Do you seek some rest after a week of studies or work? Join us for a 5 km hike in the north of Oulu on Friday, 2 October at 17.00. We’ll meet up in a small group (10 persons) at Bastian’s home, Paloniemenranta 1 B 3. From there we will silently walk towards […]
In Ephesians 4:1-6, Paul refers to himself as a “prisoner for Christ”. Does this sound strange? “Being a prisoner” normally comes with the stigma of “a bad guy”. It also means to suffer from distrust and humiliation.
Usually people would thus not refer to themselves “as a prisoner”. Rather, people typically rely on […]
Jesus says: “Let the children come to me.” (Matthew 19:14). Check the Sunday School schedule to see on which Sundays there will be activities for children and young people during OIEF’s worship service.
The Sunday School is usually held in the congregation hall and organised by volunteers with a background and/or interest in […]
Have you ever taken part in a treasure hunt? You know the game? A treasure hunt! You alone or your team gets clues or written directions, based on which you hunt for a treasure, which is usually hidden somewhere? It’s fun, isn’t it? According to the Bible, we may also think about hunting for […]
Have you ever seen how a foundation is laid? How much care must be applied to prepare it? How it is eventually completed, including blocks of stone and other material, skillfully arranged in relation to each other? And how such a foundation provides a safe structure lasting for more than a lifetime? In his […]
We had cancelled face-to-face worship services and gatherings at OIEF during 17 March and 31 May due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All of us had to keep a distance to others, and most stay at home. But many of our activities in relation to others and God could still take place, though in different ways. […]
The Bible states about Christian believers that “our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20). What reasons and implications does this statement suggest for the earthly lives of Jesus’ followers? Read up more from Bastian’s sermon “Dual Citizenship” (BF)
Please note that on 13 March at 20.15 it was decided to cancel the “Encouragement Days” (26 – 29 March) due to the current coronavirus situation. (BF)
New Wine (https://newwine.fi, https://www.new-wine.org) cancelled its ”Encouragement Days” in English in March by means of Rev. Richard Thomas, Stephen Broadie and Dan Allen from the UK, see below.
The Bible is a great source of stories showing us our brokenness, and how Jesus heals us and cares for our needs. Think about the woman at the well (John 4:5-26). She is drawing water every day, alone and heartbroken. She is not only looking for water to still her thirst, but also for love […]