Thursday, April 21, 2011


Yesterday, I made it back from Sweden. It was really nice getting to know this place and the people there. The seminar with Pastor Mayer was very blessed and the message timely. He is also very pleasant to be around with. Compared to other institutions I've been to, it's a very small place. There are only three full-time staff members and currently, they have only one student, a young man from Africa.

During the additional days that I spent there after the weekend seminar, I got involved in the daily routine of this institution: I attended the classes, and helped out with sowing and transplanting in the gardens. Again, I was reminded that I miss country living.

The title of Pastor Mayer's seminar was "Security in an insecure world". One thing that stood out to me was how he connected Psalm 91:1 and 27:5. In Psalm 91:1, it says: "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." But where is the secret place? Psalm 27:5 says: "For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavillon: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock." The rock refers to the tables of stone, which are the ten commandments. They were kept in the Most Holy Place. So we have to go by faith into the Most Holy Place experience with Jesus. The 10 commandments are an expression of Christ's character. We need to let Jesus have control over all aspects of our lives and to give Him power over our sins.

The two main buildings on campus
Pastor Hal Mayer
Sowing seeds

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