17). Luke combines this with a miraculous catch of fish, and Peters’ realization of his owns sinfulness (Luke 5:1-11), while John links the calling with renaming Simon to Peter, from ‘reed’ to ‘rock’. Calling to follow, calling by a new name… Have you ever been ‘called’ in one of these senses? To follow Jesus, to a special task, to a journey to a new place, by being given a name? Often when we refer to our ‘calling’ we refer to what we are called to do, what kind of ministry we feel called to. Do you sense such a thing as having a calling… or are you open to such a calling?

A man between extremes… His change of names seems to imply big changes... from Simon (“reed” or “one who has heard”) to Peter (rock)... From someone who has Godly inspiration when He recognizes Jesus as the Messiah, to what seems to be a channel of satanic inspiration when he expects Jesus to be the messiah that Peter envisions the Messiah to be… (Matthew 16:23) and then to one of the inspired authors of scripture… From someone who says that he will never leave Jesus, and turns to violence at the arrest of Jesus, willing to stand up to an armed mob, to someone who denies Jesus when a slave girl asks him whether he was with Jesus… and then to a man who can stand up to a crowd and preach to them... and even accept suffering and death as a consequence of his faith... and write “if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed” 1Peter 3:14) and “rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ” (1Peter 4:13) But also from someone who leads the way in accepting heathen into the community of believers, to someone who refuses to eat with him as he is afraid for his fellow Jews… (Acts 10 / Galatians 2:11-14) And after having been rebuked by Paul, commends Paul’s’ letters, by putting them on the same level as the scriptures (2Peter 3:16) Have you ever felt that you were suddenly weak in an area that you considered strength of yourself? And that God restored and increased that strength?

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Program

Friday 16.00 Arrival / Registration + Games 17.30 Dinner 18.30 Free time / Registration 19.00 Session 1 20.30 Family Group 21.30 Free time 23.00 Bed time Saturday

08.30 09.30 11.30 12.30 13.30 15.30 17.30 19.00 20.30 21.30 23.00

Breakfast Session 2 Family Group Lunch Free time Workshops Dinner Session 3 Acoustic Worship Free time Bed time

Sunday

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07.00 Surprise 08.30 Breakfast 09.30 Session 4 10.30 Family Groups 11.30 Coffee and Tea 12.00 Celebration 12.30 Lunch 13.30 Cleaning up 14.30 Goodbye


Find yourself!

Inside

Outside

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Duty groups In order to help the catering team, we kindly ask you to help us with some simple tasks such as clearing tables, doing the dishes and sweeping the floor. It is also a chance of communion by serving together. Duty groups are the same as Family Groups (FG). Please take note of when you are on duty. Duty groups will be responsible for setting up for meals and cleaning up afterwards. Make sure you are in the Eetzaal 15 minutes before meal times to set up and do not leave until all the work is done after the meal. Please take your directions from the catering team and your Family Group leader.

Breakfast

Lunch Dinner

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Saturday Setup- FG 1 Cleanup- FG 2 Setup- FG 3 Cleanup- FG 4 Setup- FG 5 + 2 Cleanup- FG 6 + 1

Sunday Setup- FG 4 Cleanup- FG 3 Setup- FG 6 Cleanup- FG 5


Workshops Workshop 1: Worship Workshop 2: Arts Workshop3: How to behave as a Christian at your work or school

Prayer walk Ephesians 6:18 (GNT) "Do all this in prayer, asking for God's help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God's people." A room where you can pray and intercede for others that are in need. During the whole weekend you will have the possibility to go there to find out more about what is happening around you and some ideas of what to pray for. 6


Storm (lyrics theme song) Original: Israel and Patrícia Aviles. Translation: Nathália Lima

YOUR PEACE I FOUND LIKE NO OTHER YOUR PEACE I FOUND FOR I HAVE FOUND YOU I COULD HEAR THE VOICE THAT CALMS THE SEAS AND THE STORMS INSIDE OF ME

LOVE I FOUND LIKE NO OTHER RELENTLESS LOVE THAT TOOK AWAY MY PAIN I DID NOT KNOW THAT YOU WERE HERE BESIDE ME IN THE STORM I UNDERSTOOD

FAITH I FOUND WHEN I SAW YOU FAITH I FOUND TO WALK UPON THE SEA WHEN I DON’T HAVE THE FIRMEST STEPS YOUR EMBRACE HOLDS ME CLOSE

YOUR LOVE HAS BROKEN WALLS THAT ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR LOVE HAS WON THE BATTLES AND I FEAR NO MORE YOU HAVE SET ME FREE

AMIDST THE SEA I HAVE HOPE BETWEEN THE WAVES I CAN REST MY HEART SECURE IN YOUR PROMISES MY EYES ARE FIXED ONLY ON YOU

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YOUR LOVE HAS OPENED DOORS THAT ONLY LOVE COULD OPEN THE LOVE THAT CALLED ME BACK IS THE SAME LOVE, YOUR LOVE IN ME IN THIS LOVE, LIKE NO OTHER ONLY IN THIS LOVE I CAN CARRY ON UNTIL AT LAST MY TRIALS WILL END MY VICTORY: REMAIN IN YOU


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