From the lowest of depths to the greatest of heights

“When I think about Ascension Day, I think about a cloud that slowly makes its way heavenward with the Lord Jesus on top of it,” says fourteen-year-old Michael in Confirmation Class. Fair enough! After all, that is how the Bible describes it. More

A health check-up for our life of faith

Joyless and weary? Set in your ways and irreconcilable? — These are symptoms of a sickness in our life of faith. But there is a very simple cure: saying “yes” to Him who wants to—and will—help everyone. More

“The work of redemption for the poor and lowly”

Sick, poor, weak, or simply different? No human being is forgotten by God—whether here or in the beyond. This is something the Chief Apostle makes clear. And what’s more: it is especially for these souls that Jesus is there. More

Spotlight 10/2017: Masterpieces non-stop

District Apostle Joseph Opemba Ekhuya is fascinated by the wisdom of God and its potential. Food for thought from East Africa with references to a king, a pilot, and eagles. More

Love is all that counts

It was so typical of Peter: he was exuberant, hot-headed, brash, and impertinent. And this time he had really dug himself in deep. So why did Jesus later make him the chief shepherd over His flock? Some observations surrounding the question, “Do you love Me?” More

Greater than anything we can imagine

Even in times of care and suffering, there are so many good reasons to praise and glorify God. Really? And how can we show our gratitude and reverence in a practical way? Following are some tips from a divine service with the Chief Apostle. More

A lesson on the washing of the feet: hearing and acting

The washing of the feet — “a very short story, but one with such rich content,” says Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider before going on to add, “Let us understand this lesson and put it into practice. The blessing will be great!” More

Seeking the last soul?

Whatever happened to the “last soul”? Why do we not hear about this concept any more? Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider gives three good reasons. And these have a lot to do with our perspective on the return of Christ. More

Spotlight 9/2017: A matter of attitude

Glorifying God as a short-term project? An interesting idea. It would make the task a little less challenging. District Apostle Michael Ehrich (Southern Germany) urges us to do more, however. More

Peace in spite of fear, thanks to the resurrection

According to the liturgical calendar, we are still in the middle of the Easter season. And two further holidays are coming up: Ascension and Pentecost. A preview of what is coming up in our divine services in May. More

One for all, all for one

A few good ideas, a bit of money, and a hands-on approach—and before long things start rolling: for the individual, for everybody. And sometimes things go a lot quicker and better than hoped for. More

Nine ways God helps

Strength, consolation, and blessing. God helps in so many different ways. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider illustrated this using the example of Jacob. And how do we obtain His help? Answers from a divine service. More

A journey through the liturgical year

The liturgical year is an annual cycle of feasts that focus on Christmas and Easter. The New Apostolic Church also follows the liturgical year. What is this exactly? More

For as often as you eat this bread …

Proclaiming is far more than gossiping, making public, or posting on Facebook. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider surprises with a logical but demanding implication. Thoughts about Holy Communion. More

The future of the Church is … little!

Councils, meetings, events—one Church event chases another. And much of that which is essential and important is often inconspicuous and maybe not even at eye-level. More

Mandatum novum do vobis: A new commandment I give to you

“It took ages,” says Michael. He is one of a group of youth, who re-enacted the washing of the feet on Maundy Thursday. “I thought it would go a lot faster.” We can draw lessons from this all the more. More

The secret of success: buy, put on, and apply

Being rich, looking good, and having excellent prospects … The key to such heavenly success is found in a well-known piece of biblical counsel. Following is invaluable advice from a recent divine service by the Chief Apostle. More

Spotlight 8/2017: Faith is the foundation

Glorifying God? Sometimes we just feel too down for this, especially when fear and pain distort our view of that which is godly. District Apostle Tshitshi Tshisekedi (DR Congo South-East) knows a source of strength which never dries up. More

Easter: What we see and understand is—by far not—all there is!

“Easter? That means no school!” says little Laura. Mind you, she also knows that Easter is more than a holiday, but also a high feast of the church. It is the day when Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead. More

Good Friday: a declaration of love by God

God aspires to the indestructible fellowship with mankind. To do so, He pursues many paths: even the one of the cross. No obligation, no constraint: God loves first, and His love is boundless. More