Faith

Glory be to God – recognising, thanking, proclaiming (1/7)

Glorify God? Gladly! But how? By singing “Hallelujah” every morning? In the New Year’s Day service, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider explained how we can put our 2017 motto into practice. More


Clearing the way for the Almighty

What should hinder God from saving a soul? But even for the Almighty there is an obstacle. And we human beings have the means to clear the way. Here is how in five steps. More


Following in the footsteps of the Son

How do you reach a goal? Certainly, the best way is to follow in the footsteps of a successful forerunner. Here is how the example set by the Son of God leads man to the heavenly Father. More


Spotlight 1/2017: Working on ourselves

Giving glory to God is not everything, we also have to work on ourselves. But what looks like extra work is actually the solution to how we can put the 2017 motto into practice. District Apostle Bernd Koberstein (Germany) explains how this can be done. More


“It is not enough just to keep the commandments!”

For many Christians faith has become a tradition. And yet, Christian faith also entails struggle, suffering, following, and corresponding actions! This article offers some explanations from a divine service with the Chief Apostle. More


He always has the last word!

What a know-it-all! How self-righteous! These are some fairly harmless opinions often expressed in reference to people who always want to have the last word. And if they happen to be right three times in a row, people just think of them as downright unpleasant. But how is it with Jesus Christ, the salvation of mankind? More


Chief Apostle: three-point plan for 2017

Let us recognise the glory of God in His works, thank Him for His gifts, and proclaim His glory! These are the three tasks for New Apostolic Christians in the coming year. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider’s New Year’s message: More


Everything revolves around Christ

Jesus—from start to finish. This thought from a divine service he conducted in Sweden can be used to caption many sermons of the Chief Apostle over the year 2016. However, in this instance it is not only a matter of gaining victory with Christ, but also of fighting for Christendom. More


“Whatever we do, we do out of love for Jesus”

They are to be watchmen and guardians, proclaimers and ministers, not lords, but rather “unprofitable servants”. This is what the Chief Apostle expects of the ministers of the New Apostolic Church—following are some remarks from the year 2016. More


A year’s worth of “Victory with Christ”

What may have sounded a little cumbersome at first developed into a firework of impulses over the course of the year: “Victory with Christ”, the motto of the New Apostolic Church for 2016. Following is a look back at the most important aspects. More


Christmas, an imposition without Christmas

Does Christmas still even fit into our time? More than two billion people celebrate it, but do they still believe in the age-old message of the incarnation of God? They sing about peace and joy and love, but things in the world look very different. More


Giving and taking: the secret to strength and comfort

True, the Apostle ministry imparts spiritual gifts. But the congregation should do more than just accept them. It should also give. How fellowship can become a source of strength is something the Chief Apostle addressed in a recent service. More


Knowing God and responding to Him

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. This is how people share what is important for them today. Actually, this is old hat, because with respect to our life of faith, all we have to do is look in the Psalms and in the prophets. Following is a guideline from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More


Strength, courage, joy: the anchor of hope

Whether one is tossed about by storms or drifts away because of the current, there is an anchor that keeps souls from foundering. A divine service on a complicated Bible text, which the Chief Apostle explained in an easy to understand way. More


How awake are you?

The end of the year is just a few weeks away, and a new liturgical year has just started. The season of Advent is upon us. New Apostolic services in the month of December are dedicated to the theme “Time of fulfilment”. Following is a closer look at what to expect. More


On the trail of angels

What is the essence of angels? The Bible says very little about this. But is this really all that important? “We are interested in what they do, or more precisely, what God does through them,” Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider said, “and how we respond to this.” More


Leaving something for the neighbour

Maximizing profits and squeezing the most out of everything … This is a widespread attitude in today’s world. But how is this compatible with the Christian faith? Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider provided an answer on 2 October 2016 in Berlin (Germany). More


How gratitude strengthens faith

Recognizing and appreciating the gift, sharing it with the giver and with others. “We actually celebrate the feast of Thanksgiving every Sunday.” Thoughts from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More


Forgiveness gives new life

Life without reconciliation is bad idea—in fact, it is no life at all. People have made this experience for centuries, and it is still highly relevant today. Here is a somewhat different take on a well-known parable. More


Love: the response to God’s grace

Why forgive and reconcile? To indulge our neighbour? Or to pave ourselves a way into the kingdom of God? Or simply out of love for Jesus Christ? Answers from a service by the Chief Apostle. More


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