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"Go, then, to all peoples, everywhere... you will be witnesses for me to the ends of the earth."
Jesus of Nazareth, c 30 AD
"We are a living and faithful presence for Jesus Christ through Europe and beyond, witnessing from places of need to corridors of power, and offering a spiritual home to all people.
"International Presbytery, 2016 AD
Thought for Pentecost Sunday 31st May
(from Rev E. Foggitt)
“Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes...”
Luke is recording the width and breadth of the work of God on this day, the “birthday of the church”. No longer restricted to Judaea, or even Samaria, the gospel was now reaching the furthest reaches of their known world.
One of the joys of sharing together in worship in Brussels, Rotterdam or Amsterdam is the range of nationalities represented - often dozens from most of the continents in the world. And it all started with a few scared disciples in Jerusalem... Such is the power of the Holy Spirit! Please pray for those you know from distant lands and for Christian sisters and brothers in Africa and elsewhere.