Faith

Spotlight 07/2018: Well equipped for our journey of faith

Being faithful to Christ involves effort. It requires planning, guidance, and endurance, District Apostle Enrique Eduardo Minio from Argentina says. Reflections on our annual motto. More


Step by step: the way to freedom

Getting up, putting on one’s garments, and following the Lord. That is all it takes to break free from a spiritual prison. Is it really that easy? Yes, if you believe in the strength that God provides. Following are some helpful tips from a service by the Chief Apostle. More


Jesus strengthens the servant

God chooses, calls, and authorises a minister. What comes then, namely following the example of Jesus Christ, is every minister’s personal task. Thoughts from a sermon on authority and its pitfalls in exercising a ministry. More


Confirmation: assuming responsibility, taking a stand

Who am I? Where do I want to go? These are some of the questions that young confirmands are asking themselves these days. Without reflecting on what confirmation means, this religious offer would be nothing more than mere tradition and liturgy—like a tree without roots. More


Spotlight 06/2018: Our whole life

The results count, not only our will. Faithfulness requires determination, District Apostle Michael Ehrich (Germany) says. Reflections on our 2018 motto. More


Don’t be offended. Love Him!

Palm Sunday in Baia Mare (Romania) did away with any uncertainties there may have been. Although the congregation there sang the well-known hymn “Mighty God, we praise Thy name”, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider called on the congregation and all other Christians to not take offence at Jesus. More


Mission is possible

Credo (I believe) and confessio (I profess) are two entirely different things. Many keep their belief to themselves because they are not able to explain and describe it in detail or because they are afraid of going public with it. More


The new creation makes no distinctions

Is eternal glory a divided society? In an essay, the Chief Apostle revises certain conceptions from the past, and justifies this with a simple and clear biblical thought. More


God’s love is indestructible

We are celebrating a grave today, an empty one, because this emptiness entails a doctrine: the angry God is no longer among us, long live the loving God. And this love gives life. A somewhat different approach to Easter. More


The seven messages for Good Friday

Good Friday is a profound day in its quiet solemnity. It is filled with emotions. It is peaceful, but also depressing. Jesus’ death on the cross puts us to shame. All He wanted was to bring peace and make the world a better place. And where was the gratitude for it? More


Hearing the entire message of Jesus

Recognising the truth in all its clarity? Even in the realm of faith this is only possible for a moment. Before we know it, we descend from these peaks into the valley of everyday life. We can nevertheless stay on course on our way to glory. Here is how. More


Passion Week: a special kind of journal

The events between Palm Sunday and Easter are full of suspense: a man is betrayed, scorned, accused, arrested, and killed. Jesus goes through hell and reaches heaven. A timeline from the Gospel of Mark. More


Chosen, now what?

Called and chosen. This central concept from the gospel implies both inclusion as well as exclusion. How is that possible, seeing that God loves all of mankind? Thoughts from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More


More than bread

Man does not live by bread alone. That goes without saying. But there are many people who do not even have that. And then there are those who possess so much that a piece of bread means little to them. In the Bible, bread symbolises life. More


Spotlight 05/2018: So that separation never blurs our faith

Distance, time, and fellowship are some of the factors that can influence our faithfulness to Christ. How can our love stand the test of time? Thoughts from District Apostle Michael Deppner from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More


Building bridges between inside and outside

Who is inside and who is outside? “Let’s not waste any time over this,” the Chief Apostle said. Other questions are far more important: what is inside, and how does it penetrate outside? More


The church of Christ explained

The church of Christ. What is it? And how does the New Apostolic Church fit into this concept? On two separate occasions recently, the term moved into the focus. More


Inspiring the next generation

Exciting the next generation for Jesus Christ takes time, effort, and sometimes even a little willpower. For Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider one thing is clear: this is something that cannot be delegated to the Church. It is the parents’ job. More


The Passion: the Lord’s last days

The week before Easter is an up and down of emotions: joy one minute, despair the next. Before Christians could begin to believe in their own resurrection, Jesus Christ had to be crucified. The Passion: an unforgettable week for the Lord. More


Walking over water with Jesus

Peter dared to try and failed, but only apparently. Although he nearly drowned as a result of his own doubts, he did reach his Saviour in the end. Following is a how-to-guide on walking over water from a divine service by the Chief Apostle. More


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