Wir Menschen haben Angst. Angst vor dem Terrorismus. Das sehen wir in diesen Tagen immer wieder im Fernsehen oder hören es auf dem Radio. Terror-Taten , Terrorakten und Terrorismus macht uns Angst. Denn es bringt den Tod. Es bringt Zerstörung, Leid und Schmerzen. Und die Bomben können irgendwo, irgendwann explodieren. Wir können diese Angst aus unserem normalen Alltag nicht mehr verdrängen. Wir können auch nicht einfach abschalten und bloß nicht darüber nachdenken. Durch den Terrorismus ist die Angst hautnah in unserem pulsierenden Leben hineingekommen. Wie können wir lernen mit der Angst zu leben? Wie können wir es verhindern, dass die Angst uns lähmt, lebensunfähig macht?
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
It is my privilege to take you through the last year with gratitude, as we discover together, how God led us, guided us, comforted us and inspired us as a congregation.
Dear congregation member
It is with gratitude that we as the council of NGLC look back on 2016. It was a year in which the congregation experienced much life through our weekly services and various ministries. Thank you for being a member of this special part of the Body of Christ.
Our financial year also ended on a good note, albeit only due to higher contributions in November and December. Throughout the year, council was always slightly on edge and worried about the financial state of NGLC. We thank all those who contributed to the running of NGLC. Thank you for being financially invested in what God is doing among us!
The Second Reformation
After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "My brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that I should be the one through whom the Gentiles would hear the message of the good news and become believers. And God, who knows the human heart, testified to them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us; and in cleansing their hearts by faith he has made no distinction between them and us.
Now therefore why are you putting God to the test by placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear?
On the contrary, we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.” Acts 15, 7-10
I was born on 16 September 1977 in Cape Town as the third of four children. Being born in to a German-speaking South African family, I grew up trilingually (German, English, Afrikaans). As a family, we were very involved in the St. Martini congregation (Cape Church). Because of this, I was able to experience congregational life from a young age. Particularly the Children's Church and the "Jungschar" (Kids Club) played a significant positive role in my childhood.